Host Steven Pacheco recently took part as a featured interview on the Investigation Discovery show - Susan Powell: The Missing Pieces


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The Vanishing of
Susan Walsh


Thirty-six year old Susan Walsh wanted, more than anything, to be a journalist. She'd put herself through college by dancing in bars and adult clubs. It had been a rough road, and Susan struggled with addiction but when she got married and had her son, everything changed.

Working alongside an acclaimed journalist, Susan was finally getting into the world she wished to explore. Assisting in the writing of an expose, and later a book, about sex workers, Susan operated as a spy, using her connections and infiltrating clubs. Unfortunately, this closeness to the scene slowly drew her back in and soon, she was off the wagon and dancing.

In July of 1996, Susan asked her now estranged husband, Mark, to watch their son David while she walked down the street to use a payphone. Susan was never seen again, and her disappearance launched an investigation that scoured Northern New Jersey and Manhattan. The list of possible suspects was endless from obsessed clients, stalking ex-boyfriends, Russian mafia associates and even so-called 'Vampires.'

What happened to Susan Walsh that hot summer day, and why for more than twenty-three years have the answers elluded authorities? Join host Steven Pacheco as he examines this heartbreaking and baffling case.

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Trace Evidence is a true crime podcast that focuses on unsolved cases, from chilling murders to mysterious disappearances. Join host Steven Pacheco as he examines each case, diving deep into the evidence and exploring the theories which revolve around them. For each unsolved case, there are the victims and their families, who want answers and the abductors and murders who hide the truth.

To the living we owe respect, but to the dead we owe only truth.”  – Voltaire

Trace Evidence has been the recipient of multiple accolades, including being listed by Oxygen.com as one of the "7 True Crime Podcasts You Should Listen to Right Away" as well as  being recognized by WhatPods.com as one of their "Best True Crime Podcasts."  Most recently, Women.com listed Trace Evidence #3 on their list of the "27 Best True Crime Podcasts."  In "Ad Large Strike Killer Deal," an article written by Radio Ink Magazine about the new True Crime Network, Trace Evidence was pointed out as one of the top titles in their collective.  PodcastManiac listed Trace Evidence as one of the "Top 5 True Crime Podcasts I Subscribe To." WCCO News Anchor Amelia Santaniello listed Trace Evidence as one of her favorite podcasts in “Sharing their Favorite Podcasts” for TwinCities.com. Stayathomemum.com listed Trace Evidence #3 on their list of “42 Chilling True Crime Podcasts that are Just Terrifyingly Terrific.


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