Episode 54 – Heather DeWild

In July of 2003, 30-year-old Heather DeWild was a loving mother to two beautiful children: Jacob, five, and Hannah, three. Heather and her husband Daniel had been married for six years and had created a good life for themselves in Edgewater, Colorado. By all accounts, the DeWilds were living the American Dream. Until their marriage slowly unraveled and Heather vanished on July 24th, 2003.

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Audio Clips:

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“Heather Dewild’s Husband Gets 74 Years for Her Murder.” Denver 7, February 28, 2013.