The Florida Files
By WPLG Local 10
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Local 10's "Florida Files" brings listeners tales of mystery, whodunits, and what-in-the-world exploits, exploring intriguing real-life stories through the people who lived through them. It’s a step-by-step in the who, what, where and why of South Florida’s most captivating stories – The Florida Files, Local 10’s original serial podcast.
||CleanMiami FBI Shootout of 1986, Part 4 - Who killed Patty Matix?||Police identify the two robbers who lay dead on a Southwest Miami residential street after a shootout with FBI agents. What they are about to discover are the ghosts of the men's past. The wife of William Matix, Patty, is murdered three years before Suniland. She's stabbed to death in a hospital laboratory in Ohio. So, who killed Patty Matix?||12/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMiami FBI Shootout of 1986, Part 3 - After the Dominoes Fall||With two slain agents, two dead robbers, and five wounded agents bloodied on a Southwest Miami Dade street, there are puzzle pieces to put together. Who are these never-say-die killers? What goes wrong that the FBI is outgunned on April 11, 1986? Through the years, FBI directors return to Miami. Familiar names in today's news, former FBI directors Robert Mueller and James Comey, pay tribute to SAs Benjamin Grogan and Jerry Dove for their service and sacrifice.||11/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMiami FBI Shootout of 1986, Part 2 - Agents down||Never-say-die killers William R. Matix and Michael Lee Platt are shot to pieces, but refuse to give up. Platt sprays more than 40 rounds from a high powered weapon, no match for the agent's revolvers. The call comes over the radio, "Shots fired! Agents down!" Special agents Jerry Dove and Ben Grogan are dead. Five others are wounded, in a shootout that lasts five minutes.||11/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMIami FBI Shootout of 1986, Part 1 - Cold-blooded killers||On a spring sunny morning in Miami, a quiet neighborhood becomes the scene of one of the bloodiest shootouts in FBI history when special agents and dangerous robbers exchange more than 100 rounds of gunfire between them over five minutes. Just before the shootout, special agent Ben Grogan calls into dispatch. It would be the last time anyone would ever hear his voice.||11/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLife and Death of XXXTentacion, Part 3 – Family Feud||The half-sister of Broward rapper XXXTentacion says she believes the rapper's murder on June 18, 2018 was set up by someone close to him. Meanwhile, his mother works to maintain his legacy with a raffle that includes a visit to his crypt.||10/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLife and Death of XXXTentacion, Part 2 – The Good and the Bad||It’s been only weeks since rapper XXXTentacion was murdered outside a motorsports store. On the porch of his $1.4 million house, there’s a makeshift memorial. A big, gold X, and a small rock with a "?" painted on it. On Episode 2, The Florida Files looks at the good and bad of XXXTentacion. Plus, more of the interview with the rapper’s father, Dwayne Onfroy, who provides a window into the Broward rapper’s past.||9/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLife and Death of XXXTentacion, Part 1 – Pioneer of a New Sound for Generation Z||Not many people in the mainstream had heard of the Broward County rapper known as XXXTentacion before the news of his death broke on June 18, 2018. But at music festivals and in the underground rap scene, Jahseh Onfroy was a music pioneer of a new sound for Generation Z. On a Monday afternoon, a drive in his BMW I-8 sports car to a motorcycle shop with $50,000 in cash in his favorite Louis Vuitton crossbag would end up with the 20 year old murdered in broad daylight in an armed robbery. The Florida Files goes step by step into what happened leading up to the death of XXXTentacions, and looks back at the controversial life of the young rapper. Local 10’s Michelle Solomon, host of The Florida Files, talks to those who were close to the rapper. And, listen to an exclusive interview with the rapper's father.||9/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDisappearance of Adam Walsh, Part 5 – John Walsh Speaks Out In The Fiery Finale||Today, John Walsh is certain that Ottis Toole abducted and murdered his son. So when Hollywood, Fla., Police Chief Chad Wagner announced that the case was closed in 2008, Walsh says it ended almost three decades of misery for his family. John Walsh talks in a frank and fiery interview with The Florida Files about the hurdles in trying to get justice for his son. Still, there are others that doggedly try to prove that serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer was responsible for Adam Walsh's death.||8/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDisappearance of Adam Walsh, Part 4 – A Mother Wants Justice||Ten years after Adam's disappearance, another witness comes forth to say what he saw that day at the Sears store in the Hollywood Mall. Meanwhile, things are changing at the Hollywood PD. But as time ticks on, Revé Walsh has had enough. A mother wants justice.||7/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDisappearance of Adam Walsh, Part 3 – Searching For Adam's Killer||Police track down leads and question alleged witnesses about who might have taken the six year old Hollywood, Fla., boy from a local mall and murdered him. Then, a drifter from Jacksonville, Fla., makes a stunning confession. But, there are holes in his story.||7/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDisappearance of Adam Walsh, Part 2 – Two Weeks of Hell||For two weeks in 1981, a Florida community comes together to help police and the frantic parents of a six year old attempt to locate a boy who seems to have vanished into thin air from a Sears store in a local mall. Then, a gruesome discovery in a canal more than 120 miles from where Adam Walsh disappeared changes one family's life, and alerts parents everywhere to the reality of stranger danger. Who would do such a thing and why?||7/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDisappearance of Adam Walsh, Part 1 – A Day at the Mall Changes Everything||On a typical summer day in Hollywood, Florida, a mother and her six-year-old son stop at a neighborhood mall. It's 1981. He wants to stop and play an Atari game on display in a Sears store, she goes down another aisle to look at lamps. When she returns minutes later, her son is gone. It's only the beginning of a nightmare for parents John and Revé Walsh, one that would drag on for 27 years.||7/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing The Florida Files, Season 1 – The Disappearance of Adam Walsh||Get ready to dive in to the Florida Files as we look back at the disappearance of Adam Walsh in a case that shook South Florida and the country.||6/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Really great .
Really loving these!!!! Incredible stories - and hearing the broadcast and past interviews. Miami has changed - eager to see what the next story is.
Florida Files Adam Walsh
This was an excellent 5 part story. Michelle S did a great job- I learned a lot about this tragic story that I had never heard before. I can’t wait to hear the next story.
I like it but...
I love this podcast. The orator gives great details she makes you feel like you are there, music selection is on point however episodes are only about 20-30 minutes long. It leaves you wanting more. The episodes can be longer. Heartbreaking story, great journalism. Thank you for shedding light.