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Season 2

Nov. 9, 2023

2 Arrests Made!

On Friday October 13th, 2023, after 8.5 long years, arrests have finally been made in the horrific murder of Eric Cates and his loyal and faithful dog Gypsy. 2 people have been charged with murder. The Aniah's Law bond hea…
Feb. 28, 2023

Death & Deception in the Walker County Jail - Anthony "Tony" Mitchell - Eric Cates' & Gypsy Update 2

Anthony "Tony" Mitchell's tragic death occurred just two weeks after he was incarcerated at the Walker County Alabama Sheriff's Office Jail. Despite his ongoing struggle with addiction, Tony's downward spiral was reportedly …
June 8, 2021

The Eric Cates & Gypsy Story - Update #1

June 7, 2021 update on the case. Law enforcement has named a person of interest. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/secretscrime)
Aug. 12, 2020


Charity Tessener was another one of the 3 persons of interest that the Walker County Sheriff's Office was looking for shortly after Hayden disappeared. In this episode, she shares what details she knows about that night and…
July 29, 2020


Hayden was planning for his friend, Tommy, to pick him up the night he disappeared. Tommy tells us about that night and another person surprised us with some new information. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/secret…
July 15, 2020

Pine Drive

6 weeks after Hayden Mayberry walked out of the back door of his home on Pine Drive, his body was discovered just off the road on...Pine Drive. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/secretscrime) Visit our website at htt…
July 1, 2020

The Mysterious Disappearance & Death of Hayden Mayberry

26 year old Hayden Mayberry went missing on November 19, 2019. He reportedly walked into the woods in the Boldo area of Walker County, AL from a home he was staying at on Pine Dr. His remains were found on February 2, 2020 u…
April 15, 2020

Intimidation & Abuses of Power

Tobbie's had some unnerving and downright alarming experiences since Eric & Gypsy were murdered. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/secretscrime) Visit our website at https://secretstruecrime.com
March 25, 2020


It seems that the offices of the Walker County District Attorney, the Walker County Coroner's Office, the Walker County Sheriff's Office and the Alabama State Fire Marshal's Office all had just a fraction of Eric Cates' auto…
March 11, 2020

The Autopsy

Eric's mom Tobbie has been adamant that the autopsy she was recently allowed to see was not a complete autopsy. In this episode, you'll hear a shocking update. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/secretscrime) Visit o…
Feb. 26, 2020

The Struggle Is Real

Tobbie reveals that her struggle to get Eric's case investigated is an ongoing battle. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/secretscrime) Visit our website at https://secretstruecrime.com
Feb. 12, 2020

The Suspicious Death of Randy Hicks

Randy Hicks was one of the most commonly rumored to have been responsible for the murders of Eric & Gypsy. In July 2016, Randy Hicks went missing and then was found deceased in the woods under very mysterious circumstances.…
Jan. 29, 2020


Numerous items were missing from Eric's truck. What happened to them? As Eric's family continued to get tips, there were numerous meetings with informants who provided information. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com…
Jan. 15, 2020

The Letter

Eric's dad was given a letter shortly after Eric and Gypsy were murdered. The letter details what the author says happened to Eric and names people who were allegedly involved. Huge thanks to Podcorn for sponsoring this epi…
Jan. 1, 2020

The Lost Footage

We were given the surveillance footage from the Blue Store for Eric's last day. The Blue Store was the last reported sighting of Eric and Michael made a very significant discovery as he poured over this video. Be sure to v…
Dec. 18, 2019

Working Theories

We continue to investigate the most common theories in Eric and Gypsy's murders and we go through the timeline of Eric's last day. Huge thanks to Podcorn for sponsoring this episode. Explore sponsorship opportunities and st…
Dec. 4, 2019

The Drive By Shooting

So many tips came in the day Eric & Gypsy were found murdered. In this episode you'll hear directly from a man who was the subject of one of these tips. The murder of Eric & Gypsy and the events that followed set off a cha…
Nov. 20, 2019

The House Fire

Eric's family began to receive tips about what happened to Eric and Gypsy the same day their remains were found. One of the first and most interesting tips is about a house where a BBQ was held. Join us as we explore this …
Nov. 6, 2019

Empire School

After Eric & Gypsy's bodies were found at the school, Eric's family is given access to the crime scene and are shocked at what they found. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/secretscrime) Visit our website at https://…
Oct. 23, 2019

The Eric Cates & Gypsy Story

On March 21, 2015, 32 year old Eric Cates and his beloved dog, Gypsy, were found murdered behind the old Empire School in the tiny Walker County town of Empire, AL. Hunters found their bodies burned in the cab of Eric’s truc…
Oct. 16, 2019

Season 2 - Eric Cates & Gypsy

On March 21, 2015, 32 year old Eric Cates and his beloved dog, Gypsy, were found murdered behind the old Empire School in the tiny Walker County town of Empire, AL. Their murders remain unsolved even though the crime is rumo…