The Deck Investigates

The Deck Investigates

Our card this season is Darlene Hulse, the 4 of Hearts from Indiana. Darlene Hulse was forcibly taken from her home in Argos, Indiana on August 17, 1984. Her two oldest daughters witnessed the attack but they didn’t recognize the man who took their mother. Though Darlene’s body would be found a day later, just six miles from her home, her killer has evaded law enforcement for almost four decades and the investigation has remained cold…until now.

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February 27, 2023 4 mins

Our card this season is Darlene Hulse, the 4 of Hearts from Indiana.

Darlene Hulse was forcibly taken from her home in Argos, Indiana on August 17, 1984. Her two oldest daughters witnessed the attack but they didn’t recognize the man who took their mother. Though Darlene’s body would be found a day later, just six miles from her home, her killer has evaded law enforcement for almost four decades and her case has remained cold…until ...

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On the morning of August 17, 1984, Darlene Hulse was at home in rural Argos, Indiana with her three young daughters when a stranger came to the door and forced himself on her. The two oldest girls ran for help while the man continued to attack Darlene on the floor of her living room. In episode 1 of The Deck Investigates, Darlene’s own daughters walk you through the horrific crime. 

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March 9, 2023 18 mins

When police respond to the home of Darlene Hulse, it’s too late. Darlene and her captor are nowhere to be found. All that’s left behind is a bloody crime scene and Darlene’s youngest daughter left in the middle of it. Police know the clock is ticking so they mobilize to locate Darlene, and fast.

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March 9, 2023 17 mins

An unsuspecting timber buyer happens upon Darlene Hulse’s body in the woods just miles from her front door. The discovery and her autopsy leave investigators with more questions than answers as to why this happened to Darlene. And why here, in Argos, Indiana?

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March 9, 2023 19 mins

Police work their way through dozens of tips and zero in on two suspects which take detectives from Indiana to Colorado, Alabama, and back in order to interrogate the men they thought could be responsible for Darlene Hulse’s death. 

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March 9, 2023 18 mins

A surprising suspect emerges after a fatal shootout of a robber in Texas. When police are asked to search his Indiana residence, they find bloody clothes and a newspaper clipping about Darlene Hulse’s murder. With the man in question dead, police are forced to work backwards to see if he could be their suspect.

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March 9, 2023 20 mins

Police interview Darlene Hulse’s husband, Ron, to learn more about Darlene, the couple’s relationship, and their family’s routines. Ron’s quoted in the local newspaper saying something that sparks rumors.

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If you believe you have information about Darlene Hulse’s 1984 abduction and murder in Argos, Indiana, please email thedeck@audiochuck.com.

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March 9, 2023 18 mins

Police ask the FBI to analyze Darlene Hulse’s case and how it might connect to two others in the Argos, Indiana area. After the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit provides an analysis on suspect behavior and characteristics, the police are able to break open one of the three cases. 

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March 9, 2023 18 mins

The audiochuck team joins Darlene Hulse’s daughters on their quest for answers. Though police turn down our interview requests, we convince the man in charge of Darlene’s case Prosecutor Nelson Chipman to meet with us and explain where the case stands now.

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March 9, 2023 23 mins

We visit the crime scenes in Argos, Indiana and drive the escape route police think the killer took when he abducted Darlene Hulse. Prosecutor Nelson Chipman shares his theory on what he believes happened to Darlene and points out a strange anomaly between the Peltz home, the Hulse home, and a third property. 

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March 9, 2023 25 mins

We study land records and discover a shocking connection between where Darlene Hulse’s body was found and Kenneth McCune Jr., a man who was convicted of another crime nearby. After taking a closer look, we find a slew of coincidences that lead us right to his front door in our search for answers.

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March 9, 2023 28 mins

We sort through tips from 1984 that tell police to look at a man accused of the attempted rape and attempted murder of another Indiana woman that same year. A man named John Paul Clark. John had spent a few months in an Indiana prison before escaping less than two weeks before Darlene Hulse was killed. We go to his hometown to dig through records, interview one of his victims, and track him down to see if he will tell us where he w...

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March 9, 2023 23 mins

We interview private investigator Patrick Zirpoli who reviewed the case and came up with yet another person of interest based on pre-crime, crime, and post-crime behavior. We obtain interviews that were done with witnesses who had reason to believe this man was the one who killed Darlene Hulse.

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March 9, 2023 19 mins

We discover we’ve been given bad information about a person of interest. Either we were lied to or those in charge are confusing vital information in this cold case. To uncover the truth, we go back to Argos, Indiana which leads us down yet another new path.

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March 9, 2023 27 mins

We consult an expert in hopes of getting answers to questions in Darlene Hulse’s autopsy report, and what he reveals turns everything we thought we knew upside down, not just about Darlene’s last living moments but also the man who killed her. 

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March 9, 2023 23 mins

In the season one finale of Darlene Hulse’s case, we lay out next steps for officials, fill you in on three other loose ends we’re continuing to work, and ask you to do your part to get justice for Darlene.  

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If you believe you have information about Darlene Hulse’s 1984 abduction and murder in Argos, Indiana, please email thedeck@audiochuck.com.

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October 6, 2023 19 mins

Seven months after we dropped The Deck Investigates, we’re back with an update on everything we’ve learned since then. We will cover where the investigation stands, we tee up new angles we’re exploring, and we consult a legal expert about the handling of Darlene’s case.

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October 6, 2023 32 mins

A new suspect name is dropped into our inbox, with third-hand information about him having confessed to Darlene’s murder. We work to get to the direct source, and dig up more about his past and where he was, or said he was, on August 17, 1984.

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October 6, 2023 31 mins

We go back to Argos to revisit a family we told you about previously, but focus on one brother in particular who was a recurring theme in our inbox after releasing The Deck Investigates. We ask the Marshall County coroner to reconsider Darlene’s cause of death for the sake of future investigators. 

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