top of page

Episode 50: Uncle Joe

Updated: Feb 1, 2021

The man now known as “The Longview Serial Killer” was once a child victim to a time in our history where native children were plucked out of their homes to be adopted out to white middle class families. The little boy who was affectionately called “Joey” by his adoptive mother, grew up to be a terrifying nightmare to many children in the Pacific Northwest. Today’s case is about Joseph Kondro. He found the vulnerable, the less fortunate, and the impressionable and lulled them into safety with his affection and attention. “Uncle Joe” as they called him would steal their childhood and leave them scarred, but for some littles girls, he also stole their lives.

Rima Traxler (left), Kara Rudd (middle), Chila Silvernails (right)

Kara Rudd

Photo of Kara Rudd
Kara Rudd (photo from On the Case with Paula Zahn)
Kara Rudd with her cousin Yolanda
Yolanda (left) Kara (right) (photo from On the Case with Paula Zahn)
Red Volkswagen found on Mount Solo where Kara Rudd's body was found
The car on Mount Solo where Kara's body was discovered (photo from On the Case with Paula Zahn)

Rima Traxler

The Traxler Family; Stepfather Rusty, Mother Danelle, Rima and younger brother
The Traxler Family; Stepfather Rusty, Mother Danelle, Rima and younger brother (photo from On the Case with Paula Zahn)
Rima Traxler school picture
Rima Traxler school picture (photo from Find A Grave)
Chila M Silvernails (photos from Find A Grave)
Sketch of Chila Silvernails abductor

Joseph Kondro

Joseph Kondro (photo from On the Case with Paula Zahn)
Joseph "Joey" with adoptive mother Eleanor Kondro (photo from Kondro: The Uncle Joe Killer)

Want to cut down some stress and eat great? Try Gobble! Gobble is a delicious and nutritious meal kit company that sends you fresh ingredients you can cook in just 15 minutes and enjoy. Get your first 6 meals for $36 AND with free shipping by going to

Looking to relax? Kefla Organics puts 25mg of CBD in their delicious products. Use code ‘Rain20’ at check out to get 20% off organic CBD products from Kefla Organic.

Grab a card for any occasion at Use code ‘Rain20’ to get 20% off.

If you are clamoring for more MITR, join us on Patreon! You’ll get social media shout-outs, access to mini episodes, more bloopers and more!

You can also access all of our mini episodes now by unlocking our exclusive content on RedCircle.


Lori Carangelo - Kondro: The “Uncle Joe” Killer | John E Douglas - Killer Across The Table | On The Case With Paula Zahn - Broken Trust | CBC - The Millennium Scoop | World Atlas - Baby Scoop | Government of Canada - Reducing the Number of Indigenous Children in Care | Justice Laws Website - An Act Respecting first Nations | NCSL - Disproportionality and Disparity in Child Welfare | The Spokesman Review - Murder Suspect Convicted of Rape | The Charley Project - Rima Danette Traxler | The Daily News - Mystery of Girls Murder | Longview Daily News - Sheriff: No Rest Until Girl’s Killer Caught 04.22.1982 | Longview Daily News - Julie West 03.13.1997 | Longview Daily News - Can New Technology, or Old Tip, Reveal Chila’s Killer? | Longview Daily News - Jail Jam |

3,522 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All
bottom of page