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On-the-Ground Investigation in Port Orchard

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

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In this episode, Jennifer Bucholtz discusses her on-the-ground investigation into the murder of Linda Malcom. During her time in Port Orchard, Washington, Jen visited several establishments that Linda frequented and met many people who knew Linda and remembered the days and weeks leading up to her brutal murder.

Sign entering Port Orchard, Washington. Photo provided by J. Bucholtz.

Hear what Jen learned after meeting with the current coroner, detective from the Port Orchard Police Department, Linda’s former landlords, neighbors who witnessed the fire, bartenders at her favorite bars, and friends.

Hear directly from one of Linda’s friends, Glen Lais, who shared recollections about Linda’s concerning behavior just days before her murder. Glen also shares how he found out Linda was killed, along with some noteworthy behaviors he observed from other people after Linda’s death.

During this episode, Jen shares an overview of her trip with Linda’s family and George and they discuss their plans to meet in Port Orchard in April for the 15-year anniversary of Linda’s murder. AMU’s cold case team will be hosting a meet-and-greet event on Saturday, April 29, 2023. The location will be determined in the near future and will be posted to the team’s Facebook group for Linda.

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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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