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Alaska is a land of mystery, danger, stunning beauty, and valuable resources. Over the decades, fortune seekers have been drawn to Alaska in search of gold, oil, fish, and crab. These fortune seekers are usually young men with little to lose and big dreams of becoming rich. Throughout Alaska’s history, a wave of crime has followed each economic boom, and in my podcast, I will tell you these stories of crime while I share a little about the rich cultural history and geography of this complex state I call home.

Murder and Mystery in the Last Frontier Robin Barefield

    • True Crime
    • 4,6 • Hodnocení: 136

Alaska is a land of mystery, danger, stunning beauty, and valuable resources. Over the decades, fortune seekers have been drawn to Alaska in search of gold, oil, fish, and crab. These fortune seekers are usually young men with little to lose and big dreams of becoming rich. Throughout Alaska’s history, a wave of crime has followed each economic boom, and in my podcast, I will tell you these stories of crime while I share a little about the rich cultural history and geography of this complex state I call home.

    The Kidnapping and Murder of Amy Sue Patrick

    The Kidnapping and Murder of Amy Sue Patrick

    We can never know another person’s thoughts and motivations. Most killers have a reason to commit murder; whether for revenge, jealously, or money, they understand why they killed their victim. Kyung Yoon, though, said he did not know why he killed Amy Sue Patrick. He claimed he murdered her on the spur of the moment, but some evidence suggests Yoon premeditated the crime. Events in this case took a bizarre twist when the troopers arrested Yoon and hauled him to prison.



    Sources



    Mathiesen, Peter B. 2015. The Story of Amy Sue Patrick. Tales of the Alaska State Troopers. Skyhorse Publishing. New York, NY.



    Doto, Pamela. 9-27-1991. House sitter, 18, disappears. Anchorage Daily News.



    Wohlforth, Charles. 10-7-1991. Wasilla woman apparent murder victim. Anchorage Daily News.



    10-8-1991. Suspect apparently took his life after confessing. Anchorage Daily News.



    10-8-1991. Man held in murder falls sick in jail, dies. Sitka Sentinel.



    Enge, Marilee. 10-9-1991. Troopers say Yoon took arsenic. Anchorage Daily News.



    10-9-1991. Arsenic Found after murder suspect dies. Sitka Sentinel.



    10-12 -1991. Toxicologist tells how arsenic works. Anchorage Daily News.



    10-14-1991. FBI probes death of suspect in Anchorage. Sitka Sentinel.



    Enge, Marilee. 10-16-1991. Yoon’s letters ask forgiveness. Anchorage Daily News.



    10-16-1991. Troopers defend way murder case handled. Sitka Sentinel.



    Randall, Gail. 10-19-1991. Troopers call in dogs to search for body. Anchorage Daily News.



    10-20-1991. German Dogs to search Alaskan landfill for body. The Seattle Times. Available at: https://archive.seattletimes.com/archive?date=19911020&slug=1311977



    Doto, Pamela. 10-26-1991. Search for body on again. Anchorage Daily News.



    Doto, Pamela. 10-27-1991. Teen’s Body Found. Anchorage Daily News.



    11-15-1991. Murder suspect’s rights not violated, FBI says. Sitka Sentinel.



    Randall, Gail. 11-20-1991. Crime lab can’t tell if teen was molested. Anchorage Daily News.



    Randall, Gail. 12-4-1991. Yoon killed himself, inquest finds. Anchorage Daily News.



    Randall, Gail. 3-22-1992. Why did Kyung Yoon confess? Anchorage Daily News.



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    • 27 min
    The Murder of Judy Burgin

    The Murder of Judy Burgin

    August 28, 1993 was a beautiful autumn day for a bicycle ride along the Parks Highway to Grey’s Creek at mile 81.5 on the highway. The burnished leaves of fireweed painted the hillsides a deep red, and a carpet of golden leaves covered the ground. In the distance, Mt. Denali stood watch over the region, wearing a coat of white from the first snows of the season.



    Judy Burgin



    When the cyclists noticed a swath of material peeking through a pile of leaves, they stopped to investigate. What they found, sent them scurrying back to the highway to flag down a truck and ask the occupants to call the Alaska State Troopers.

    Sources:

    Brown v. State. 11/03/2004. Alaska Court of Appeals. https://casetext.com/case/brown-v-state-5235



    Carl Brown



    Brown v. State 4/4/2001. Find A Case.  http://ak.findacase.com/research/wfrmDocViewer.aspx/xq/fac.20010404_0000093.AK.htm/qx



    Grice, Gordon. 9-27-2002. Crime Seen. Popular Science. https://www.popsci.com/scitech/article/2002-09/crime-seen/



    Skip Palenik



     



    Psycho for Love: Carl Brown killed girlfriend Judy Burgin when she tried to leave him. 3-31-2015. Bonnie’s Blog of Crime. https://bonnie421.rssing.com/browser.php?indx=30133146&item=155



     



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    • 22 min
    Gone Without a Trace

    Gone Without a Trace

    Ben Eielson



    Russ Merrill



    Airplanes first disappeared in Alaska as soon as they glided over the mountains, glaciers, oceans, tundra, and forests here. The rugged ocean and landscape of Alaska offer an abundance of places for a plane to vanish. Over the years, many planes have gone missing in Alaska, but not all the outcomes were bad, especially in the early years of aviation in the territory. Often, days or even weeks after a plane disappeared in a remote region and the pilot was assumed dead, he would wander out of the brush and into a village.

    Sources:

    Leon Crane



    Mondor, Colleen. 2012. The Map of My Dead Pilots. Lyons Press. Gilford, CT.



    Coppock, Mike. Flying on the Edge: Alaska’s Legendary Bush Pilots. History.net. https://www.historynet.com/flying-on-the-edge-alaskas-legendary-bush-pilots.htm



    Wien, Noel. Pioneer/Entrepreneur. Aviation Hall of Fame. https://www.nationalaviation.org/our-enshrinees/wien-noel/



    A WWII Survival story from the Charley River. National Park Service. https://www.nps.gov/yuch/learn/historyculture/leon-crane-survival-story.htm



    Davis Joy. 9-4-1979. Rhode plane wreckage in Alaska found by hikers after 21 years. Fish and Wildlife Service. Department of the Interior. https://www.fws.gov/news/Historic/NewsReleases/1979/19790904a.pdf



    Ian Mackintosh



    Ian Mackintosh



    MacLeod, Calum. 2013. Did spy writer's disappearance mirror his fiction? https://www.whatson-north.co.uk/whats-on/books/did-spy-writers-disappearance-mirror-his-fiction-112358/



    Folsom, Robert G. 2012. The Life and Mysterious Death of Ian Mackintosh. Potomac Books



    Eric Johnson 9-20-04. AKfatal.net. https://www.akfatal.net/Johnson%2009-20-04.htm



    Search for missing aircraft continues in Katmai National Park. Katmai. National Park Service. https://www.nps.gov/katm/learn/news/katmai-missing-plane-3.htm



    Mondor, Colleen. 7-8-2015. Aircraft missing in Alaska Bush remain among state’s



    Rhode's Grumman



     



     



     



    unsolved mysteries. Anchorage Daily News. https://www.adn.com/bush-pilot/article/missing-aircraft-alaska/2015/07/08/



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    Deadly Passion

    Deadly Passion

    What would you do for love? What if someone stands between you and your heart's desire, and the person in the middle is your true love's estranged spouse? What if the woman you love and her spouse try to rekindle the flames of their damaged marriage, and you must think of them together? Would you accept defeat and quietly walk away, or would you take a more proactive approach? Jim Wheeler decided the best path to his true love's heart was to blow up her husband's truck with her husband in it.



    Sources:



    Neighbor jailed in bombing of guardsman. 11/10/1993. Anchorage Daily News.https://adn.newsbank.com/doc/news/0F78EA61D7B5E22?search_terms



    Love may be bomb motive friends say suspect had crush on wife of slain man. 11/11/1993. Anchorage Daily News.https://adn.newsbank.com/doc/news/0F78EA16B5AAD13A?search_terms



    Indicted for murder grand jury cites alleged love-sick bomber. 11/20/1993. Anchorage Daily News. https://adn.newsbank.com/doc/news/0F78EA41ED13BA65?search_terms



    2nd man arrested in truck bombing Troopers say suspect held in Washington faces murder charge for Wasilla blast. 3/4/1994. Anchorage Daily News. https://adn.newsbank.com/doc/news/0F78EC96B3F4A800?search_terms



    Police followed trail left by blind poodle. 3/9/1994. Seattle Times. https://archive.seattletimes.com/archive/?date=19940309&slug=1899341



    Murder suspect fights extradition. 4/5/1994. Anchorage Daily News.https://adn.newsbank.com/doc/news/0F78ECBE385D18DD?search_terms



    Affair fact or fantasy figures large as bomb victim's widow sues accused man, their relationship takes center stage. 5/5/1994. https://adn.newsbank.com/doc/news/0F78EB491CFEF77D?search_terms



    Bomb suspect pleads not guilty to murder. 6/25/1994. Anchorage Daily News. https://adn.newsbank.com/doc/news/0F78EB81C856C7E9?search_terms



    Neighbor Convicted of Wasilla Bomb Murder. 10/21/1994 Daily Sitka Sentinel.  https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/13043179/



    Bomb case bound for federal court – 5 charges filed in slaying. 12/19/1996. Anchorage Daily News. https://adn.newsbank.com/doc/news/0F7933BEEA0ABAC4?search_terms



    United States v. Geiger. 8/31/2001. United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. https://casetext.com/case/us-v-geiger-4



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    • 25 min
    The Murder of Shelley Connolly

    The Murder of Shelley Connolly

    As soon as detectives saw her body, they knew someone had violently abused and murdered her. Forty-one years later, investigators believe they finally know who killed Shelley Connolly.

    Sources:

    DNA links Oregon man to 1978 cold case murder of Shelley Connolly https://www.ktva.com/story/40997206/troopers-arrest-man-accused-of-1978-cold-case-murder-of-shelley-connolly



    Oregon man arrested, charged with teen’s murder in 41-year-old Anchorage cold case https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/crime-courts/2019/09/03/oregon-man-arrested-for-teens-murder-in-41-year-old-anchorage-cold-case/



    Details about Gresham suspect emerge from 1978 Alaska cold case https://www.oregonlive.com/crime/2019/09/details-about-gresham-suspect-emerge-from-1978-alaska-cold-case.html



    Alaska’s DNA detectives make an arrest 41 years after teen’s murder https://www.ktuu.com/content/news/Alaskas-DNA-detectives-make-an-arrest-41-years-after-a-teens-murder--559314791.html



    Bail reduced for suspect in 1978 cold case murder of Shelley Connolly https://www.ktva.com/story/41969168/bail-reduced-for-suspect-in-1978-cold-case-murder-of-shelley-connolly



     



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    • 22 min
    The Brutal Killings at Cache Creek

    The Brutal Killings at Cache Creek

    Money often leads to greed and sometimes even to murder, so we should not be surprised to learn about a miner killing other miners for their gold, the rawest form of currency. This story sounds believable from our jaded twenty-first-century perspective. In 1939, though, to the miners in Cache Creek country, the residents of Talkeetna, and people in Anchorage, the murders at Cache Creek represented the worst type of betrayal of the code of trust and respect followed by the independent men and women who labored in the mud to eke out a living and extract a valuable mineral from the earth. When the FBI did not quickly apprehend the killer, miners began to lock their cabins and fear their neighbors.



     



    Sources:



    I based this story almost entirely on the book The Mystery of the Cache Creek Murders by Roberta Sheldon, published in 2001. I have only outlined the basics of the murders in this newsletter, so if you want more details, not only about the murders but also about the life of a gold miner in Alaska in the 1930s and 40s, I recommend Ms. Sheldon’s book. She presents the context of these murders against the backdrop of the years leading up to WWII, and she gives the reader a glimpse of how the FBI operated in those years and the near lack of law enforcement in the wilderness of Alaska.



    Sheldon, Roberta, 2001. The Mystery of the Cache Creek Murders. Publication Consultants.



    Alaska’s “Gold Rush” Years 1832 – 1913. History of Mining in Alaska. http://www.alaskaminers.org/mining-history-in-ak



    Dunham, Mike, 2012. Fire destroys historic Forks Roadhouse in Susitna Valley. Anchorage Daily News.https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/article/fire-destroys-historic-forks-roadhouse-susitna-valley/2012/04/05/



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    · Behind the scenes glimpses of life and wildlife in the Kodiak wilderness.

    · Breaking news about ongoing murder cases and new crimes in Alaska

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    • 42 min

Zákaznické recenze

4,6 z 5
Hodnocení: 136

Hodnocení: 136

BoMSF22 ,

Excellent and entertaining podcast

I’ve become more and more interested in the mysteries of Alaska and this fits the bill. I’ve added this podcast to my short list of favorites: thank you and great work.
Bo

Gramma at ,

I love this Podcast.

Robin I recently saw you on a True Crime TV program and immediately checked out your Podcast. I love it! Each episode is well done, and very informative. Your narration is great and I look forward to the next episode. Thank you! ☺️

Dreamersav ,

Awesome!

I lived in Alaska for over 30 years and some of these stories I have never heard. I love learning about it. Thank you!

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