The Trail Went Cold – Minisode 8 – Helen Dymond

June 28, 1981. Tilden Township, Michigan. After a night of drinking at a local club, 48-year old Helen Dymond and her husband Roy get into an argument in the parking lot. Roy drives home without his wife and Helen decides to walk from the club to her son’s house in order to spend the night. However, Helen never arrives and vanishes without a trace. Unfortunately, potential resolution for this case would be hampered by a faulty police investigation, contradictory stories from eyewitnesses, and the spread of misinformation. Join us for this week’s minisode of “The Trail Went Cold” as we examine the perplexing disappearance of Helen Dymond.

Special thanks to Helen`s granddaughters, Holly Letson and April Lawer, whose Facebook page, “The Disappearance of Helen Dymond” is the source of most of the information you’ll hear on this podcast.

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2 thoughts on “The Trail Went Cold – Minisode 8 – Helen Dymond

  • Another great episode Robin!

    Question on what yourself and the family have seen looking into the case – does the lacklustre investigation & number of mistakes feel like the Police department were just a bit rubbish, or is there a possibility this could be deliberate misdirection to protect someone? The scenario that came into my head whilst listening was that this could have been a hit & run, and the driver involved was either an off duty officer, or someone influential in the town who had the police on their side & these mistakes held up the investigation long enough for a cover up. Just a theory and probably way off, but be cool to hear your thoughts!

    • Thank you. Helen’s family would more of an expert on the local police than me, but it would not surprise me if Helen was killed by a hit-and-run and there was some sort of coverup. But I think the simplest explanation is that this was a small inexperienced police force not used to dealing with murders or missing persons case and just handled things badly. It’s like the other murder I mentioned on the podcast where they were content to close the case after the prime suspect’s death even though some of the evidence didn’t match him.

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