Innocent PreyOn November 29, 1992, Judy Blake Moilanen, 35, took her dogs for a walk in the north Michigan woods. It was the last time she would be seen alive. She was found shot through the chest, a seeming hunting accident victim. But state police Sergeant Bob Ball remained skeptical. . .Naked GreedJudy's husband, Bruce, 37, was the beneficiary of insurance policies with "e;accidental death"e; clauses that would pay off $330,000 in claims. Disturbing facts soon surfaced about a prior incident in which Judy had narrowly escaped being killed by a concrete block that had fallen from the roof where her husband was working. On a separate occasion, a fire had broken out as she and her 3-year-old daughter slept alone in the house. Final JusticeBruce Moilanen was a debt-dodger and chiseler, obsessed with a happily married woman who regarded him only as a "e;pest."e; For months, Sergeant Ball painstakingly gathered evidence against Moilanen, yet there was still no sign of a murder weapon as the trial date approached. Would a youthful prosecutor be able to overcome a tenacious defense and the specter of reasonable doubt to prove that Judy Moilanan's death was anything but accidental--and every bit an act of cold-blooded murder? "e;Destined to be a classic. . .a spell-binding tale."e; --Green Bay Press-Gazette"e;A riveting true story of murder."e; --Minneapolis Star-Tribune16 Pages Of Shocking PhotosDave Distel was a writer, editor, and columnist for the Los Angeles Times for over twenty years before moving to the Upper Peninsula, where he now resides with his wife and collaborator, Lynn. Their work has drawn attention from national media, including Court TV's Forensic Files.
Hunt To Kill