Down & Away
By Jeni Decker
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Cold Case Homicide Studies in multi-episode, seasonal format.
||CleanSeason 4 – Episode 4: The Murder of Arnold Holmes - Down & Away||In the last episode, I continue my conversation with Brett Holmes, Arnold's cousin, who's also the law enforcement officer I worked with on this case. We discuss Detective Pratt, as well as another case (that of Janette Roberson,||9/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 4 – Episode 3: The Murder of Arnold Holmes - Down & Away||More with Arnold Holmes' cousin and the police report findings. - (Episode 3 of 4) MUSIC - Lobo Loco - Running Eiskrokodil||9/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 4 – Episode 2: The Murder of Arnold Holmes - Down & Away||Arnold Holmes' cousin, a law enforcement officer, outlines what is in the police report. - (Episode 2 of 4) - - MUSIC - Blue Dot Sessions - Vengeful - Lobo Loco - What Was In My Head? -||9/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 4 – Episode 1: The Murder of Arnold Holmes - Down & Away||A simple owner/tenant dispute that ends in murder/suicide isn't quite as simple as it seems. - (Episode 1 of 4) - MUSIC - Blue Dot Sessions - Roundpine - Axletree - Vervain - Blue Dot Sessions - Cold Summers -||9/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS3: BONUS EPISODE – Letters From Pete - Down & Away||Remember that bag I said I needed to unpack in an earlier episode? About the murder trial Peter Piper was a witness for in 1980, which put him in the Federal Prison System as a protection case? This episode explains what happened. -||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS3: Episode 5, Part 2 – The Thompsons - Down & Away||Richard and Alida Thompson were young high school sweethearts, married less than a year when they became victims of Peter Piper. This is Part 2 of their story. - MUSIC: - Blue Dot Sessions - Strange Dog Walk Gates By Thee - Like a Ritual -||8/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS3: Episode 5, Part 1 – The Thompsons - Down & Away||Richard and Alida Thompson were high school sweethearts married less than a year when they became victims of Peter Piper. - This is Part 1 of their story. - Down and Away Facebook Page - Down and Away Private Discussion Group - -||8/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS3: Episode 4 – Not All Heroes Wear Capes - Down & Away||Meet the women responsible for Peter Piper's capture after two years of eluding police. - MUSIC: - Nina Cardec, Tenebris Lux Mea - Visciera, In the Unlikely Event - Cullah, I'm On My Way||7/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS3: Episode 3 – Backdrop - Down & Away||There was a lot going on in Lake County, Michigan when Peter Piper escaped, including racial tension, an officer involved shooting, and an alleged assassination attempt against Sheriff Robert Blevins. This episode details these matters,||7/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS3: Episode 2 – A Canary Flying With Eagles - Down & Away||Events in the community surrounding the escape of Peter Piper from a Lake County Prison in Michigan, as well as some history of the area and the circumstances that led up to his escape. - MUSIC: - Lobo Loco, All Night Long - Guitar Version -||7/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSEASON THREE Episode 1: Give or Walk? - Down & Away||This season I will cover the many crimes of an offender named Peter Piper. In this episode, I introduce you to "Mary" and the crime that landed then eighteen-year-old Peter Piper in jail in the first place. MUSIC: - Scott Holmes, Epic Cinematic -||7/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2 – Epilogue - Down & Away||This is a summation episode, and I go over what I think are two important elements of the case, as well as discuss my own theory about the man coming in and bothering Janette in the days leading up to her murder. -||5/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2 Bonus Interview #3 – Forensic Psychologist Scott Johnson - Down & Away||I interview Scott Allen Johnson, Licensed Psychologist, about this case, hoping to get some insight into the type of perpetrator that would commit this crime. He is a forensic consultant and adjunct instructor at Florida Gulf Coast University. -||5/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2 BONUS Interview Episode #2 – Mark Truman - Down & Away||Mark Truman was a Reed City high school senior in 1983. He was in the Gambles store when Janette was discovered, and he tells what he remembers about that day, as well as discusses Dale, who he was friends with at the time. -||5/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2 BONUS Interview #1- A Customer & Sheriff Crawford - Down & Away||I speak with another customer who had been in the store the day of Janette's murder. We discuss what she saw, as well as current gossip surrounding the investigation. Also, Sheriff Crawford of the Osceola County Sheriff's Department tells me what he||4/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2: Episode 8 – The Tip - Down & Away||This is a shorter than usual episode that strictly goes over a very strange tip I received while researching this case. Because I am not sure if this is or is not related to the murder, I did not want to add this information to a regular episode,||4/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2: Episode 7 – Marion Fisher - Down & Away||Janette’s mother, Marion Fisher, and her role in the community as city clerk are discussed, as well as what was going on in the community within the timeline of the murder. - MUSIC CREDITS: - Blue Dot Sessions – Stillness; Free Music Archive -||4/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2: Episode 6 – Composite Sketch & Psychic - Down & Away||Topics in this episode: - Confusion about the composite sketch is discussed, as well as conspiracy ideas around this case. - Also, an interesting story I was told by the son of a first responding officer.||4/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2 – Episode 5: Suspects & Persons of Interest - Down & Away||People treated by Michigan State Police as suspects and persons of interest, according to the report, are covered in this episode. - - MUSIC CREDITS: - Ben McElroy – Raggedy Bob, Pt. 3; Free Music Archive -||3/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2 – Episode 4: Buckboard Bar Assault, Prop B, & Tensions in Law Enforcement - Down & Away||This episode goes over what went on in the Buckboard Bar - next door to Gambles - just after Janette was discovered, as well as what occurred in the bar a month before the murder, involving a city police officer. - I also talk more with Ray Haight,||3/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2: Episode 3 – First Responders - Down & Away||“Knowledge will forever govern ignorance, and a people who mean to be their own governors, must arm themselves with the power knowledge gives. A popular government without popular information, or the means of acquiring it,||3/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2: Episode 2 – That Day - Down & Away||In this episode we go through a timeline of customers who were in the store that day and hear from the dispatcher. Down & Away Facebook Page - Down & Away Twitter Page - MUSIC CREDITS: Blue Dot Sessions – Closing Shop; Free Music Archive||3/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2: Episode 1 – The Basement - Down & Away||Janette Roberson was murdered in the basement pet department of the Gambles store downtown Reed City, Michigan in 1983. - In the coming season, I will go over what we know about that day, take a look at the people that police treated as suspects,||3/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSEASON 2: The Murder of Janette Roberson – TEASER - Down & Away||In the second season of Down & Away, I will cover the murder of Janette Roberson, which occurred in the Gambles store basement pet department in Reed City, Michigan in 1983. - If you’d like to follow along and read associated police documents,||2/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Conclusion - Down & Away||In the final episode of Season One, you hear from the daughter of another of Robert Elton Waldron's ex-wives, and I summarize my findings regarding the case. - SEASON TWO NOTE: I am busy working on Season Two,||2/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Five: Antimony & Barium - Down & Away||In this episode, we learn about the problems with the gun and fingerprint evidence, and Norma Waldron's daughter is interviewed. MUSIC by incompetech.com - TITLES: Spiders; Long Note Three - "I Think I Need The Angels" -||2/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: “Bob, did you shoot your wife?” - Down & Away||Robert Elton Waldron was interviewed twice the day his wife was shot. This is the full, unedited long interview - over an hour - that he did with Michigan State Police, a few hours after the incident. He is questioned by the detective and the county pr.||1/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: “Bob, I don’t think you’ve heard the last of this.” - Down & Away||One of Robert Elton Waldron’s biological children who was put up for adoption is interviewed; more information about his abusive tendencies is learned from another of his ex-wives. Music by incompetech.com||1/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: “Why in the world did he put that gun back down by her hand?” - Down & Away||The neighbor that Robert Elton Waldron called on the morning of his wife's shooting is interviewed by Detective Miller, at length. - Music by: incompetech.com Titles: I Knew a Guy; Ominous; Enter the Maze; Ghost Processional||1/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1 : “That woman is laying in there dying!” - Down & Away||Robert Elton Waldron was interviewed twice on the day his wife was shot. The first interview was brief, and took place less than two hours after the incident. That full interview is in this episode, along with backstory on how he and Norma met,||1/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason One Teaser - Down & Away||Suicide or homicide? The death of Norma Waldron on June 13, 1987 is explored in the first season of Down & Away. - Her husband says suicide. Michigan State Police believe otherwise. - NOTE: Music used in this teaser from incompetech.com -||12/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Down & Away
I much enjoying the way this is put together. I especially enjoyed the 2nd interview #4 uninterrupted. Because just like the narrator said, I was able to hear the excellent way the police interrogated, and the discrepancies, concentrated attempts Waldron made to stay on point. Also his voice is a tell in itself, the rise, fall, giggles, all made my skin crawl.
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Love the deep dive
I appreciate the podcasts that do multiple episodes on one topic. This one is good, so far.