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Hell and Gone


14 years ago, Rebekah Gould was brutally murdered in a small town in Arkansas. Now Catherine Townsend has moved back to the Ozarks with one mission: to bring her killer to justice.

45:53 | Oct 31st, 2018

Catherine and team dig into the nature of the murder weapon, the autopsy report and state of the body to get a clear picture of the injuries that killed Rebekah. They meet with journalist George Jared, Neurologist Adam Webb, and Conservationist Keith...Show More

42:54 | Sep 11th

 In the final episode of season two, Catherine talks with former a FBI agent, who worked as a consultant on ABC's program about Janie's case. She also explores one last theory of how Janie could have died: rubbing alcohol poisoning.  Learn more about...Show More

42:48 | Sep 4th

In 2007, a third autopsy is performed on Janie, which comes to yet another conclusion that doesn't make sense to the Ward family. Catherine talks with a pathologist and a neurosurgeon about the results.   Learn more about your ad-choices at https://n...Show More

42:02 | Aug 28th

In 2004, a new investigation into Janie's death is opened. Catherine reviews the investigation and tries to piece together the route from the cabin to the bank parking lot. She talks with the Ward's lawyer and with the special prosecutor on the new i...Show More

35:53 | Aug 21st

Catherine considers whether or not Janie even died at the party. She also talks with a forensic psychologist, who investigated Janie's death and also concluded it was a homicide. Then, the team heads back to Mountain View for an update on season one....Show More

03:16 | Aug 16th

In 2016, a double homicide in a homeless encampment known as “The Jungle” would leave the City of Seattle reeling.  Three homeless teenage brothers would be arrested and charged with the crimes. In Season 2 of this critically acclaimed series, former...Show More

39:51 | Aug 14th

Catherine dives into the most talked about theory of all in the Janie Ward case: that someone killed Janie at the party with a baseball bat.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

37:33 | Aug 7th

Catherine dives into Janie's autopsy report and takes a look at the controversies surrounding the Arkansas State Crime Lab.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

41:25 | Jul 31st

Catherine reconstructs the day leading up to the party using the Arkansas State Police case file on Janie's case but ends up with more questions than answers. The team also meets with an Arkansas legislator to see how to get Rebekah's Law passed. Lea...Show More

42:07 | Jul 24th

Catherine returns to Arkansas to investigate the death of Janie Ward. Janie died mysteriously in 1989 at a party at a cabin on the backroads of Marshall, Arkansas. Catherine meets journalist Mike Masterson, who has written over 200 articles about Jan...Show More

02:17 | Jul 17th

Season Two of Hell And Gone, hosted by writer and private investigator Catherine Townsend, launches July 24. After tracking down new leads in the murder of Rebekah Gould in season one, season two focuses on the 1989 death of 16-year-old Janie Ward in...Show More
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01:51 | Dec 21st, 2018

From the team who brought you Atlanta Monster comes a new season and a new monster. Season 2 tackles the riveting story of one of the most infamous serial killers in history - the Zodiac Killer. In the late 1960s, a mysterious, faceless fugitive atta...Show More

35:35 | Dec 12th, 2018

Catherine's efforts start to pay off in small but significant ways as local investigators begin taking another look at the facts of the case. Catherine meets with Holly Meyer, lead prosecutor, and speaks with journalist, George Jared, who relays some...Show More

39:58 | Dec 5th, 2018

Catherine hears from some of Casey's closest friends and coworkers at the time of the murder in an effort to compare stories and and see if his timeline, the most important part of this alibi, really does check out. Outreach from an unexpected source...Show More
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00:45 | Nov 29th, 2018

We are currently looking into new information we've just received. We will be back next week with a new episode. 

47:11 | Nov 21st, 2018

Even though he was cleared as a suspect, Catherine turns her attention to Casey, Rebekah's boyfriend at the time of her murder. She surveys some of the people closest to Rebekah to get a better idea of the nature of their relationship including Rebek...Show More

45:20 | Nov 15th, 2018

Catherine turns to local radio and social media to spread the word about Rebekah's murder - and the tips start to come in. She also investigates an anonymous letter sent to Rebekah's father, Larry Gould, containing details about her possible killer(s...Show More

44:54 | Nov 7th, 2018

Catherine starts to check suspects off her list and turns her focus to a mysterious woman who may have been involved, as well as a possible motive, She speaks with Rebekah's mother, Shirley, Jame Gorniak, a forensic entomologist, and a convicted doub...Show More

42:29 | Oct 24th, 2018

Catherine and her team use old-fashioned detective work to uncover more details about the murder and to track down possible suspects. They meet with Rusty, owner and publisher of the local newspaper, and attempt to find Jesse, JB and Chris. For more ...Show More

46:55 | Oct 17th, 2018

Catherine and her team arrive in the Arkansas Ozarks and retrace Rebekah’s steps on the last day she was seen alive. They meet Rebekah’s sister Danielle, her father Larry, and local journalist George Jared. For more on the case, visit hellandgonepodc...Show More

02:07 | Oct 10th, 2018

Hell And Gone is a new podcast launching October 17 that follows writer and private investigator Catherine Townsend as she moves back to the Arkansas Ozarks to solve the 2004 murder of 22-year-old college student Rebekah Gould.  Learn more about your...Show More