Proof: A True Crime Podcast

Proof: A True Crime Podcast is a serialized investigation into cases of potential wrongful conviction. Hosted by Susan Simpson of the Undisclosed Podcast and Jacinda Davis of TV’s Evil Lives Here, Proof unravels the tangled and competing demands of the legal system, police practices, truth, guilt and innocence.

Season 2: The second season of Proof: Murder at the Warehouse takes Susan Simpson and Jacinda Davis to Manteca, CA where they reinvestigate the murder of 18-year-old Renee Ramos. On June 5, 2000, Ramos’ body was found buried under a pile of debris inside the shell of a new Home Depot building. Despite tips hinting at alternate suspects - tips that were ignored until now - Renee’s boyfriend, 18-year-old skateboarder Jake Silva, and Ty Lopes, the 33-year-old uncle of one of Jake's close friends were arrested for her murder. The questionable testimony of a 14-year-old boy was the key evidence used to convict them both to life in prison.

Twenty-three years after Renee Ramos was murdered, Jake Silva remains in prison and maintains he is innocent. In season two of Proof: MURDER AT THE WAREHOUSE, Susan and Jacinda travel the streets of Manteca, reinvestigating the case against Jake and Ty – and in the process uncover long-overlooked evidence about what really happened to Renee

Season 1: In season one of Proof: RUSSIAN ROULETTE Susan Simpson and Jacinda Davis reinvestigate the murder of Brian Bowling.

On an October night in 1996, a gunshot rattles the walls of a double-wide trailer on the outskirts of Rome, Georgia. 15-year-old Brian Bowling is laying on the floor of his room, head bleeding from a gunshot wound. By the next morning, Brian is dead. Investigators quickly conclude that Brian’s wound was self-inflicted, the tragic result of teenage bravado. And yet within six months, two friends are arrested and accused of plotting to kill Brian. Cain Joshua Story and Darrell Lee Clark are convicted and sentenced to life in prison. An evil teenage plot? A horrible tragic accident? Or, a blatant miscarriage of justice? In this first season of PROOF, Susan and Jacinda drive the back roads of Rome, searching for the truth.

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Murder at the Warehouse | Ep. 17 – The Butterfly
Late breaking information and an unexpected discovery could help solve the mystery of what happened to Renee Ramos.
75 min
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Murder at the Warehouse | Sidebar 16
Brady, Brady, Brady. In this week’s Sidebar episode, Susan Simpson points out potential Brady violations in the case, and the team discusses Junior and The Source and why what they have to say matters.
36 min
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Murder at the Warehouse | Ep. 16 – Junior and T...
For a lot of people, coming forward with information about Renee Ramos’ murder is a bigger sacrifice than they're willing to make.
72 min
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Murder at the Warehouse | Sidebar 15
Susan Simpson and Jacinda Davis do a post-mortem on Episode 15 of Proof: Murder at the Warehouse.
10 min
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Murder at the Warehouse | Ep. 15 - How the Game...
The investigation into Renee Ramos’ murder continues with the Proof team back in Manteca where they prepare for a second interview with Tim Fisher.
62 min
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Murder at the Warehouse | Sidebar 14
The Proof team is on the road but finds a quiet spot in the hotel's gym to record this week’s Sidebar.
21 min
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Murder at the Warehouse | Ep. 14 – Did You Find...
Before talking to Tim Fisher again, Susan Simpson and Jacinda Davis need to learn more about Eric Greer and his motivations for recording a shocking statement about Renee Ramos’ murder.
64 min
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Murder at the Warehouse | Sidebar 13
Susan Simpson, Jacinda Davis, and Kevin Fitzpatrick discuss Proof: Episode 13 - A Blonde and a Brunette.
12 min
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Murder at the Warehouse | Ep. 13 - A Blonde and...
The Proof team is back in Manteca, deep in the investigation into Renee Ramos’s murder, when an unexpected opportunity to interview a potentially important witness forces them to abruptly change course.
58 min
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Murder at the Warehouse | Sidebar 12
What do Jay Wilds from Adnan Syed’s case and Josh Burroughs from Jake Silva’s and Ty Lope’s cases have in common? Find out on this week’s Sidebar.
22 min
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Murder at the Warehouse | Ep. 12- The Kid With ...
Despite recanting, Josh Burroughs was the State’s star witness against Jake Silva and Ty Lopes. Josh sits down with Susan and Jacinda and answers their questions.
63 min
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Murder at the Warehouse | Sidebar 11
Susan Simpson, Jacinda Davis, and Kevin Fitzpatrick discuss how in this season of Proof: Murder at the Warehouse it’s been hard to predict who will and will not agree to an interview.
20 min
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Murder at the Warehouse | Ep. 11 - Striking Out
Susan Simpson and Jacinda Davis keep hitting dead ends until a chance encounter gives them a new lead.
82 min
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Murder at the Warehouse | Sidebar 10
Susan Simpson, Jacinda Davis, and Kevin Fitzpatrick discuss Proof episode 10: The Search for Rapper’s Delight.
25 min
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Murder at the Warehouse | Ep. 10 - The Search f...
Back in Manteca, Susan Simpson and Jacinda Davis continue their investigation into Renee Ramos’ murder and chase new leads.
73 min
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Murder at the Warehouse | Sidebar 9
Susan, Jacinda and Kevin continue their investigation into the murder of Renee Ramos on the next episode of Proof.
1 min
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Murder at the Warehouse | Ep. 9 - Season One Up...
From new jobs and relationships to paying bills and looking for housing, Lee Clark and Cain Joshua Storey are learning to live again after spending 25 years behind bars for a crime they did not commit.
43 min
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Murder at the Warehouse | Sidebar 8
Susan Simpson, Jacinda Davis, and Kevin Fitzpatrick discuss Proof: Murder at the Warehouse, Episode 8 - Some Kind of Gothic Skater People.
21 min
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Murder at the Warehouse | Ep. 8 - Some Kind of ...
Susan Simpson, Jacinda Davis, and Kevin Fitzpatrick land in Manteca, CA to start their own investigation into the murder of 18-year-old Renee Ramos.
52 min
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Murder at the Warehouse | Sidebar 7
Renee Ramos and Jake Silva felt safe roaming the streets of Manteca, but were they surrounded by wolves? The hosts of Proof: Murder at the Warehouse discuss episode 7: Little Red.
18 min
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Murder at the Warehouse | Ep. 7 – Little Red
Young and in love, Renee Ramos and Jake Silva roamed Manteca, CA oblivious to the dangers hidden in plain sight.
54 min
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Murder at the Warehouse | Sidebar 6
Susan Simpson, Jacinda Davis, and Kevin Fitzpatrick discuss Proof episode 6: Mule Creek.
13 min
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Murder at the Warehouse | Ep. 6 – Mule Creek
Shell shocked by their convictions and still maintaining innocence, Jake Silva and Ty Lopes struggle in prison.
49 min
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Murder at the Warehouse | Sidebar 5
Bob Motta, host of the Defense Diaries podcast, joins Susan Simpson and Jacinda Davis on this week’s Sidebar.
36 min
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Murder at the Warehouse | Ep. 5 – Cat and Mouse...
Ty Lopes’ trial ended in his conviction and a life sentence. Now, Jake Silva is on trial for the murder and rape of 18-year-old Renee Ramos.
58 min