In a state with wide-open vistas and scenic wilderness, clues to an unsolved murder can disappear as quickly as footprints in the falling snow. Montana Murder Mysteries is a podcast brought to you by ABC FOX Montana. Missoula-based journalists Blake Simonson and Angela Marshall explore cold case homicides with up-to-date reporting and firsthand interviews with investigators. Visit abcfoxmontana.com to see photos, additional information and sources for each episode.
How You Can Help Honor Siobhan
This week we bring you an update on one of our older cases and what you can do to help honor the victim's memory.
A Mischievous Joyride Turned Murder?: The 1969 Death of Cleve Harrigfeld
It's a secret kept hidden in the South Hills of Helena for more than five decades: who shot and killed Cleve Hal Harrigfeld, a genuinely kind and well-liked 19-year-old man from Townsend in 1969? The death of Cleve is still a vivid memory today for his older brother, Mike Harrigfeld. Along with Mike, Evening Anchor Angela Marshall speaks to current Lewis and Clark County Sheriff, Leo Dutton, who opens the case files and helps unravel how officials believe Cleve died.
Sneak Peek: Mischievous Joyride Turned Murder
The headline of a Helena Independent Record newspaper article reads: "Who Would Kill a Boy Like Cleve?" That clipping is dated June 4, 1992. But Cleve Harrigfeld, 19, died long before that in 1969 when the handsome youth was found in the hills near Helena fatally shot twice in the front seat of his car. Hosts Angela Marshall and Blake Simonson give you a sneak peek at their next full podcast episode: 'Mischievous Joyride Turned Murder: The 1969 Death of Cleve Harrigfeld.
Disappearance and Dismemberment: The 1968 Death of Pamela Ann Dorrington
On June 13, 1968, the Lewis and Clark County Sheriff's Office received a call from the custodian at the Gates of the Mountains marina on Holter Lake, after he found what appeared to be part of a human body floating in the water. The part of the body authorities found belonged to a young woman. But the pathologist at the time didn't know how long she had been dead. He did go on to say that it could have been about four months. And that would take us all the way back to February of that year Pamela Ann Dorrington, 19, went missing from Helena, and she would never be seen or heard from again.
Sneak Peek: Disappearance and Dismemberment
'Montana Murder Mysteries' hosts Angela Marshall and Blake Simonson give you a sneak peek at an upcoming cold case that dates back to the 1960's in Montana. Pamela Ann Dorrington of Helena was an attractive woman, who exuded happiness and innocence. But that innocence was lost when her life came to a brutal end at the hands of a killer.
Pizza Hut Homicide: Bozeman's Only Unsolved Murder
BOZEMAN - Detectives with the Bozeman Police Department recently came out and said they're renewing efforts to try and solve a cold case that dates all the way back to the 80's. In February of 1985, Montana State University Student Randal Church, 23, was shot twice in the head, while working as the night shift manager at Pizza Hut on West Main Street. For the past 36 years, Randy's loved ones have been holding onto the pain that comes with the "not knowing."
Never would have known about these cases- very interesting podcast
Getting to know MT
I enjoy getting to know information about Montana. Unsolved murders and murders that have been solved. I enjoy both researchers, readers. Angela seems to have a little bit more confidence, where as with Blake, it is getting better with time. I would really like to not get five minute updates for a teaser for the following week. I would rather get all the goodies in a 30 minute podcast. Please no more dangling a carrot in front of us, making us wait a whole week for a 10 min spot. Come on girls, we love the work you put into this, to keep us informed. I appreciate you both.
The Montana Content I Need
I am obsessed with MMM because I had NO idea about most of these cases.... and had no idea there were so many in Montana! I love the digging that they do in these small communities to bring the stories to life. Can’t wait for season 3.