So, I hope by now that you've all been able to listen to the newest episode of the Unresolved Podcast - which is the first part of the Alcasser Girls.
I knew going into this episode that some people were going to be a bit disappointed. Not because of my failed attempts to say some Spanish names (seriously, anyone who cares... I'm sorry for butchering the language), but because the first part didn't give a lot away. With this episode, I wanted to give you all some background on the area and the people involved, and basically set the stage for what happens next.
So, you can expect part two this coming weekend, which will go into the investigation that follows the discovery of the girls' bodies. After that, part three will go into some of the crazier aspects of the story, as well as discussing what happens in the trial and everything after that.
If you were disappointed in the length of this past episode, I apologize. Not every episode can be 45+ minutes long, even though that's what I aim for.
However, if you burned through that episode, I HIGHLY encourage you to check out the Fall Line Podcast. To give you some background: it's a podcast built around the story of two teenage girls - Dannette and Jeannette Millbrook - who disappeared without a trace in March of 1990. I actually live in the area that they disappeared from (I drive by their sister's house every day when I go to work), and became interested in the case before the podcast started releasing episodes.
The two hosts are amazing people, and working tirelessly to help this poor family find some closure. Law enforcement didn't turn over any real evidence when the twin girls disappeared, and media has barely covered the story in the decades since. In fact, most of the media exposure you'll find from the story has come from the podcast itself.
I spoke to the sister of the twins, Shanta Sturgis, a few months back. She was kind enough to speak to me, and told me about the Fall Line (this is how I got in touch with them and discovered what they were doing before they released anything). But I'm hoping to use that interview as a jumping off-point, and eventually feature the story of the twins in an upcoming episode.
I was actually able to converse with Laurah of the Fall Line Podcast in their most recent episode, which you can find at the following link:
So, if you're all caught up with Unresolved and are looking for a new podcast to start listening to, I'd highly recommend that one.
And, for the record, I'm not getting sponsored by the Fall Line or anything like that. I just feel very strongly about what they're doing, and would like to see their podcast take off (to at least bring more exposure to the case, but also because the ladies behind it are awesome and deserve this venture to be successful).
But, anyhow, that's what I wanted to tell you all. I currently have several projects in the works, including the final two episodes of the Alcasser Girls story and an upcoming story that may stretch across FIVE episodes (which would make it the longest series yet). Should be interesting! :)