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Episode 25

Death Row Series: Monica and Dominique Frome

On Monday the 22nd of December 1997, a motorist was driving close to Monticello Utah along U.S route 491, when he noticed a white, stuffed bear, lying in the road. He felt something urge him to go back, and quickly turned his car around, assuming it was a lost Christmas present for a nearby child. As he slowly began to approach the bear, something more sinister entered his view, a blood-soaked coat lying at the side of the road, and what appeared to be drag marks in the snow, leading off into the brush and undergrowth. It was 5:30pm and light had fallen, so the man decided to remain inside of his car while he alerted authorities.

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Articles clipped from 

Austin American-Statesman, January 24th 1998 – Child's body found in buried suitcase 

The Daily Herald, January 17th 1998 - Body identified; police search for suspect

The Daily Herald, January 24th 1998 - Convicted stalker leads police to body of missing Utah girl

The Daily Herald, December 25th 1997 - Body discovered 

The Daily Spectrum, January 27th 1998 - Ripkowski charged with capital murder of toddler

The Monitor, January 24th 1998 - Accused kidnapper leads police to body

The Odessa American, January 24th 1998 - Convicted stalker arrested for kidnapping

The Odessa American, January 25th 1998 - Convicted stalker leads police to missing girl's body

The Salt Lake Tribune, January 23rd 1998 - Suspect in Utah Slaying Nabbed by FBI in Texas

The Salt Lake Tribune, January 17th 1998 - Officials Identify Murdered Woman, Search for Her Child

The Salt Lake Tribune, January 24th 1998 - Stalker Leads Officers to Missing Girl's Body

The Salt Lake Tribune, February 5th 1998 - Murder Suspect Charged

The Salt Lake Tribune, January 22nd 1998 - Memorial for Monica Meza Frome

The Salt Lake Tribune, December 24th 1997 - Woman's Body Found Near Monticello; Police Are Asking for Help

The Salt Lake Tribune, January 28th 1998 - Texas Charges Ripkowski in Child's Murder

The San Juan Record, December 31st 1997 - Victim not yet identified. Homicide suspected

The San Juan Record, January 28th 1998 - Murder case apparently solved

The Times Independent, January 1st 1998 - Body is found near Monticello, case is ruled a homicide

The Times Independent, January 22nd 1998 - Officials identify murder victim

The Times Independent, January 29th 1998 - Texas man is charged with murder

Tyler Morning Telegraph, January 24th 1998 - Convicted Stalker Leads Police to Body

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