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The Crime Room

We write and talk about cold cases, serial killers, missing persons and other crime related news and stories. We aim to deep dive into various cases and serial killers in the hopes of better understanding the events that took place. we also provide much needed safety tips for every day living to protect your family, property and yourselves from prowlers and offenders. Our podcast and writings take a deep dive into various aspects of a particular case or cases, peeling back the layers of evidence, information and facts.


News and Stories we Discuss:

  • Cold Cases
  • Murders
  • Serial Killers
  • Unidentified Bodies
  • Missing Persons
  • Unexplained
  • Safety Tips
  • Solved Crimes
  • Other Crimes
  • Crime Related News


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About Jolene

Jolene Grace was a journalist for ten years, interning for CBS evening news, working as a beat report for Oklahoma Public radio, and eventually transitioning into managing digital content for a radio corporation. Currently, she writes crime fiction full time and blogs for the Crime Room. Jolene is fortunate enough to be able to tell the stories of those who no longer can. She’s passionate to write about cold cases being solved. You can read her blogs on thecrimeroom.com or listen to The Crime Room Podcast wherever in the world you happened to be. Let’s Talk Crime. 


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About Branden

Branden is a Police officer who promoted himself to a Sergeant and then now Lieutenant and has been serving his city for the past 10 years. He graduated with a Masters degree in Criminal Justice. He has investigated various numerous crimes such as Homicides, rapes, home invasions, burglaries, robberies, kidnappings, grand theft autos, drug trafficking, firearms violations, forgery/counterfeit, as well as misdemeanor cases such as simple assault and batteries, operating under the influence of liquor/drugs (DUI), unlicensed operation and much more. He has written and executed multiple search warrants, conducted various protective sweeps, pat frisks and exit orders. He has been involved in numerous police vehicle chases, fights, disturbances, foot pursuits, suspect/hostage negotiations and felony stops.

He is trained with an assortment of weapons such as his department issued firearm, assault rifle, shotgun, as well as less than lethal options such as the taser, bean bag rounds, pepper spray, and baton. He has displayed all the above weapons as a show of force on several occasions, as well as administering (using) multiple less than lethal options such as the taser, bean bag rounds, pepper spray and baton. He has testified in court on multiple occasions, while even arresting and booking several of his fellow officers for crimes they have committed. He partakes in various trainings and is a field training officer where he is responsible for training new recruits and making sure they meet the expectations of the department. He has spoken with countless victims, witnesses and suspects and is using his experience to better protect our communities and loved ones by sharing his knowledge through his writings. He believes that communication is the most important tool in which a police officer can build and train on and has successfully used his communication skills to defuse otherwise potentially deadly force incidents.


The Crime Room Podcast
The Crime Room is a true crime podcast about how homicide detectives catch bad guys. Hosted by journalist Jolene Grace and her husband, Branden, a law enforcement supervisor, this dynamic duo investigates some of the most gruesome cold cases in the country.

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