The Trail Went Cold – Minisode 11 – Jonelle Matthews

December 20, 1984. Greeley, Colorado. After singing in a choir at a Christmas performance, 12-year old Jonelle Matthews is dropped off at her family’s house by a friend. When Jonelle’s father returns home later that evening, he is horrified to discover that Jonelle is missing and the evidence suggests she was abducted by an intruder. In spite of an extensive search, Jonelle is never found and investigators fail to uncover any potential suspects in her disappearance. Our newest minisode of “The Trail Went Cold” examines a baffling missing children’s case, as well as its possible connection to an unidentified Jane Doe who was killed in Huntington Beach, California in 1990.

Click here to see Jonelle Matthews’ profile page at the Charley Project, and here to see the profile page for the Huntington Beach Jane Doe at the Doe Network.

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The Trail Went Cold is produced and edited by Magill Foote.

All music is composed by Vince Nitro.

5 thoughts on “The Trail Went Cold – Minisode 11 – Jonelle Matthews

  • When I was listening to this about Jonell…I just got this feeling like it sounded similar to what happened to JonBenet for some reason. Couldn’t pinpoint exactly why except perhaps the time of year it was, well off family? Then when I looked up where this happened and saw it was also in Colorado I really went hmmmm….

  • I think it was a crime of opportunity. The perp saw the opened garage door with no cars inside and tried the door to the house (from inside the garage) which was probably unlocked. Then he waited in the house or was maybe in the process of burglarizing it.

  • Don’t know if you read French or would find enough stuff in English, but a weird and unsolved case of missing and murdered children in Canada is the Viens-Métivier-Lubin case in Québec. I don’t think any podcast ever covered it. There is a lot of stories and rumors going around.

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