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We are a boots on-the-ground, investigative, serialized podcast. Season 2: On March 21, 2015, 32 year old Eric Cates and his beloved dog, Gypsy, were found murdered behind the old Empire School in the tiny Walker County town of Empire, AL. Their bodies were found burned in the cab of Eric's truck. Their murders remain unsolved even though the crime is rumored to have been witnessed by a large crowd of people. In Season 2 of Secrets True Crime, Amber and private investigation firm Echo 7 Foxtrot, LLC will be digging into this case to help find justice for Eric Cates.Season 2 Bonus Mini-Season: 26 year old Hayden Mayberry went missing on November 19, 2019. He reportedly walked into the woods in the Boldo area of Walker County, AL from a home he was staying at on Pine Dr. His remains were found on February 2, 2020 under some unusual circumstances. Join us as we dig into the details of Hayden's disappearance and death.Season 1: On Memorial Day in 2017, a mother and her son vanished from their home in the rural Alabama community of Holtville. Susan Osborne and Evan Chartrand haven't been seen or heard from since and their bodies have not been found. 2 months passed before their disappearance was reported to police. Susan's husband, Jerry, told police that Susan left him for another man but as police began investigating, they discovered he'd been keeping some big secrets and Susan’s best friend had proof. Did her Jerry's secrets lead to the disappearance of Susan & Evan? What happened to them? These are the questions we will explore in season one of Secrets True Crime, a serial podcast. We will be taking a close look into the lives of Susan and Evan, speaking with their family members, friends, teachers, neighbors, the sheriff and investigators assigned to their case.

We are a boots on-the-ground, investigative, serialized podcast. Season 2: On March 21, 2015, 32 year old Eric Cates and his beloved dog, Gypsy, were found murdered behind the old Empire School in the tiny Walker County town of Empire, AL. Their bodies were found burned in the cab of Eric's truck. Their murders remain unsolved even though the crime is rumored to have been witnessed by a large crowd of people. In Season 2 of Secrets True Crime, Amber and private investigation firm Echo 7 Foxtrot, LLC will be digging into this case to help find justice for Eric Cates.Season 2 Bonus Mini-Season: 26 year old Hayden Mayberry went missing on November 19, 2019. He reportedly walked into the woods in the Boldo area of Walker County, AL from a home he was staying at on Pine Dr. His remains were found on February 2, 2020 under some unusual circumstances. Join us as we dig into the details of Hayden's disappearance and death.Season 1: On Memorial Day in 2017, a mother and her son vanished from their home in the rural Alabama community of Holtville. Susan Osborne and Evan Chartrand haven't been seen or heard from since and their bodies have not been found. 2 months passed before their disappearance was reported to police. Susan's husband, Jerry, told police that Susan left him for another man but as police began investigating, they discovered he'd been keeping some big secrets and Susan’s best friend had proof. Did her Jerry's secrets lead to the disappearance of Susan & Evan? What happened to them? These are the questions we will explore in season one of Secrets True Crime, a serial podcast. We will be taking a close look into the lives of Susan and Evan, speaking with their family members, friends, teachers, neighbors, the sheriff and investigators assigned to their case.

Location:

Alabama

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We are a boots on-the-ground, investigative, serialized podcast. Season 2: On March 21, 2015, 32 year old Eric Cates and his beloved dog, Gypsy, were found murdered behind the old Empire School in the tiny Walker County town of Empire, AL. Their bodies were found burned in the cab of Eric's truck. Their murders remain unsolved even though the crime is rumored to have been witnessed by a large crowd of people. In Season 2 of Secrets True Crime, Amber and private investigation firm Echo 7 Foxtrot, LLC will be digging into this case to help find justice for Eric Cates.Season 2 Bonus Mini-Season: 26 year old Hayden Mayberry went missing on November 19, 2019. He reportedly walked into the woods in the Boldo area of Walker County, AL from a home he was staying at on Pine Dr. His remains were found on February 2, 2020 under some unusual circumstances. Join us as we dig into the details of Hayden's disappearance and death.Season 1: On Memorial Day in 2017, a mother and her son vanished from their home in the rural Alabama community of Holtville. Susan Osborne and Evan Chartrand haven't been seen or heard from since and their bodies have not been found. 2 months passed before their disappearance was reported to police. Susan's husband, Jerry, told police that Susan left him for another man but as police began investigating, they discovered he'd been keeping some big secrets and Susan’s best friend had proof. Did her Jerry's secrets lead to the disappearance of Susan & Evan? What happened to them? These are the questions we will explore in season one of Secrets True Crime, a serial podcast. We will be taking a close look into the lives of Susan and Evan, speaking with their family members, friends, teachers, neighbors, the sheriff and investigators assigned to their case.

Language:

English

Contact:

205-365-8454


Episodes

The Eric Cates & Gypsy Story - Update #1

6/7/2021
June 7, 2021 update on the case. Law enforcement has named a person of interest. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/secretscrime)

Duration:00:12:53

2020 Update - Susan Osborne & Evan Chartrand Disappearance

11/19/2020
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Duration:00:18:53

Smoke

8/13/2020
Charity Tessener was another one of the 3 persons of interest that the Walker County Sheriff's Office was looking for shortly after Hayden disappeared. In this episode, she shares what details she knows about that night and why the sheriff's office wanted to speak with her. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/secretscrime)

Duration:00:25:09

Tommy

7/30/2020
Hayden was planning for his friend, Tommy, to pick him up the night he disappeared. Tommy tells us about that night and another person surprised us with some new information. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/secretscrime)

Duration:00:25:33

Pine Drive

7/16/2020
6 weeks after Hayden Mayberry walked out of the back door of his home on Pine Drive, his body was discovered just off the road on...Pine Drive. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/secretscrime)

Duration:00:31:12

The Mysterious Disappearance & Death of Hayden Mayberry

7/2/2020
26 year old Hayden Mayberry went missing on November 19, 2019. He reportedly walked into the woods in the Boldo area of Walker County, AL from a home he was staying at on Pine Dr. His remains were found on February 2, 2020 under some unusual circumstances. Join us as we dig into the details of Hayden's disappearance and death. Episode 1 of a bonus mini-series. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/secretscrime)

Duration:00:32:55

Intimidation & Abuses of Power

4/16/2020
Tobbie's had some unnerving and downright alarming experiences since Eric & Gypsy were murdered. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/secretscrime)

Duration:00:32:14

Injustices

3/26/2020
It seems that the offices of the Walker County District Attorney, the Walker County Coroner's Office, the Walker County Sheriff's Office and the Alabama State Fire Marshal's Office all had just a fraction of Eric Cates' autopsy for almost 5 years and no one noticed. How is it possible for this to happen and when will they begin an official investigation into how this occurred? It seems there is a lack of accountability and transparency to the people of Walker County who voted most of these...

Duration:00:40:04

The Autopsy

3/12/2020
Eric's mom Tobbie has been adamant that the autopsy she was recently allowed to see was not a complete autopsy. In this episode, you'll hear a shocking update. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/secretscrime)

Duration:00:41:30

The Struggle Is Real

2/27/2020
Tobbie reveals that her struggle to get Eric's case investigated is an ongoing battle. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/secretscrime)

Duration:00:58:06

The Suspicious Death of Randy Hicks

2/13/2020
Randy Hicks was one of the most commonly rumored to have been responsible for the murders of Eric & Gypsy. In July 2016, Randy Hicks went missing and then was found deceased in the woods under very mysterious circumstances. What really happened to Randy Hicks? Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/secretscrime)

Duration:00:41:36

Meetings

1/30/2020
Numerous items were missing from Eric's truck. What happened to them? As Eric's family continued to get tips, there were numerous meetings with informants who provided information. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/secretscrime)

Duration:00:28:34

The Letter

1/16/2020
Eric's dad was given a letter shortly after Eric and Gypsy were murdered. The letter details what the author says happened to Eric and names people who were allegedly involved. Huge thanks to Podcorn for sponsoring this episode. Explore sponsorship opportunities and start monetizing your podcast by signing up here: https://podcorn.com/podcasters/ Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/secretscrime)

Duration:00:41:41

The Lost Footage

1/2/2020
We were given the surveillance footage from the Blue Store for Eric's last day. The Blue Store was the last reported sighting of Eric and Michael made a very significant discovery as he poured over this video. Be sure to visit our Facebook page to see the video. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/secretscrime)

Duration:00:43:29

Working Theories

12/19/2019
We continue to investigate the most common theories in Eric and Gypsy's murders and we go through the timeline of Eric's last day. Huge thanks to Podcorn for sponsoring this episode. Explore sponsorship opportunities and start monetizing your podcast by signing up here: https://podcorn.com/podcasters/ Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/secretscrime)

Duration:00:33:19

The Drive By Shooting

12/5/2019
So many tips came in the day Eric & Gypsy were found murdered. In this episode you'll hear directly from a man who was the subject of one of these tips. The murder of Eric & Gypsy and the events that followed set off a chain reaction that has forever changed the lives of his entire family. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/secretscrime)

Duration:00:36:51

The House Fire

11/21/2019
Eric's family began to receive tips about what happened to Eric and Gypsy the same day their remains were found. One of the first and most interesting tips is about a house where a BBQ was held. Join us as we explore this lead and more. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/secretscrime)

Duration:00:30:33

Empire School

11/7/2019
After Eric & Gypsy's bodies were found at the school, Eric's family is given access to the crime scene and are shocked at what they found. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/secretscrime)

Duration:00:40:14

The Eric Cates & Gypsy Story

10/24/2019
On March 21, 2015, 32 year old Eric Cates and his beloved dog, Gypsy, were found murdered behind the old Empire School in the tiny Walker County town of Empire, AL. Hunters found their bodies burned in the cab of Eric’s truck. Their murders remain unsolved even though the crime is rumored to have been witnessed by a large crowd of people. In Season 2 of Secrets True Crime, Amber and private investigator, Michael Fleming with Echo 7 Foxtrot, LLCwill be digging into this case to help find who...

Duration:00:38:28

Season 2 - Eric Cates & Gypsy

10/16/2019
On March 21, 2015, 32 year old Eric Cates and his beloved dog, Gypsy, were found murdered behind the old Empire School in the tiny Walker County town of Empire, AL. Their murders remain unsolved even though the crime is rumored to have been witnessed by a large crowd of people. In Season 2 of Secrets True Crime, Amber and private investigation firm Echo 7 Foxtrot, LLC will be digging into this case to help find justice for Eric Cates. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/secretscrime)

Duration:00:05:39