The Fall Line

a true-crime serial podcast investigating under-reported and unsolved cases in the Southeast

 

Season sources and research materials

 
 

Season 5 Sources

  • The bulk of the material presented in this show comes from primary interviews with family, friends, and law enforcement, plus police files and fulfilled FOIA requests. Additional source material:

  • The Charley Project

  • The Doe Network

  • NAMUS

  • NCMEC

  • GBI.GOV

  • JUSTIA

  • LEAGLE

  • PACER

  • FIND A GRAVE

  • US CENSUS BUREAU

  • GEORGIA.GOV

  • ANCESTRY.COM

  • BIOGRAPHY.COM (ages of Amanda Berry, Michelle Knight, Gina DeJesus)

  • RADFORD FGCSU SERIAL KILLER DATABASE

  • National Drug Intelligence Center, Georgia Drug Threat… 2003

  • Bill Rankin, “In Brief,” AJC, 2011

  • Charles Seabrook, “ATV Crash…” AJC, 1999

  • Skyler Henry, “Middle Georgia Disappearance…” NBC 41, 2015

  • WMAZ Staff, “Family Remembers Couple…” WMAZ, 2012

  • Cristin Wilson, “Man May Hold Clues…” News Center 10, 2002

  • Sharon Crawford, various, The Macon Telegraph 1998-2001

  • A/P, “Police Explore Possibility…” Tuscaloosa News, 2006

  • George Ferguson et all, Paul Durousseau2006

  • Jill Young-Miller, “I Feel in My Heart…” AJC, 2011

  • Jessica Testa, “The Missing Girl. . .” Buzzfeed, 2017

  •  Marty Roney, “Grand Jury in Infamous…” Montgomery Advertiser, 2018

  •  Stacey Norwood,  “18 Years Later…” 11th Hour News, 2017

  •  Crystal Bonvillian, “Were There Other…” Montgomery Advertiser, 2006

  •  N/A, AP, “Crisp County. . .”  2011

  •  N/A, AP, “Authorities Continue to Search…” 1999

  • Tony Britt, various, The Cordele Dispatch, 1998, 1999

  • Bill Runge, various, The Cordele Dispatch, 1998

  • Michelle Yawn, various, The Cordele Dispatch, 1998

  • Sharon Crawford, various, The Macon Telegraph, 1998

  • Cara Donlon and Joe Kovac Jr., various, The Macon Telegraph 1998-2000

  • Liz Fabian, various, The Macon Telegraph 2000, 20001

  • Gray Beverly, various, The Macon Telegraph, 2001

  • Jason Morton, The Tuscaloosa News, 1999

  • Debbie Rhyne, various, The Macon Telegraph, 2000

  • Tim Sturrock, various, The Macon Telegraph, 2000

  • Thomas Krause, various, The Macon Telegraph, 1999, 2000

  • Archived News Sources, Microfiche/Subscription (various, paywall) cited in-text/verbally:

  • The Augusta Chronicle

  • The Cordele Dispatch

  • The Macon Telegraph

  • The Florida Times

  • The Atlanta Constitution

  • The Atlanta Journal Constitution

  • Associated Press

  • The Baltimore Sun

  • The Sun Sentinel

Season 4

Much information comes from our own field work, interviews, and public records research, We also cite the following organizations:

Season 3

  •  Quote describing "Grady Babies" from Jerry Gentry's Grady Baby, 1999 (Preview)

  • NCMEC abduction statistics from NCMEC's 10th edition of the For Healthcare Professionals: guideline on the prevention of and response to infant abductions, 2015

  • Information on untested rape kits at Grady from the AJC's (author Willoughby Mariano) "Locked Away,": 2016

  • Information (dates, basic facts) of the kidnapping of Shanta Alexander: AJC archives (AP) and UPI archives, n/a "Police said Wednesday . . ."

  • Information on the kidnapping of Janiqua Brooks: Atlanta Daily World archives, August 1989, author not stated, "Infant Taken From Grady Hospital Ward"

  • Information (dates, basic facts) on the abduction of Elijah Evans: 1993, Athens Banner-Herald Archives, n/a

  • Information (dates, basic facts) on the kidnapping of Christopher Lewis, AJC archives, 1991, authors Derrick Hinman and Bill Robinson, no headline

  • Information on the juvenile perpetrator abductions (dates, basic facts) (1992) AJC archives, February 1995, M.A.J. McKenna, "High-tech tot tags Hospitals target babysnatchers
    with same devices stores use"

  • Information on 1996 juvenile perpetrator abduction (dates and basic facts), AJC Archives July 1996, Christy Oglesbsy, "Police Recapture Teen Wanted in Kidnapping)

  • The Charley Project, Tavish Sutton

  • The Charley Project, Raymond Green

  • Atlanta Constitution and Atlanta Journal Constitution articles from archives 1978-1996, following titles and authors re: Raymond Green: "Baby Theft Under Probe," N/A (1978) *only original article on case

  • Atlanta Constitution and Atlanta Journal Constitution articles from archives 1978-1996, following titles and authors re: Shanta Alexander: "Mother and Baby Reunited," C. Carlson (1981); "Blood Tests Scheduled, AP Staff (1981); "Doctors Hurrying Blood Tests," AP Staff (1981); "Judge Orders..." AP Staff (1981); "Woman Charged..." AP Staff, (1981); "Mrs. Lett Ordered..." P. Scott (1982); "Baby Kidnapping Case..." T. Cooper (1982); "Suspected Cleared Second Kidnapping," T. Cooper (1982)

  • Atlanta Constitution and Atlanta Journal Constitution articles from archives 1978-1996, following titles and authors re: Janquia Brooks: "Cradle Robbing," S. McIntosh (1989); "15-year-old Girl Charged," B. Montgomery & G Abramson (1989); "Month-Old Baby Found," S. McIntosh (1989)

  • Atlanta Daily World, Staff: "Infant Taken from Grady Ward" (1989)

  • Atlanta Constitution and Atlanta Journal Constitution articles from archives 1978-1999, following titles and authors re: Tavish Suttion: "Baby Kidnapped," M O'Brien (1993); "Mother Sues Hospital," AP (1996); "FBI Still Searching," K Foskett (1993); "Authorities Run Out of Leads," AP (1993); "Infant Taken Needs Care," K. Scruggs (1993); "Infant Abduction a Rare Crime," R. Martz (1999)

  • Atlanta Constitution and Atlanta Journal Constitution articles from archives 1978-1996, following titles and authors re: Christopher Lee: "Woman Jailed After Baby Returned," D. Hinmon (1991); "Child Still Missing," M. Morris (1998); "High Tech Tot Tags," J. McKenna (1995)

  • Atlanta Constitution and Atlanta Journal Constitution articles from archives 1978-1996, following titles and authors re: Baby Y: "Hospital Kidnapping," C. Oglesby (1996); "Second Person Charged," K. Scruggs (1996); "Second Suspect Sought," AP (1996); "Teenage Suspect Says," K Scruggs (1996); "Teen Charged," P. Puckett (1996); "Teen Kidnapper Escapes," AP (1996);
    "Police Recapture Teen," C. Oglesby (1996)

  • Atlanta Constitution and Atlanta Journal Constitution Archives re: Laura Beth Westbrook and Elijah Evans, Associated Press Wire: "Baby Found in TN," Staff (1999); "17-Year-Old Indicted," Staff (1999); "Kidnapped Baby Found Safe," Staff (1999); "Family of Kidnapped Baby..." A. Judd (1999); "Law and Order Brief," N/A (1999);

  • Fox 5 Atlanta, "Police Reopen. . ." (2017)

  • CNN, "Who Would Steal a Baby," M. Park (2011)

  • AJC, "25 Year Mystery..." G. Staples (2003)

  • 11 Alive, "Police Hope New Sketch..." C Buchanan, (2017)

  • Washington Post, "Teka Adams..." L. Mundy and M. Zapotosky (2010)

  • New York Daily News, "Teka Adams Faces..." AP Staff (2010)

  • NBC Washington, "Woman Survives Attempt..." P. Collins (2010)

  • US Dept of Justice, "Non Family Abductions," JR Flores (2002)

  • "Stranger Infant Abduction," dissertation, Drexel University, Dr. L Kohlman, (2005)

  • "Forensic Files," A. Burgess et all, The American Journal of Nursing, Vol. 108, No. 9 (2008)

  • NCMEC Analysis of Infant Abductions, A. Burgess & J Rabun et. all, (1995, 2003, 2006, )

  • "Fetal Abductions," Wikipedia, n/a (2018)

  • "Analysis of Infant Abduction Trends 1965-2018," NCMEC, N/A (2018)

  • "Infant Abductions Follow. . ." Security Info Watch, H Duncan (2006)

  • "47% of Abductions..." Staff, Campus Safety (2010)

  • NBC, "Worst Nightmare..." J. Aleccia (2008)

  • Grady Hospital Student Handbook, N/A, 2005-2006

  • Principles of Security and Crime Prevention, P. Collins et all, 4th Edition (2015)

  • "Abduction Of Infants From Hospital,"T. Stephenson, British Medical Journal,Vol. 310, No. 6982 (1995)

  • "Striving for a Secure..." A. Goodwin, Annals of Health Law (2001)

  • Ancestry.com, death, birth, census info (public) 

  • Findagrave.com 

  • Raymond Green International Outreach of Hope

  • Warten auf die Abschiebung: Zehntausende Ausländer sind nur geduldet”

  • “A life in limbo,” E-Politik.de, Jonas Butscher (2015)

  • All other information generated through our own primary research and interviews with family members and those directly affected

Seasons 1 and 2

In seasons 1 and 2, we worked with almost no source material; nearly everything was generated through our own research based on court and police materials, family interviews, and investigation. The few sources we did use are properly attributed in the episodes themselves.

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