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Appalachian Mysteria

Jam Street Media

Documentary, True Crime, Society & Culture

4.82.6K Ratings

🗓️ 28 February 2024

⏱️ 50 minutes

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A WVU alum working for the state prosecutor’s office suddenly finds herself on the scene of a very personal tragedy that could be much more sinister. Much to her dismay, her forensic investigation training is not being employed by authorities in the real world. Meanwhile, the victim’s sister is conducting her own investigation, releasing all of her findings to the public. Was the death of Amber Whitelaw a case of accidental fire or murder? Welcome to the first episode of Season 4! The full season launches in April. Justice for Amber Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/justiceforamber2.18.18 1:35 – Highland County & Amber Whitelaw 4:36 – Wearing a Wire? 11:04 – One and One on the Side 13:00 – Night of the Incident 15:17 – The 911 Call 25:02 – 8 Red Flags 41:25 – Not Having Closure Thank you to our sponsor Seeker's Notes! Keep Your Mind Sharp! Download Seekers Notes Now! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Welcome to season 4 of Appalachian Mysteria.


We're going to be doing things a little differently this time.


Our past three seasons have been a single story or related group of stories


told over the course of eight to 10 episodes. But last year we invited


listeners to suggest their own Appalachian mysteries and you folks certainly came


through. Over the course of this season we'll hear the stories that are important to those of us living in or tied to the Appalachian region, each told over the course of one to three episodes.


The full season launches in April about one month from now.


In this first story, a woman working for the West Virginia State Prosecutor's Office


finds herself at the scene of a deadly fire in her childhood home


and her WVU training in Forensic Investigative Sciences raises some red flags about the night in question.


Meanwhile, the sister of the deceased is publishing evidence


about why someone might want her dead.


The first time that one of her... evidence about why someone might want her dead.


The first time that one of her staffs got open from me was on her one year death anniversary.


From chromatic media in the heart of Morgantown, West Virginia, this is Appalachian Mysteria, season four. Oh, Highland County, Virginia is the least populated in the state.


At last census, less than 2,300 people resided there. To put that in perspective, more than twice as many people


live in its neighboring county across the West Virginia state line.


It is a very rural area. No close neighbors really. The only close neighbors were elderly neighbors. It's a very tight-knit community. Everybody knows everybody.


Did you grow up there? Yes, I did. So you know it pretty intimately. Oh yes, I spent all of my life there growing up. This is Morgan Fritz who grew up in Highland County with her sister Amber.


Morgan moved from Highland County to Texas in 2010 and since then she's pursued several avenues of study that give her some unique perspective on the death of her sister Amber.


I am a volunteer firefighter and a licensed private investigator in Texas and I also work at a


Wolfer. The firefighting experience is relevant because Amber died in a house fire in February of 2018.


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