The Trail Went Cold – Episode 215 – Ann Gotlib

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June 1, 1983. Louisville, Kentucky. 12-year old Ann Gotlib leaves her friend’s residence in order to ride her bicycle back to her family’s apartment, but she never arrives. When Ann’s mother goes searching for her, she discovers Ann’s abandoned bicycle outside a department store, but no trace of her can be found. 25 years later, investigators announce that new evidence seems to point towards a convicted sex offender named Gregory Oakley being responsible for Ann’s disappearance. However, since Oakley is already deceased by that point, no charges can be filed and Ann’s body is never found. On this week’s episode of “The Trail Went Cold”, we explore an unsolved abduction from the 1980s which helped play a role in changing how missing children’s investigations were performed.

Additional Reading:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disappearance_of_Ann_Gotlib

https://charleyproject.org/case/ann-gotlib

https://www.whas11.com/article/news/local/the-vault-the-disappearance-of-ann-gotlib/417-443816484

https://www.wave3.com/story/8409806/ann-gotlibs-family-still-hopeful-shell-be-found

https://www.wave3.com/story/9458488/police-convicted-felon-responsible-for-ann-gotlibs-disappearance-and-death

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“The Trail Went Cold” is going to be appearing on podcast row at “Crimecon 2021: Austin” at the Fairmont Hotel in Austin, Texas on June 2-4, 2021, as well as “Crimecon UK” at the Leonardo Royal Hotel & Spa in London on June 12-13, 2021. To get a 10 % discount on the purchase of tickets to either event, please use our specialized promo code, “COLD21”, by visiting https://www.crimecon.com/CC21 or https://www.crimecon.co.uk.

“The Trail Went Cold” is now doing a weekly livestream show on GetVokl every Thursday from 7:00-8:00 PM ET as part of their “True Crime Thursday” line-up. For more information, please visit their website.

The Trail Went Cold is produced and edited by Magill Foote.

All music is composed by Vince Nitro.

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