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Ep. 173 A Dynamic Fight

In today’s episode, we’re going to explore the unsolved murder of Linda Malcom, a Navy veteran whose body was found engulfed in flames in her Port Orchard, Washington home. Despite multiple leads, the case is still unsolved, but with the help of the right people, it might not stay that way for long. With us today are Jennifer Bucholtz and George Jared who are part of a Cold Case Investigative Team through the American Military University. Jennifer is former US Army Counterintelligence, an instructor in criminal justice and forensic science and works as an investigator for the El Paso County Sheriff's Department. George is an investigative journalist who has written multiple true crime books. The duo have a podcast called Break the Case. Their work contributed to solving another cold case which was featured on one of their earlier seasons of their podcast. Linda’s story is featured in season 3. So we invited them to the show to talk a little bit about how they handle cold cases, and what makes Linda’s case so unique, and solvable.

Episode Host: Emily Rowney

Linda Louise Malcom, photos from Kitsap Sun

Photos of Linda's home on Sidney Avenue, photos from the Unsolved Murder of Linda Malcom Facebook Group

Stab Wounds, provided by Jennifer Bucholtz and team

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Photo from the Unsolved Murder of Linda Malcom Facebook Group

Jennifer Bucholz Bio

Jennifer is a former U.S. Army Counterintelligence Agent and a decorated veteran of two wars. She holds a bachelor of science in criminal justice, and masters in criminal justice and forensic sciences. Bucholtz has an extensive background in U.S. military and DoD counterintelligence operations. Jennifer has also worked for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in New York City and Department of State as a law enforcement instructor. She is currently a faculty member and teaches criminal justice and forensic sciences. Additionally, she a criminal investigator for her local Sheriff’s office and host of AMU’s investigative podcast Break the Case.

George Jared Bio

George Jared is a long-term investigative journalist and author of four true crime books and one fiction book. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Lyons University. He has won numerous accolades for his investigative journalism including 11 first place awards with Associated Press Managing Editors and Arkansas Press Association for investigative journalism, feature writing, spot news, headline writing, and others. He is also the host and producer of the true crime podcast, Diamond State: Murder Board and advisor/investigator for AMU’s Cold Case Investigative Team.

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