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Ep. 160 The Ringleader

November 13th, 2016 was not dissimilar from any other day for the Grunwald family in Palmer, Alaska, that was until their worst worst fears were realized when their beloved son didn’t arrive home by curfew. The search for 16-year-old David led investigators to the discovery of his burned vehicle. As they continued their search for him, they uncovered the horrifying events that unfolded the last night anyone saw him.


Episode Host: Emily Rowney



David Grunwald, David Grunwald with mom, David Grunwald with girlfriend



From left to right- Dominic Johnson, Bradley Renfro, Devin Peterson, Austin Barrett and Erick Almandinger in 2016. Photo from The Frontiersman



Erick Almandinger, The Frontiersman


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Press Release - Almandinger Sentenced to 99 Years for Schoolmate's Murder | Remains of Palmer teen believed found; 16-year-old charged with murder | The Shocking Murder of David Grunwald - The CrimeWire | YouTube - Erick Almandinger Interrogation | YouTube - Murder of David Grunwald: The trial of Erick Almandinger Day 1 | YouTube - Murder of David Grunwald: The trial of Erick Almandinger Day 2 | YouTube - Murder of David Gunwald: The trial of Erick Almandinger Day 3 | YouTube - Murder of David Grunwald: The trial of Erick Almandinger Day 4 | YouTube - Murder of David Grunwald: The trial of Erick Almandinger Day 5 |YouTube - The Bitter Case of David Grunwald | Law.alaska.gov - Bradley Renfro Sentenced | Frontiersman.com - Austin Barrett Sentenced | Frontiersman.com - Dominic Johnson Sentenced | Alaska News Source - Devin Peterson | Law.Alaska.gov - Almandinger Sentenced | CBS - Classmate Stands Trial | Wikipedia - Palmer, Alaska | Wikipedia - Matanuska Valley Colony | Wikipedia - Alaska State Fair | City Data - Crime Rate in Palmer, Alaska | Obituare.com - David Grunwald Obituary | Word Press - Timeline | Facebook - Justice for David Grunwald | Alaska News Source - State Medical Examiner Testifies | Alaska News - David Grunwald Autopsy | Alaska News Source - Court documents review details |

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Asphaltcowboy
Asphaltcowboy
Oct 03, 2023

Horrible story, very sad too. May he rest in peace

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