Seventeen year old Danny Goldman was a senior at Miami Beach High School approaching both graduation and his eighteenth birthday. A smart young man from a well to do family who split his days between repairing electronics and spending time with his girlfriend. The future offered so many possibilities.
Sadly, Danny wouldn't see that future. On March 28th, the day before his eighteenth birthday, an unknown gunman entered the family home and demanded $10,000. When they didn't have that cash in the house, the man took Danny with him and said he'd call later to arrange a ransom. The man never called and Danny was never seen again.
The initial investigation didn't discover much and soon the case began growing cold and fading from the spotlight. It wouldn't be until 46 years later than a team of volunteer investigators would break open incredible information suggesting that Danny's abduction may had connections to the mafia under Santo Trafficante, a corrupt Sheriff's department and even Danny's own girlfriend's father.
Was this a case of a random crime or one which involved mafia associates, corrupt law enforcement officers and even the head of the mafia in South Florida?
For more information on this case, visit: https://surfsidekidnapping.org/site/
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.
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.” Vox.com writer Aja Romano in her article “Netflix’s Ted Bundy documentary review: Conversations with a Killer” referred to Trace Evidence as one of the podcasts that goes above and beyond to memorialize and focus on victims.
To make a one time donation, rather than becoming a monthly Patron, please click the link below. Also include in your message whether or not you would like to remain anonymous or if I may give you a shoutout on a future episode.
Visit the Trace Evidence Merchandise Shop at TraceEvidence.Threadless.com