39 minutes | Jul 6, 2021

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.If you can and would like to support the show, go to https://www.patreon.com/crimeatorium. Please take a moment to rate and review Crimeatorium via iTunes, the Apple podcast app from your phone, or https://www.podchaser.com/users/crimeatorium, thank you.Social links:http://www.twitter.com/crimeatoriumwww.crimeatorium.comhttps://www.youtube.com/c/Crimeatoriumcrimeatorium@gmail.comPromo: The True Crime Fileshttps://thetruecrimefiles.com/Music:Co.AG Music https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcavSftXHgxLBWwLDm_bNvA/videossChris Zabriskiehttps://www.chriszabriskie.com/Epidemic Soundhttps://www.epidemicsound.com/referral/8sgycs/Sources:https://www.deseret.com/1998/1/24/19359575/s-l-child-s-body-found-outside-houston https://www.tdcj.texas.gov/death_row/dr_info/ripkowskibritt.html https://murdervictims.com/case/monica-allen-nikki-frome/ https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/103030055/dominique-elise-frome https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/103029987/monica-abellina-fromehttps://executionwatch.org/backpage.php?id=134 https://www.courtlistener.com/opinion/1588890/ripkowski-v-state/ https://judicialcaselaw.com/courts/txsd/cases/4_07-cv-04097/179111053358 https://mycrimelibrary.com/britt-ripkowski-texas-death-row/ https://caselaw.findlaw.com/tx-court-of-criminal-appeals/1483441.htmlhttps://gawker.com/5985431/letters-from-death-row-britt-ripkowski-texas-inmate-999325 https://www.mrt.com/news/article/Condemned-killer-in-Utah-girl-s-slaying-loses-9287672.php http://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions/unpub/10/10-70021.0.wpd.pdfhttps://deathrow2019usa.blogspot.com/2019/08/britt-ripkowski-texas.html https://www.sjrnews.com/monticello-out-blues/investigation-shows-father-son https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/alt.true-crime/B6fPS17TKDE https://www.deseret.com/1998/1/24/19359575/s-l-child-s-body-found-outside-houstonArticles clipped from https://newspapers.com: Austin American-Statesman, January 24th 1998 – Child's body found in buried suitcase The Daily Herald, January 17th 1998 - Body identified; police search for suspectThe Daily Herald, January 24th 1998 - Convicted stalker leads police to body of missing Utah girlThe Daily Herald, December 25th 1997 - Body discovered The Daily Spectrum, January 27th 1998 - Ripkowski charged with capital murder of toddlerThe Monitor, January 24th 1998 - Accused kidnapper leads police to bodyThe Odessa American, January 24th 1998 - Convicted stalker arrested for kidnappingThe Odessa American, January 25th 1998 - Convicted stalker leads police to missing girl's bodyThe Salt Lake Tribune, January 23rd 1998 - Suspect in Utah Slaying Nabbed by FBI in TexasThe Salt Lake Tribune, January 17th 1998 - Officials Identify Murdered Woman, Search for Her ChildThe Salt Lake Tribune, January 24th 1998 - Stalker Leads Officers to Missing Girl's BodyThe Salt Lake Tribune, February 5th 1998 - Murder Suspect ChargedThe Salt Lake Tribune, January 22nd 1998 - Memorial for Monica Meza FromeThe Salt Lake Tribune, December 24th 1997 - Woman's Body Found Near Monticello; Police Are Asking for HelpThe Salt Lake Tribune, January 28th 1998 - Texas Charges Ripkowski in Child's MurderThe San Juan Record, December 31st 1997 - Victim not yet identified. Homicide suspectedThe San Juan Record, January 28th 1998 - Murder case apparently solvedThe Times Independent, January 1st 1998 - Body is found near Monticello, case is ruled a homicideThe Times Independent, January 22nd 1998 - Officials identify murder victimThe Times Independent, January 29th 1998 - Texas man is charged with murderTyler Morning Telegraph, January 24th 1998 - Convicted Stalker Leads Police to BodyThank you for listening!
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