Carol’s Last Christmas – Ep14: Let’s Get Back in the Game

After a 15 month production hiatus (requested by law enforcement,) the Genuine Human team is back on the case. And you won’t believe what we’ve been sitting on! Persistence leads the prime suspect to make phone calls…old habits are hard to break. Normal police are dealt a blistering blow for […]

Carol’s Last Christmas – Ep13: She was my buddy

An ISU alum plugged in to campus politics has remarkable recall of 1975 and the events before and after Carol’s murder. He’s kept a detailed scrapbook with names, dates and facts. He also had personal run-ins with one of the principal suspects. And we hear from yet another sorority sister […]

Carol’s Last Christmas – Ep11: I’ll take a Polygraph Tomorrow

In this episode we hear directly from the ISU professor who used the murder weapon as a teaching tool. Did he know that the case was still open? And to say that there’s a surprise ending is an understatement. Have we solved the case .We’ll let our listeners decide and […]

Carol’s Last Christmas – Ep10: Where Do We Go From Here?

Front page coverage of Carol’s Last Christmas in the Suburban Chicago Daily Herald and Bloomington/Normal Pantagraph has led to some exciting new leads. And the Genuine Human team has jumped on them. In this episode, we learn more about one of the Tennessee suspects from the child he fathered […]

Carol’s Last Christmas – Ep9: EPILOGUE

Carol Rofstad’s memory is vivid among those who knew and loved her. But does the current ISU community care? Has law enforcement given up? In Episode 9, epilogue, we look at a subsequent case that would disgrace the Normal police department. And the troubled legacy of that dark night […]

Carol’s Last Christmas – Ep8: That Would Be Harassment

In this episode, the Genuine Human Team reviews their scorecards. What are the strongest leads, dead ends? What could be making law enforcement skittish about having certain conversations. In a nearly 50 year old cold case, a 50 thousand foot view can be revealing. [EP8]

Carol’s Last Christmas – Ep7: The Rear View Mirror

More than 18 months into our investigation, a new name surfaced. Somebody who knew our prime suspect perhaps better than anyone at ISU. What made him tick? What could make him explode? In episode 7, The Rear View Mirror, this “source” recalls key moments before and after Carol’s death […]

Carol’s Last Christmas – Ep6: Did Somebody Say DNA?

In 1975, there were fingerprints. That’s about it. No one anticipated the sophisticated forensic techniques unlocked by DNA analysis. There have been questions through the years about DNA in the Rofstad case. So was there DNA testing? On what evidence? Items  summarily dismissed in the 20th century as “having no […]

Carol’s Last Christmas – Ep5: A Convenient Confession

In 1977, there was a blockbuster break in the case…or so it seemed. First a confession, then an arrest (without a grand jury or indictment)  and a man would spend 3 years in custody for killing Carol. What would become of this Convenient Confession? And where did they go from […]

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