The Secret Witness
Serial killer Robert Maury
The “Secret Witness” hotline was established in Shasta County, CA to take anonymous tips about crimes that occurred in the county. On the evening of June 19, 1985, a tip came in concerning a missing person, Averill Weeden. Averill disappeared on May 23, 1985, and the caller said he knew where Averill’s body was and wanted to know how much money he could get in exchange for this information. Listen to this week’s episode to find out more about what the Secret Witness knew and his connection to Averill’s disappearance—as well as other crimes.