A real time reinvestigation from the creators of Unjust & Unsolved.
On April Fools Day 1999, 26-year-old Yvonne Layne was found murdered in her Ohio home. David Thorne, her ex-boyfriend and father of one of her children, was instantly a suspect. David had a solid alibi, but then the police found Joe Wilkes, who confessed to the murder and said David had hired him to do it. Despite no evidence other than Joe’s confession, David was sentenced to life without parole for the murder of Yvonne even though the entire investigation may have been botched, or even possibly covered up. Now, after David has been in prison for over 20 years, host Maggie Freleng investigates Yvonne’s murder alongside Jason Baldwin (himself wrongfully convicted as a member of the West Memphis Three) and his organization Proclaim Justice. Is David actually innocent? And if so, who did kill Yvonne Layne?
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Located in the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest, Braley Pond is a popular recreational area located 30 minutes outside of Staunton, Virginia. It’s also one of the most haunted campsites in the United States. Reports of spirits hovering above the water there, and the sounds of laughing children have been heard at night. Though rumors of at least one suicide have been reported there, the 2003 gang murder of Christopher S. Kennedy is what most locals believe is the cause of Braley Pond’s mysterious paranormal occurrences.
Six months after Kennedy’s murder, Shea Willis and her friend Chris Pugh, two well-known local paranormal investigators, took a trip to Braley Pond to investigate the hauntings themselves. What they found was unlike anything they’d ever experienced before.
What Happened at Braley Pond is a 9-part exploratory podcast about our need to understand the unknown. It’s about our search for bigger truths, about life and death and the hereafter, about our need for connection, not just with each other, but with the loved ones we’ve lost in our lives.Visit Website