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157. Dexter Stefonek - The Rest Stop Murder

157. Dexter Stefonek - The Rest Stop Murder

Update: 2023-03-274


On this episode of MWMH, Payton and Garrett discuss the bizarre disappearance and murder of 67-year-old, Dexter Stefonek, while driving across the country.

Case Sources:

The Montana Standard, “Body identified as Wisconsin man,” March 20, 1986

The Montana Standard, “No clues in missing man case,” November 22, 1985

Ravalli Republic, “Missing man,” November 21, 1985

Kalispell Daily, “Missing Wisconsin man’s vehicle burns,” November 21, 1985

Green Bay Press-Gazette, “Missing Onedia County man on way home when car found,” by Press-Gazette

The Billings Gazette, “Denver hypnotist to probe for details in death case,” by Gazette 

Glendive Bureau, April 22, 1986

The Billings Gazette, “Corpse may be missing driver,” by Evelyne Donkersloot, March 10, 1986, “Dexter Stefonek,” by Gazette Staff, March 31, 2017

Wausau Daily Herald, “TV show features Rhinelander murder,” April 8, 1989, “Montana Murder Mysteries: Bad Route Rest Stop Killing,” article and video, by ABC FOX Montana News Staff, September 23, 2019, updated January 8, 2021, “stefonek photo,” September 25, 2019, Dexter Stefonek, “Unsolved Montana Murders,” by Joseph Shelton, October 3, 2022, “1985 Montana rest stop murder still puzzles law enforcement,” by Tom 

Lutey, August 27, 2018, “Sign to Bad Route in eastern Montana Along I-94”, Vivian Stefonek

The Billings Gazette, “Sheriff checks leads in Glendive slaying, “ by Jill Sundby, April 25, 

1989, published in True Crime Addiction, “Bad Route Rest Stop Murder,” by Lisa Marie Fuqua, January 22, 2021, “Bad Route Road”, “Dexter William Stefonek”

google maps, “Cold Case Homicide Statistics”

Glendive Ranger,, “Thirty-year-old Bad Route Rest Are Murder 

Case Remains Unsolved,” by Jason Stuart, November 30, 2015

Assisted research and writing by Diane Birnholz

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Amber Diercks

tv show for you is the watchful eye! so good!

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157. Dexter Stefonek - The Rest Stop Murder

157. Dexter Stefonek - The Rest Stop Murder