Content warning: this episode contains descriptions of personal violence and human remains.
Episode available December 20, 2021
More than 40 women are murdered in the San Diego area in the 1980s, leading to a special unit with the local police agency. A member of the Taylor family is convicted for his role in at least one case, and spends nearly two decades in prison. Why do most of the cases remain unsolved, despite multiple men being sent to prison? This episode analyzes the still cold cases, once labeled NIH – No Human Involved.
Cold case references:
- Cynthia Maine: NamUs case 8606
- Jane Doe (Hesperia Wranglers): NamUs case 61563
- Jane Doe (2 gold rings, 1 silver ring): NamUs case 53746
- Mary Rawlinson: NamUs case 9353
- Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office
- Mitch Morrissey, United Data Connect
- NBC News archives
- KCPQ 13, Seattle, WA (1988)
- KFMB-TV, San Diego CA (1993)
- National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)