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Jan 20, 2023Liked by Jessica Reed Kraus

Thank you SO much for investigating and reporting on this. I grew up in Moscow and the town and the people mean so much to me. You truly are the best writer and I have so much respect for how much you immerse yourself in each case you follow. I will always be so proud to support you and your work. You always come through with the best stories. Much Love!

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Jan 20, 2023Liked by Jessica Reed Kraus

I didn’t realize Ethan’s brother went in the house and found him. How absolutely horrific for him. Heartbreaking!

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Jan 20, 2023Liked by Jessica Reed Kraus

Kind’ve embarrassed to admit but it’s been awhile since I finished a long article without glazing over certain parts or skimming just to get the gist. I usually get impatient halfway through and I’ll scroll to the bottom to see how much longer I have to read, but this article held my attention from the first sentence to the end. I could have kept reading for hours. I’m a new substack follower and I am very happy to support your amazing work. You are just incredible.

I read this shortly after watching the recording of the 20/20 special that recently aired and what a difference in coverage. There version seems so basic now compared to your point of view. You really captured the charm of this small town while also uncovering details that no one else is. 👏🏾

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Jan 20, 2023Liked by Jessica Reed Kraus

Your tone and style is mesmerizing. I simply did not want the article to end. And.... that town.. sounds like the perfect back drop for a Stephen King novel. I had no idea of the heaviness it holds. Wow.

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Jan 20, 2023Liked by Jessica Reed Kraus

The Christ Church shit was unexpected ...... so much to digest with the insight you got about the murders but also the Wilson guy ugh! Creepy. I'll be rereading this in the morning!

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Jan 20, 2023Liked by Jessica Reed Kraus

First, impeccable story telling, as always. Very humanizing article ❤️

Ladder theory is confusing. If he used a ladder, he definitely didn’t have time to take it down before getting in his car and peeling off when he left, and it’s not in any photos.

If he did enter through Kaylee’s room via sliding door, that would make me think he knew the room would be empty and therefore wasn’t targeting Kaylee, but was using it as an access point to Maddie. But was surprised to find Kaylee there - especially since he wouldn’t have known the Range Rover out front was Kaylees since she had just bought it.

If 2 victims bleeding out is true, I would guess X and E. He was probably tired by that point and was messy with it. Injuring them in a reactive panic.

While I hope it was Ethan saying ‘it’s ok, I’m here to help you’ I can’t shake the feeling it was Brian. Ethan was brutally attacked, I don’t think he’d be in a state to even say something like that. And it would be such a weird way to phrase comfort to your SO. “I’m here to help you” sounds like someone trying to validate their presence vs providing loving comfort. I could see BK saying that to E or X if he saw them struggling and gave them a ‘final’ blow.

As morbid as it is, I don’t think there was a lot of yelling and screaming. Brian wanted this to be quiet, hence why he didn’t use a gun. I think he was likely intentional about targeting their throat/vocal cords. If the dogs bark was caught on neighbors ring doorbell during the murders, no way the screams of 4 people being brutally attacked wouldn’t be picked up too.

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This whole article gave me Stephen King vibes - this was an excellent and vivid portrayal of a small town with some more-than-normal oddities. Praying that justice is served in this case, and that the town gets the healing it so desperately needs

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I’m glad that you addressed the Doug Wilson/Christ Church story. You could do investigative reporting on this topic for days. I was part of a church in the Seattle area that followed his teachings. It was basically a cult. Women were treated poorly, and as you experienced, had specific roles they were expected to uphold. The damage that is done to girls and women under his teachings, is nothing short of brainwashing. It took years to unravel the damage those false teachings did to me, and my family. I am thankful that God does not operate the way that church did. He is full of grace, love, and light, available to anyone who follows Him. Doug Wilson has no reason to think his translations of the Bible are truth, as they are flawed, and twisted, to place himself in a position of “power”, especially over women. Not thank you.

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Jan 20, 2023Liked by Jessica Reed Kraus

Ummm is there a part 2? Lol

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Jan 20, 2023Liked by Jessica Reed Kraus

Jessica, I think this is your best writing so far! Bravo. 👏👏👏

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Jan 20, 2023Liked by Jessica Reed Kraus

So well written, great job!

The 3rd story entry is hard for me too. While it makes complete sense him using it to avoid being seen going up, what the heck happened after he left out of the slider? Would he really have had time to take the ladder down, change out of his clothes walk to his car etc? Did he set it back at the side of the house?!!! Do investigators have it in evidence 🤔

The amount of minutes he was in there until back at his car is just crazy, especially if people were fighting back. I know it’s morbid to talk about, but I don’t get how he did it all so fast 🙈

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Jan 20, 2023Liked by Jessica Reed Kraus

Great story. I’ve been following since the first day on Reddit, and I am skeptical about this department. There is clearly something much larger at play-I’d surmise drugs.

I do think BK is the killer. But the PCA is flimsy and may not hold up to scrutiny from defense. I sure hope they have a lot more evidence than what was listed on PCA, strong corroborating factors to add context to their suspicions. Such as: how accurate are phone pings in that town and what is the margin of area? Stalking was alleged, yet no evidentiary data given to support the allegation. Was he an invited guest prior to the morning of the 14th or can we prove he was staking the house out?

I just really want justice for these young souls. I hope the scene was handled and processed correctly, and a conviction imminent. I’ve never followed a true crime story in real time, and for some reason this case has consumed me.

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Jan 20, 2023Liked by Jessica Reed Kraus

- 0400 incident

- 1200 911 call

(we are all disturbed)... but ALSO disturbing:

- 1440 Shelter in place in a college area with active killing scene and no suspect?!? Almost 3 hours after initial report

- 1600 Walkthrough by sergeant and corporal in a small town. I would expect delays in a big city but this is just absurd for such a gruesome incident.

If they were at school or on campus we would expect much quicker response. Why was this not concerning for or considered a mass murderer on the loose situation like other campuses with similar incident?!

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Honestly, I couldn’t imagine you’d have so much to write when I saw the article was 25 minutes. I thought, well I need a rest and curled up with my phone. I shouldn’t have doubted as I was enthralled with every word. Deep, dark secrets in this town from skinned house pets to questionable church leaders. WTFFF.

I’m absolutely broken hearing Ethan’s brother found him. That is just too much. It’s going to be difficult to wait until June and I’m needing to stay off the threads because all the speculation doesn’t interest me. I want the facts. Thank you for a fascinating, in-depth, and unique tale.

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Jan 20, 2023Liked by Jessica Reed Kraus

This is non-judgement since we are still learning information but once you read the affidavit backwards, it becomes extremely apparent there is more to the story with the witness roommate, we haven’t heard everything the witness heard/experienced that night.

Second, all the drive bys on the night of sound like suspect had a driver who was continuously passing by to pick him up when he was ready to go after the murders. Last week I posted that I thought he could have entered the home twice, but reading the timeline backwards unlocks a “getaway car driver” sense.

I’d still like to understand why the affidavit shows BK cell data in the late afternoon on the day of the murders and why that is relevant.....

Thank you for the reporting.

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Jan 20, 2023Liked by Jessica Reed Kraus

Regarding the other deaths - who is JS? Sorry, I probably missed it somewhere.

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