Investigated - The Pearson Family Murders

Investigated - The Pearson Family Murders

Join Sonya Paz and Marek Kasprzyk, your hosts of a new podcast: "Investigated". They will delve into some of the most interesting true crime cases starting off with the investigation and case of the notorious James Arthur Pearson, a man who killed his family... told by the friend of these victims, Sonya Paz. Sonya is an accomplished artist turned investigating researcher whose childhood friend was murdered, who has spent years investigating to bring closure to these victims. Marek is a licensed private investigator in California with expertise in criminal defense investigation and over 40 years under his belt of over 5,000 cases. The first story of this podcast will detail the relentless pursuit of justice that ultimately led to his apprehension. With real interviews of law enforcement that led the case, to the witnesses who helped authorities apprehend this perpetrator. Follow "Investigated" now for a front-row seat to learn the twists and turns of this unbelievable story. Season one airing on February 15th. Be sure to follow us through Apple podcast or wherever you get your podcasts.


April 18, 2024 46 mins

What was Pearson doing after he was convicted and incarcerated?

 Sonya and Marek discuss in great detail the information of what happened when James Arthur Pearson was trying to get paroled. (Unthinkable right?)
We go over in detail the several suitability hearings Pearson had that spanned almost 10 years and how those hearings played out with the Board of Prison Terms.

 We address a listener question about ...

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Sonya had met and interviewed Retired Santa Clara Police Captain Wayne Britt who was on the front end of the case as it unfolded in March of 1969. Wayne along with Don Sessions, Harry Burns who worked tirelessly to investigate the case and start canvassing the area for clues. He was also present during the autopsy of the three Pearson women.

 We are grateful to have met Wayne who recollected so much detail the front end of...

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This episode travels into the timeline where Pearson spent time in Cedar City, Utah from the early 70s and then makes his way to Biloxi Mississippi after abducting his 11 month old son.  We speak to family members that we're on the front lines of all of Pearson's lies and deceit and learn more about who he was acting as a "family man" and how he was living his life while still on the run as he was wanted for mur...

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March 28, 2024 52 mins

We recap our interviews with former district attorney, George Kennedy, and retired Detective Sergeant Monty Macer and we will go over some highlights that we discussed in our previous episode. 
We also have the honor give shout outs to the heroes in this story from the investigation that spanned almost 10 years to the prosecution. We answer listener questions regarding golf, country clubs, and Sonya will share information on a ...

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March 21, 2024 90 mins

In episode 6 we are exploring what did Pearson say at the trial… We have an interview with Retired Santa Clara County District Attorney George Kennedy as he recalls many concerning and disturbing elements about this case.

BONUS: Listen the recorded interview with Sonya Paz and Retired Detective Sergeant Monte Macer of his accounts of transporting Pearson back to California and concerns he had for many years regarding this ...

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March 14, 2024 48 mins

 Moving into episode 5, Pearson has been extradited from Biloxi Mississippi to Santa Clara, California and we are exploring the detailed timeline for his preliminary trial. We will discuss the witnesses and the key players involved in this preliminary trial.

Testimony from the main witnesses including the coroner, the family dentist, the FBI agent and neighbors that reveal the technical aspects of this case.
The coro...

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March 7, 2024 47 mins

We dive in deep to the series of events after Pearson was identified at a Mississippi post office and transported back to California for his trial. Through court documents we reveal details and learn from Pearson himself what happened that day in 1969 along with his aliases and families in Utah and Biloxi.

This episode includes a summary of a 27 page letter he wrote to the court. We get a true glimpse into the delusional m...

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February 29, 2024 59 mins

In this episode, Sonya and Marek we are diving deep into what life was like for Pearson from his time in Utah, and arriving in Biloxi Mississippi. How he may have got a little too comfortable with his new life and the interesting way that he was identified, including an friendly FBI visit at his workplace.

This episode includes a great interview from one of the main witnesses who testified against Pearson for the prosecuti...

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February 22, 2024 51 mins

Join Sonya Paz and Marek Kasprzyk as we discuss who is James Arthur Pearson and what caused him to unravel?  The chaos that ensues from his financial disasters add to the twists and turns of a man desperate to become someone else.
Including an interview with a former neighborhood youth who may have dodged becoming Pearson's fourth victim.

You just never know which neighbor is holding the darkest of all secrets...<...

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February 15, 2024 42 mins

Welcome to Episode 1 of Investigated!
This is the first episode of a multi series story focusing on the Pearson Family Murders. These family members were Sonya's childhood friends who were murdered by the head of the family "James Arthur Pearson".

This first episode will provide the details of how Sonya and her family were neighbors of the Pearson family, with fond memories of the days spent with Mariann...

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February 12, 2024 1 min

Welcome to Investigated Podcast

Join Sonya Paz and Marek Kasprzyk, your host of “Investigated” as we will delve into some of the most interesting, investigative true crime cases.
 Sonya is an accomplished artist turn investigative researcher, whose childhood friend was murdered curious to what had really happened in spending years investigating to bring closures to these victims.
Marek is licensed private inv...

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February 7, 2024 1 min

Imagine being eight years old, and learning that your childhood friend has moved away suddenly, no goodbye.... no farewell phone call, no letter and that the family just seemed to disappear one day, gone, without a trace. 

 The father left behind to pack up the house, telling friends and neighbors that his wife and two daughters had to move away for a family emergency.

 Fast forward to four 1/2 years later, someth...

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