A Serial Killer in Jennings Louisiana- Part 2 06/02 Show Recap

Kirk Menard describes his role as a private investigator and we are joined again by Stacy Dittrich.  Among one of the topics discussed, is the contrast between a private investigation and a law enforcement investigation, in relation to unsolved homicides.

  • While Sheriff Ricky Edwards is reluctant to call this case the work of a ‘serial killer’, the community of Jennings remains unconvinced and seems to believe otherwise. (00:50)
  • Meet Kirk Menard, a licensed private investigator and managing partner of Advanced Investigative Technologies, hired by the families of the victims to ‘catch the killer(s)’ (1:08)
  • Menard describes his role as a private investigator and is convinced this is a serial killer case.(4:09)
  • Menards reasoning is based on the geographical area, which he explicates, and sides with Dr.Godwin. (4:23)
  • Stacy Dittrich joins Menard to provide her expertise on law enforcement working together with private investigators. (6:20)
  • Dittrich supports law enforcement getting outside help, as long as the person is credible. (8:05)
  • Menard reveals how information he gathers is passed along to law enforcement officials. (11:00)
  • Menard shares his thoughts on having recorded a video of one of the victims, Nicole Guillory, approximately two months before she was killed. (13:47)
  • Dittrich is baffled by possible leads that are being overlooked, and shares with us how she would go about handling possible connections surrounding this case. (24:58)

About behindtheyellowtape

Joey Ortega started his investigative career early at the age of 18 working as an apprentice investigator for local detectives. He started out doing insurance fraud investigations and background investigations. Proving adept in the areas surveillance and information gathering, Joey continued to seek further investigative challenges. From there he went on to do internal investigations for a number of companies that include; Sears, Roebuck Co., Saks Fifth Avenue, and K-mart. He was largely responsible for investigating issues of internal theft, embezzlement, workers comp fraud, and crime ring investigations. His success eventually earned him a position as a national investigator for a cellular chain, investigating crime rings on a national level. Trained in the Reid technique (interviewing/interrogation), Joey was able to gain confessions consistently without a single prosecution ever being challenged in court. Throughout his career as an internal investigator Joey continued to work for various private investigative agencies. Moving away from insurance fraud, Joey began developing his skills in the areas of criminal defense investigation, fidelity investigation, missing person’s investigations, and stalker investigations. It was the area of stalker investigations that Joey began to discover his passion for computer crime investigations. Having to learn quickly how to trace harassing and threatening emails, Joey began see that this is where the future of crime and justice was heading and decided to throw himself deeply into the subject. As a result, Joey’s clientele began to include those who were victims of internet fraud and cyber attacks. Joey is also the co-founder of The Ullemeyer Group, Inc. an investigative and training firm based in Santa Barbara, California that specializes in forensic training and consulting.
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