E176: Joseph Kondro

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This week Beth and Wendy discuss the case of Joseph Robert Kondro aka The Longview Serial Killer. He confessed to the rape and murder of a twelve-year-old girl in 1996 and the unsolved murder of an eight-year-old girl in 1985. Kondro was a close friend of both girls’ families. He was also a prime suspect in the 1982 strangulation murder of another eight-year-old girl.

First, we dive into the setting (12:27), the killers early life (27:02) and the timeline (34:44).  Then, we get into the investigation & arrest (39:46), “Where are they now?” followed by our takeaways and what we think made the perp snap (52:49).  

As usual we close out the show with some tips on how not to get murdered () and our shout outs (01:04:02). 

This episode was researched & scripted by Wendy & Beth Williams.

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