Podcast Helps Police Make Arrest


The Thurston County Sheriff, in Washington State, credits true crime podcast Hide and Seek in helping them make an arrest in the disappearance of a woman ten years ago. The show, produced by James Baysinger, which launched in March, focuses on the 2009 disappearance of Nancy Moyer. It’s Baysinger’s first podcast.

Thurston County Sheriff John Snaza tells KOMO News that more attention on the case has definitely made a difference. “This case garnered national attention due to various true crime podcasts and television programs. With national media looking at these kinds of cases, it’s helped a lot of cases. Do I believe this has brought more attention to this particular case? Yes.”

A person of interest has been arrested in the case.

Baysinger tells the paper he’s spent a year talking to a lot of people and asking difficult questions. “I always strongly believed it was somebody that knew Nancy. You got so many people who are listening. That’s when the pressure is applied. You have the attention and people are focusing and talking about it. You want that pressure to apply.”

Baysinger has already produced nine episodes. Check it out HERE.


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