Season 2 – Episode 4: Buckboard Bar Assault, Prop B, & Tensions in Law Enforcement

This episode goes over what went on in the Buckboard Bar – next door to Gambles – just after Janette was discovered, as well as what occurred in the bar a month before the murder, involving a city police officer.

I also talk more with Ray Haight, the dispatcher, about how the scene was handled, and law enforcement tensions during that timeframe.

If you’d like to see documents related to the case, and get in on the discussion, request an invite to the Down & Away closed discussion group.

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Blue Dot Sessions – Closing Shop; Free Music Archive

Ross Oldenburg – Five-O (Improvisation for Police Scanners) – Free Music Archive

 

Season 2: Episode 3 – First Responders

Knowledge will forever govern ignorance, and a people who mean to be their own governors, must arm themselves with the power knowledge gives. A popular government without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce, or a tragedy, or perhaps both.” Ray v Turner, supra, p 304, fn 10 (Wright, J., concurring)

In this episode is an interview with one of the EMTs who responded to Gambles that day, as well as my city council appearance to get previously unreleased police reports from Reed City Police department.

Next week, Episode 4 – Buckboard Bar Assault, Prop B, & Tensions in Law Enforcement, will build upon what you learn in this episode so that you have a basic understanding of the related issues before we get to the suspects and persons of interest in the following episode. All of this backstory is important to your understanding of Janette’s case, and why it may be where it is today, which is what my podcast specifically focuses on –understanding why each individual case goes cold.

 

MUSIC CREDITS:

Blue Dot Sessions – Closing Shop; Free Music Archive

Ben McElroy – Pale Rider; Free Music Archive

 

Season 2: Episode 2 – That Day

In this episode we go through a timeline of customers who were in the store that day and hear from the dispatcher.

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MUSIC CREDITS:

Blue Dot Sessions – Closing Shop; Free Music Archive

Unseen horrors – Kevin Macleod; Incompetech

Season 2: Episode 1 – The Basement

Janette Roberson was murdered in the basement pet department of the Gambles store downtown Reed City, Michigan in 1983.

In the coming season, I will go over what we know about that day, take a look at the people that police treated as suspects, and what may have been going on in the community at the time that could be related to the case going cold.

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MUSIC CREDITS:

Ben McElroy – Pale Rider; Free Music Archive

Marcel Tiemensma – Tchaikovsky 5th symphony (2nd movement)

Send for the Horses – Kevin Macleod; Incompetech

Episode Five: Antimony & Barium

In this episode, we learn about the problems with the gun and fingerprint evidence, and Norma Waldron’s daughter is interviewed.
MUSIC by incompetech.com
TITLES: Spiders; Long Note Three

Episode 1 : “That woman is laying in there dying!”

Robert Elton Waldron was interviewed twice on the day his wife was shot. The first interview was brief, and took place less than two hours after the incident. That full interview is in this episode, along with backstory on how he and Norma met, as well as her relationship with Waldron’s mother, Alice.

MUSIC CREDITS:

incompetech.com

I Knew A Guy

Division

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Tomorrow

Season One Teaser

Suicide or homicide? The death of Norma Waldron on June 13, 1987 is explored in the first season of Down & Away.

Her husband says suicide. Michigan State Police believe otherwise.

NOTE: Music used in this teaser from incompetech.com

Titles: Enter the Maze and Ghostpocalypse 7.