Gone Cold: Philadelphia Unsolved Murders

Gone Cold: Philadelphia Unsolved Murders

Gone Cold: Philadelphia Unsolved Murders

CATEGORY: True Crime
Gone Cold is a true crime podcast about cold cases, from KYW Newsradio. Tom Rickert and Kristen Johanson explore unsolved murder mysteries in and around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  1. September 21, 2021
    22 min
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    Update: Is this the face of the Fairmount Park Rapist?
    The Philadelphia Police Department has released a new composite picture of the suspect known as the “Fairmount Park Rapist” based on his genetic profile. It’s the first time the department has used the technolo…
  2. September 10, 2021
    25 min
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    9-11 special: The investigators who helped bring victims back to their families
    September 11th is a day America will never forget. What began as a ‘bright blue day’, quickly turned into a generationally traumatic event -- the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil in US history. While…
  3. August 13, 2021
    36 min
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    Rebecca Park - Philadelphia, 2003: The hunt for the Fairmount Park rapist
    In July of 2003, a woman driving through Fairmount Park called 911 after hearing a bloodcurdling scream. Police followed her back to the spot where she first heard the scream and then walked into the woods. The…
  4. April 30, 2021
    41 min
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    Bonus episode: How genealogy identified Publicker Jane Doe
    The young woman known only as Publicker Jane Doe for more than three decades was identified as Lisa Todd earlier this year. It was a triumph of investigative work and genealogy, and it was also the first time t…
  5. April 01, 2021
    29 min
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    Update: Naming Publicker Jane Doe
    This is an update to the episode "What happened to Publicker Jane Doe," from November of 2020. Make sure you listen to that episode before starting this one.The remains of a young woman were found on the proper…
  6. March 01, 2021
    29 min
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    What Happened to Shelton Hayes? Philadelphia, PA, 2018
    On March 15th, 2018, Shelton Hayes was shot and killed in his mother's house in Northwest Philadelphia. Shelton's mother, Rhonda, was upstairs. He was 39 years old. He was a son, a brother, and a father. If you…
  7. January 31, 2021
    18 min
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    What Happened to Michael Ewer? Lansdale, PA, 2005
    On the morning of October 20th, 2005, a man was cutting the grass around Memorial Park in Lansdale, PA. The 10-acre park has a veterans memorial wall, tennis courts, and a baseball field with a dugout. After he…
  8. December 18, 2020
    25 min
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    What Happened to Jeanette Tambe? Buena Vista, New Jersey, 1986 (Publicker Jane Doe: Part 2)
    On August 8, 1986, a couple drove from Philadelphia to Buena Vista, New Jersey to check on a home they were building. They pulled into the driveway, walked around the property, and found something horrible: the…
  9. November 13, 2020
    28 min
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    What Happened to Publicker Jane Doe? Bensalem, PA, 1988
    In January of 1988 a young girl's remains were found near the old Publicker Distillery in Bucks County, PA. She was pregnant when she died. For more than 30 years, her name has remained a mystery.Bensalem Polic…
  10. October 14, 2020
    19 min
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    What Happened to Melvin Dunn? Philadelphia, 2020
    It was the Thursday after Mother's Day. A group of teenagers on Park Avenue in Philadelphia saw something large, wrapped in blankets on the back seat of a white Pontiac.A few days earlier, Melvin Dunn's family…
  11. April 09, 2020
    46 min
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    Episode 9: The Boy in the Box
    In February of 1957 the body of a young boy was found in a box in the woods near Susquehanna Road in Philadelphia. More than 60 years later, the identity of The Boy in the Box and the identity of his killer rem…
  12. December 16, 2019
    45 min
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    Episode 8: Jennifer
    Jennifer Tong was taken from her Marple Township home and murdered in 1993. Her children were 11 and 14 years old, left without a mother.Jeanette Tong doesn't like to talk about the day her life changed forever…
  13. November 25, 2019
    23 min
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    The Incredible Life of Pete Kane
    Pete Kane is a photojournalist at NBC10 in Philadelphia. You met him in Episode 7: Officer Cione -- he talked about what it was like living in the neighborhood where Fred Cione was murdered, and described what…
  14. August 14, 2019
    55 min
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    LIVE! Crime Scenes & Updates
    Kristen and Tom took Gone Cold to a live audience for the Philadelphia Podcast Festival at the end of July. Special guests Jacque Davis and Greg Yatcilla dive into what it's like to be crime scene officers for…
  15. July 16, 2019
    22 min
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    Gerald Ross was Shot in a Church
    You met Gerald Ross Jr. in Episode 7: Officer Cione. He was a police officer and homicide detective in Philadelphia in the 60s and 70s -- one of the detectives who arrived at the scene of Fred Cione's murder th…
  16. June 28, 2019
    56 min
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    Episode 7: Officer Cione
    On Jan. 30, 1970, Officer Frederick Cione was shot and killed on Oxford Street in North Philadelphia. He was 25 years old. Nearly 50 years later, his killing is still the only unsolved murder of a Philadelphia…
  17. February 25, 2019
    57 min
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    Episode 6: Eric
    Eric Birnbaum was a beloved father, brother, and son, working as an attorney in a quiet Bucks County town.On February 11, 2009, Eric was murdered in the parking lot of his Northampton Township office. A decade…
  18. December 24, 2018
    28 min
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    Presents: The Bones in a Potter's Field
    Dr. Erin Kimmerle digs up bodies. She's carefully picked through mass graves in Kosovo and Croatia to identify victims of war crimes. She did the same thing in Peru, where men, women, and children were executed…
  19. July 30, 2018
    52 min
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    Episode 5: Tomiene
    Tomiene Jones worked the night shift at the post office. She would take her young daughter to the babysitter, and then drive to work. She'd done this many times before, and each time, she came back to pick up h…
  20. March 22, 2018
    38 min
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    Episode 4: Don
    Don Ly was a monk, a farmer, and a police officer in Vietnam. After the war, he moved heaven and earth to make a new life for his family in America. On April 18th, 2013, he was murdered outside of his home in S…

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