Anchorage, Cokie Roberts, Murder discussed on Part Time Genius


The airport named for a man who died in a plane crash. For my heart media. This is missing in Alaska. The story of two congressmen who vanished in 1972 and my quest to figure out what happened to them. I'm your host, John Walsh, Zach I want to talk for a minute about bodies. Specifically, the importance of recovering physical remains in the wake of tragedies. No matter how someone dies when you lose a loved one If you lack a body, you're denied some sense of finality. This is something. Hale Boggs daughter Cokie Roberts discussed multiple times before she died. How she knew her dad was dead. But without a body, she still imagine him just walking in the door one day. On October 8 2019 on Lee 24 hours before I landed in Anchorage, A man named Brian Steven Smith was arrested at the airport for murder. But it wasn't a body that led to his arrest. It was a memory card. On the card and SD card, which someone found on a downtown street, where photos and videos of a man strangling a woman to death and laughing while he did it. Four days later, While in Anchorage, I awoke to another violent video. This one streamed to the world from my city, New Orleans, where a hotel under construction partially collapsed into the street. Spewing up a dust cloud reminiscent of 9 11 and killing three men. Amazingly, as of this recording eight months later, the bodies of two of those men are still stuck in the wreckage. Both of these events, the SD card murder and the hotel collapse are tragic. Both killed people. But in one case, a body was recovered. The remains of Kathleen Joe Henry, the SD card victim were found on the side of a highway. And the other two families are still waiting to bury their loved ones..

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