Small Town Big Crime
Named one of the "7 true crime podcasts to listen to as you self-isolate" by Buzzfeed, Small Town True Crime: Jens Soering and the Haysom Murders has been featured as one of the New and Noteworthy true crime podcasts on Itunes. The six-episode podcast details the horrific stabbing murder of a wealthy couple in their central Virginia home in 1985. Their youngest daughter, a brilliant student at the University of Virginia named Elizabeth Haysom, and her boyfriend, fellow UVA student and the son of a German diplomat named Jens Soering, were arrested and convicted in the murders in the early 1990s. This podcast details the brutal killings and the initial investigation and includes revelations of sexual abuse, drug use, an international police chase, a false confession, new DNA evidence, and a possible police cover up. This podcast reveals new information about who really killed the Haysoms. Featured interviews include Jason Flom, the CEO of Lava Records and a founding member of the Innocence Project, Amanda Knox, the American foreign exchange student wrongly convicted of murdering her roommate in Italy, members of the FBI, and Jens Soering. The podcast is researched, written, and hosted by three award-winning journalists in Virginia.