0501 | Release

Updated: Oct 7



Season five kicks off on the heels of a big revelation, and continues the investigation into serial killer Israel Keyes.


Written, researched, and produced by Josh Hallmark

Research assistance by Michelle Tooker and Shana Wilensky

Patreon producers: Alexa Horn, Amy Basil, Chelsea Collings, Christina Sisson, Dana Keith, Drew Vipond, Hallie Reed, Jessica Alihodzic, Jillian Natale, Kimberly, Meggan Capps-Seawel, Shelly, and Lydia Fiedler

FEATURING


Dr. Chris Kunkle

Chris is a clinical and forensic psychologist.

Chris is the former President of the American Investigative Society of Cold Cases (AISOCC) and currently serves as the Chief Behavioral Health Officer for the SC Department of Corrections.



Sydney Copp

Sydney is a Vermont-based, middle school teacher; and former student and friend of Christopher Roof.







MUSIC


FEATURED SONG:

17 Pounds by Sarah Klang

Sarah Klang's album "Virgo" debuted in May of 2021, and quickly became a favorite. "17 Pounds" immediately spoke to me; it was haunting, mournful, and just a tiny bit hopeful. It captured the destruction of loss so perfectly and profoundly.




OTHER MUSIC:

Possess by William Hellfire

Passages by Kai Engel

Denouement by Kai Engel

Sleepwalker III by Sergey Cheremisinov

Sleepers by Sergey Cheremisinov

Comets and Sparks by Sergey Cheremisinov

Ashes in the Wind by Radical Face

We All Fall Down by Radical Face

Featherlight by Lee Rosevere


CHRISTOPHER ROOF

April 24, 1951 - Autumn 2010


"Born April 24, 1951, in Concord, MA to Simons Lucas & Marcia Sheldon (Moore) Roof. Attended Hampshire College for 2-years & graduated Summa Cum Laude, with a BFA in 1978 from Emerson College. Also studied at the Institute of Children’s Literature in West Redding, CT in 1978. Went on to teach at Emerson College and the Concord-Carlisle High School, as well as Sunday School at the First Parish Church in Concord where he was a member. He self-published a number of books of poetry for children and adults, including A Winter Night’s Revels, Halloween to Halloween, Idylls, The Mythical Magical Poetry Book, The Pink Sheep, and The Spook House. His coloring book for children, The Whale Friends, was published and distributed by Greenpeace Northeast in 1979. He edited three books written by Bill Montague, The Concord Guidebook, Little Mouse: The Mouse Who Lived with Henry David Thoreau at Walden Pond, and Montague's Wee Forest Folk Collectors Album. Active in Concord civic life, he served on the Concord Historical Commission 1994-1998 and worked at the Thoreau Lyceum for a number of years."


-Bio courtesy of The Concord Free Public Library


THE TIMELINE


DATE

ROOF

KEYES

OTHER

August 2010

Last confirmed sighting in Nashua, NH

8/28/10

Construction job in Anchorage

9/1 -9/30/10

Sporadic construction work in Anchorage throughout September (exact dates unknown)

9/13/10

Alleged sighting places him in Denison, TX

9/13/10

Alleged sighting places him on South Padre Island, TX

9/26-11/18/10

Kimberly working remotely in Kansas

9/27/10

Construction cert. course in Anchorage

9/28/10

Medical examiner estimates as approximate date of death

October 2010

Alleged sighting places him at a soup kitchen in Johnstown, NY

Between 10/3-10/17/10

Alleged sighting places him in Essex, VT

10/15/10

In-store transaction in Anchorage

10/15/10

Flies from Anchorage to Boston

10/19-10/25/10

Stops using credit cards

10/21/10

Photos and interviews place him in Bangor, Maine

10/22/10

Final cell phone ping at 15:30

10/22-10/24/10

Cell phone is turned off

10/25/10

Flies from Boston to Anchorage

11/4/10

Remains discovered near Rte 11 in Stacyville, Maine

1/16/11

"Where is Mr. Roof?" group created on Facebook

3/11/21

0413 | Route 30 episode of TCB is broadcast

8/9/21

Sydney Copp c