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Murder in Oregon

Murder in Oregon

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In January of 1989 the director of Oregon’s Department of Corrections, Michael Francke, was brutally stabbed to death outside his office in Salem. The murder was quickly ruled a “car burglary gone wrong” and pinned on a low-level drug dealer named Frank Gable, a man who Francke's own brother, Kevin, along with storied Oregon reporter Phil Stanford, believe has been wrongfully imprisoned for nearly 30 years. They contend Francke had uncovered a trail of corruption in the prison system— one that led to the top of Oregon’s political establishment. Murder In Oregon follows the two men on a decades-long journey, bordering on obsession, into Oregon’s drug and crime-infested underworld to answer one question: Who really killed Michael Francke?

Latest Episodes

Trailer 1 | Introducing Murder in Oregon

EThe premiere trailer for Murder in Oregon. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

1 MIN2019 OCT 10
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Trailer 1 | Introducing Murder in Oregon

Trailer 2 | Who Killed Michael Francke?

EOn October 24th we'll re-open the Michael Francke Murder case, shining new light on those who escaped justice. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

1 MIN2019 OCT 17
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Trailer 2 | Who Killed Michael Francke?

Ep 1 | The Murder

EIn January of 1989 the director of Oregon’s Department of Corrections, Michael Francke, was brutally stabbed to death outside his office building in Salem. His killing was quickly ruled a “car burglary gone wrong”, but inconsistencies soon called the official investigation into question. Was Michael Francke murdered...or assassinated? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

42 MIN2019 OCT 24
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Ep 1 | The Murder

Ep 2 | Discrepancies

EInconsistencies in the narrative bring about issues as the official investigation into Michael Francke’s murder unfolds. The Francke family raise concerns that Mike was targeted and are met with resistance from state officials.By the time they get his autopsy report, all bets are off. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

40 MIN2019 OCT 31
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Ep 2 | Discrepancies

Ep 3 | Breaking Point

EMonths after Mike's murder, the official investigation seems to stall. Frustrated, Pat and Kevin link up with newspaper columnist Phil Stanford. Their combined efforts lead them to a controversial confession,a mysterious sketch of a possible suspect and the fury of Salem government officials. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

32 MIN2019 NOV 7
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Ep 3 | Breaking Point

Ep 4 | Corruption

EA deep dive into the history of corruption in Salem reveals a long and sordid relationship between criminal and political powers. It also leads to a troubled and violent man some believe murdered Michael Francke. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

39 MIN2019 NOV 14
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Ep 4 | Corruption

Ep 5 | Depravity

EThe search for Mike's killer leads to a woman whose dysfunctional upbringing in Salem's drug scene was closely linked to corruption in Corrections. And the staggering violence and trauma she experienced is peppered with names closely tied to the Francke murder investigation. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

39 MIN2019 NOV 21
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Ep 5 | Depravity

Ep 6 | Rooster

EMany people, including those closest to him, believe Tim 'Rooster' Natividad was involved in the murder of Michael Francke. His former girlfriend - and mother of his son - lays out the terrifying timeline of their relationship and the period leading up to, and after, Francke's murder. And it links to the mysterious man in the pinstripe suit. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

39 MIN2019 NOV 28
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Ep 6 | Rooster

Ep 7 | Patsy

EMore than a year after Michael Francke's death, public and political pressure is mounting to capture his killer. Then, in April of 1990, a small time Salem drug dealer named Frank Gable is arrested and indicted for his murder. But the case the state mounts against him raises serious questions and concerns. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

46 MIN2019 DEC 5
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Ep 7 | Patsy

Ep 8 | Judgement

More than two years after Michael Francke's murder, a small time drug dealer named Frank Gable would be tried for the crime. The basis for the case and the outcome of the trial would shock and outrage many- including Kevin Francke. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

35 MIN2019 DEC 12
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Ep 8 | Judgement

Latest Episodes

Trailer 1 | Introducing Murder in Oregon

EThe premiere trailer for Murder in Oregon. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

1 MIN2019 OCT 10
Comments
Trailer 1 | Introducing Murder in Oregon

Trailer 2 | Who Killed Michael Francke?

EOn October 24th we'll re-open the Michael Francke Murder case, shining new light on those who escaped justice. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

1 MIN2019 OCT 17
Comments
Trailer 2 | Who Killed Michael Francke?

Ep 1 | The Murder

EIn January of 1989 the director of Oregon’s Department of Corrections, Michael Francke, was brutally stabbed to death outside his office building in Salem. His killing was quickly ruled a “car burglary gone wrong”, but inconsistencies soon called the official investigation into question. Was Michael Francke murdered...or assassinated? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

42 MIN2019 OCT 24
Comments
Ep 1 | The Murder

Ep 2 | Discrepancies

EInconsistencies in the narrative bring about issues as the official investigation into Michael Francke’s murder unfolds. The Francke family raise concerns that Mike was targeted and are met with resistance from state officials.By the time they get his autopsy report, all bets are off. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

40 MIN2019 OCT 31
Comments
Ep 2 | Discrepancies

Ep 3 | Breaking Point

EMonths after Mike's murder, the official investigation seems to stall. Frustrated, Pat and Kevin link up with newspaper columnist Phil Stanford. Their combined efforts lead them to a controversial confession,a mysterious sketch of a possible suspect and the fury of Salem government officials. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

32 MIN2019 NOV 7
Comments
Ep 3 | Breaking Point

Ep 4 | Corruption

EA deep dive into the history of corruption in Salem reveals a long and sordid relationship between criminal and political powers. It also leads to a troubled and violent man some believe murdered Michael Francke. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

39 MIN2019 NOV 14
Comments
Ep 4 | Corruption

Ep 5 | Depravity

EThe search for Mike's killer leads to a woman whose dysfunctional upbringing in Salem's drug scene was closely linked to corruption in Corrections. And the staggering violence and trauma she experienced is peppered with names closely tied to the Francke murder investigation. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

39 MIN2019 NOV 21
Comments
Ep 5 | Depravity

Ep 6 | Rooster

EMany people, including those closest to him, believe Tim 'Rooster' Natividad was involved in the murder of Michael Francke. His former girlfriend - and mother of his son - lays out the terrifying timeline of their relationship and the period leading up to, and after, Francke's murder. And it links to the mysterious man in the pinstripe suit. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

39 MIN2019 NOV 28
Comments
Ep 6 | Rooster

Ep 7 | Patsy

EMore than a year after Michael Francke's death, public and political pressure is mounting to capture his killer. Then, in April of 1990, a small time Salem drug dealer named Frank Gable is arrested and indicted for his murder. But the case the state mounts against him raises serious questions and concerns. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

46 MIN2019 DEC 5
Comments
Ep 7 | Patsy

Ep 8 | Judgement

More than two years after Michael Francke's murder, a small time drug dealer named Frank Gable would be tried for the crime. The basis for the case and the outcome of the trial would shock and outrage many- including Kevin Francke. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

35 MIN2019 DEC 12
Comments
Ep 8 | Judgement
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