Final Days On Earth with Claire St. Amant

Final Days On Earth with Claire St. Amant

Jennifer Harris disappeared from Bonham, Texas on Mother’s Day 2002. At just 28 years old, Jennifer seemingly had her whole life ahead of her. But looks can be deceiving... On the final night of Jennifer’s life, she left the house to visit a friend. When, how, and why her car was abandoned on the side of the road are questions police would ask in the coming days of their investigation. After Jennifer left the house, she disappeared into the night, never to be heard from again. The secrets in the Jennifer Harris case have been hidden for 20 years. It’s time to finally discover what happened to Jennifer Harris, and who is responsible for her death.

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April 7, 2021 31 sec
College freshman Dammion Heard went missing after a wrestling team party in 2014. His body was found 4 days later on a Colorado cliffside. Join host Claire St. Amant on a journey to discover just what happened to Dammion. With her thorough reporting, listeners are given a front row seat in this curious and compelling case, where nothing is as simple as it seems. Who - if anyone - is responsible for Dammion's death? Subscribe to...
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Final Days on Earth host Claire St. Amant speaks to Washington DC crime reporter Paul Wagner about Dammion Heard’s case.
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College freshman Dammion Heard went missing after a wrestling team party in 2014. His body was found 4 days later on a Colorado cliffside. Join host Claire St. Amant on a journey to discover just what happened to Dammion. With her thorough reporting, listeners are given a front row seat in this curious and compelling case, where nothing is as simple as it seems. Who - if anyone - is responsible for Dammion's death?
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April 20, 2021 28 min
Dammion Heard is a 20-year-old college freshman on a wrestling scholarship at Western Colorado University in Gunnison, Colorado. After a party at a friend’s house on Saturday, March 29, 2014, Dammion goes missing. Who is Dammion Heard and what was he doing in the final days of his life?
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April 27, 2021 28 min

It’s Saturday night and dozens of students are partying at the unofficial wrestler’s house off campus. Around 11 p.m., wrestler Dammion Heard starts a fight with cross country runner Anthony Rios. It’s revealed that Anthony had recently started dating Dammion’s ex-girlfriend. When wrestling captain Kyle Piatt hears about the fight, he gets physical with Dammion and the pair has to be separated. Did these heated exchanges lead to D...

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May 4, 2021 38 min

When Dammion doesn’t show up for work on Sunday, people start to question his whereabouts. By Monday, his father reaches out to the university and is told Dammion’s ID card has been used at both the cafeteria and in class. Friends say Dammion just needed time to cool off after the fight, and report seeing his SUV driving through town Monday evening, so why has no one seen Dammion Heard? 

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May 11, 2021 45 min

On Wednesday, April 2, 2014, Dammion’s body is found hanging from a tree on a ridge at Cabin Creek Trail, several miles off campus. It appears he has been there several days. This episode explores the evidence found on Dammion’s body and in his car, which was parked at the scene. Dammion’s jewelry is missing and there’s no cash in his wallet. And in his car, a ready-to-mail package has been ripped open and the contents removed. Are...

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May 18, 2021 39 min
Gunnison County Finance Director, Linda Nienhueser reports what she saw while walking at Cabin Creek on Sunday, the day after Dammion went missing. She describes evidence of multiple parties besides Dammion, whom she describes as standing in a strange position beside a tree. Linda is unnerved by the image of someone else crouching down, watching her with binoculars. Would authorities learn who else was at Cabin Creek with Dammion’s...
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May 25, 2021 41 min
In the weeks after Dammion’s death, multiple eye witnesses come forward with new information for police to investigate. There are three people who report seeing Dammion’s car move around Gunnison on Monday, the day after police believe the wrestler died. There are also witnesses from the party who reveal that an oxygen deprivation mask was being used by wrestlers the night Dammion disappeared.
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June 1, 2021 44 min
In this episode, we re-create the timeline of events from the weekend of parties at the wrestler’s house to the discovery of Dammion’s body. In the days leading up to his disappearance, Dammion was displaying aggressive and impulsive behavior. Were these signs of a deeper problem or just typical emotional ups and downs? The last image of Dammion alive is from a gas station surveillance video. We break down the footage and look for ...
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Host Claire St. Amant answers listener questions with special guests Dammion’s dad, Gary Heard, and former homicide detective Zach Johnson, a consultant for Final Days on Earth.
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June 8, 2021 37 min
Rumors are spreading across campus as people speculate what happened to Dammion. Nearly everyone refutes the idea that Dammion killed himself. Reports surface that members of the track team beat Dammion up and dumped his body and car. There are also allegations of drug use and a witness describes seeing the wrestling captain place Dammion in a “sleeper hold” to calm him down. Is there an element of truth buried in these rumors or i...
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June 15, 2021 50 min
Gunnison police arrest two Western students on drug charges as a result of the investigation into Dammion’s death. They are accused of providing him LSD, which is presented as proximate cause of his suicide. Experts on pharmacology and psychiatry question the correlation. Is Dammion the “one-in-a-million” case of suicide on LSD?
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June 22, 2021 62 min
The Medical Examiner rules Dammion’s death a suicide and the police close the case, devastating Dammion’s family. The local newspaper polls over 1,000 Gunnison residents, and 85 percent say they do not believe Dammion’s case should have been closed. Police defend their decision with an expert report from Denver Police Lt. Matthew Murray. In this special, extended length episode, we go through the report point by point with Murray h...
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June 29, 2021 70 min
In this episode taped in July 2020, host Claire St. Amant travels to Colorado to visit the scene and try to get answers to outstanding questions. We will engage the audience and challenge Dammion’s college friends and wrestling teammates to think back. Is there anything they overlooked or forgot to mention six years ago, that may shed light on that fateful night and answer the question: Who, if anyone, is responsible for the death ...
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Don't miss this full episode preview of PodcastOne's most recent true crime podcast Bad Bad Thing, hosted by writer & director Barbara Schroeder! When Jennair Gerardot suspects her husband, Mark, is having an affair with his dynamic and beautiful boss, Jennair begins secretly recording the new lovers. Mark’s lies and indecision send Jennair into an emotional unravelling. “I used to be a confident, assertive woman,”...
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July 6, 2021 85 min
Dammion didn’t exhibit traditional signs of suicidal behavior. But when his case is viewed with hindsight, are there clues that could help explain Dammion’s altered state of mind? We explore similar cases of athletes with both diagnosed and undiagnosed cases of CTE and speak with experts on the effects of traumatic brain injuries and their correlation with suicide. We also hear from new witnesses and friends of Dammion, including t...
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August 17, 2021 63 min
In this episode, host Claire St. Amant answers listener questions from around the country about Dammion's disappearance and death. She's joined by special consulting detective Zach Johnson of the Lubbock Police Department, who weighs in with his own analysis and questions about the case.
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August 24, 2021 64 min
Dr. Claire Ferguson has been studying crime scene staging and detection avoidance behaviors by murderers for the last 15 years. She’s among the world’s foremost experts in this fascinating and emerging field of research. Dr. Ferguson shares her insight and opinions on Dammion's case.
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August 24, 2021 68 min
Three new witnesses who never interviewed with the Gunnison Police Department give new information in the investigation into the disappearance and death of Dammion Heard. Their statements shed a surprising new light on his plans the final weekend of his life.
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