The Trail Went Cold – Episode 214 – The Boys On The Track (Part 2)

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August 23, 1987. Saline County Arkansas. 16-year old Don Henry and 17-year old Kevin Ives head into the woods to do some late-night hunting, but never return. Hours later, the two boys are seen lying on some railroad tracks before they are run over by a cargo train and the medical examiner concludes they had fallen asleep after smoking marijuana and their deaths were accidental. However, Don and Kevin’s families push for a new investigation, which uncovers evidence that they were violently attacked before their bodies were placed on the tracks. Throughout the years, a number of conspiracy theories would emerge to suggest the boys were murdered as part of a cover-up involving drug trafficking and that members of law enforcement were involved. In Part 1 of our special five-year anniversary episode of “The Trail Went Cold”, we explored the basic facts of this story. This week, in Part 2, we take a deeper look into the convoluted saga known as the “Boys on the Track” case.

Additional Reading:

“The Boys on the Tracks” by Mara Leveritt

https://idfiles.com

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Don_Henry_and_Kevin_Ives

https://encyclopediaofarkansas.net/entries/the-boys-on-the-tracks-book-12011/

https://www.thv11.com/article/news/local/former-wrestler-claims-he-witnessed-murders-of-don-henry-and-kevin-ives/91-518352443

https://unsolved.com/gallery/don-henry-kevin-ives/

https://unsolvedmysteries.fandom.com/wiki/Don_Henry_and_Kevin_Ives

https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2019/sep/20/suit-over-records-in-87-deaths-dismisse-1/

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“The Trail Went Cold” is now doing a weekly livestream show on GetVokl every Thursday from 7:00-8:00 PM ET as part of their “True Crime Thursday” line-up. For more information, please visit their website.

The Trail Went Cold is produced and edited by Magill Foote.

All music is composed by Vince Nitro.

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