Morbidology the Podcast – 129: Dominic Elkins

Podcast released on: 6th December 2021

In August of 2013, the young foster child of a couple in Logan, Iowa, was reported missing. The young boy’s older foster brother had come back home after playing outside with the young boy. It was noticed that the older foster brother had blood spattered on his t-shirt. He then relayed a very perplexing and…


In August of 2013, the young foster child of a couple in Logan, Iowa, was reported missing. The young boy’s older foster brother had come back home after playing outside with the young boy. It was noticed that the older foster brother had blood spattered on his t-shirt. He then relayed a very perplexing and unrealistic situation, a situation that evoked immediate fear.

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Audio Sources:

“Teen admits to killing foster brother, thought he was a goblin”

“Iowa teen who saw goblin found not guilty by insanity in boy’s death”

“Psychologists differ in opinion in murder trial of teen who claimed to see goblin”

“Trial begins Tuesday for teen accused of killing 5-year-old foster brother”

Sources:

Omaha World-Herald, 2 September, 2013 – “5-Year-Old Found Dead with Head Injuries”

Associated Press, 3 September, 2013 – “Document Releases New Details in Iowa Boy’s Death”

The Daily Nonpareil, 3 September, 2013 – “Motive Sought in Child’s Death”

The Daily Nonpareil, 4 September, 2013 – “Logan Foster Brothers were ‘Playing Bricks’”

Omaha World-Herald, 4 September, 2013 – “Iowa Teen was Getting Help for Anger Issues”

The Daily Nonpareil, 5 September, 2013 – “Mother Talks About Her Son’s Behaviour Problems”

Omaha World-Herald, 5 September, 2013 – “Family of Slain Child Questions Foster Care”

Omaha World-Herald, 5 September, 2013 – “12-Year-Old Girl Tried to Save 5-Year-Old”

https://www.pauleyjones.com/obituaries/Dominic-Elkins-4145/#!/Obituary

Associated Press, 20 September, 2013 – “Iowa Teen Seeks to Move Case to Juvenile Court”

NBC – 13 WHO, 20 September, 2013 – “Foster Brother Pleads not Guilty”

The Daily Nonpareil, 21 September, 2013 – “Logan Teen Pleads not Guilty to Murder Charge”

The Daily Nonpareil, 15 October, 2013 – “Transfer Denied in Logan Murder Charge”

Associated Press, 5 November, 2013 – “Slain Iowa Boy Had Blunt Head Injuries”

Associated Press, 6 December, 2013 – “Judge Says Iowa Teen Will be Tested Before Trial”

The Daily Nonpareil, 16 April, 2014 – “Judge to Decide if Defendant Competent in Murder Trial”

Omaha World-Herald, 17 April, 2014 – “Teen Competent to be Tried in Boy’s Death”

Twiner-Herald, 28 April, 2014 – “Experts Evaluate Teen as Competent”

Associated Press, 2 October, 2014 – “Iowa Teen to Plead Insanity in Brother’s Death”

The Daily Nonpareil, 28 October, 2014 – “Trial Begins for Logan Teen Accused of Killing Foster Brother”

Omaha World-Herald, 28 October, 2014 – “Teen on Trial in Death of 5-Year-Old Doesn’t Always Grasp Right and Wrong”

NBC – 13 WHO, 29 October, 2014 – “Judge Hears Police Interview of Teen on Trial in Foster Child’s Murder”

The Daily Nonpareil, 30 October, 2014 – “Logan Teen on Video”

The Daily Nonpareil, 31 October, 2014 – “His Reality is not our Reality”

The Daily Nonpareil, 1 November, 2014 – “Logan Teen’s Foster Care Journey Detailed”

Omaha World-Herald, 5 November, 2014 – “Logan Teen Says he was Fighting a Goblin”

Associated Press, 6 November, 2014 – “Teen Says he Thought he Killed Goblin, not Brother”

The Daily Nonpareil, 6 November, 2014 – “Logan Teen Believes Events in Codyland are Real”

Associated Press, 7 November, 2014 – “Iowa Teen Found Not Guilty in Brother’s Death”

The Daily Nonpareil, 8 November, 2014 – “Logan Teen Found Not Guilty of Murder”

Omaha World-Herald, 8 November, 2014 – “Teen Was Insane When He Killed Child”

Gering Courier, 8 December, 2014 – “Iowa Teen Poses a Great Danger to Others”

Associated Press, 25 December, 2014 – “Judge Orders Evaluations of Dangerous Iowa Teen”

Associated Press, 6 June, 2017 – “Iowa to Pay $175k in Foster Child Death Lawsuit”

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