Morbidology the Podcast – 61: David Grunwald

Podcast released on: 17th August 2020

Palmer is a small rural city in Matanuska-Sustina Valley in Alaska, around 42 miles northeast of Anchorage. It’s easily most known for the annual Alaska State Fair, where Palmer’s agricultural spirit lives on. It’s the type of city where almost everybody knows everybody else and the kind of place where people move so that they…


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Palmer is a small rural city in Matanuska-Sustina Valley in Alaska, around 42 miles northeast of Anchorage. It’s easily most known for the annual Alaska State Fair, where Palmer’s agricultural spirit lives on. It’s the type of city where almost everybody knows everybody else and the kind of place where people move so that they can feel safe. In 2016, however, the disappearance of a teenager and the subsequent investigation led to a shattered sense of security in the Valley.

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Audio Sources

“Teen murder interrogation: Erick Almandinger | victim: David Grunwald”

“Murder of David Grunwald: Opening statements in the trial of Erick Almandinger”

“Jury finds Bradley Renfro guilty of killing David Grunwald”

“David Grunwald, 16, still missing – KTUU-TV Anchorage”

“Murder of David Grunwald: The trial of Erick Almandinger Day 2”

Sources

Alaska Dispatch News, 15 November, 2016 – “Mat-Su Teen Missing”

Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman, 15 November, 2016 – “Palmer Teen Missing”

NBC – 2 KTUU, 18 November, 2016 – “Search for Missing Teen”

Alaska Dispatch News, 19 November, 2016 – “Friends and Family Yearn for Clues”

NBC – 2 KTUU, 19 November, 2016 – “Hundreds of Volunteers Search Mat-Su Valley”

Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman, 20 November, 2016 – “Where’s David?”

Alaska Dispatch News, 21 November, 2016 – “Volunteers Continue Search for Palmer Teen”

Alaska Dispatch News, 22 November, 2016 – “Troopers Seek Surveillance Video from Night Palmer Teen Went Missing”

NBC – 2 KTUU, 29 November, 2016 – “Mat-Su School District Urges People to Come Forward”

Alaska Dispatch News, 30 November, 2016 – “Somebody Knows”

Alaska Dispatch News, 3 December, 2016 – “Remains of Palmer Teen Believed Found”

Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman, 3 December, 2016 – “Shocking Details Emerge in Grunwald Murder”

Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman, 3 December, 2016 – “Grunwald Was Pleading For His Life”

Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman, 3 December, 2016 – “Four Teens in Addition to Almandinger Charged in Grunwald Death”

NBC – 2 KTUU, 3 December, 2016 – “Palmer Community Gathers to Mourn, Remember Slain 16-Year-Old”

Alaska Dispatch News, 5 December, 2016 – “Palmer Teen’s Final Moments”

NBC – 2 KTUU, 9 December, 2016 – “Hundreds Gather For Vigil To Remember David Grunwald”

Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman, 11 December, 2016 – “David Benjamin Grunwald”

Alaska Dispatch News, 13 December, 2016 – “Family of Teen Charged in Grunwald Killing Says They Share the Public’s Shock”

Alaska Dispatch News, 13 December, 2016 – “Parents of Slain Palmer Teen Come Face to Face with his Accused Killers”

NBC – 2 KTUU, 13 December, 2016 – “Palmer Residents Greatly Affected by David Grunwald’s Death”

Alaska Dispatch News, 23 December, 2016 – “New Charges in Grunwald Case Add Assault and Arson to Murder”

Alaska Dispatch News, 28 December, 2016 – “Parents of Slain Palmer Teen Question Crime Bill”

Alaska Dispatch News, 10 January, 2017 – “Sexual Assault, Child porn Charges Filed in Cases Linked to Death of Palmer Teen”

Alaska Dispatch News, 13 January, 2017 – “In June, a Teen Died from a Gunshot Wound in Wasilla”

Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman , 21 February, 2017 – “Mother of Accused Peterson Teens Tells Her Side of the Story”

Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman, 18 July, 2017 – “Teens Accused in Grunwald Murder Attend Pretrial Conference”

Alaska Dispatch News, 18 September, 2017 – “Accused Killer of Palmer Teen to Stand Trial Alone”

Anchorage Daily News, 19 January, 2018 – “Only Grunwald Defendant Not charged with Murder Takes Plea Deal”

NBC – 2 KTUU, 6 February, 2018 – “Court Hears Teen Murder Suspect’s Interview with Detectives”

Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman, 14 February, 2018 – “Almandinger’s Parents Called in to Testify”

Anchorage Daily News, 14 May, 2018 – “Murder Trial for First teen Charged in Grunwald Slaying”

NBC – 2 KTUU, 15 May, 2018 – “Grunwald Parents, Investigators Testify in Murder Trial”

Anchorage Daily News, 16 May, 2018 – “Trailer Involved in Grunwald Beating Takes Center Stage”

NBC – 2 WTUU, 17 May, 2018 – “Facebook Messages Between Suspect, Father Highlight Day 4 of Murder Trial”

NBC – 2 KTUU, 22 May, 2018 – “Evidence from Phones, Tablets”

Anchorage Daily News, 24 May, 2018 – “The details in the Grunwald Killing Fell into Place”

NBC – 2 KTUU, 24 May, 2018 – “Video of Almandinger’s Post-Arrest Interview Dominates Day 7 of Trial”

Anchorage Daily News, 25 May, 2018 – “Autopsy Photos Make for Difficult Day”

Anchorage Daily News, 29 May, 2018 – “Defense Rests in Grunwald Murder Trial”

Anchorage Daily News, 30 May, 2018 – “They’re Not Your Family”

Anchorage Daily News, 31 May, 2018 – “Jury Delivers Guilty Verdicts on all Counts”

Anchorage Daily News, 25 September, 2019 – “Nobody Can Talk About This”

NBC – 2 KTUU, 30 September, 2019 – “Cross-Examination Starts in Bradley Renfro Trial”

Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman, 3 October, 2019 – “State Makes Closing Arguments for Renfro’s Trial in the Grunwald Murder Case”

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