July 27 – No new episode this week!

I’m taking a week off to refresh, regroup and plan for a Back to School series of cases.

Already Gone will return on Thursday, August 3, 2017


Meanwhile check out my guest appearance on Our Americana. Season 3, episode 11.

or, give a listen to another wonderful Detroit based storyteller – The Conspirators Podcast. Creepy history and strange stories. One of my favorites.

If you really need to hear me talk crime, check out the newest episode of Thinking Sideways,  The Villisca Axe murders. You won’t be disappointed.

Finally,  you may know that I am a big fan of the In Sight podcast hosted by the lovely and talented Ali and Charlie. They started a spin off show, geared to the YA set In Sight Junior. As an adult, it’s very well done and written with the same flair as In Sight.

Thank you for checking in and please, be safe!

61 Justice for Erik Cross

In 1983 the battered body of Erik Cross was found in a ditch in front of his house. He’d been beaten, dragged behind a car and finally run over, his body left on the edge of the road.

In the 34 years since his death, the Cross family has waited for an arrest in the case. In the last few years, an army has assembled, hoping to bring the perpetrator or perpetrators to justice.

They’ve waited 34 years for justice

In 2016 law enforcement named a group of suspects that they believe are involved in Eric’s death. This included Bill Cook, Tim Martin, Amber Thomas and Brent Spaulding:

One of his most recent mug shots.

Listen now. 

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60 Vincent Chin revisited

On June 19, 1982 Vincent Chin was attacked by two men wielding a baseball bat.  He would die four days later,  on his mother’s birthday.

The men who attacked him never spent a night in jail, they were given probation and a small fine. The Asian American community rose up and demanded justice for Vincent Chin. This was the birth of the Asian American Civil Rights Movement.

Vincent and his bride to be. He didn’t live to see his wedding day.


additional reading:
NY Times Opinion 

NBC News