By Bay Area News Group
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A sheriff's deputy. His 10-year-old son. A bitter custody battle. A haunting death. Was it suicide? Or something more sinister? Twenty-five years later, authorities decided to take a closer look. So did Mercury News reporter Julia Prodis Sulek. Join her on a whirlwind journey from Silicon Valley to Oklahoma’s cowboy country as she explores a brutal question: How did a 10-year-old boy end up hanging on the family farm?
||ExplicitChapter 6: Reckoning||The envelope arrived from Santa Clara County’s Office of the District Attorney. With 28 years of anticipation and dread, Joshua Klaver’s mother slipped out the letter and braced herself. Would she finally get resolution — or would...||9/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitChapter 5: Hurting||The coroner returned to the barn in San Martin to re-enact a hanging. And for the first time in almost three decades, something new was added to the official story of Joshua Klaver’s death. But other essential parts of the story remained untold...||9/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitChapter 4: Confronting||K.W. Klaver didn’t know I was coming to Oklahoma. He didn’t know I would show up at the Atoka livestock auction barn on the edge of town. I had come with a brazen question no investigator had ever posed, and wasn’t quite sure how to phrase it:...||8/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitChapter 3: Connecting||Josh’s mother Kathy Atkins was ready to give up in 2014 when the Facebook message arrived from a stranger. “You don’t know me, but I know that sob klaver. He’s here in okla i have alot to tell you.” But were the suspicions swirling around...||8/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitChapter 2: Presuming||Sheriff’s deputies who responded to the Klaver barn the night of Josh’s death quickly ruled it a suicide, without considering any other possible explanation. Was justice done 28 years ago in the barn in San Martin, California?||8/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitChapter 1: Hanging||A sheriff’s deputy. His young son. A bitter custody battle. A haunting death. Was it suicide or something more sinister? Twenty-five years later, Santa Clara County sheriff’s detectives returned to take a closer look. So did we. How did...||8/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPreview||The Mysterious Case of the Boy in the Barn||8/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Super excited for Julia's amazing podcast!
As someone who has severe misophonia and cannot listen to most podcasts this one is perfection! Amazing voice perfect cadence and wonderful ability to tell the story. Thank you for my new favorite podcast!
Give this a listen. You won't be sorry. It's got the emotion and complexity of real life.