0504 | 18 Miles, 9 Minutes (part two)

The look into the disappearance of Karen Adams continues; taking a close look at Keyes's history, habits, and comfort zones - and how they relate strikingly to the Karen Adams case.

Written, researched, and produced by Josh Hallmark

Additional research by Andrew French and Shana Wilensky. Research assistance by Michelle Tooker and Kaz.

Patreon producers: Alexa Horn, Amy Basil, Casey Jensen-Richardson, Chelsea Collings, Christina Sisson, Ellen Haines Chaponis, Dana Keith, Drew Vipond, Hallie Reed, Harrison Bequette, Jessica Alihodzic, Jillian Natale, Kimberly, Meggan Capps-Seawel, Shannon Foster, Shelly Brewer, Zack Ignatowicx Warren, Tuesdi Woodworth, and Lydia Fiedler


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.

Adam Saunders as Israel Keyes Adam is the co-host of the GravityBeard podcast.



I'll Understand by Roza

"I'll Understand" captures so many elements of the podcast's story, the Keyes story, and the Karen Adams story: isolation, separation, mourning, fear, nihilism, and brief moments of hope; all wrapped up in an undying devotion and forgiveness.


Possess by William Hellfire

Woods by William Hellfire

Woman by LaBon

Sleepers by Sergey Cheremisinov

Sleepwalker IV by Sergey Cheremisinov

Lights of Earth by Sergey Cheremisinov

Big Water by Sergey Cheremisinov

Ghost Story by Kevin MacLeod

Machinery by Kai Engel

The Barrenness of a Busy Life by Benja







Begins move from Neah Bay to Anchorage


Heidi Keyes birthday


Makes in-store purchase at Northern Tool


Hotel reservation in Cache Creek, BC


Hotel stay in Watson Lake, YT


Hotel stay in Destruction Bay, YT


Hotel stay in Teslin, YT


Crosses into Alaska at Alcan Border Crossing

3/11 - 3/20/07

Kimberly working remotely

3/11/07: 2am

Daylight Savings

3/11/07: 2pm

Arrives at Mountaineer Casino

3/11/07: 8pm

Calls brother to tell him she's at the casino

3/11/07: 11pm

ATM withdrawal

3/11/07: 11:20pm

Used her casino Player's Club card

3/12/07: 2am

ATM Withdrawal

3/12/07: 4:01am

Mountaineer surveillance shows Karen leaving through the south exit, time-stamped 3:01am. Most accounts state this actually occurred at 4:01; security system had not been updated for DST.

3/12/07: 4:35am

Karen's phone makes its last outgoing call to her voicemail; pings near the Steubenville Marina.

3/12/07: time unknown

Karen's phone pings two final times along Route 30 at the WV-PA state line.

3/12/07: 7:00am

Karen fails to arr