Feb. 15, 2023

Vanished in the Snow: The Disappearance of Jonelle Matthews with Former CNN reporter Ashley Fantz

Vanished in the Snow: The Disappearance of Jonelle Matthews with Former CNN reporter Ashley Fantz
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Crime & Cookie Juice

December 1984, the town of Greeley, Colorado, is getting into the Christmas spirit. At a school holiday concert, 12-year-old Jonelle Matthews sings alongside her classmates. Later that night, she’s dropped off to an empty house. By the time her family returns, Jonelle has vanished. For more than 3 1/2 decades, Jonelle’s disappearance was a mystery. Was she taken? Did she runaway? Was she still alive? Then, in 2019, Jonelle’s remains were discovered near the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, only 15 miles from her home. With the discovery came a troubling new question: Had the truth been hiding in plain sight the entire time? Was the man who couldn’t stop obsessing over Jonelle’s disappearance also the person who took her? From Campside Media and Wondery comes Season Two of SUSPECT – Vanished in the Snow. Former CNN reporter, Ashley Fantz, joins Chris & Fatima and explains why she chose to cover this mind-bending cold case. 

About Ashley Fantz:

Former CNN reporter, Ashley Fantz, focuses on criminal justice and gender issues. Her 2018 CNN investigative story "Destroyed" was nominated for an Emmy. Destroyed revealed that dozens of law enforcement agencies across the United States had destroyed rape kits before the statutes of limitations expired to prosecute unsolved sex crimes. The destruction of these kits - most that had never been tested for DNA - happened following flawed and incomplete police investigations. Most recently, she reported, co-wrote and hosted the podcast "Suspect, season 2: Vanished in the Snow." The story of Jonelle Matthews. 

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