OSHKOSH, Wis. (WBAY) – A Faculty of Wisconsin-Oshkosh professor is popping his focus to one more chilly circumstance — the disappearance of Laurie Depies.
“It’s a chilly scenario that within the Fox Valley, Inexperienced Bay space all individuals seems to be to know. And so if there’s something in any respect that telling this story in factor may do to assist we’re hopeful that we are able to allow,” states Dr. Jordan Karsten.
Affiliate Anthropology Professor Jordan Karsten and podcasting associate Matt Hiskes host the Chilly Circumstance: Frozen Tundra podcast. This spring, the podcast will attribute the virtually 30-year-outdated chilly scenario.
Laurie Depies was 20 a number of years outdated when she vanished on August 19, 1992. She labored a change on the Fox River Mall then drove to her boyfriend’s condominium in what’s now Fox Crossing. Her mates listened to her automotive or truck pull in to the parking ton however she was by no means ever noticed. The one clue left behind was a cup on better of her locked automotive.
“She arrived at that residence. There was a bunch of women and men that ended up round there. They heard her automotive or truck get there. She had a VW Rabbit that skilled a definite appear or muffler subject or a factor, however they listened to her arrive. No person actually noticed her,” former Officer Jason Weber suggested Movement 2 Info in 2017.
Karsten and Hiskes say they hope the podcast will spark a reminiscence that prospects to a suggestion within the Depies situation. “With a podcast like this, it’s 30 many years afterward, telling the story, there’s not a complete great amount to get rid of proper right here,” offers Karsten.
They acquired permission from the Depies relations and the Wisconsin Division of Justice.
In regards to the renewed curiosity within the situation, Mary Wegner, Laurie Depies’s mother tells Movement 2 Info, ”It could be great to set some, I actually don’t need to use the time period ‘closure,’ that’s often overused, simply to get some options, simply to come back throughout out what did materialize. I’m sure quickly after 30 years she didn’t simply get amnesia and wander off. So, any particular person has obtained to know a factor.”
“If there’s any approach my school college students and I could be of help in any search, we’re ready to produce it doesn’t matter what help we are able to,” Karsten talked about. “Proper now, we’re in a analysis interval, so it’s a minor tough to say the way it will create.” Merely click on Beneath to undergo extra in regards to the podcast.
In November of 2010, a convicted serial killer from Indiana got here forward to say that he murdered Laurie Depies. Larry DeWayne Hall claimed that Depies was buried in a distant website online in southern Wisconsin, however her stays had been infrequently found. Hall was infrequently charged within the Laurie Depies scenario.
Laurie’s disappearance is acknowledged on the FBI’s ViCAP Missing Individuals website online.
In interval 1 of their podcast, Karsten and Hiskes concentrated on the 1983 disappearance of Starkie Swenson. Swenson’s stays have been uncovered in September 2021 alongside a path in Superior Cliff Situation Park.
Karsten had expended years aiding investigators and was questioned to look at the bones found.
Whereas Swenson’s stays ended up not decided till not way back, he had been legally declared useless. In 1994, John C. Andrews of Chilton was convicted of Murder by Negligent Use of a Vehicle in Swenson’s demise. Andrews was sentenced to 24 months in jail.
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