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For years, some law enforcement agencies have replaced the faces of traditional playing card decks with images of missing and murdered people and distributed those cards in prisons hoping inmates would come forward with information needed to crack these cold cases wide open. Now, audiochuck is dealing you in. Each week, we will be working with investigators and family members to bring you the details of some of the coldest cases from around the country in hopes that someone listening can finally bring these victims the justice they deserve.

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May 18, 2022 30 min

Our card this week is Owachige Osceola (8 of Diamonds, Oklahoma) 

Recently divorced and living on her own in a new city, 27-year-old Owachige Osceola’s life was in a season of transition before she was killed in the bedroom of her Norman, Oklahoma apartment in September 2013. While the medical examiner who performed her autopsy concluded her cause and manner of death were “undetermined,” a detective who remains on the case today ins...

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Investigative journalist, Delia D'Ambra, is back with a fourth season of CounterClock. She jumps right into investigating a teenager's mysterious death from 2003 in rural South Florida only to find that nothing is as it seems. Twists and turns are around every corner, and finding the truth of what really happened to 17-year-old John Welles proves to be Delia's most dangerous and difficult journey yet.

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Our card this week is Dail Dinwiddie, the 9 of Diamonds from South Carolina. 

Dail Dinwiddie, 23, was enjoying a night out with friends after a U2 concert in September 1992 when she disappeared. Dail was last seen leaving a bar in the popular Five Points neighborhood in the early morning hours, after getting separated from her friends. She’s never been seen or heard from since. 

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Our card today is James Foote, the 7 of Clubs from Florida.

James “Jimmy” Foote was out for a fun night of karaoke in November 2004 when he was shot and killed in the parking lot of the Office Pub in Fort Myers, Florida. His case, which lacked witnesses or evidence, went unsolved for years until the card with his story on it landed in the hands of the right people who’d been incarcerated with his killer.

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Our card this week is Leah Ulbrich, the 3 of Clubs from Connecticut.

On October 29, 1995, a young mother of two was seen arguing with the driver of a car she was in before she was pushed out of the door and dragged 4-and-a-half miles dangling out of the vehicle. For nearly 30 years, Leah Ulbrich’s case has haunted police in Hartford, Connecticut, but recent breakthroughs in the investigation could mean they’re closer than ever to ge...

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April 27, 2022 42 min

Our card this week is Randy Leach, the 4 of Hearts from Idaho. 

In 1980, when Randy Leach was 20 years old, he decided to take a break from college to hitchhike through the American west. It was supposed to be a journey of self-discovery and a way for the Wisconsin man to learn about different religions and ways of life, and it was exactly that … until Leach disappeared from a dairy farm in Idaho. 

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Our card this week is Cindy Elias, the Six of Diamonds from Minnesota. 

The last time anyone saw Cindy Elias alive was in 1977 when she was enjoying a night out with friends in the small mining town of Virginia, Minnesota. After she was unable to find a ride home, she decided to hitchhike. Her body was found hours later, discarded in a logging field. For 45 years, investigators in northern Minnesota have been trying to solve her mur...

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Our card this week is Shelton Sanders, a Wild Card from South Carolina. 

Shelton Sanders was last seen at a house in Columbia, South Carolina, not far from where he worked and went to school. Sanders was helping organize plans for a friend’s bachelor party the night he went missing. The last man to see him alive was later charged with his murder, but it ended in a hung jury. Today, Sanders’ family members just want to know where his...

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April 6, 2022 31 min

Our card this week is Ann Kline, the 8 of Hearts from Indiana.

Ann Kline, a loving daughter, wife and teacher, was grading papers in the middle of the afternoon in January 1973 when someone stabbed her repeatedly in the hallway outside her Evansville, Indiana classroom, and left her to die. Detectives have worked for 50 years trying to solve her murder, and today they’re working a lead that could actually close the case for good. 

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Our card this week is Eddie and Frances Cizauskas, the 3 of Clubs from Wisconsin. 

A Wisconsin couple known for their sweet dispositions and hardworking nature were found murdered in a barn near their junkyard in 1988. Bizarre rumors about the murders of Edward and Frances Cizauskas have swirled around for decades, and detectives believe they’re closer than ever to solving the case. 

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Our card this week is Natasha Warren, the 4 of Hearts from South Carolina. 

Natasha Warren, a young mom of two boys, was on her way to work in August 2008 when she got a flat tire and had to pull over. Natasha went to a nearby gas station to call her fiancé for help, but he didn’t answer. Sometime after Natasha returned to her car on the side of the highway she was murdered. Police are still looking for her killer today.

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March 16, 2022 30 min

Our card this week is Donna Lemon, the 7 of Spades from Idaho.

Donna Lemon was having a normal summer in 1973, working in Bozeman, Montana and hanging out with friends, until one day she never showed up to ride horses with one of her friends. Lemon, 20, was found stabbed to death on the banks of the Snake River in Idaho. After almost 50 years … detectives are still actively working this cold case.

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Our card this week is LeeAnna Warner, the Ace of Hearts from Minnesota. 

LeeAnna Warner, affectionately known as Beaner, was five years old when she disappeared in broad daylight within a two block radius of her family’s Chisholm, Minnesota home. She’s never been seen or heard from in 18 years. 

If you know anything about the 2003 abduction of LeeAnna Warner, please call the Chisholm Police Department at 218-254-7915. 

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Our card this week is Kelly Dee Wilson, the 10 of Spades from Ohio. 

R&B radio fans in Dayton, Ohio knew Kelly Dee Wilson as her on air name Nikki Brooks. When Wilson turned up murdered in her apartment after her show in March 2000, the community was shocked. 

If you know anything about Kelly Wilson’s murder in Dayton, Ohio in March 2000, please call the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office at 937-225-6479 or you can email Detectiv...

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Our cards this week are Rebecca Harvey and Steven Hendricks, the Queen of Clubs and the 8 of Hearts from Indiana.

Rebecca Harvey, an 18-year-old with plans to marry her boyfriend Steven Hendricks, was found dead in a house fire in rural southern Indiana in 1988. Investigators said she was doused with gasoline and set on fire before her killer took off. Steven Hendricks hasn’t been seen since. 

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Our card this week is Silene Eaddy, the 3 of Diamonds from South Carolina. 

Silene Eaddy, who sometimes asked people to call her Erica, was known for her sharp wit. She was last seen walking away from her adoptive mother’s home in Columbia, South Carolina in 2004. Her body was found later, having been beaten and burned and left in the woods. 

If you know anything about Silene Eaddy's horrific murder, please called Dottie Cronise ...

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Our cards this week are Stewart Simmons and Margaret Walden, the Ace of Diamonds and the Ace of Hearts from Colorado.

The bodies of Stewart Simmons and Margaret Walden were found in the fall of 1982 on the banks of the San Juan River, right where Colorado meets New Mexico. For years they went unidentified, and were even buried without names to mark their graves. When a Colorado detective decided to find out who they were, he would g...

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February 4, 2022 3 min

The mission for The Deck is to shine a new light on the cases within the cold case playing card decks to hopefully help detectives bring long awaited justice to victims and their loved ones.

We have set up a grant under Season of Justice to offer help to those who are out there in the world trying to get these cases solved. Please visit SeasonOfJustice.org to submit an application if you’re an entity that needs funding to create or ...

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Our card this week is Raquel Ramirez, the 7 of Diamonds from Connecticut. 

The last time Raquel Ramirez’s family saw her, she was sound asleep at home on the couch. For 37 years her family has waited to find out how and why she ended up murdered and left under a highway overpass.

If you know anything about Raquel’s 1985 murder in Hartford, Connecticut, please contact the Chief State’s Attorney Cold Case Unit at 860-548-0606. 

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February 2, 2022 28 min

Our card this week is Linda Smith, the 9 of Hearts from Idaho. 

Linda Smith was asleep in her bed in Pocatello, Idaho when she awoke to a man in her bedroom. The man took her, carrying her out through the living room where her little brother Ben was sleeping, and into his van in the back alley. Ben, who was 9 at the time, tried to run after them but was shoved down. He hasn’t seen his sister since, and witnessing her abduction has h...

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