Zone 7 with Sheryl McCollum

Zone 7 with Sheryl McCollum

Work a cold case alongside investigator Sheryl “Mac” McCollum, Director of the Cold Case Investigative Research Institute. Every week, Sheryl dives into her cold case files alongside accomplished guests to look for clues into unsolved murders, missing people, and more. This ain’t just a podcast but a war room. Sheryl opens her cold case files, her heart and her little black book! You will quickly realize Zone 7 is not a place but a lifestyle!

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February 21, 2024 53 mins

In 2004, in one of the most high-profile trials of the past two decades, Scott Peterson was convicted of murdering his wife, Laci Peterson, 27, and their unborn son, Conner, with whom Laci was eight months pregnant. Laci disappeared from their home in Modesto, California, on Christmas Eve in 2002.

Laura Ingle is an investigative reporter who has covered the Peterson case from the beginning. She reports for Fox News and NewsNation....

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Julia Cowley is a retired FBI agent and profiler. She spent 22 years in the FBI investigating violent crime, including serial killings and sex offenses, white-collar crime, public corruption, and civil rights. She was also a member of the FBI’s Evidence Response Team. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and a Master’s in Forensic Science. She now hosts "The Consult," a true crime podcast focusing on behavioral analysis.

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The Murdaugh family is an affluent American family that has lived in the Lowcountry region of South Carolina. Alex Murdaugh, 55, is sentenced to life in prison with no parole for the 2021 murders of his wife, Maggie, and son, Paul. He and his legal team have sought to overturn the verdict and request a new trial, arguing court clerk, Becky Hill tampered with the jury.

Joshua Schiffer is an attorney providing legal services coverin...

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January 31, 2024 40 mins

In this episode of Zone 7, Crime Scene Investigator Sheryl McCollum sits down with Georgia Durante.

Georgia is a woman who has lived multiple lives in one lifetime. She discusses becoming the most photographed girl in America, a getaway driver for the mob, a Hollywood stunt car driver, and a successful author of the book called "The Company She Keeps,"

Georgia Durante is a former model, getaway driver for the mob, Hollywood stunt...

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On February 14, 2017, Abigail Williams and Liberty German are discovered near the Monon High Bridge Trail, part of the Delphi Historic Trails in Delphi, Indiana.

Susan Hendricks is a journalist and author.  She has worked with CNN and HLN, known for her compassionate reporting style. She deeply connects to the Delphi case, having authored the book "Down the Hill: My Descent into the Double Murder in Delphi."

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The Colonial Parkway murders were the serial murders of at least eight people in the U.S. state of Virginia between 1986 and 1989.

In this episode of Zone 7, Crime Scene Investigator, Sheryl McCollum, Sheryl sits down with Bill Thomas and Kristin Dilley to discuss the latest developments in the Colonial Parkway murders. They discuss the identification of Alan Wade Wilmer Sr. as a suspect, its implications for the case, its emotion...

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In this episode of Zone 7, Crime Scene Investigator, Sheryl McCollum, talks with forensic artist, Joe Mullins. Joe discusses how he uses his artistic talents to help law enforcement solve cold cases. He shares stories of bringing names and answers to families, challenges interpreting ancestry from skulls, memorable lessons from John Walsh, and the rewards of teaching forensic art.

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Joe Mullins is a forensic ar...

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In this episode of Zone 7, Crime Scene Investigator, Sheryl McCollum, sits down with Georgia criminal defense and injury attorney, Joshua Schiffer. Together they discuss his journey into law, perspectives on caring for clients, achieving work-life balance, insights on jury communication, and analysis of current cases like Delphi and Natalie Holloway. They explore effective trial strategies, mental health factors in criminal justice...

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In this episode of Zone 7, Crime Scene Investigator, Sheryl McCollum, sits down with Aphrodite Jones. Together they primarily discuss Jones' latest book, "Levi's Eyes," and explore chilling cases that reveal the disturbing nature of psychopaths. They also give insights into high-profile cases including OJ Simpson, JonBenét Ramsey, and Natalie Halloway. 

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Aphrodite Jones is a New York Times best-selling author who disse...

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In this episode of Zone 7, Crime Scene Investigator, Sheryl McCollum, sits down with Aphrodite Jones and Joshua Schiffer. Together, they dive into the allegations linking former Suffolk County Police Chief James Burke to the Gilgo Beach murders. They discuss how Burke's history of sex crimes and deviancy connects him to prime suspect John Bittrolff, and examine the willful failures in the early days of the investigation.

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On January 13, 1972, 9-year-old Debbie Randall was abducted and murdered after leaving a laundromat in Marietta, Georgia. 

In this episode of Zone 7, Crime Scene Investigator, Sheryl McCollum, talks with Detective Morris Nix about solving the 1972 cold case murder of 9-year-old Debbie Randall. They discuss the crime, investigation, DNA technology, and finally bringing justice after five decades.

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In this episode of "Zone 7," Crime Scene Investigator, Sheryl McCollum, sits down with Forensic Pathologist, Dr. Michael Baden.

Together, they discuss Dr. Baden’s journey from childhood, to internal medicine to becoming a forensic pathologist. Dr. Baden also talks about his role in cases like the Kennedy and Martin Luther King assassinations, George Floyd's case, and Jeffrey Epstein's death with a focus on the evolution of Forensi...

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During a shopping trip to the Hollywood Mall in Florida on July 27, 1981, 6-year-old Adam Walsh's mother, Revé Walsh, left him at a kiosk with other boys playing Atari games, while she did some quick shopping.

When she returned, Adam and the other children had disappeared. Investigators later found the boy murdered, prompting his father, Jphn Walsh, to go on to become one of the nation's biggest advocates for catching criminals.

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November 22, 2023 46 mins

In this episode of Zone 7, Crime Scene Investigator Sheryl McCollum talks with a former police officer, Lindsay Long.

Lindsay opens up about the life-changing incident where she was shot three times while on duty. Lindsay discusses the physical and emotional challenges she faced during her recovery, her return to a normal life, and her work in supporting other officers who have faced similar traumatic experiences.

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In this episode of Zone 7, Crime Scene Investigator Sheryl McCollum discusses new developments with attorney John Ray and polygraph expert Lisa Ribacoff regarding the ongoing investigation of the Long Island Serial Killer case.

Together, they examine new witnesses, affidavits, and the broader implications of the case. The conversation highlights the challenges faced by law enforcement, the importance of credibility in witness test...

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Susanne Morphew, mother of two went missing on Mother's Day 2020 and hadn't been seen since – until her body was found Sept. 22, 2023.

In this episode of Zone 7, Crime Scene Investigator, Sheryl McCollum, is joined with retired NYPD detectives Tom Smith and Dan Murphy to discuss disappearance and murder of Suzanne Morphew. They analyze the case details and evidence surrounding her husband Barry Morphew, the prime suspect.

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On Sept. 7th, 1996, Tupac Shakur, age 25, was shot in a drive-by after leaving a boxing match at the MGM Grand on the Las Vegas strip.

He was sitting in a black BMW sedan with Suge Knight, the head of his record label, when a white Cadillac pulled up alongside and a gunman opened fire, striking Tupac multiple times.

In this episode of Zone 7, Crime Scene Investigator, Sheryl McCollum, talks with true crime author Cathy Scott abou...

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JonBenet Ramsey is 6 years old when she is reported missing from her home in the 700 block of 15th Street on Dec. 26, 1996. Tragically, she is later found dead in that house, and an autopsy revealed the cause of her death as strangulation. 

In this episode of Zone 7, Crime Scene Investigator, Sheryl McCollum, Mitch Morrissey, the former District Attorney of Denver, about his experience working on the high-profile unsolved murder c...

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In this episode of Zone 7, Crime Scene Investigator, Sheryl McCollum, talks with guest Bitty Martin, from Hot Springs, Arkansas. The duo discuss the chilling narrative of Cathie Ward, a 13-year-old young girl whose tragic demise in 1966 under suspicious circumstances left an indelible mark on her community. Bitty also speaks on Cathie’s last days, examining the complex backdrop of her family life. They also dissect the sinister rol...

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Henry Louis Wallace terrorized Charlotte, North Carolina, from May 1992 to March 1994. Wallace preyed on lower economic-class Black women between 17 and 35 years old. He knew most of his victims, some through his job at Taco Bell, and gained their trust with his friendly demeanor and gentle nature-concealing a monster fueled by drug abuse and rage against women. A rarity in that he was an African-American serial killer, his murdero...

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