The Disappearance of Audrey Moat & the Murder of Thomas Hotard Pt. One

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By Robin Jules Ashley TPWC. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
November 24, 1956. LaPlace, Louisiana. 46-year old married family man Thomas Hotard and 31-year old single mother Audrey Moate meet up to continue their secret affair, which they have been carrying on for years. The following day, Thomas’ body is discovered inside his vehicle at a remote swamp area with a shotgun blast to the back of his head. Even though most of Audrey’s clothing has been left behind, she is nowhere to be found and a search of the area turns up no trace of her. Two decades later, a dying man confesses that his common-law wife was responsible for murdering the couple and that he helped dispose of Audrey’s body, but no evidence is found to support his story. This week’s episode of “The Path Went Chilly” covers a “lovers’ lane” murder from the Louisiana bayou involving one victim who has still never been found.
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Additional Reading:
http://unsolvedmysteries.wikia.com/wiki/Thomas_Hotard_and_Audrey_Moate
http://charleyproject.org/case/audrey-alta-moate
https://nbcmontana.com/archive/montana-woman-hopes-dna-will-crack-unsolved-mysteries-cold-case

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