Frozen Truth

Frozen Truth
A true crime podcast in pursuit of what actually happened.

Judge to rule on Dale Wayne Eaton’s mental capacity
Jun 9 • 11 min
SEASON 1 UPDATE: A judge will order Dale Wayne Eaton to undergo a mental evaluation which could determine whether he will face the death penalty. month,…
Dale Wayne Eaton Legal Developments
May 19 • 11 min
Going back to our Season 1 case; the 1997 disappearance of Amy Wroe Bechtel.There’s been a long-awaited legal development relating to Dale Wayne Eaton, a possible suspect in Amy’s case.This short update episode provides the latest…(For more on the Lisa…
Bonus: The D.B. Cooper Episode (My good friend Darren Schaefer)
May 9 • 54 min
By popular demand, our D.B. Cooper episode.Darren Schaefer joined me last year to discuss his impressive podcast “The Cooper Vortex”.
Introducing: The Dating Game Killer
Mar 5 • 9 min
In 1978, Rodney Alcala won a date on the popular TV show, The Dating Game. What no one knew was that he was a prolific serial killer in the middle of a cross-country murder spree. In this six-part series, co-hosts Tracy Pattin (Hollywood & Crime) and…
Important Frozen Truth Announcement
Jan 31 • 8 min
For those of you who have followed along with our Season 3 investigation, I wanted you to be the first to know this news.
3, Episode 15 - Vandalism
Jan 6 • 17 min
On New Year’s Eve, a billboard in Mason City meant to raise awareness of Jodi Huisentruit’s unsolved 1995 abduction was vandalized.Two men were involved in spray painting the name of a former Mason City police officer and the words “machine shed” on the…
3, Episode 14 - Steve Ridge
Nov 19, 2019 • 51 min
Jodi Huisentruit’s name has appeared in local media quite a bit lately, mostly due to the research of consultant Steve Ridge.In this update episode, Steve joins me to discuss his newly public work on the Jodi case and topics ranging from a video taken of…
3, Episode 13 - The Day Of
Nov 14, 2019 • 43 min
More than 100 people lived in the apartment complex where TV news anchor Jodi Huisentruit disappeared in June 1995. I’ve been in the process of trying to locate as many of them as possible - now 25 years later - to ask them what they remember about the…
3, Episode 12 - The Morning Walk
Oct 6, 2019 • 30 min
For years, nobody knew about LaDonna Woodford.Nobody knew that, after Jodi Huisentruit disappeared and while speculation swirled about the possible involvement of John Vansice in the case, LaDonna was called to testify before a grand jury. Her testimony…
1, Episode 6 - The Journals
Sep 6, 2019 • 43 min
I’m happy to resume our coverage of Amy Wroe Bechtel’s disappearance from Lander, Wyoming in 1997. New Season 1 episodes are on the way! Over the next weeks and months, we’ll dive even deeper into Amy’s case, speaking with the people who knew her and the…
1 Update - Execution Leverage
Aug 21, 2019 • 6 min
Natrona County, Wyoming District Attorney Dan Itzen has announced that his office will continue to pursue the death penalty against convicted murderer Dale Wayne Eaton.In 1988, Eaton abducted and killed 18-year-old Lisa Marie Kimmell as she drove from…
3, Episode 11 – Jodi’s Network of Hope
Mar 31, 2019 • 39 min
In this episode you’ll hear from Candy Host, Chairman of the Board of Jodi’s Network of Hope, which is is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation founded in 2005 on the 10 year anniversary of Jodi’s abduction. The group promotes positive educational…
3, Episode 10 – Mason City
Mar 23, 2019 • 36 min
I spent this last week of March 2019 in Mason City, where I was able to speak with some of those most closely involved with the Jodi Huisentruit case.The only witness in the case isn’t really an eye-witness to the crime at all. Randy Linderman was driving…
3, Episode 9 – Data Points
Feb 17, 2019 • 59 min
What is yet to be discovered about the disappearance of Jodi Huisentruit from Mason City, Iowa in 1995?
3, Episode 8 – Tony Jackson (Part 2)
Feb 10, 2019 • 28 min
At the time Jodi Huisentruit disappeared Tony Jackson lived two blocks from KIMT-TV in Mason City, where Jodi worked.Two years later Jackson violently raped four women in the Minneapolis area. He was later connected by DNA to a total of six rapes in Iowa…
3, Episode 7 – Tony Jackson (Part 1)
Feb 3, 2019 • 25 min
At the time Jodi Huisentruit disappeared Tony Jackson lived two blocks from KIMT-TV in Mason City, where Jodi worked.Two years later Jackson violently raped four women in the Minneapolis area.One of the officer’s responsible for arresting Jackson in…
3, Episode 6 – The Last Time I Saw Jodi
Jan 27, 2019 • 27 min
Tamara (Tammy) Baker spent a weekend with Jodi Huisentruit in June 1995 on a lake in Iowa City, Iowa. The friends water skied during the day, and the enjoyed the college town night life after dark.Jodi disappeared the following Tuesday.Here’s Tamara’s…
3, Episode 5 – Is It You?
Jan 20, 2019 • 49 min
Mason City, Iowa police have never named a suspect in the 1995 disappearance of television news anchor Jodi Huisentruit, but they have ruled a few people out.One of those men ruled out by authorities in Jodi’s case was a violent serial rapist who stalked…
3, Episode 4 – MCPD
Jan 6, 2019 • 25 min
It took three days for the Mason City Police Department to declare the Jodi Huisentruit disappearance an abduction.Since then, the department’s investigation into one of Iowa’s most notorious cold cases has been thwarted by strange twists and turns.
3, Episode 3 – Correlation and Causation
Dec 23, 2018 • 19 min
There are no shortage of leads to follow in Jodi Huisentruit’s disappearance.Early on, the FBI and local investigators wondered if her disappearance might be related to other unsolved murders of young women in north Iowa.
3, Episode 2 – Limelight
Dec 9, 2018 • 22 min
There’s a dark side to television reporting that few watching are aware of.Could Jodi Huisentruit’s abduction be related to her profession as an on-air media personality?
3, Episode 1 – Trouble In River City
Nov 25, 2018 • 21 min
Jodi Huisentruit disappeared from Mason City, Iowa on her way to work in June 1995.Jodi’s case will be the subject of Season 3. New episodes will be released bi-weekly on Sundays.Special thanks to Christine Penhale ( and James Wilcox…
2 Epilogue – Blue As The Sky
Jul 28, 2018 • 31 min
This epilogue episode is the Season 2 finale of Frozen Truth.Will this case be resolved?
2, Episode 5 – Maine DHHS
Jul 22, 2018 • 45 min
Two children who were placed by Maine’s Department of Health and Human Services and its Office of Child and Family Services have died in the last year.Both deaths were determined to be the result of child abuse at the hands of their foster caretakers.One…
2, Episode 4 – Everybody Knows
Jul 15, 2018 • 17 min
Special thanks to Maine State Police Lt. Jeff Love for appearing in this week’s episode.
2, Episode 3 – Prosecutorial Discretion
Jul 8, 2018 • 24 min
No charges have been filed in connection with Ayla Reynolds’ disappearance.Wisconsin defense attorney Jessa Nicholson Goetz joins me on this episode to discuss the legal issues surrounding Ayla’s case.Jessa has been voted by her peers at being among the…
2, Episode 2 – The Microscope
Jul 1, 2018 • 28 min
The media coverage of Ayla’s disappearance was intense.Rob Poindexter joins me on this episode.At the time Ayla disappeared, Rob was the Central Maine Bureau Chief for WABI TV5. His office was on Main Street in Waterville.
2, Episode 1 – Baby Ayla
Jun 24, 2018 • 35 min
20-month-old Ayla Reynolds disappeared from her father’s home in Waterville, Maine a week before Christmas in 2011.Ayla has never been found.In Season 2 of Frozen Truth, we’ll seek answers for Ayla, Ayla’s family and for the rest of us.We’ll also pursue…
1, Episode 5 – Cold Case File
Apr 1, 2018 • 45 min
This week I’m in Lander, Wyoming to speak with the lead investigator on the Amy Wroe Bechtel disappearance; Detective Sgt. John Zerga of the Fremont County Sheriff’s office.This episode is the Season 1 finale of Frozen Truth. Thank you all for listening…
1, Episode 4 – Long Gone Girl
Mar 25, 2018 • 28 min
My guest on this episode is Jon Billman, who authored this excellent piece on Amy’s disappearance in 2016.His was among the first to detail the possible connection of Dale Wayne Eaton.
1, Episode 3 – Lander SAR
Mar 18, 2018 • 35 min
Lander, Wyoming is a great place to get lost. It’s home to some of the best search and rescue volunteers in the country.Despite a 10-day initial search involving hundreds of volunteers, dogs, aerial support and the latest technology, Amy Wroe Bechtel was…
1, Episode 2 – Junkyard Dale
Mar 11, 2018 • 29 min
Dale Wayne Eaton is the only inmate on Wyoming’s death row. He abducted and murdered Lisa Marie Kimmell in 1988.Many believe he is responsible for other murders.
1, Episode 1 – God’s Backyard
Mar 4, 2018 • 28 min
Amy Wroe Bechtel went for a run in the Shoshone National Forest south of Lander one afternoon in July 1997.She was never seen again.Christine Penhale ( joined us in this episode to go over the basics of Amy’s disappearance. Here’s a…