Episode 007: Finding Dru Sjodin as part of a public search effort, finally understanding what the price of the earth is, and how a photograph from the Rebecca Flaa murder trial reminded me our choices aren’t just our own but affect everyone.
Links and References Mentioned In Episode:
Twin Cities Pioneer Press, November 20, 2018: “15 years after abduction and murder, Dru Sjodin’s memory is not forgotten.” By April Baumgarten. https://www.twincities.com/2018/11/20/15-years-after-abduction-and-murder-dru-sjodins-memory-is-not-forgotten/
Chilling Crimes website, October 30, 2021: https://www.chillingcrimes.com/blogs/news/dru-sjodin
Dru Sjodin Murder: Where is Alfonso Rodriguez Jr now?, November 27, 2021: https://thecinemaholic.com/dru-sjodin-murder-where-is-alfonso-rodriguez-jr-now/
Get a copy of There Are Dinosaurs in the Fields on sale now (ebook).
State vs. Torkelsen: http://www.ndcourts.gov/court/opinions/20070140.htm (has audio of oral arguments)
Devils Lake Daily Journal, May 17, 2007: “Life Without Parole: Torkelsen sentenced for 2004 murder of Rebecca Flaa in Towner County.”
Fargo Forum, May 8, 2007: “Torkelsen found guilty of murder.” https://www.inforum.com/newsmd/torkelsen-found-guilty-of-murder
Turtle Mountain Star, May 7, 2007: “Murder Trial: Witnesses put Towner County man near scene”
Moscow-Pullman Daily News, July 6, 2004: “Rebecca Flaa, 48, Moscow native.” https://dnews.com/local/rebecca-flaa-48-moscow-native/article_bf289278-52f7-53bc-b4dc-340145ba95b1.html
Episode Information: All music was written by Julie R. Neidlinger and mixed on Soundtrap.com. Pennywhistle played by Julie R. Neidlinger. © Julie R. Neidlinger. All rights reserved. Audio recorded on Blue Yeti microphone.
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