And a mother’s fight to change the law for felony arrest DNA collection

How does a mother cope when she learns someone murdered her daughter, and she knows terror and pain must have marked the last moments of her child’s life? The book Justice for Bonnie deals with this issue. …


The Unknown Titanic of the West Coast

The deadliest marine disaster on the west coast of North America occurred in Lynn Canal on October 24, 1918, but few people have ever heard of it. Approximately 345 people died when the SS Princess Sophia slid off Vanderbilt Reef and sank. …


We can never know another person’s thoughts and motivations. Most killers have a reason to commit murder; whether for revenge, jealously, or money, they understand why they killed their victim. Kyung Yoon, though, said he did not know why he killed Amy Sue Patrick. He claimed he murdered her on…


A web of deceit and lies caused pain and death.

When a beautiful, intelligent, young woman pitted her three fiancés against each other, someone would die.

Alaska has always attracted adventurers. Whether for a love of the great outdoors or an imagined opportunity to get rich, young people from around the globe flock to the state each year. Substantial economic…


Was a serial killer shooting hikers near Anchorage, Alaska?

Most people understand they face the risk of encountering wild animals when they enter the woods in Alaska, but they do not expect someone to shoot them. When a series of murders occurred in parks and on trails near Anchorage in the summer of 2016, residents demanded more information from…


“I thought I’d be happy, happy, happy, but marriage is hard!”

Some married couples thrive on discord. These are the people we avoid joining for dinner and the ones in whose presence we squirm as they argue, yell, and threaten. We wonder why they got married, and if they divorce, we’re certain no one else would want either one of them…


The disappearance of Bethany Correira

When Bethany Correira disappeared, the residents of her hometown of Talkeetna, Alaska immediately responded to search for one of their own.

Alaska is big. From the end of the Aleutian Island Chain to the southeastern panhandle, Alaska spans a distance as wide as the Continental United States, and Alaska is…


The 2014 ambush of two Alaska State Troopers

You might be familiar with the recent National Geographic documentary series, Alaska State Troopers. The show followed several troopers from different areas of the state as they made their daily rounds. Two of the officers featured on the show were Sergeant Patrick “Scott” Johnson and Gabriel “Gabe” Rich. Both men…


Is it real?

First named in 1972, the Alaska Triangle stretches from Anchorage in southcentral Alaska to Juneau in the southeast panhandle to Utqiagvik (formerly Barrow) on Alaska’s northern coast. Since 1988, more than 16,000 people have vanished from this area, and every year, approximately four people go missing per every 1000 Alaska…


His life seemed perfect, but then the cracks in his façade began to show.

Most of us like to believe we can trust the police, but not everyone goes into law enforcement for the greater good. Some enter the police academy because they crave power over others and what better job than policing offers this power? I believe most police officers are good, and…

Robin Barefield

I am an Alaska wilderness mystery author and a podcaster: Murder and Mystery in the Last Frontier. https://murder-in-the-last-frontier.blubrry.net

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