DiscoverMurder With My Husband166. Sophie Sergie - The Dorm Room Victim
166. Sophie Sergie - The Dorm Room Victim

166. Sophie Sergie - The Dorm Room Victim

Update: 2023-05-293


On this episode of MWMH, Payton and Garrett discuss the murder of college student, Sophie Sergie.


Episode Sources:, “Alaska’s cold case murder of Sophie Sergie: Audio of Maine suspect played at trial,” by Associated Press, February 3, 2022, “Man found guilty 29 years after woman found dead in Alaska college dorm bathtub,” by CBS/AP, February 11, 2002


Alaska Public Media,, “Sophie Sergie cold case murder trial ends and goes to jury,” by Robyne, KUAC – Fairbanks, February 8, 2022


Alaska Public Media,, “Man sentenced to 75 years in prison for 1993 murder and sexual assault of Sophie Sergie at UAF,” by Robyne, KUAC – Fairbanks, September 27, 2022


WABI5,, “Steven Downs sentenced to 75 years for 1993 murder of Sophie Sergie in his Alaska college dorm,” by WABI News Desk, September 27, 2022, “Maine Nurse Gets 75 Years For Raping, Killing Woman in Alaska Dorm in 1993,” by Dorian Geiger, September 28, 2022, Sophie Sergie, “The Case of Sophie Sergie: Arrest in Maine,” by Kylie Low, January 17, 2022, Pitkas Point, Alaska


Fairbanks Daily News-Miner,, “Convicted Maine man gets new lawyer for murder appeal in Sophie Sergie case,” by Christopher Williams, January 4, 2023


Copper River Country Journal, “Finally, A Trial. Sophie Sergie Was Killed In a Fairbanks Dorm in 1993,” by Trooper News, 2022, pitkas point, “Who Will Get the First Bath?” by Tasha Deardorff, Rural Alaskan Village Grant Porgram Manager Posted in “Rural,” September 26, 2011, Bartlett Hall (UAF), “Death in Bartlett Hall,” by Michael Kern, no date provided, Daily Sitka Sentinel, “UAF Sets Up Hotline for Parents After Murder,” by Roseanne Pagano, April 27, 1993, Journal and Courier, “Slaying unnerves campus,” by The Associated Press, April 30, 1993, Daily Sitka Sentinel, “UAF Bids Solemn Farewell to Former Student Killed in Dorm,” by Jim Clarke, April 30, 1993, Daily Sitka Sentinel, “Students Moving Out of Dorm Following Slaying,” no author provided, April 29, 1993, Detroit Free Press, “Slaying gives college students ‘wake-up call,’” by Jim Clarke, May 2, 1993, Daily Sitka Sentinel, “Troopers Say Campus Killer ‘Very, Very Angry at Women,’” no author provided, May 10, 1993, Daily Sitka Sentinel, “UA Fairbanks Campus Made Safer After Woman Slain,” no author provided, June 14, 1993


Newspapers, com, Daily Sitka Sentinel, “Family of Woman Slain at UAF Sues for $4 Million,” no author provided, October 27, 1995, Daily Sitka Sentinel, “UA Seeks Settlement in Suit Over Campus Death,” no author provided, December 24, 1996, Daily Sitka Sentinel, “Troopers Using Internet In Murder Investigation,” December 30, 1996, “Anatomy of a cold case: A breakdown of the Steven Downs murder trial,” by Christopher Williams, February 19, 2022, updated March 1, 2022


Anchorage Daily News, “25 years after Sophie Sergie was found dead in a UAF bathtub, Maine man charged with murder,” by Madeline McGee, February 15, 2019, updated February 22, 2019, Regulatory Licensing & Permitting, Steven Harris Downs


News Center Maine,, “Maine man appeals convictions, sentences in Alaska murder,” by Associated Press, October 26, 2022


Assisted research and writing by Diane Birnholz

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Comments (3)

Sulaiman Zahid

happy Birthday!! i am may 5 1994

Jun 6th
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Melissa Seddon

arrest the GF who lied.

Jun 1st








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166. Sophie Sergie - The Dorm Room Victim

166. Sophie Sergie - The Dorm Room Victim