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Missing Erica Baker

English, Old Time Radio, 1 season, 10 episodes, 4 hours, 19 minutes
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On February 7, 1999, Erica Baker put on her raincoat, leashed up her dog, and started to walk through a park in Kettering, Ohio. The 9-year-old was never seen again. What really happened on that rainy winter afternoon in the park? Neighbors, family members, and investigators search for answers, but 23 years later, the investigation still haunts the community. Erica Baker’s story hits home for Nathan Edwards and Bryn Caswell, anchors and journalists for Dayton 24/7 Now. That’s why Dayton 24/7 Now is bringing listeners the most in-depth journalistic investigation to date on the Erica Baker Case. Nathan and Bryn share exclusive interviews and never-before-seen footage – hoping that maybe, just maybe, what we’ve found could bring her home. 
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Chapter 9: A somber anniversary

As Erica’s family grapples with 25 years without her, police get a major break in the case. Hosts Nathan Edwards and Becky Gulden go along as police conduct an extensive search in a new location. This as we uncover what Christian Gabriel has been up to in Oregon.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/7/202415 minutes, 28 seconds
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Episode 8: Keeping the Case Alive

Hosts Nathan Edwards and Becky Gulden update listeners on the outcomes of new searches for Erica Baker's body and introduce you to a new detective on the case. For the first time we're also talking to a woman who police say was with Christian Gabriel the day Erica went missing. What she remembers from that day as Erica's father is forced to spend another somber anniversary without answers.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/29/202325 minutes, 59 seconds
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Chapter 7: A New Search for Erica

Based on a hunch from Dayton 24/7 Now News Director Becky Gulden, state and city law enforcement conduct a new search for Erica Baker at a local park that's never been examined before. Becky realized that a different location south of Kettering more accurately matches the driving directions Christian Gabriel described in his confession letter two decades ago. Tensions and emotions rise as a discovery is made during the search, but will it lead to a breakthrough in the case?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/12/202237 minutes, 47 seconds
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Chapter 6: A Case that will Never Go Cold

For the season finale, we take a sentimental deep dive into where this case is headed next; not only on the ground but in the hearts of Erica Baker’s loved ones. To close, our hosts Nathan and Bryn join their News Director, Becky, to share their personal thoughts, findings and closing remarks on the entirety of the case— including a hunch that could even lead to a season 2!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/19/202247 minutes, 46 seconds
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Chapter 5: Driving Justice

Time was running out for justice. It’s been six long years since Erica’s family last hugged their 9-year-old girl. Then, in 2005, just three days before the statute of limitations would have expired, Christian Gabriel was indicted on charges connected to the disappearance of Erica Baker. In this episode, reporters Bryn Caswell and Nathan Edwards dissect the trial that found Christian Gabriel guilty and whether justice was really served. Then, Erica’s grandmother Pam Schmidt takes justice into her own hands.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/12/202229 minutes, 55 seconds
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Chapter 4: Contradicting Confessions

It’s July 2004. The police’s main suspect, Christian Gabriel, reveals important details connected to Erica’s disappearance – and possible whereabouts. He even leads detectives to a wooded location outside of Dayton, Ohio. But police are left with more questions than answers. Christian’s statements continue to shift and change as he is interrogated. Hosts Bryn Caswell and Nathan Edwards visit a remote warehouse and inspect the van police believe struck Erica Baker.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/5/202229 minutes, 24 seconds
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Chapter 3: Do You Ever Lie?

Months after Erica Baker disappears, her family and community honors her tenth birthday. Meanwhile, police are tipped off to a piece of information that would end up changing the course of the investigation. An unexpected death sparks a legal battle that makes it all the way to the Ohio Supreme Court.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/28/202226 minutes, 26 seconds
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Chapter 2: When Night Becomes Day

On February 7, 1999, an older couple was walking their dog in a local park, when they spot something unusual in the distance: A small, wet dog. Days later, police contact the couple and ask them to come in for questioning – and hypnosis – connected to the Erica Baker disappearance. Days bleed into nights, and Dayton 24/7 Now Reporters start piecing together what happened that day.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/22/202224 minutes, 29 seconds
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Chapter 1: Neighborhood Kids

Katie Wolford remembers growing up in the 90s as a time when kids had the freedom to run outside and play with their neighborhood friends. Until one day, her childhood best friend Erica Baker vanished into thin air. Dayton 24/7 Now journalists Nathan Edwards and Bryn Caswell talk to Erica’s family members to recall their final memories on that misty Sunday that started the mystery of what happened to Erica Baker. We start to piece together what happened next.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/22/202220 minutes, 1 second
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Introducing: Missing Erica Baker

Growing up, there are stories that stick with you forever. If you grew up in Dayton, Ohio, a mid-sized city nestled between Columbus and Cincinnati, that story was probably the disappearance of Erica Baker. On February 7, 1999, Erica Baker put on her raincoat, leashed up her dog, and started to walk through a park. The 9-year-old was never seen again. Twenty-three years later, her investigation still haunts the community. That’s why Dayton 24/7 Now is bringing listeners the most in-depth journalistic investigation to date on the Erica Baker Case. The Missing Erica Baker podcast launches on June 22, 2022, bringing you exclusive interviews and never-before-seen footage – hoping that maybe, just maybe, what we’ve found could bring her home.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/9/20222 minutes, 18 seconds