Hiding in Plain Sight
September 15, 2011
Hosted by Francie Koehler, CPI, CCDI
How does a killer on parole just disappear? And how do investigators go about tracking him down years later? PI’s Declassified presents an unusual case of locating a man 38 years after he vanished, fleeing his parole officer and leaving no traces. The entire case had nearly been forgotten. But one day when Dr. Clem Pellett of Bellevue, Washington was cleaning out his mother’s home, he found newspaper clippings and learned about the murder of his grandfather, Clarence Pellett. Clarence was shot to death by a hitchhiker named Frank Dryman in 1951. Dryman was convicted and served time, but when he was released to parole, he vanished. More than thirty years had passed, but Dr. Pellett decided to try to find his grandfather’s killer. Tune in to hear the three resourceful private investigators who worked in concert to locate Frank Dryman and return him to the authorities. It’s an incredible story of hiding in plain sight.
Thursday at 9 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Variety Channel
PI’s Declassified! lets you listen in as authentic private investigators discuss their real-life cases.
Every week, private detectives spill the beans, -- discussing investigator specialties that you wouldn’t even imagine exist!
You’ll hear stories about lies and false confessions… tracking down missing persons… forensics… workplace violence… innocent people freed from prison… human trafficking… and other tantalizing cases.
Tune in to PI’s Declassified! every Thursday at 9 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.
Francie Koehler, CPI, CCDI
Francie Koehler’s career as a licensed private investigator includes cases that have sparked media projects. "Unsolved Mysteries" portrayed one of her missing person cases. British author Val McDermid featured her capital case in "A Suitable Job for A Woman" and true crime writer Ann Rule chronicled a case she investigated involving a missing nightclub owner entitled "In The Name Of Love." Francie drew on her investigative and retail experience to create the 3-part video, "Loss Prevention - The Big Picture." International results included an invitation to Moscow, where she spoke to Russian nationals interested in privatization. Francie is the former two-term president of both the National Council of Investigation & Security Services (NCISS) and the California Association of Licensed Investigators (CALI). Awarded by each organization for her work, she serves as Legislative Chair for both and regularly testifies before the California State Legislature regarding bills of concern to PI’s. Francie has been recognized by her state regulatory agency for outstanding service to her profession. In addition, she holds memberships in the Council for International Investigators, National Association of Legal Investigators, World Association of Detectives, and California Attorneys for Criminal Justice. Francie also works with the Innocence Project and holds certifications as a Conflict Mediator, Legal Investigator, Professional Investigator and Criminal Defense Investigator.