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There are more than 280,000 unsolved homicides in the United States. American Military University presents Break the Case, a podcast hosted by members of AMU’s Cold Case Team as they conduct on-the-ground investigations and work to bring resolution to some of these victims and their families. Subscribe to Break the Case. To learn more about AMU, visit AMUonline.com. 
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Break the Case American Military University

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    • 3.6 • 80 Ratings

There are more than 280,000 unsolved homicides in the United States. American Military University presents Break the Case, a podcast hosted by members of AMU’s Cold Case Team as they conduct on-the-ground investigations and work to bring resolution to some of these victims and their families. Subscribe to Break the Case. To learn more about AMU, visit AMUonline.com. 
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    Coming Soon! Season 3: Reinvestigating the Unsolved Murder of Linda Malcom

    Coming Soon! Season 3: Reinvestigating the Unsolved Murder of Linda Malcom

    AMU’s Cold Case Team is back for Season 3! This season we’re investigating the murder of Linda Malcom, a Navy veteran who was killed in Port Orchard, WA in 2008. Follow me and my investigative partner, George Jared, and our team as we work to identify the person who stabbed Linda multiple times and then set her house on fire. Current updates are being posted in the Facebook group we created for Linda called ‘Unsolved Murder of Linda Malcom’. Be sure to subscribe to this podcast in order to receive alerts for new episodes.
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    • 2 min
    SN3 EP1 | Will AMU's Investigative Team Take on the Unsolved Murder of Linda Malcom?

    SN3 EP1 | Will AMU's Investigative Team Take on the Unsolved Murder of Linda Malcom?

    AMU’s Cold Case Investigative Team received dozens of cases to consider for their next investigation. In this episode, hear the team’s initial conversations with the family of Linda Malcom as they consider taking on her unsolved murder.
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    • 35 min
    SN3 EP2 | Establishing the Facts of the Linda Malcom Case

    SN3 EP2 | Establishing the Facts of the Linda Malcom Case

    The investigation is on. In this episode, learn what was happening in the days leading up to Linda Malcom’s murder including her plans to move the next day, a strange purchase in the hours before her murder, her last known whereabouts, and an out-of-character email she sent to all of her siblings just hours before she was murdered. 
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    • 30 min
    SN3 EP3 | Family Frustrations: Linda’s Sisters Share 15-Year Struggle for Answers

    SN3 EP3 | Family Frustrations: Linda’s Sisters Share 15-Year Struggle for Answers

    In the third episode, Jen and George talk to two more of Linda’s sisters, Dianna and Rochell. Linda’s older sister, Dianna, shares memories of Linda through the years, including the time they roomed together, shortly before Linda entered the Navy. Dianna also recalls some of her last phone conversations and emails with Linda in the days leading up to the murder.
     
    Listeners also hear from Linda’s sister, Rochell, who visited the crime scene shortly after the fire. She shares what she saw inside the burned house and some odd items strewn through the yard. She also shares an unsettling encounter with an unknown man.
     
    The investigation is progressing. After nearly 15 years of fighting for more information, the family finally received Linda’s autopsy report. Hear Dianna and Rochell’s reactions to the information in this report that is strikingly different than what officials told the family over the years about the severity of Linda’s injuries. 
    Join the Facebook group, Unsolved Murder of Linda Malcom, dedicated to resolving this case and getting justice for Linda. Stay updated when new episodes are released by following Break the Case Podcast on Twitter.
    Anyone with information about the death of Linda Malcom can email our confidential tip line tips@justice4linda.com or call Detective Walton of the Port Orchard Police Department at 360-876-1700. All tipsters are guaranteed confidentiality and anonymity if they wish.
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    • 39 min
    SN3 EP4 | On-the-Ground Investigation in Port Orchard

    SN3 EP4 | On-the-Ground Investigation in Port Orchard

    In this episode, Jennifer Bucholtz discusses her on-the-ground investigation into the murder of Linda Malcom. Hear what Jen learned after meeting with the current coroner, detective from the Port Orchard Police Department, Linda’s former landlords, neighbors who witnessed the fire, bartenders at her favorite bars, and friends.
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    • 47 min
    SN3 EP5 | What Type of Knife was Used to Kill Linda Malcom?

    SN3 EP5 | What Type of Knife was Used to Kill Linda Malcom?

    Identifying the style of knife used to stab Linda Malcom can provide clues about both the crime and the killer. Hear from knife expert, Jeff Schafer, about the type of knife he believes was used in this attack and why he thinks Linda likely had a weapon of her own. He also suspects the killer may have had martial arts training and yet was likely injured in this dynamic fight. 
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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5
80 Ratings

80 Ratings

KATYB2011 ,

Well done

Binge worthy, make you feel like you know the victim and feel for their family. They’ve done a great job of bringing cold cases to light.

Kelsinator8245 ,

Do Your Research Before Trusting Reviews

This podcast is really well done. George and Jennifer put a ton of effort and time into their work on cold cases and it is reflected in the podcast. They present the facts of the case, interview family and friends, and reach out to local law enforcement. All of the information that they are permitted to make public is discussed in the podcast episodes. They also crowdsource (via Facebook groups for each case) in an effort to reach out to people who may have known the victims, live in their town, etc.

They choose to work on a cold case at the request of the victims’ families and do so on a volunteer basis. They often spend their own money in the course of an investigation and, to my knowledge, don’t profit from their cold case work.

There are a lot of negative reviews from people who are mad at them as individuals - before judging the podcast and deciding not to listen, do your due diligence and really dive into the situation around the Debbie Sue Williamson case. One of Debbie’s family members was unhappy with how the case played out and is now on a mission to disparage Jennifer and George. If you do your research and still choose not to listen, that’s absolutely your prerogative. But don’t blindly disregard the wealth of information provided in this podcast based solely on the “scammer” reviews. The ones leaving those reviews are not presenting the whole picture.

Lee likes ,

Love this podcast

I love the in-depth coverage!

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