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    MT - Dexter Stefonek, 67, Dawson County, 19 November 1985

    Here's an old article featuring the unsolved murder of Dexter Stefonek, a 67 year old gentleman murdered near Glendive, MT, in November 1985.

    Your thoughts about this case, sleuthers?

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    Stefonek was en route from Corbett, Ore., where he had been visiting his son, to his home in Wisconsin when he stopped at the Glendive rest area around 7 a.m. to take a break after driving all night, she said.

    He was abducted, killed and his body was hidden under a box spring at a private dump used by about five families. McGinn said the murderer drove Stefonek's car back to the rest area and set it on fire with gasoline.
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    Witnesses recall seeing a light-complected and clean shaving man carrying two large jugs of gasoline to Dexter's vehicle. This person could have been driving a white Chevy 4X4 with a blue horizontal stripe and a white camper shell with an Arizona license plate in a Phoenix license plate holder.


    http://unsolvedmysteries.wikia.com/wiki/Dexter_Stefonek
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    One week later, the authorities found a final clue in the men's room at the Bad Route rest area: a small line of graffiti written in pencil. It began with the words "Hot Jock." Police have not released the entire message, but believe it may be linked to Dexter Stefonek's murder. Coroner Silha believed the killer wrote it there for the police to find:

    "My own theory is that someone wanted us to see it. Hot Jock could be a CB handle. It referred to 'shot.' It had 'Wisconsin' in the graffiti and a date indicating November."

    Police have only two clues that might identify Dexter Stefonek's killer: the description of the suspect's vehicle and the sketchy description of the suspect himself. The vehicle was a white Chevy 4 x 4 with a wide blue horizontal stripe. It had a white camper shell top and a cattle guard on the front bumper. It also had Arizona plates, with a Phoenix license plate holder.

    The suspect is middle aged, at least six feet tall, light-complected and clean shaven. He may use the nickname or CB handle, Hot Jock.


    http://projectparanormal.org/parapedia/dexter-stefonek/
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    Dexter W. Stefonek was born January 31, 1918, in Rhinelander, Oneida Co., WI, and died by being murdered November 19, 1985, near Glendive, Dawson Co., MT, at age 67. He is the son of John Aleck Stefonek of Minnesota, and Ethel Schultz of Rhinelander, Oneida Co., WI.
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    Google map of case locations/Dexter's possible route:



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    A family member, a former Glendive resident, shared a post about the case on his FB today.
    I'd like to see on a map the location of the landfill where they found his body, in relation to where his burning car was found at the rest stop. It is said to be 17 miles away.
    I wonder what gas station they went to?

    http://unsolvedmysteries.wikia.com/wiki/Dexter_Stefonek
    Investigators later released the full message written at the Bad Route rest area: "HOT JOCK SHOT WAD FROM WISCONSIN 11/85 SATURDAY THE 3rd". However, no new leads came from the message.

    This is on Unsolved Mysteries Season 1, Episode 24, the last segment of that episode. I caught it on Amazon Prime.
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    Digging through more websites, I was able to find the location of the dump:

    Then, on March 8, 1986, the mystery of what had become of Stefonek was revealed.
    On that day, William and Cynthia Shaw took some garbage to dump at a private dump site on the land of rancher Bob Reynolds, located approximately two miles west of the Whoopup Creek exit.

    Article with many details here: http://rangerreview.com/news/thirty-...ed-slideshow-2

    Article with photo of burned car, and theory of police step-by-step. http://rangerreview.com/news/thirty-...ed-slideshow-2



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