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  • Susan Kupczyk
    Susan Kupczyk Illinois
    First I love your podcast! I have only listened to part one of the cast on Veronica Blomhorst. Just about to listen to part two. Before I do I just wanted to share. I believe the boyfriend Jeff is on the Autism spectrum. This would explain most of the behaviors and characteristics you are questioning. Just my thoughts! PS I have been to this town as my husbands family lives in a neighboring small town! Here I go going to see what you have found out.

    First I love your podcast! I have only listened to part one of the cast on Veronica Blomhorst. Just about to listen to part two. Before I do I just wanted to share. I believe the boyfriend Jeff is on the Autism spectrum. This would explain most of the behaviors and characteristics you are questioning. Just my thoughts! PS I have been to this town as my husbands family lives in a neighboring small town! Here I go going to see what you have found out.

  • Kali
    Kali Kansas
    First off I agree with Susan. Jeff does sound like he could have autism. Second, this case had my head spinning. I thought I had it “solved” several times. I thought it could be a stranger, Jeff, the cop, and all the other suspects. But I’m wondering if it could be Jeff’s dad. Let’s say Veronica thought she was pregnant and told Jeff. Jeff tells his dad. Then the dad goes to Veronica and confronts her. It sounds like his dad may know where to hide a body.

    First off I agree with Susan. Jeff does sound like he could have autism.
    Second, this case had my head spinning. I thought I had it “solved” several times. I thought it could be a stranger, Jeff, the cop, and all the other suspects. But I’m wondering if it could be Jeff’s dad. Let’s say Veronica thought she was pregnant and told Jeff. Jeff tells his dad. Then the dad goes to Veronica and confronts her. It sounds like his dad may know where to hide a body.

  • Sarah
    Sarah
    This case was so sad. I feel so bad for her poor family. And like you guys, I have a hard time trusting an interrogation where there's no video/audio recording or transcript, and all we have is a summary given by another suspect several days later. The statements are suspicious, but who knows what was going on inside that interrogation room. I hope they figure something out and are able to put this case to rest and get justice for her and her family, though.

    This case was so sad. I feel so bad for her poor family. And like you guys, I have a hard time trusting an interrogation where there's no video/audio recording or transcript, and all we have is a summary given by another suspect several days later. The statements are suspicious, but who knows what was going on inside that interrogation room. I hope they figure something out and are able to put this case to rest and get justice for her and her family, though.

  • Elle
    Elle NY
    Doug seems suspicious, he was a teen neighbor when she went missing and it’s not likely that he would have been so invested in being involved in finding a non family member who has been missing for so long. He seemed to insert himself into the situation.

    Doug seems suspicious, he was a teen neighbor when she went missing and it’s not likely that he would have been so invested in being involved in finding a non family member who has been missing for so long.
    He seemed to insert himself into the situation.

  • Luciana S
    Luciana S
    Good episode guys

    Good episode guys

  • Cindy
    Cindy Idaho
    Excellent podcast, thank you! Why was the area where she disappeared not processed for footprints, DNA or tire tracks? Whose decision was it to leave the area unprocessed for evidence? Was her neighborhood canvased for possible witnesses when Veronica was finally determined to be missing? I heard nothing about a door to door search at her neighborhood, only repeated questioning at her place of work which we know she clearly left safely. Wouldn't her co-worker who left with her at the same time have noticed someone following Veronica? Why did someone need to follow her home? The perpetrator could have lived in the area already, cognizant of Veronica's schedule and routines. Could the culprit possibly have been a neighbor, theoretically Officer John P., since he lived across the back alley from her house with easy access, someone Veronica might have trusted? The lack of signs of a struggle or noise indicate Veronica knew her abductor. This officer was the first one on the scene officially, took the report, and had access to the entire case. The interview of Jeff was not recorded, filmed, or witnessed by a fellow officer, nor written up during or immediately following the interview. This renders the interview useless. What was the standard procedure for interviews and transcripts at that time in this small town? No one else backs up Jeff's alleged statements positing he could have done something to Veronica himself. Jeff was a scapegoat but by all accounts he loved her. A failed polygraph does not prove anything. Lawyering up is a smart move when innocent, especially when one's statement relies on a two day old unsubstantiated memory of a single police officer. Where, when and how would Jeff have disposed of her body since he camped out at her house for days after she went missing once he heard the news and his property has been searched with no results? Was the officer in question ever considered a possible suspect since he was a neighbor? Was he been questioned, polygraphed or his alibi checked? Missing collected DNA evidence and irregularities in the reports indicate something amiss, along with knowledge of effective disposal of a body. These factors point to someone with inside access. Why not allow an outside agency to assist until now unless there is something to hide, since this is a small town considered "safe" with limited funds, experience and access to the latest technology? I hope the FBI looks closely into the alibi of each suspect and finds closure for the family.

    Excellent podcast, thank you! Why was the area where she disappeared not processed for footprints, DNA or tire tracks? Whose decision was it to leave the area unprocessed for evidence? Was her neighborhood canvased for possible witnesses when Veronica was finally determined to be missing? I heard nothing about a door to door search at her neighborhood, only repeated questioning at her place of work which we know she clearly left safely. Wouldn't her co-worker who left with her at the same time have noticed someone following Veronica? Why did someone need to follow her home? The perpetrator could have lived in the area already, cognizant of Veronica's schedule and routines. Could the culprit possibly have been a neighbor, theoretically Officer John P., since he lived across the back alley from her house with easy access, someone Veronica might have trusted? The lack of signs of a struggle or noise indicate Veronica knew her abductor. This officer was the first one on the scene officially, took the report, and had access to the entire case. The interview of Jeff was not recorded, filmed, or witnessed by a fellow officer, nor written up during or immediately following the interview. This renders the interview useless. What was the standard procedure for interviews and transcripts at that time in this small town? No one else backs up Jeff's alleged statements positing he could have done something to Veronica himself. Jeff was a scapegoat but by all accounts he loved her. A failed polygraph does not prove anything. Lawyering up is a smart move when innocent, especially when one's statement relies on a two day old unsubstantiated memory of a single police officer. Where, when and how would Jeff have disposed of her body since he camped out at her house for days after she went missing once he heard the news and his property has been searched with no results? Was the officer in question ever considered a possible suspect since he was a neighbor? Was he been questioned, polygraphed or his alibi checked? Missing collected DNA evidence and irregularities in the reports indicate something amiss, along with knowledge of effective disposal of a body. These factors point to someone with inside access. Why not allow an outside agency to assist until now unless there is something to hide, since this is a small town considered "safe" with limited funds, experience and access to the latest technology? I hope the FBI looks closely into the alibi of each suspect and finds closure for the family.

  • Jeremy
    Jeremy GA
    I definitely think John P should be looked into . He was right there at the garage . Wonder if their are any other missing cases in that town?!

    I definitely think John P should be looked into . He was right there at the garage . Wonder if their are any other missing cases in that town?!

  • mG
    mG tX
    The key to solving any cold case is having a well investigated original case to review. Sadly, this is rare. Way too many problems with the original investigation here. So many parallels with previous botched investigations, marathon interrogations, no recordings, etc.. No justice coming.

    The key to solving any cold case is having a well investigated original case to review. Sadly, this is rare. Way too many problems with the original investigation here. So many parallels with previous botched investigations, marathon interrogations, no recordings, etc.. No justice coming.

  • Dave
    Dave Parts unknown
    Big fan of the podcast. From about the half way mark of the first episode I started thinking about the cop across the alley. Sure enough right at the end of episode two there is a strong case to at least look into him. Always found it fishy that he was at the house the next morning. Yet he didn’t take it upon himself to call it in. Instead Jeff calls 911. Seems odd. Plus he would know her routine which gives him opportunity and all this stuff about her having an affair with this cop. Makes sense about her Dad saying she was very naive. Most 20 something girls I know have a thing for a man in uniform.

    Big fan of the podcast.
    From about the half way mark of the first episode I started thinking about the cop across the alley. Sure enough right at the end of episode two there is a strong case to at least look into him. Always found it fishy that he was at the house the next morning. Yet he didn’t take it upon himself to call it in. Instead Jeff calls 911. Seems odd. Plus he would know her routine which gives him opportunity and all this stuff about her having an affair with this cop. Makes sense about her Dad saying she was very naive. Most 20 something girls I know have a thing for a man in uniform.

  • Michelle Rethwisch
    Michelle Rethwisch Lincoln,NE
    Is it the neighbor cop? The one that interviewed the boyfriend and got the story but days later wrote down what happened? He just does not sit well with me through all this, this would also provide a reasoning why some of the evidence has later been lost? Just my thought

    Is it the neighbor cop? The one that interviewed the boyfriend and got the story but days later wrote down what happened? He just does not sit well with me through all this, this would also provide a reasoning why some of the evidence has later been lost?

    Just my thought

  • Assaii Fajgandra
    Assaii Fajgandra
    I like to hear your podcasts. Thanks for sharing. In the case Veronica Blumhorst part 1, a song plays at 4:28. Does anyone can tell me the Name of that Song (if it‘s not just a Jingle)?

    I like to hear your podcasts. Thanks for sharing. In the case Veronica Blumhorst part 1, a song plays at 4:28. Does anyone can tell me the Name of that Song (if it‘s not just a Jingle)?

  • True Crime Garage
    True Crime Garage
    Hi Assaii - the music on the show is all True Crime Garage originals. Our gifted and talented Captian is the creator of our great music. Thanks for listening and welcome to the Garage! Nic

    Hi Assaii - the music on the show is all True Crime Garage originals. Our gifted and talented Captian is the creator of our great music.
    Thanks for listening and welcome to the Garage! Nic

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