The Trail Went Cold – Minisode 31 – Henry McCabe

September 7, 2015. Fridley, Minnesota. After spending the evening at a nightclub, 32-year old Henry McCabe is dropped off at a gas station by an acquaintance sometime after 2:00 AM. Shortly thereafter, Henry’s wife receives a phone call in which he sounds like he’s moaning in pain and claiming he’s been shot, and she winds up recording an odd voicemail containing unexplained growling noises. Henry’s body is found in Rush Lake nearly two months later and since there are no noticeable signs of foul play, the cause of death is determined to be drowning. But how did Henry wind up in the lake, and what was going on during his bizarre phone call? In this week’s minisode of “The Trail Went Cold”, we cover a truly baffling unexplained death based around one of the strangest voicemails you’ll ever hear.

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Additional Reading:

http://abcnews.go.com/US/disturbing-voicemail-woman-missing-husbands-phone-hold-clues/story?id=34177863

http://www.startribune.com/body-found-in-lake-is-missing-mounds-view-man-henry-mccabe/339975911/

http://spokesman-recorder.com/2016/03/30/vanished-without-trace-really-happened-henry-t-mccabe/

http://www.twincities.com/2015/10/06/in-case-of-missing-mounds-view-man-friends-story-questioned/

http://www.fox9.com/news/surveillance-video-uncovers-new-details-in-search-for-henry-mccabe

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

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One thought on “The Trail Went Cold – Minisode 31 – Henry McCabe

  • It really feels to me like Henry was dabbling in drugs of some sort, and was dropped off at the gas station to score something. His indication to Kennedy that he would be fine getting home from there makes me think he knew a person or people would be there. The call to his wife may have been a butt dial, but regardless I think what was captured there was a hallucination and/or possible overdose, the person saying “stop it” maybe telling him to calm down or stop what they felt was an overreaction. From there, either intentionally or accidentally, he drowned in the nearby lake. It definitely could have been an accident, as videos done on this case have shown the area and the lake is down a very steep hill and looks easy to fall into if you’re intoxicated. If it wasn’t though, the toxicology results may not have been released so as to keep some evidence secret to help implicate someone. Of course, they could have just never been done via negligence.

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