Jim Rathmann, Bronze-Star War Veteran, Detective and Former Secret Service Agent, Scheduled to Speak at CrimeCon 2021 in Austin

Orlando, Florida, April 27, 2021  –  Jim Rathmann, criminal investigative consultant, announces today that he will be presenting, The Trial of Joseph Maldonado-Passage: Rightfully Convicted or Wrongfully Conspired, at CrimeCon 2021, June 4-6, 2021, in Austin, Texas. Jim is scheduled to present and engage with attendees all 3 days of the in-person and virtual event, which is being held at the Fairmount Austin hotel.

The CrimeCon entertainment platform is where people go for the latest true crime real-life stories filled with exhilaration and heartache, and shock and courage.  Attendees will learn about how criminals think, the criminal acts they commit, and how the criminal justice system works to resolve an array of surprising and true-life cases.

The true crime genre has never been so popular. There are more than 2,800 true-crime podcasts available today. When the Tiger King true crime docuseries aired in 2020 it had 34 million unique viewers in the first 10 days of its release. Whether true crime’s popularity is based on the adrenaline rush or getting survival tips, true crime is on the upswing and even more so with so many people at home watching TV due to the pandemic.

In 2020, Jim investigated the disappearance of Don Lewis, former husband of Carole Baskin of Tiger King fame. He unearthed new and revealing evidence about the disappearance of Don Lewis that was part of Investigation Discovery’s TV show, Joe Exotic: Tigers, Lies & Cover-up. It is now streaming at discovery+.

“CrimeCon 2021 provides a great opportunity to share the insights I gleaned from investigating Don Lewis’ disappearance, but also to engage with the great fans of criminal investigations, and specifically the Joe Exotic: Tigers, Lies & Cover-up show. Through my work as a cold case investigator, it is extremely rewarding to be able to provide closure for those suffering from traumatic events and make a difference in peoples’ lives,” said Jim Rathmann, criminal investigative consultant, JIM RATHMANN THE COMPANY.