CrimeCon Presents: Shattered Souls
CrimeCon Presents: Shattered Souls
Red Seat Ventures/Thinking Sideways
What comes to mind when you hear the word “forensics”? For many, the word evokes images of sterile labs and white coats. The reality, however, is quite different.In Shattered Souls veteran forensic investigator Karen Smith opens her detailed and poignant journals from her 11 years as a forensic detective in Jacksonville, Florida. She speaks of trudging through muddy swamps, dangling over crime scenes from a firetruck ladder, and the tremendous emotional toll that the horror of these crimes wreaks on the investigators tasked with solving them. Karen talks about the nightmares, the emotional and often physical pain, the scares, and the breath-holding, white-knuckle moments from the most haunting cases of her career. They’re victims you’ve probably never heard of, but they’re victims that she can never forget. Their stories - and the shattered souls of loved ones they left behind - are at the heart of every episode.Shattered Souls: A Forensic Detective’s Diary is presented by CrimeCon.Music by Sam Johnson
Shattered Souls BONUS: Tips for the Surfer
Karen shares two fun, strange, and lighthearted cases from Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, including an encounter with a "Jeff Spicoli in the flesh" surfer dude.
Sep 10, 2020
9 min
Shattered Souls BONUS: "Play along with me."
In this surprise lighthearted bonus episode, Karen recounts one of the more straightforward cases in which a perp discovers the hard way that she isn't as smart as Karen and her colleagues.
Aug 13, 2020
13 min
Shattered Souls BONUS with Nancy Grace: Broken Glass
Karen talks with longtime friend and former prosecutor Nancy Grace about the most emotional moments from her career.
Jul 30, 2020
23 min
Shattered Souls: Kim Dorsey
A crime scene reconstruction tells a much different story than the suspect does in the stunning conclusion to Kim Dorsey's story.
Jul 25, 2020
41 min
Shattered Souls: Breakdown
Karen relives the most challenging case of her career with colleagues Detective Kim Long, Prosecutor London Kite, Detective Larry Kuczkowski and Sergeant Karen Dukes.
Jul 18, 2020
47 min
Shattered Souls: Jessie Bracelett
An investigation relies on bloodstain evidence to indisputably reveal,who murdered Jessie Bracelett on a cold December morning.
Jul 11, 2020
37 min
Shattered Souls: Pain
Detectives rely on the forensic reconstruction to detangle a twisted case with conflicting eyewitness accounts.
Jul 3, 2020
27 min
Shattered Souls: Trina Joseph
A man turns himself in after murdering Trina Joseph — but he tells a much different story than the forensic evidence indicates.
Jun 27, 2020
24 min
Shattered Souls BONUS: The Prosecution Speaks
Prosecutor Janeen Kirch details her experiences in the State Attorney's Office.
Jun 24, 2020
22 min
Shattered Souls: Anger
A murder investigation comes down to one crucial piece of evidence that multiple officers, detectives, and forensic investigators nearly missed.
Jun 20, 2020
28 min
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