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When investigating a slew of murders and mysterious disappearances that occurred over the last three decades, cyber sleuth Todd Matthews discovered an eerie commonality amongst them— the Grateful Dead.
Publish Date: Mar 17, 2021
When investigating a slew of murders and mysterious disappearances that occurred over the last three decades, cyber sleuth Todd Matthews discovered an eerie commonality amongst them— the Grateful Dead. Tenderfoot TV’s Payne Lindsey leads the podcast’s investigation and Disgraceland host Jake Brennan serves as co-host.
okay. You know, when you start clustering things together a little bit, it's easier to see. Mm. He's established a set of unsolved cases, all with one thing in common. The band. The Grateful Dead. Grateful Dad. Could you come up with a better name? The Grateful Dead Cases? Maybe they were going to a concert at a ticket stub in their pocket, had a concert shirt on. It was a commonality. That's something that you can grab a hold up that commonality. It got your attention, didn't it? Yeah, all right, that's the idea. There was an event that brought people together. Those concerts brought people together to a certain place in certain time. Am I a conspiracy theory? And that's something mysteriously, no. But they had that commonality. There's not a serial killer. Most likely that's done something to all of these people. We know the Grateful Dead themselves had nothing to do with this. It was something that made them have some connection to each other, whether they were even connected or not. And that's something anything that you can take to recompose the decomposed grateful that did that. So it's not some big conspiracy, and it's probably not a serial killer. At least he doesn't think so. But what Todd's found in his lifetime as a cyber sleuth is the importance of a commonality, even if only to get your attention. Anybody looking for anything to the group that is going to run into those cases? That might be the exact people that need to see those cases. The conversation is not gonna hurt anything. It's only going to make the concept bigger, easier to see and unforgettable. Almost every case is just bizarre in nature. Strange circumstances. Mhm Bridget Leap Kendall was last seen on January 12th 1996 in Wichita, Kansas. She was 23 years old and following the Grateful Dead on tour when she vanished. Douglas Simmons was last seen at a Grateful Dead concert on July 10th 1990 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Mitchell Fred Wiser and his girlfriend, Benita Banquet, went missing on July 27th, 1973 hitchhiking for a Grateful Dead concert. Jennifer Wilmer, a Grateful Dead follower, was last seen in California on September 13th, 1993 while hitchhiking Jeremy Ted Alex followed the Grateful Dead for years, and he vanished on April 24th 2004 from Northport, Maine. On July 20th, 1995 a man was found on the side of the highway of a Grateful Dead concert in Atlanta. To this day, his identity is unknown. On March 29th, 2000 and eight, a fisherman discovered a woman's remains underneath the box spring in Sacramento, California She was wearing a Grateful Dead jacket. Her cause of death and identity remain unknown. On October 26 1991 a woman was found murdered in the woods of Warren County, New Jersey The only clue as to her identity was a large tattoo of a tiger on her left leg. Later, it was discovered that the tattoo was the same Tiger design on Jerry Garcia's guitar. Her identity remains unknown. The majority of these cases have been unsolved now for decades. Todd's hope is that by clustering these cases together, he can bring more awareness to them. The last case on Todd's list is perhaps the most well known of them all. It's coined the nickname Grateful Doe, Mhm, mhm