The Indy Justice podcast from FOX59 explores unsolved crimes, criminal justice reform and the stories of those seeking justice in Indianapolis.
Introducing Season 1 of Indy Justice, a new podcast from FOX59. It all begins with Angie Barlow.
On October 26, 2016, everything changed for Angie Barlow's family. The 23-year-old woman just vanished overnight.
On June 20, 2017, human remains were found at a vacant home on East 43rd Street in Indianapolis. The next day, the coroner confirmed they belonged to Angie Barlow. Who wanted her dead?
While investigating Angie Barlow's death, we stumbled upon cases of other young women she knew who also turned up dead.
Rumors of a serial killer in Indianapolis started us on this journey. We didn't find one, but did find connections between a handful of young women who died on Indy's streets.
Thanks for listening to Season 1 of Indy Justice. Russ McQuaid answers a couple of questions and gives a preview of what to expect in Season 2.
Season 2 of Indy Justice investigates the December 2000 disappearance and murder of Karen Jo Smith. Although her body was never found, prosecutors were still able to secure a conviction.
Karen Jo Smith disappeared just two days after Christmas in 2000. Her ex-husband went on the run and her family immediately suspected he killed her.
The week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve in 2000 was exceptionally cold throughout southern and central Indiana. It was on one of those nights that Karen Jo Smith disappeared and was murdered.
Karen Jo Smith disappeared without a trace. Now prosecutors, police detectives and family members need to convince a grand jury that Steve Halcomb killed her.