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Detective Discusses Progress in Linda Malcom’s Case

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

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As the 16-year anniversary of Linda Malcom’s murder approaches, AMU’s investigative team receives hopeful news that police are make notable progress in identifying Linda’s killer.

In this episode, Jen Bucholtz talks with Detective Andee Walton, the lead investigator from the Port Orchard PD, assigned to Linda’s case. Detective Walton provides her thoughts and theories on Linda’s murderer, updates on the status of DNA and evidence testing, and the potential role investigative genetic genealogy may play in identifying Linda’s killer.

Detective Walton also talks about the mutual benefits of a university team collaborating with a law enforcement agency to bring resolution to cold cases.

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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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