Laurie Roth, Susan Murphy Milano
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The Roth Show, August 31

The Roth Show

Wednesday, August 31, 7-8pm ET

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Join Dr. Laurie Roth and Susan Murphy Milano for the regular Wednesday crime segment.  Each week the “Annie Oakley of the Airwaves” and the “Jane Wayne of Justice” join their voices together to make some noise about unsolved crimes, missing persons or update previous cases.

Never boring, always a surprise or two, and hitting the air with passion for justice and making things right!

Searching for John Spira

Spira was last seen the evening of Friday, Feb. 23, 2007, at his office in West Chicago Universal Cable Construction on 2N55 County Farm Road. He was wearing jeans, an olive green bomber jacket, black shoes, and a black shirt.

He apparently locked up his company’s office as usual. His last cell phone call was made to a friend at 7 p.m. discussing their plans for dinner that night. He failed to show up for the appointment, and also failed to show up for his band’s performance the next night – the local blues group the Rabble Rousers. Spira, a devoted musician, hadn’t missed a gig in nearly 30 years. His truck though remained parked at his office and his cell phone emitted signals until 11 that night.

Spira and his estranged wife had just agreed on the final terms of the divorce that morning, but after he failed to show to these two events she filed a missing persons report.

The Search Continues 

Family and friends have searched local parks and woods.  Every time remains of unknown persons turn up, they wonder if it could be John.

Investigators at this point have few clues or leads to follow up on – which police say is the main problem with the case. “His disappearance isn’t normal,” says Stephanie McNeil, Spira’s sister. “Not a chance in hell. It’s all related and connected.”

Joining the show will be John’s sister, Stephanie McNair.


Family Needs Answers In Senseless Murder of Chris Bartholomew

Chris Bartholomew was a young man with many goals. And one of them was to someday work as a police officer. However, on May 20, 2007, a senseless act not only cut Chris’ hopes and dreams short — it cut his life short. Now the 21-year-old’s family is looking for justice.

That night, Chris was out with friends at a Kansas City area night spot. Chris and his friends were known as good kids, but that couldn’t save them from what happened next: cops say the details are hazy, but they believe Chris fell victim to a gunfight that he had nothing to do with. Cops are unsure who the shooters were, but they say Chris got caught up in the crossfire.

Unfortunately, there are few clues to help police identify the shooters, and even worse, Chris died as a result of his injuries.

While nothing will bring Chris back, his family and friends hope that someone out there can bring them the answers and justice they deserve, and they have put up a $30,000 reward in hopes of closing this case for good.

Investigators on this case are very frustrated because they say this is a hard case to prosecute.

Joining the show will be Chris’ mother, Misty Kirwan.


1 Comment

  1. I’m so glad we are focusing on the males among the missing too….. They are often overlooked by others by virtue of the fact that they are males and “couldn’t possibly go missing.” Susan Murphy Milano… You go girl!

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