The Trail Went Cold – Episode 230 – Lynette Culver

May 6, 1975. Pocatello, Idaho. After leaving her school on her lunch break, 12-year old Lynette Culver vanishes without a trace and is subsequently reported missing. Nearly 14 years later, prior to his execution, notorious serial killer Ted Bundy confesses to being responsible for Lynette’s murder. While Bundy provides specific details to make many people believe his confession was genuine, Lynette’s body is never found, and in the years following her disappearance, four other girls from Pocatello wind up becoming victims of unsolved murders. Could all of these crimes somehow be connected? On this week’s episode of “The Trail Went Cold”, we will be exploring the story of Lynette Culver and a number of different cold cases involving missing and murdered females, some of whom are believed to be unconfirmed victims of Ted Bundy.

If you have any information about any featured cases from Pocatello, please contact the Pocatello Police Department at (208) 234-1600.

Additional Reading:

“The Bundy Secrets: Hidden Files on America’s Worst Serial Killer” by Kevin Sullivan

“The Bundy Murders: A Comprehensive History” (2nd Edition) by Kevin Sullivan

“The Trail of Ted Bundy: Digging Up the Untold Stories” by Kevin Sullivan

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The Trail Went Cold is produced and edited by Magill Foote.

All music is composed by Vince Nitro.