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Episode 6: A Thinking Error

Updated: Jun 28, 2020

On October 16th, 2012, the city of Gresham, Oregon came to a halt when 21 year old Whitney Heichel was reported missing. Her husband, Clinton, her friends, family and church all came together to search for her. With a single gas station purchase and fuzzy surveillance footage as the only clues, the frantic search escalated by the hour. When the Heichel’s friend and neighbor, Johnathan Holt, started to act strangely, the police finally had a lead. Were Johnathan’s claims of being mugged factual? Did Whitney run away? What clues did police find that brought them to the horrible discovery the entire city dreaded?



Clinton Heichel


Clinton and Whitney Heichel (photo from dailymail.co.uk)


Jonathan Holt (photo from dailymail.co.uk)


Jonathan Holt (photo from Multnomah County Sheriff))

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Sources


Oregon Live


http://media.oregonlive.com/gresham_impact/other/holt1.pdf

Oregon Live http://topics.oregonlive.com/tag/whitney%20heichel/index.html


KOIN 6

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULBeOmdp1TE


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Hi is there any way to listen to this episode? I can't find it on any platform. I went to highschool with John Holt and I'm curious to listen

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Hi! Yes, all of our older episodes have been moved to our Patreon (where you can listen for free) or on our youtube page! https://youtu.be/pXNLVn0jphg?si=5f5Kkedh2D1BMg1D

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Aliya1210

I followed this pretty closely because of being of the

same faith and the heart wrenching feeling for her family.

The only answer I can give is that the two families used to

Take care of each others plants and animals when they

Would be away over night. They may have swapped keys.

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Hi! I am new to the podcast so I just got to this one. I am a little confused with the storyline. At 27:01 u were explaining his actions after he finally divulges the location where her remains could be recovered- the confusing part begins when you start to explain his actions while in possession of their key, and then goes into their home and only snatches Clinton's phone after creeping around a while-- I'm confused as to how he came into possession of the key?? Initially it seemed like he went into their home after he murdered her, but then u go on to say he keeps it uses it for a month, and then apparently left the phone…

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Hi Aliya! Sorry to JUST now be seeing this message (ADHD'er here, also). If I remember correctly, he was given the key from Whitney and her husband as he was either taking care of a cat or plants while they were out of town at an earlier point. I'm sorry if anything was confusing. As this was only the 3rd episode I had written, I'm sure it was a mess! Thank you for listening and sorry for the 3 year delayed response! ~Alisha

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Murder in the Rain
Murder in the Rain
Dec 10, 2019

Thanks @perfectmother02! We're so glad you found us.

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I just found your podcast!! I adore you ladies. You have my dream job

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