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August 29, 2021
Episode 110 – J.P. & The Hawks
Imagine sitting on the back deck of a yacht, soaking up Pacific sunshine off the coast of Mexico with a cold Margarita in one hand, and the love of your life in the other. No more work – just the pure bliss of retirement and endless summer. Swimming with dolphins at sunset in the Sea of Cortez.
A beach in every bay, and a party in every port.
This was the life of Tom and Jackie Hawks in 2004. It was the kind of life everyone dreams of…The kind of life a person would just kill to have.
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In April 2006, Marc and Debra R. were planning a summer vacation. The year before had been tiresome dealing with their preteen daughter J.R.’s rebellious behavior. But their daughter wasn’t as keen about the trip as they were. In fact, she had something more sinister planned.
In November 2017, 24-year-old Nebraskan Sydney Loofe was ecstatic after a successful first date with a woman she’d met on Tinder. Her dream match, however, wasn’t who she was claiming to be and her intentions for their second date were anything but romantic.
On November 21st, 1987 in Holland Michigan, newlyweds Rick and Gail Brink had just returned to their peaceful country home on Ransom street. Rick and Gail looked forward to eventually creating a lifetime of memories there. Tragically it was a future they’d never share.
Backpacking around the world – very few ideas bring to mind such a sense of adventure, independence, and romantic idealism. For one young woman, in November 2018, traveling the world before jumping into a career was a dream come true. But she never could’ve imagined the danger in store for her in what is widely considered one of the safest countries in the entire world.
For some, it may be hard to believe there are still places that exist in the world where people don’t give a second thought to leaving their doors unlocked. 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts lived in such a place – the tight-knit farm community of Brooklyn, Iowa.
In the very early morning hours of March 19th, 2011, 22 year old Sian O’Callaghan decided to walk back to her apartment after a night out at a club in Swindon, England; totally unaware a predator was lurking in the shadows.
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