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Analyzing Linda Malcom’s Injuries Leads to New Revelations about Her Murder

Editor’s Note: This is the ninth episode in Season 3 of Break the Case. Listen to the first episode.

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Bryan Byrd shares his medical expertise to elaborate on Linda’s injuries. Image used with permission.

Through their YouTube channel, Jen and George recently connected with Bryan Byrd, a medical professional with years of experience in respiratory care and trauma response. They immediately connected with Bryan and spent many hours dissecting the medical documents relevant to Linda’s case.

In this episode, Bryan provides insight into the severity of many of Linda’s injuries, including those to her liver, heart and spinal cord. He explains to listeners the importance of the location of injuries and what that may tell us about her killer. He also explains how long the fight likely lasted and much blood he would expect to have gotten on the killer.

During the discussion, Jen, George, and Bryan discuss the possibility of a left-handed assailant and what the true motive may have been for starting the fire. Bryan also walks listeners through his leading scenario about how he thinks Linda’s murder occurred.  

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Paul Holes: Were Two People Involved in Linda Malcom’s Murder?

Jennifer Bucholtz

Jennifer Bucholtz is a former U.S. Army Counterintelligence Agent and a decorated veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. She holds a bachelor of science in criminal justice, a master of arts in criminal justice and a master of science in forensic sciences. Bucholtz has an extensive background in U.S. military and Department of Defense counterintelligence operations. Bucholtz has also worked for the Arizona Department of Corrections and Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in New York City. She is currently an adjunct faculty member and teaches courses in criminal justice and forensic sciences. Additionally, she is a sworn civilian investigator for the El Paso County Sheriff’s Department and host of AMU’s investigative podcast Break the Case. You can contact her at

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