Morbidology the Podcast – 105: Jessie Blodgett

Podcast released on: 21st June 2021

In summer of 2013, Joy Blodgett arrived home from work for lunch to find that her teenage daughter was still seemingly asleep in her bedroom. However, when she approached her daughter, it soon became apparent that she was deceased. Fear engulfed the community of Hartford, Wisconsin, but the investigation would reveal that somebody close to…


In summer of 2013, Joy Blodgett arrived home from work for lunch to find that her teenage daughter was still seemingly asleep in her bedroom. However, when she approached her daughter, it soon became apparent that she was deceased. Fear engulfed the community of Hartford, Wisconsin, but the investigation would reveal that somebody close to the family had been harboring dark and disturbing fantasies.

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Audio Sources:

“Jessie Blodgett & Dan Bartelt Demo”

“Daniel Bartelt Sentenced to Life in Prison”

“Bartelt found guilty in death of Hartford teen Jessie Blodgett”

“Butterflies by Jessie Blodgett”

“Love by Proxy”

“Hartford Trial Continues with Emotional Testimony”

“Trial Over Jessie Blodgett’s Death Continues”

“Wisconsin’s Jessie Blodgett case: Gifted musician-actress found dead in bed”

Sources:

FOX – 6 WITI, 16 July, 2013 – “19-Year-Old Hartford Woman Found Dead in Home”

St. Paul Pioneer Press, 16 July, 2013 – “Hartford Police Investigate Teen’s Death”

FOX – 6 WITI, 17 July, 2013 – “Performances by Hartford Players to be Dedicated to Jessie Blodgett”

Washington County Daily News, 18 July, 2013 – “Show to Honor Fiddler”

FOX – 6 WITI, 19 July, 2013 – “Theater Dedicates Show to Memory of 19-Year-Old Performer”

St. Paul Pioneer Press, 22 July, 2013 – “Wis. Teen’s Death Investigated as Homicide”

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 23 July, 2013 – “Death of Hartford Teen Turns into Murder Investigation”

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 26 July, 2013 – “Father of Slain Hartford Teen Speaks on Good Morning America”

Washington County Daily News, 26 July, 2013 – “Police Chief Asks for Patience”

Washington County Daily News, 27 July, 2013 – “Hartford Rallies Around Blodgetts”

St. Paul Pioneer Press, 30 July, 2013 – “19-Year-Old Charged in Death of Hartford Musician”

FOX – 6 WITI, 31 July, 2013 – “Daniel Bartlet Charged in Death of Jessie Blodgett”

FOX – 6 WITI, 1 August, 2013 – “Court Documents Show Blodgett Murder Suspect Researched Serial Killers”

Washington County Daily News, 1 August, 2013 – “Onlookers Pack Courtroom in Murder Case”

Washington County Daily News, 1 August, 2013 – “Acquaintance in Court”

The Freeman, 2 August, 2013 – “Blodgetts Grateful for Community Support in Wake of Daughter’s Death”

Washington County Daily News, 15 August, 2013 – “Remembering Community”

Associated Press, 4 September, 2013 – “Suspect in Hartford Teen’s Death Found Competent”

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 1 December, 2013 – “Man Pleads Insanity in Killing”

Washington County Daily News, 7 November, 2013 – “Friends Plan Memorial Walk for Slain Teen”

FOX – 6 WITI, 17 October, 2013 – “Daniel Bartelt Waives Right to Preliminary Hearing”

FOX – 6 WITI, 13 January, 2014 – “Bartelt to Have Two Trials, One for Blodgett Death”

The Freeman, 14 March, 2014 – “Man Accused of Killing Hartford Woman in Court”

Washington County Daily News, 10 April, 2014 – “Bartelt Statements Admissible”

FOX – 6 WITI, 13 August, 2014 – “Daniel Bartelt’s Murder Trial”

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 13 August, 2014 – “Murder Victim’s Mother Takes Stand”

Washington County Daily News, 15 August, 2014 – “Investigator Testifies Accused Killer was Calm”

The Freeman, 16 August, 2014 – “Expert Says Alleged murder Suspect Searched for Serial Killers”

Milwaukee Journal Constitution, 16 August, 2014 – “Suspect’s Laptop Analyzed”

Associated Press, 19 August, 2014 – “Richfield Man Found Guilty”

The Freeman, 19 August, 2014 – “DNA Evidence Presented in Bartelt Murder Trial”

FOX – 6 WITI, 19 August, 2014 – “Guilty”

The Freeman, 20 August, 2014 – “Bartelt Found Guilty of Blodgett Murder”

Washington County Daily News, 7 October, 2014 – “Group to Honor Blodgett’s Spirit”

Associated Press, 14 October, 2014 – “Wisconsin Man Gets Life in Ex-Classmate’s Killing”

FOX – 6 WITI, 14 October, 2014 – “These Shackles Don’t Make Me Guilty”

The Freeman, 15 October, 2014 – “Hubertus Man Sentenced to Life in Prison”

Washington County Daily News, 15 October, 2014 – “This Loss, It Will Never Go Away”

Washington County Daily News, 31 October, 2014 – “Bartelt Sentenced in Richfield Park Attack”

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