10 episodes

Just after celebrating a bachelorette party in July 2016, Kaylee Sawyer disappeared in the middle of the night. The horrific details of her brutal rape and eventual death shook the residents of a quiet town in the Pacific Northwest. Her killer would go on to terrorize several other families in a multi-state crime spree, simply because he said he had the “urge to kill.” We’ll follow investigators as they uncover the wild twists and turns of this case, and speak to each of his victims who were lucky to get out alive. • Subscribe and rate the podcast while you're here•Watch full interviews on YouTube: youtube.com/watch?v=K8Ybxc7jUzA

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Just after celebrating a bachelorette party in July 2016, Kaylee Sawyer disappeared in the middle of the night. The horrific details of her brutal rape and eventual death shook the residents of a quiet town in the Pacific Northwest. Her killer would go on to terrorize several other families in a multi-state crime spree, simply because he said he had the “urge to kill.” We’ll follow investigators as they uncover the wild twists and turns of this case, and speak to each of his victims who were lucky to get out alive. • Subscribe and rate the podcast while you're here•Watch full interviews on YouTube: youtube.com/watch?v=K8Ybxc7jUzA

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    Kaylee's Law, a lawsuit and the team's experiences

    Kaylee's Law, a lawsuit and the team's experiences

    The Urge to Kill Team, including host Ashley Korslien and producers Mila Mimica and Destiny Johnson, come together to talk about some of the loose ends to the Kaylee Sawyer case. There was a bill signed into law in Kaylee's honor called Kaylee's Law that sets out to change the way security officers look and work and there is an open lawsuit against Central Oregon Community College filed by Kaylee's parents and step-parents. The team also talk about the experience of producing a podcast of this magnitude and how it changed them.

    • 27 min
    Stronger

    Stronger

    Aundreah Maes confronts Edwin Lara in court as he's sentenced for her kidnapping. Kaylee's family helps pass a state-wide law. For more details about the case, visit https://www.kgw.com/urgetokill. 

    • 44 min
    "Rot in hell, scumbag"

    "Rot in hell, scumbag"

    Kaylee's family and friends testify about what they lost, while Edwin Lara delivers a bone-chilling message and prayer.For more details about the case, visit https://www.kgw.com/urgetokill. 

    • 44 min
    18700

    18700

    Officers find Kaylee's body tossed over the rail of a highway. A year later, as Edwin's attorneys prepare his case, District Attorney Hummel and the investigators are dealt what seems like a crushing blow.

    • 24 min
    The Confession

    The Confession

    Edwin Lara is apprehended and brought into jail where he gives a harrowing confession of Kaylee Sawyer's murder. Aundreah Maes thinks the worst is over but she learns that she isn't in the clear quite yet.

    • 40 min
    The Chase

    The Chase

    Edwin Lara embarks on a multi-state crime spree, keeping his kidnapping victim at his side. For more details about the case, visit https://www.kgw.com/urgetokill. 

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

Dimples2005 ,

Great journalism!

Tragic story but great journalism! What’s your next story???? Can’t wait to hear it...

Taylor Dane ,

Heartbreaking and true story telling

Truly amazed at how well the team did creating this podcast. A chilling and horrifying story.

vitosmore ,

Heart wrenching!

I wish the world was a good place . 😥

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