Morbidology the Podcast – 139: Sasha Krause

Podcast released on: 14th February 2022

In January of 2020, a young woman within the Mennonite community vanished from outside the Mennonite Church in Farmington, New Mexico. The investigation would lead directly to a man within the United States Army, a man who had been harbouring ominous sentiments about those in the religion.

In January of 2020, a young woman within the Mennonite community vanished from outside the Mennonite Church in Farmington, New Mexico. The investigation would lead directly to a man within the United States Army, a man who had been harboring ominous sentiments about those in the religion.


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Audio Sources:

“Detectives reveal disturbing evidence in Sasha Krause murder case”

“AZ v. Mark Gooch Mennonite Murder Trial Day 1-Cnt’d Direct Exam Lily Petre-Victim’s Friend Co-worker”

“AZ v. Mark Gooch Mennonite Murder Trial Day 1-Direct Exam of Lily Petre Victim’s Friend Co worker”

“AZ. v. Mark Gooch Trial Day 3 – Defendant’s Brother Samuel Gooch Discusses the Text Messages”

“AZ v. Mark Gooch Mennonite Murder Trial Day 1 – Prosecution Opening Statement By Ammon Barker”

“AZ v. Mark Gooch Trial Day 8 – Direct Exam of James Gooch – Defendant’s Father”

“AZ v. Mark Gooch Mennonite Murder Trial Day 1 – Defense Opening Statement By Bruce Griffen”

“AZ v. Mark Gooch Trial – Day 9 Prosecution Closing Argument Given By Ammon Barker”

AZ v. Mark Gooch Trial – Mennonite Murder – Sentencing”


The Durango Herald, 22 January, 2020 – “San Juan County Sheriff’s Office Searching for Missing Farmington Woman”

The Durango Herald, 12 February, 2020 – “$50,000 Reward Offered for Information about Farmington Woman’s Disappearance”

The Arizona Daily Sun, 22 February 2020 – “Body of Missing New Mexico Woman Believed to be Found Near Flagstaff”

The Arizona Daily Sun, 25 February, 2020 – “Sasha Krause Identified as Woman  Found Near Sunset Crater”

The Daily Beast, 25 February, 2020 – “Missing Mennonite Woman Was Kidnapped, Murdered, Police Say”

Associated Press, 25 February, 2020 – “Body Found in Arizona Identified as Missing New Mexico Woman”

CE Noticia Financieras, 27 February, 2020 – “Disappeared as she Left the Church”

ABC – 2 WSB, 28 February, 2020 – “Missing Mennonite Woman Found Slain”

The Durango Herald, 5 March, 2020 – “Memorial Service Announced for Murdered Farmington Woman”

Farmington Daily Times – Sasha Marie Krause Obituary”

The Arizona Daily Sun, 21 April, 2020 – “Man Arrested at Luke Air Force Base”

Associated Press, 23 April, 2020 – “Airman Charged with Murder in Death of Sunday School Teacher”

Casa Grande Dispatch, 23 April, 2020 – “Airman at Luke Arrested in Death of New Mexico Sunday School Teacher

The Arizona Daily Sun, 24 April, 2020 – “Airman Beat, Shot Mennonite Woman, Coconino County Prosecutors Say”

The Arizona Daily Sun, 5 May, 2020 – “Brother of Airman Facing Murder Charge Arrested in Arizona”

Legal Monitor Worldwide, 7 May, 2020 – “Brother of a Suspect Held in Custody for Murdering Sasha Krause”

The Arizona Daily Sun 15 May, 2020 – “Bail Denied for Airman Suspected of Killing Teacher”

Associated Press, 28 May, 2020 – “Man Charged in Mennonite Woman’s Death Grew Up in the Faith”

Associated Press, 9 June, 2020 – “Trooper Resigns After Texts About Coughing to Spread COVID-19”

Arizona City Independent, 27 June, 2020 – “La Palma Mennonites are Faithful Group”

The Arizona Daily Sun, 28 July, 2020 – “Airman’s Attorney Renews Push for Bond”

The Arizona Daily Sun, 6 August, 2020 – “Judge Sets $2 Million, Cash Only Bond”

Associated Press, 26 August, 2020 – “Brother of Airman Charged with Murder Resolved Arizona Case”

The Arizona Daily Sun, 24 October, 2020 – “Trial Date Set to Determine Guilt of Airman in Mennonite Woman’s Murder Case”

Associated Press, 9 September, 2021 – “Airman’s Attorney Aims to Limit Evidence”

Associated Press, 11 September, 2021 – “Judge Refines Evidence for Trial of Airman Accused of Murder”

Associated Press, 24 September, 2021 – “Airman Charged with Murder Accused of Trying to Cover Tracks”

The Arizona Daily Sun, 25 September, 2021 – “Trial Begins in Coconino County”

The Arizona Daily Sun, 30 September, 2021 – “Gooch Gives Testimony During Murder Trial”

Associated Press, 2 October, 2021 – “Jurors in Airman’s Murder Trial Hear from Cellphone Expert”

Legal Monitor Worldwide, 5 October, 2021 – “Brother of U.S. Air Force Airman Faces Lawsuit For the Death of a Mennonite Woman”

Associated Press, 7 October, 2021 – “Ballistics Experts in Arizona Case Against Airman Disagree”

The Arizona Daily Sun, 8 October, 2021 – “Jury Deliberations Underway”

Associated Press, 8 October, 2021 – “Arizona Murder Case Against US Air Force Airman Goes to Jury”

The Arizona Daily Sun, 13 October, 2021 – “Jury Finds Mark Gooch Guilty in Death of Mennonite Woman”

Associated Press, 14 October, 2021 – “Airman Convicted of Kidnapping, Killing Mennonite Teacher”

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