Secrets True Crime

Secrets True Crime

We are a boots on-the-ground, investigative, serialized podcast. Season 2: On March 21, 2015, 32 year old Eric Cates and his beloved dog, Gypsy, were found murdered behind the old Empire School in the tiny Walker County town of Empire, AL. Their bodies were found burned in the cab of Eric's truck. Their murders remain unsolved even though the crime is rumored to have been witnessed by a large crowd of people. In Season 2 of Secrets True Crime, Amber and private investigation firm Echo 7 Foxtrot, LLC will be digging into this case to help find justice for Eric Cates.Season 2 Bonus Mini-Season: 26 year old Hayden Mayberry went missing on November 19, 2019. He reportedly walked into the woods in the Boldo area of Walker County, AL from a home he was staying at on Pine Dr. His remains were found on February 2, 2020 under some unusual circumstances. Join us as we dig into the details of Hayden's disappearance and death.Season 1: On Memorial Day in 2017, a mother and her son vanished from their home in the rural Alabama community of Holtville. Susan Osborne and Evan Chartrand haven't been seen or heard from since and their bodies have not been found. 2 months passed before their disappearance was reported to police. Susan's husband, Jerry, told police that Susan left him for another man but as police began investigating, they discovered he'd been keeping some big secrets and Susan’s best friend had proof. Did her Jerry's secrets lead to the disappearance of Susan & Evan? What happened to them? These are the questions we will explore in season one of Secrets True Crime, a serial podcast. We will be taking a close look into the lives of Susan and Evan, speaking with their family members, friends, teachers, neighbors, the sheriff and investigators assigned to their case.

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January 31, 2019 2 min

Coming February 2019.  On Memorial Day in 2017, a mother and her son vanished from their home in the rural Alabama community of Holtville.  Susan Osborne and Evan Chartrand haven't been seen or heard from since and their bodies have not been found. 2 months passed before their disappearance was reported to police.  Susan's husband, Jerry, told police that Susan left him for another man but as police began investigating, the...

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On Memorial Day 2017, Susan Osborne and her 14 year old son Evan Chartrand disappeared from their home in the small community of Holtville, AL.  Investigators have stated they currently have only 1 person of interest in their disappearance, Susan's husband, Jerry Osborne.

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March 1, 2019 26 min

The investigators with the Elmore County Sheriff's Office arrive at Susan & Evan's home for a welfare check. You will hear from the investigators and Susan’s & Evan’s family and friends about what was found when the police made their initial visit to their home.  The stories that Susan's husband, Jerry, told investigators had some pretty major inconsistencies. We will reveal some of those inconsistencies and als...

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March 14, 2019 32 min

The investigators execute a search warrant on Jerry's home.  They have more questions for Jerry but he stopped the interview and hired an attorney.  Find out what the investigators discovered in the home.

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March 28, 2019 32 min

Susan and Evan’s family and friends tell about some strange and controlling behavior in the Osborne family.

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April 10, 2019 23 min

Forensic expert, Mark Gillespie, talks about the fires in Jerry’s backyard and how likely it is or isn’t that the fires played a part in Susan & Evan’s disappearance. We look at several other theories into what happened to Susan & Evan.

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April 24, 2019 28 min

Hear Susan Osborne's own words as she describes her tumultuous life and marriage to Jerry Osborne.

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May 9, 2019 33 min

To date, investigators have said they only have one person of interest.  What do we know about Jerry and his past?

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May 22, 2019 28 min

Several pieces of new information have been discovered as Susan & Evan's family and I attend a dedication for Evan at Holtville High School.

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June 5, 2019 32 min

Susan and Evan aren't the only missing people from Elmore County.  Starr Mulder has been missing since June 11, 2016.  Hear the never released before details the investigator assigned to her case shared with me and I'll explain the odd connection I noticed to Susan and Evan.  Also, you'll hear about a new development in the search for Susan and Evan.

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June 19, 2019 21 min

Was the disappearance of Susan and Evan planned?  Also, new information has become available on the Starr Mulder disappearance.

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July 11, 2019 46 min

The private investigator investigating Susan and Evan's disappearance describes areas of interest in the search for them.

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July 24, 2019 26 min

This is the 1st of 2 episodes discussing no-boy homicides and why Jerry is still free.

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August 7, 2019 31 min

The foremost expert on no-body prosecutions, Tad DiBiase, talks about what it takes to successfully prosecute a no-body murder case.

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August 21, 2019 25 min

Thanks to the many tips from podcast listeners, the searches for Susan and Evan continue.  Amid triple-digit temperatures, the search teams worked at 4 of our top places of interest.  You'll hear the details of our most recent searches and hear about one of our special helpers, Pink.

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September 4, 2019 27 min

Podcast listener tips led us to an infamous Elmore County location.  Our searches here were filled with surprises.

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October 16, 2019 5 min

On March 21, 2015, 32 year old Eric Cates and his beloved dog, Gypsy, were found murdered behind the old Empire School in the tiny Walker County town of Empire, AL. Their murders remain unsolved even though the crime is rumored to have been witnessed by a large crowd of people. In Season 2 of Secrets True Crime, Amber and private investigation firm Echo 7 Foxtrot, LLC will be digging into this case to help find justice for Eric Cat...

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October 23, 2019 38 min

On March 21, 2015, 32 year old Eric Cates and his beloved dog, Gypsy, were found murdered behind the old Empire School in the tiny Walker County town of Empire, AL. Hunters found their bodies burned in the cab of Eric’s truck. Their murders remain unsolved even though the crime is rumored to have been witnessed by a large crowd of people. In Season 2 of Secrets True Crime, Amber and private investigator, Michael Fleming with Echo 7...

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November 7, 2019 40 min

After Eric & Gypsy's bodies were found at the school, Eric's family is given access to the crime scene and are shocked at what they found.

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November 21, 2019 30 min

Eric's family began to receive tips about what happened to Eric and Gypsy the same day their remains were found.  One of the first and most interesting tips is about a house where a BBQ was held.  Join us as we explore this lead and more.

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