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 […]

Carol’s Last Christmas – Ep4: Where’s the Weapon?

Was it a railroad tie? A log? A 2X4? And what happened to the object used to bludgeon Carol on that cold December night? In Episode 4, Where’s the Weapon?, the team tracks down a true smoking gun. The shock of the truth leaves family and friends speechless. [EP 4]

Carol’s Last Christmas – Ep3: Chasing Ghosts

For decades, the lodestar in the Rofstad investigation was a remarkably detailed sketch of 2 suspects “seen” by an eyewitness in the dead of night. But there are serious questions about that witness and the composite drawings. In Episode 3, Chasing Ghosts, we explore the longstanding effect of that sketch […]

Carol’s Last Christmas – Ep2: Cold Case Heat

There may be no one (outside of Carol’s family) more dedicated to a solution than George Seibel. The retired Chicago cop has solved hundreds of murders, created college courses on cold case solutions and literally “wrote the book” on interrogation techniques. He’s got advanced academic degrees but he’ll tell you […]

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