When you hear about violent crime, do you think to yourself, “it would never happen to me?”
When 29-year old Colleen Reed went to a self-service car wash in Austin, Texas none of her family or friends thought it would be the last time they would see her.
Reed never imagined that serial killer Kenneth McDuff was stalking her.
McDuff is featured in the first season of True Crime Reporter™ and our story is being turned into a tv series for a major streaming channel scheduled for release in the Spring of 2022.
Bill Johnston and I want you to understand that it can happen to you, because “they walk among us.”
Sexual predators and killers don’t present themselves in a demonic manner and are not easy to recognize or avoid.
“They walk among us” means that people who might hurt us may be unrecognizable as a threat.
More often than not they are people we see in public, go to school with, date, live with, or strangers who appear trustworthy.
In our earlier episode about the teenage girl who was rescued from her kidnappers by Texas Rangers, the ring leader of the abduction was the father of one of her school classmates.
If you were ordered to get into a car and threatened if you didn’t, what would you do?
In this episode of True Crime Reporter™ Confidential retired homicide detective David Thorton is here to explain how and why violent criminal actors target their victims and how victims’ behavior may contribute to their vulnerability.
Thornton was a guest in our earlier episode about cold cases. More than 100 homicide cold cases were solved in part because of Thornton’s efforts with the Fort Worth, Texas police department.
We are going to talk about the lessons in Thornton’s book, Have A Plan… Because They Do.