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25 Years Since Cobaine Suicide – Murder Was the Case Podcast


It’s been twenty-five years since the call came into the Seattle PD Homicide office of a suicide in the Denny Blaine area of Seattle on the shores of Lake Washington.  The decedent was Kurt Cobain.  No one in the office, (including me) had any idea who Cobain was, but several detectives a sergeant and two lieutenants left the office for the scene.  I didn’t go, but I became involved in the controversy over the years.

My friend Lee Mellor, criminologist and podcaster of Murder was the Case Podcast sat down with my old partner Mike Ciesynski and I a couple weeks ago to discuss the suicide on the twenty-fifth anniversary.  You can listen to the podcast here.

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Twisted Podcast Interview


I was recently interviewed by Twisted Podcast.  You can listen to the episode below.



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Column for Forensic Magazine

I’ll be writing a quarterly column for Forensic Magazine, (available online or in print) starting in late Spring.

My columns will look at forensic science from the perspective of a detective.  Hopefully I’ll put forth some interesting topics.

Look for it.







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Ted Bundy Interview

ABC’s 20/20 ran a special about Ted Bundy recently.  There is renewed fascination with this case because of the recent thirty-year anniversary of his execution.

KOMO-TV, the local ABC affiliate, ran a story after the 20/20 episode in which I was interviewed.

Bundy was a local boy, and committed many of his early murders in the Seattle area and other parts of Washington State, though he was never charged with any of them.

You can watch the interview here.

I’m also involved with a six part documentary series, “Theodore” that will air sometime in the fall.  Follow that project on their Facebook page, “Theodore, the Documentary.”

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