Chewing Gum Clues: Unraveling Cold Cases

Ever wondered about the ordinary objects we overlook? Those everyday items we dismiss unless they’re sticking to our shoes? But what if I told you there’s more to this than meets the eye? You’ve probably guessed it – we’re diving into the surprising connection between chewing gum and true crime. Yes, you read that right. Chewing gum, that seemingly insignificant thing, can hold the key to cracking cold cases. Join us as we uncover how this seemingly innocuous habit becomes a DNA goldmine for detectives, aiding countless investigations. But today, we’re exploring two cases where chewing gum was vital in solving murder mysteries. These weren’t just instances of carelessly discarded gum but deliberate pieces of evidence that helped unravel cold cases. Intrigued? You should be. This episode is a must-listen if you’re a fan of true crime, mysteries, and the unexpected twists that connect seemingly unrelated elements.

Content Warnings: Spousal abuse, Domestic violence, Murder

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  • Research, writing, and editing by Jesse Hawke from the Inky Pawprint.
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