Todd Matthews is a freelance investigator. He is an advocate for missing and unidentified people. Currently, he is a media relations specialist for the DNA Doe Project. Formerly, Matthews was the Director of Case Management for the National Missing & Unidentified Persons System. Matthews is credited as being one of the first internet sleuths, for his work in solving the thirty-year cold case of the “Tent Girl.”
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Todd Matthews was the original web sleuth. He began investigating the case of Tent Girl when he was 17 years old. Long before the internet was really a thing. He spent countless hours riding his bike to the library to search microfiche. His father in law was the man who discovered the body back in 1968 and it had gone unidentified until Todd worked for years to figure out just who she was. Todd went on to become the director of NamUs (National Missing and Unidentified Persons System) NamUs helps families and law enforcement find and catalog missing persons and unidentified bodies. His work has rejoined countless families with their lost loved ones. Tonight he talks about how his work to bring one woman to justice changed his whole life. Be sure to check out our full episode on Tent Girl to hear the full story.Don't forget to subscribe on your favorite platform. If you leave us a 5-star review or share and tag us on IG you will be entered in our monthly drawing for free coffee on us. Head over to Instagram to learn all about it. If you have a question or a case you'd like us to cover please drop us a line at goodwivesdish@gmail.comWe get all our music from https:/ "Come Play with Me" by Kevin MacLeod ( License: CC BY ( "Mysterioso March" by Kevin MacLeod ( License: CC BY ( "Pop Goes the Weasel" by Kevin MacLeod ( License: CC BY ( Kevin Macleod Music Credit: Kevin Macleod.To Order Your Dispatch Box: you are looking to build your own website then click here for a discounted rate thru BlueHost- Grab a glass of bubbly from California Wine Club and save 50% on your first order: of starting your own podcast join us on buzzsprout and get a $20 Amazon gift card when you sign up for a paid plan: the show (
On a special episode of "In-Depth" Jason interviews J. Todd Matthews, former administrator for NamUs and co-founder of The Doe Network. Recorded in October 2019, Jason and Todd discussed Todd's work in the true crime community, and how his help in a very cold case led people to believe that he may be the first cybersleuth in history. The two also discuss Todd's role at The Doe Network, and what he is doing to help the True Crime community post-NamUs. Also discussed is the George Hawkins case, which follows up our latest episode of TCCF on the Hawkins case. NOTE: Todd left NamUs at the beginning of 2020. Please pardon any present-tense discussion about his time at NamUs, as at the time of recording he was still employed by the program.  --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
Welcome to Crawlspace. In this episode Tim Pilleri and Lance Reenstierna chat with Todd Matthews about discovering the identity of the Jane doe formerly known as "Tent Girl" and much more.  Todd Matthews is a leading voice in the crime community, a pioneer of the online amateur sleuth community, an architect of US government programs to identify missing and unidentified persons, and a sought-after speaker and media/entertainment consultant.Matthews became one of the first people to solve a cold unidentified remains case using online tools, solving the thirty-year mystery of “Tent Girl.” He helped found The Doe Network and has had roles in Project EDAN and in the development of, the national online database for missing and unidentified cases. Matthews is a speaker, teacher, and writer based in central Tennessee. Todd now works with the DoeNetwork and DNA Doe Project: Sign up for our Patreon page at Five bucks a month gets you access to new content every week. Check out the new Crawlspace Discussion Facebook group: Check out our entire network at Go to to connect your existing Amazon account to donate to PI's For the Missing. Check out Private Investigations For the Missing: Follow Missing Maura Murray: Twitter: FB: IG: Youtube: Apple: Stitcher: Spotify:
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Livingston, Tennessee, United States of America
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