Suffer the Little Children

Re-release - Episode 35: Jacob Landin (Part 1)

April 1, 2021

Note: Hi, everyone! I’m re-releasing this episode today, because today is the beginning of a 10-day campaign called “10 Days of Jacob,” organized by Jacob’s brother, Eric Carter-Landin of the essential true crime podcast, True Consequences. Please check out my social media for more details, and please take just a minute or two to help. This sweet baby boy’s murder has gone unprosecuted for 34 years, but we can help. For more details, please visit me on Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, and Pinterest at sufferthelittlechildrenpod, and on Twitter and TikTok @STLCpod. This case means a lot to me, so if you can give a minute of your time to share, email, sign the petition, make a phone call, or all of the above, it would mean the world to me. Thank you all!

In today’s episode, I’m going to tell you the story of Jacob Landin: a beautiful, happy nine-month-old boy, bursting with life and personality, whose death from blunt force trauma to the head has been unresolved for over 33 years. Despite investigators zeroing in on a single suspect, the case, which over the years saw a periodic resurgence in police interest, has gone officially unsolved, and the man believed to have caused Jacob’s death has gone unpunished.

This will be the first of two episodes covering Jacob’s story. For part 2, I had the honor of speaking with Jacob’s older brother, Eric Carter-Landin. Eric, who was 6 at the time, was initially blamed for causing Jacob’s death, and he has channeled his traumatic childhood experiences and the loss of his beloved brother into his own true crime podcast, True Consequences. You’ll hear my interview with Eric in the next episode.

This is part 1 of the infuriating story of Jacob Landin.

Click here to sign Eric’s petition: Justice for Jacob Landin. 

For Eric’s True Consequences episodes about Jacob, click: Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4 

Click here for statistics from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV). 

Click here to sign Laura Richards’ petition: Domestic Violence Law Reform USA. 

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