Episodes aired in March 2017
episode 22 - Wyoming
Twenty-two month old Marcella Hope Yellowbear was brutually beaten and abused for several months until one day, when one of her parents hung her by her bib overalls in a closet. The pressure of the overalls cut off her oxygen supply and Marcella died. Post mortem reports and photos revealed a skull fracture, multiple broken bones, trauma to her skull, a hole under her chin from a 2 x 4, and numerous bruises and lacerations all over her body.
Danny Moser, 27, was found by a police officer on October 20, 2001 in the parking lot of the Wagon Wheel roller skating rink in Mills. Danny had been beaten and a witness told police she thought he had been hit by a vehicle. Police received some information about a white Cadillac but nothing has really panned out from their investigation. If you have any information about Danny's death, please call Crime Stoppers at 307-577-TIPS, you may be eligible to receive a $1,000 reward. Remember, you can remain anonymous.
MISSING PERSON #missing- Saphron Diehl-Power was last seen on March 17, 2015 when she left for school. Saphron was upset that she couldn't go to school earlier than her normal time that day but her mom told reporters that she went to school and no one has heard from her since. She may be in New Orleans. If you have information about Saphron, please call the Cheyenne Police department at 307-637-6524.
Episode 23 - Alaska
Robert Stroud, aka the Birdman of Alcatraz, was originally sentenced to prison for killing a man in Alaska in January 1909. Stroud was extremely violent and spent 42 of his total 54 years in prison, in solitary confinement. Because Stroud was extremely violent, he was moved to Leavenworth prison in Kansas in 1912. It was there that Stroud found a nest of injured birds and the warden let him keep them. Over time, Stroud ended up housing over 300 birds and he became very popular in and outside of the prison. His notes about the birds were smuggled out of the prison and in 1933 were published into a book titled, Diseases of Canaries. Stroud was eventually moved to Alcatraz, leaving his birds behind at Leavenworth.
32 year old Thomas Seibold was last seen at a cabin about 30 miles north of Ambler, Alaska. Thomas had extreme survivalist training and was even an instructor at the Talking Drum Outdoor School. His story is fascinating, you have to hear it for yourself. If you know anything about Thomas Seibold, please contact the Alaskan State troopers at 907-442-3222 and reference incident number AK12249585. You can also call the Alaskan missing persons clearinghouse at 800-478-9333.
Episode 24 - Maryland
My guest and I discuss hate crimes against the LGBTQ community. In the month after Trump was elected there were over 1100 hate crimes against gay and transgendered individuals. An overwhelming majority of those victims are African American transgender females. Many of those victims had experienced hate crimes but did not report the incidents to police, fearing further retribution or apathy from law enforcement. In addition, many of these women are misgendered by police as well as family, leading to inaccurate reporting of statistics to the FBI.
On February 16, 2013, Edmond St. Clair (a promising surgeon) and his brother and friend were driving to get Chinese food when they came upon three men walking across the road. The men stopped and refused to leave the roadway so they could pass. Edmond got out of the car and approached the men and for an unknown reason, stabbed Edmond in the heart. He died a short while later. The incident took place on the UMES campus and appears to be just one of several similar incidents in the area. Two of the three black men are described as lighter skinned black males and all three were considered tall. The knife used to stab Edmond is pictured here. If anyone recognizes the knife or Edmond relating to what happened that evening, please contact the Maryland State Police at 401-651-3101 or Crime Solvers at 410-548-1776. Remember, you can remain anonymous.
Episode 25 - Canada (2)
Ray Michalko is a retired RCMP officer who, after retirement, began to investigate the cases of missing persons and victims who have been found along the stretch of highway known as the Highway of Tears. You can purchase Ray's book through the link provided just above this commentary.
The second part of Episode 25 takes an in depth look at Ashley Simpson's timeline. Please click here to go to her page and read more about her story and browse her photos.