Ep.2 Love Thy Neighbor

The Disappearances of Ashley & Miranda

Our story takes place 18 years ago in Oregon City, Oregon with every parent’s nightmare. Two middle school girls on their way to school disappeared without a trace. 

Ashley Pond and Miranda Gaddis
Francis Paul Weaver (from left), Ward Weaver III and Ward Weaver Jr.
Ward Weaver standing over concrete slab during Katu News interview
Shed where Miranda Gaddis was found
Infamous house of Ward Weaver

Sources from this episodes research

Thoughtco.com by Charles Montaldo

Ward Weaver III lived a life of cruelty and rage, reportedly raped son’s fiancée By Noelle Crombie | The Oregonian/OregonLive

“Police Dig Into Site of Grisly Discoveries” by Brian Dakes | CBS News

“What the private eye knew” by Keith Morrison | NBC News

“Infamous Ward Weaver property will transform into a place for help, comfort run by church coalition” by Noelle Crombie | The Oregonian

“Mother of murdered girl settles her lawsuit” by The Associated Press | The World

“Mothers of Ashley, Miranda file suite” by Janine Robben | Portland Tribune

“Confronting a killer” by Jim Redden | Portland Tribune

“Weaver’s House to be Torn Down” by Jim Redden | Portland Tribune

“Girl’s Remains are identified, 2nd set is found” by The Associated Press | The New York Times

Estate of Pond v. Oregon, 322 F. Supp. 2d 1161 (D. Or. 2004), Public Records

“Ashley Pond’s mother loses custody of children” by The Associated Press | The Daily News

“The Missing Girls” by Linda O’Neal

“10 Years later, woman sheds light on why sister killed y Ward Weaver” by  Anna Conzano, KATU News

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