Break the Case
S2 EP01 | What Happened to Debbie Sue Williamson?
Season 2, Ep. 1
In this season of Break the Case, American Military University’s Cold Case team investigates the 46-year-old unsolved murder of Debbie Sue Williamson, who was killed in her own backyard in 1975 in Lubbock, Texas. In episode one, hear from her sister, Liz Flatt, who shares her memories of Debbie, the months leading up to her murder, and the day her sister was brutally killed. Also hear from Debbie’s widow, Doug Williamson, who was married to Debbie for less than three months before he found her stabbed to death 17 times near the back step of their home. Subscribe to follow Jen Bucholtz and George Jared on their investigative journey to “Break the Case” for the family of Debbie Sue Williamson.
S2 EP03 | On Scene in Lubbock, Texas
Season 2, Ep. 3
Investigators Jen Bucholtz and George Jared travel to Lubbock, Texas on the anniversary of Debbie’s murder to meet Debbie’s sisters, Liz Flatt and Paula Chasse, as well as, some of her friends. They see firsthand what Debbie’s residence looked like on the same day and time she was killed 46 years ago. Listen as theyrecreate the scene, deduce the likely actions of the killer, and gather more information about the nuances of the residence. During their time in Lubbock, they meet with the Lubbock Police Department and news media in order to get Debbie’s case back in the public spotlight.
S2 EP04 | Advancements in DNA Could Help Solve Debbie Williamson’s Case
Season 2, Ep. 4
A key step in solving many cold cases is the processing of old evidence using new technology. In this episode, AMU professor and private investigator Jen Bucholtz interviews Francine Bardole, who has perfected a new and revolutionary DNA extraction technique called the Bardole Method. Learn how this technique separates and isolates forensic material from small pieces of evidence such as fingernail clippings, jewelry, and clothing. During this interview, Francine also discusses her 30+ years of law enforcement experience including working as a crime scene technician, the chain of custody of her DNA lab, and how the Bardole Method has been successfully used to extract DNA in cold cases, leading to arrests and convictions. Will the Bardole Method lead to the identification of Debbie’s killer?
S2 EP05 | What Type of Knife Was Used to Kill Debbie Sue Williamson?
Season 2, Ep. 5
The murder weapon is always a critical piece of evidence in any homicide case. Although the knife used to kill Debbie Sue Williamson was never recovered, the autopsy photos and reports can provide insight into the type of knife used. In the fifth episode, Jen Bucholtz and George Jared interview Jeff Shafer, a professional knife-maker who has been studying and creating knives for years. Learn why he believes a M3 Trench Knife—a double-edged, military-style, high-quality knife—was likely used in this attack. He also sheds light on the likely order of stab wounds and how the killer attacked Debbie as she was leaving her house. Jen and George also discuss the timeline of events prior to Debbie’s murder and provide updates on the current re-investigation into the case by the Lubbock Police Department.Make sure to come and see us at Crime Con 2022 and use code 'BREAK' for 10% off standard badges!