Shattered Souls podcast

Shattered Souls

Red Seat Ventures

What comes to mind when you hear the word “forensics”? For many, the word evokes images of sterile labs and white coats. The reality, however, is quite different. In Shattered Souls veteran forensic investigator Karen Smith opens her detailed and poignant journals from her 11 years as a forensic detective in Jacksonville, Florida. She speaks of trudging through muddy swamps, dangling over crime scenes from a firetruck ladder, and the tremendous emotional toll that the horror of these crimes wreaks on the investigators tasked with solving them.  Karen talks about the nightmares, the emotional and often physical pain, the scares, and the breath-holding, white-knuckle moments from the most haunting cases of her career. They’re victims you’ve probably never heard of, but they’re victims that she can never forget. Their stories - and the shattered souls of loved ones they left behind - are at the heart of every episode. Shattered Souls: A Forensic Detective’s Diary is presented by CrimeCon. Music by Sam Johnson

319 Episódios

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    Shattered Souls BONUS: Tips for the Surfer

    13:09

    Karen shares two fun, strange, and lighthearted cases from Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, including an encounter with a "Jeff Spicoli in the flesh" surfer dude. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    Shattered Souls BONUS: "Play along with me."

    15:19

    In this surprise lighthearted bonus episode, Karen recounts one of the more straightforward cases in which a perp discovers the hard way that she isn't as smart as Karen and her colleagues. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    Shattered Souls BONUS with Nancy Grace: Broken Glass

    27:15

    Karen talks with longtime friend and former prosecutor Nancy Grace about the most emotional moments from her career. Nancy is now the host of the podcast Crime Stories with Nancy Grace and the founder of CrimeOnline.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    Shattered Souls: Kim Dorsey

    42:48

    Who killed Kim Dorsey? As Karen and her co-workers forensically reconstructed the crime scene, the homicide detectives ran down lead after lead until they found the suspect and arrested him. Who was he and how did the crime really happen? What was the suspect’s story when he took the stand at the trial? Interviews with Detective Kim Long, Prosecutor London Kite, Detective Larry Kuczkowski and Sergeant Karen Dukes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    Shattered Souls: Breakdown

    50:37

    Kim Dorsey was found bludgeoned, stabbed and sexually assaulted in her own bedroom. The crime scene had been assigned to two new crime scene investigators the day before Karen and her co-worker, Kim Long, were summoned to help sort out the details of what happened to Kim early in the morning of October 28, 2012. It would prove to be the most challenging case of Karen’s career. Interviews with Detective Kim Long, Prosecutor London Kite, Detective Larry Kuczkowski and Sergeant Karen Dukes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    Shattered Souls: Jessie Bracelett

    41:23

    Jessie Bracelett was brutally murdered in the pre-dawn hours of December 17, 2012. As Karen and other detectives investigated the crime scene and related items they discovered bloodstain evidence that would reveal, indisputably, who murdered Jessie on that cold December morning. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    Shattered Souls: Pain

    31:13

    Twenty two-year-old Jessie Bracelett was stabbed and left for dead in a dark parking lot in 2012. His friend, Maurice Johnson, also suffered a stab wound and called 911. . . and so did several eyewitnesses. Detectives would rely on the forensic reconstruction to detangle this twisted case. Detective Kim Long discusses the case with Karen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    Shattered Souls: Trina Joseph

    28:17

    Aubrey Joseph turned himself in after murdering his wife — but he told a much different story than the one told by evidence he left behind. It’s up to the detectives to make sense of the details, follow the evidence to find the lies, and give Trina Joseph a chance at justice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    Shattered Souls BONUS: The Prosecution Speaks

    25:32

    Karen speaks with prosecutor Janeen Kirch who details her experiences in the State Attorney's Office and her most heartbreaking moment while working the Alexandria Williams case. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    Shattered Souls: Anger

    32:23

    Trina Joseph’s tragic murder revealed a history of domestic abuse at the hands of her husband Aubrey. It’s not a whodunit, but the evidence from the crime scene would show the calculated, deliberate way that Aubrey killed her—especially one crucial piece of evidence that multiple officers, detectives, and forensic investigators nearly missed. Music: The New Real by Sam Johnson at www.samjohnsonlive.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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