For years, some law enforcement agencies have replaced the faces of traditional playing card decks with images of missing and murdered people and distributed those cards in prisons hoping inmates would come forward with information needed to crack these cold cases wide open. Now, audiochuck is dealing you in. Each week, we will be working with investigators and family members to bring you the details of some of the coldest cases from around the country in hopes that someone listening can finally bring these victims the justice they deserve.
Aaron "Peanut" Lamont Smalls (Ace of Spades, Virginia)
29:44Our card this week is Aaron Lamont "Peanut" Smalls, the Ace of Spades from Virginia. Aaron Lamont Smalls, also known as Peanut, was only 25 years old when his body was found in York County, Virginia, in 2001. In the search for his killer, investigators uncovered several key pieces of evidence and received a mountain of tips. But despite their efforts, the case slowly turned cold. Now, 20 years later, investigators and Peanut’s family still have hope that the case will one day be solved. So if you have any information about his murder, please call the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office at 757-890-4999. To learn more about The Deck, visit www.thedeckpodcast.com.
Keyru Lolo (Queens of Hearts, Colorado)
14:53Our card this week is Keryu Lolo, the Queen of Hearts from Colorado. Keyru was a kindhearted, family-oriented 24-year-old who was visiting relatives in Denver, Colorado, when he was brutally gunned down for seemingly no reason. For more than a decade, Keyru’s friends and family have waited in agony for the monster who snuffed out his bright light to be brought to justice. If you have information about Keyru Lolo’s murder in 2009, call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP. Callers remain 100% anonymous, and there’s currently a $10,000 reward being offered. To learn more about The Deck, visit www.thedeckpodcast.com.
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James Walker III (King of Clubs, Kansas)
23:50Our card this week is James Walker III, the King of Clubs from Kansas. When James Walker III is shot to death at a house party in 2017, investigators kicked off a search for the people responsible. But despite a large number of witnesses, no one would talk and with a lack of physical evidence the case quickly hit a dead end. If you have any information about the murder of James Walker III, please contact Detective Addie Perkins at the Wichita Police Department at 316-268-4379 or email [email protected] To learn more about The Deck, visit www.thedeckpodcast.com.
Sherry Black (9 of Hearts, Utah) Part 2
32:29Our card this week is Sherry Black, the 9 of Hearts from Utah.After Sherry Black’s vicious murder, police had her killer’s DNA, but no suspects or motive. It would take nearly a decade – and a dogged investigator – to crack this unsolved case.GEDmatch DNA Upload InstructionsTo learn more about the Sherry Black Foundation, visit sherryblackfoundation.org To learn more about The Deck, visit www.thedeckpodcast.com.
Sherry Black (9 of Hearts, Utah) Part 1
30:25Our card this week is Sherry Black, the 9 of Hearts from Utah. In November of 2010, the community of South Salt Lake was shocked by the vicious murder of Sherry Black, a beloved great-grandmother. Investigators chased leads and interviewed suspects, utilizing every resource at their disposal to learn who could have committed such a brutal crime – and why. But those answers...and justice...would remain elusive for nearly a decade.To learn more about GEDmatch DNA upload instructions visit here. To learn more about the Sherry Black Foundation, visit sherryblackfoundation.org To learn more about The Deck, visit www.thedeckpodcast.com.
NEW SHOW: The Deck Investigates
15:53Introducing The Deck Investigates. Our card this season is Darlene Hulse, the 4 of Hearts from Indiana.Darlene Hulse was forcibly taken from her home in Argos, Indiana on August 17, 1984. Her two oldest daughters witnessed the attack but they didn’t recognize the man who took their mother. Though Darlene’s body would be found a day later, just six miles from her home, her killer has evaded law enforcement for almost four decades and her case has remained cold…until now.After a year long investigation, we’re uncovering new facts and speaking with witnesses and suspects who have never been spoke to before in hopes of finally answering the question, who murdered Darlene Hulse?All 15 episodes are available for you to listen to RIGHT NOW on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you like to listen to your podcasts. Brought to you by CarMax. Car buying reimagined. Find a car you’ll love at CarMax.com.
Deana Patnode (4 of Diamonds, Minnesota)
28:10Our card this week is Deana Patnode, the 4 of Diamonds from Minnesota. In 1982, Deana Patnode, a vibrant 23-year-old, disappeared from a Minnesota bar without a trace. Decades later, a deck of cold case playing cards would ultimately lead to some closure in her case — but leave everyone with far more questions than answers. If you know anything about the murder of Deana Patnode, or if you remember seeing her at the Buck Board bar on Concord Boulevard in South St. Paul on October 26th, 1982, please call the Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office at 651-565-3361 and ask for Chief Deputy Warren. To learn more about The Deck, visit www.thedeckpodcast.com.
Joseph Pellicci (Jack of Hearts, Connecticut)
34:31Our card this week is Joseph Pellicci, the Jack of Hearts from Connecticut. Joseph Pellicci was a father of three and a successful restaurateur when he was abducted and shot to death in 1973. Everyone in Stamford, Connecticut seems to know who’s responsible. The real mystery is...why hasn’t anyone ever been charged with his murder? Anyone with information about Joseph Pellicci’s murder is encouraged to call Stamford police at 203-977-4444. To learn more about The Deck, visit www.thedeckpodcast.com.
Cassandra Jones (Queen of Clubs, Kansas)
26:47Our card this week is Cassandra Jones, the Queen of Clubs from Kansas. In December 1998, 20-year-old Cassandra disappeared from Wichita, Kansas, only for her body to be found months later on the side of a dirt road in rural Sedgwick County. For more than 20 years, investigators have struggled to make movement in the case, as the one person they think has the answers refuses to cooperate. If you know anything about the murder of Cassandra Jones in 1998, please contact the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office at 316-660-3799 or email them at [email protected] To learn more about The Deck, visit www.thedeckpodcast.com.
Desiree Michaud (Queen of Clubs, Connecticut)
26:00Our card this week is Desiree Michaud, the Queen of Clubs from Connecticut. In 1984, 18-year-old Desiree Michaud was violently killed in a motel room in southeastern Connecticut. For nearly 40 years, her murder has haunted the community and stumped investigators as they’ve chased down every promising lead that’s come knocking on their door but have yet to find the answers they need to crack the case. If you know anything about the murder of Desiree Michaud on April 7th, 1984, please call the Groton Town Police Department at 860-441-6712. To learn more about The Deck, visit www.thedeckpodcast.com.