Cold Case S01E16 Volunteers

Season : 1
Episode: 16
Directed by: Allison Anders
Written by: Jan Oxenberg
Production Number: 176716
Airdate: 7 March 2004
Date of Crime: 3 June 1969
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When the remains of a young black man and a white woman are found under the foundation of a building, Rush and Valens discover that not only did the two go missing in 1969, but that they may have been killed professionally for their work in an underground abortion clinic.


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  • The song "Whiter Shade of Pale" by Procol Harum was also used in the episode One Small Step.
  • Jane, the organization that Julia and Gerard worked for was a real undergound organization (known as the Jane Collective) that provided abortion services to women from 1969 until 1973, when the Supreme Court's ruling in Roe v. Wade made abortions legal throughout the U.S. The real Jane Collective operated in Chicago, however, not Philadelphia.


  • Jefferson Airplane "Volunteers"
  • Jefferson Airplane "Somebody To Love"
  • Marvin Gaye "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)"
  • Procol Harum "Whiter Shade of Pale"
  • James Brown "Say It Loud (I'm Black and I'm Proud)"
  • The Troggs "Love Is All Around"
  • Jefferson Airplane "White Rabbit"
  • Joe Cocker "I Shall Be Released"
  • Closing Song: The Youngbloods "Get Together"

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