November 19, 1985. Dawson County, Montana. After leaving his son’s farm in Oregon the previous day to take a lengthy road trip back to his home in Wisconsin, 67-year old Dexter Stefonek disappears and his burning car is discovered at an isolated rest area. Only a half hour earlier, a witness had seen an unidentified man driving Dexter’s car into the rest area and he appeared to be carrying two containers of gasoline. Three-and-a-half months later, Dexter’s body is discovered at a remote dumpsite and it turns out he has been beaten and shot twice in the head. On this week’s episode of “The Trail Went Cold”, we examine the baffling, senseless unsolved murder of Dexter Stefonek, whose killer remains unidentified.
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The Trail Went Cold is produced and edited by Magill Foote.
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