Retired CBS News Anchor Bob Schieffer was the first reporter to interview Kenneth McDuff and cover his crimes in 1966.
Back then Schieffer was the police beat reporter for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Schieffer had just returned from a combat assignment covering the Vietnam War when the call came in from homicide detectives.
The bullet-riddled bodies of 17-year old Robert Brand and his cousin 16-year-old Mark Dunnam had been found in the trunk of their abandoned car on a remote farm road south of Fort Worth, Texas.
Sixteen-year-old Edna Louise Sullivan who had been out with the boys was missing.
Hundreds of law enforcement officers and local residents started a widespread search of rough terrain.
The triple slaying would bring Schieffer face to face in exclusive interviews with 20-year old Kenneth McDuff who became known as the “Broomstick Killer” and his accomplice 18-year old Roy Dale Green.
Investigative reporter Robert Riggs would follow Schieffer’s lead 27-years later.
Their journalism careers came full circle.
In 1978, Schieffer helped Riggs move from the staff of a congressional committee to television news.
Both reporters covered wars for CBS during their careers but never witnessed brutality like serial killer Kenneth McDuff inflicted on young women.
Besides appearing on the True Crime Reporter™ podcast, Schieffer sat down in front of a TV camera to talk with Riggs about what it was like to cover McDuff.
You can watch Riggs’ interview with Schieffer for our television documentary titled Freed To Kill on Fox Nation.