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In "Chasing Billy: A Pursuit for Justice," Dakota Spotlight debuts episode 1 of a new season focused on unsolved 1978 murder

Listen to Dakota Spotlight, a true crime podcast hosted by James Wolner of Forum Communications Co.

Dakota Spotlight Podcast Season 4 Chasing Billy Wolf
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On a Sunday afternoon, late in the summer of 1978, a gruesome discovery was made in the Red River north of Fargo-Moorhead. A young man canoeing on the river came across two plastic garbage bags.

Inside each bag was half of a human body. It had been severed in two.

The body was identified as 21-year-old William Wolf Jr., known by his friends as Billy. He attended high school in West Fargo.

To this day, Billy Wolf’s murder has remained unsolved -- no convictions have taken place.

In the debut episode of Dakota Spotlight's Season 4, host James Wolner digs into the unsolved murder of Billy Wolf, and whether the case can be solved.

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Season 4 is an ongoing podcast, an investigation playing out in real-time, week-to-week. James invites you to follow along and implores listeners to help find justice for Billy’s family and friends.

Listen to the first episode of "Chasing Billy: A Pursuit for Justice" in the fourth season of true crime podcast Dakota Spotlight.



SEASON 4 TIP LINE: Help the investigation:
Did you know Billy? Do you have information? Contact us.

Leave a message: 701-451-5608

Email: truecrimepodcast@forumcomm.com or jwolner@forumcomm.com

RELATED Podcast homepage | Newsletter | Season 3 videos | Season 2: 1976 Zick murders | jwolner@forumcomm.com

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Dakota Spotlight Season 4 : William Billy Wolf

Dakota Spotlight Season 4 : William Billy Wolf

James Wolner is a Digital Content Producer at Forum Communications Company, Fargo North Dakota and the creator, producer and host of Dakota Spotlight, a true crime podcast. He has lived the Upper Midwest since 2013 and studied photojournalism at California State University at Fresno. He is fluent in English and Swedish.
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