S3: BONUS EPISODE – Letters From Pete

Remember that bag I said I needed to unpack in an earlier episode? About the murder trial Peter Piper was a witness for in 1980, which put him in the Federal Prison System as a protection case? This episode explains what happened.
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S3: Episode 5, Part 2 – The Thompsons

Richard and Alida Thompson were young high school sweethearts, married less than a year when they became victims of Peter Piper. This is Part 2 of their story.

MUSIC:

Blue Dot Sessions – Strange Dog Walk

S3: Episode 5, Part 1 – The Thompsons

Richard and Alida Thompson were high school sweethearts married less than a year when they became victims of Peter Piper.

This is Part 1 of their story.

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MUSIC CREDITS:

Blue Dot Sessions – Douglass Stairs

Blue Dot Sessions – Dolly and Pad

Blue Dot Sessions – Uncertain Ground

Blue Dot Sessions – McKrary

S3: Episode 4 – Not All Heroes Wear Capes

Meet the women responsible for Peter Piper’s capture after two years of eluding police.

MUSIC:

Nina Cardec, Tenebris Lux Mea

Visciera, In the Unlikely Event

Cullah, I’m On My Way

S3: Episode 3 – Backdrop

There was a lot going on in Lake County, Michigan when Peter Piper escaped, including racial tension, an officer involved shooting, and an alleged assassination attempt against Sheriff Robert Blevins. This episode details these matters, including Detective Pratt’s findings on the alleged assasination attempt – from a previously CONFIDENTIAL report regarding the incident.

MUSIC:

Lobo Loco – Echoes Boogie Dancehall

Ross Oldenberg – Five-O Improvisation

Lobo Loco – Visions of 2018

Lobo Loco – After All

 

​S3: Episode 2 – A Canary Flying With Eagles

Events in the community surrounding the escape of Peter Piper from a Lake County Prison in Michigan, as well as some history of the area and the circumstances that led up to his escape.

 MUSIC:

Lobo Loco, All Night Long – Guitar Version

Lobo Loco, Frozen Creek

Blue Dog Sessions, Strange Dog Walk

Axletree, Cotswold Snow

 MEDIA:

Idlewilde Past and Present

Robert F. Williams Interview

SEASON THREE Episode 1: Give or Walk?

This season I will cover the many crimes of an offender named Peter Piper. In this episode, I introduce you to “Mary” and the crime that landed then eighteen-year-old Peter Piper in jail in the first place.

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Season 2 – Epilogue

This is a summation episode, and I go over what I think are two important elements of the case, as well as discuss my own theory about the man coming in and bothering Janette in the days leading up to her murder.

If you have any information about the murder of Janette Roberson, please contact Det. Sgt. John Forner with the Michigan State Police at 989-775-9302. Or email him at :  FornerJ@michigan.gov

MUSIC CREDITS:

Blue Dot Sessions – Cobweb Transition – Free Music Archive

Joni Void – To Alter Realities – Free Music Archive

Ben McElroy – Pale Rider; Free Music Archive 

Ben McElroy – Raggedy Bob, Pt. 3; Free Music Archive

 

Season 2 Bonus Interview #3 – Forensic Psychologist Scott Johnson

I interview Scott Allen Johnson, Licensed Psychologist, about this case, hoping to get some insight into the type of perpetrator that would commit this crime. He is a forensic consultant and adjunct instructor at Florida Gulf Coast University.
To check out some of Mr. Johnson’s articles, click on the publications link on his website.

Season 2 BONUS Interview Episode #2 – Mark Truman

Mark Truman was a Reed City high school senior in 1983. He was in the Gambles store when Janette was discovered, and he tells what he remembers about that day, as well as discusses Dale, who he was friends with at the time.

VISIT THE Down & Away Facebook group for associated images and case documents, as well as discussion about the case.

MUSIC:

Ben McElroy, Raggedy Bob Part 2

Blue Dot Sessions, Solage