Amber Hunt is a journalist and true crime author. After covering local news at small papers in Iowa and Michigan, Hunt was hired at the Detroit Free Press, where she covered crime for nearly eight years.
The City tells true stories of how power works in urban America. Season 1 begins in Chicago, 1990. After years of disinvestment, highways are rebuilt, old buildings demolished, new skyscrapers erected. All that rubble has to go somewhere, and its destination isn’t a landfill—it’s a pair of vacant lots in a black, working-class neighborhood called North Lawndale. The man behind this operation is a white guy sporting a Cosby sweater and underworld connections. What follows is a tour de force through Chicago’s underbelly: Aldermen get indicted. An FBI investigation goes awry. A community’s resilience is tested—all unfolding under the spectre of racism in America.Look for The City on Apple Podcasts and subscribe to USA TODAY's new investigative podcast series: https://apple.co/2Ot21Tu
When Elizabeth Andes was found bound, stabbed, and strangled in her Ohio apartment in 1978, police and prosecutors decided within hours it was an open-and-shut case.
Within days, Bob Young, a 23-year-old football player who’d found his college sweetheart’s lifeless body on their bedroom floor, was charged with her murder. To this day, police and prosecutors still say they had the right guy--even though two juries, one criminal and one civil, disagreed, and Young walked away a free man.
Beth’s case went cold. Nearly four decades later, two Cincinnati reporters re-examined the murder and discovered that law enforcement ignored leads that might have uncovered who really killed Beth Andes.
It wasn’t that there weren’t other people to look at. There were plenty. But no one bothered…until now. ACCUSED: The Unsolved Murder of Elizabeth Andes-Amber Hunt and Amanda Rossmann