PODCAST: Byline - Victim's strangulation murder in Crown Point reverberates; admitted killer lives free after prison sentence

Her lifeless, strangled body was found partially naked in a Crown Point cornfield, and now her admitted murderer is a free man residing in the city that was home to the crime.

It started out as a missing person’s case nearly four decades ago when Robin Szafasz, then 20, of Griffith, never came home after attending a party.

It ended with Paul Dressel, then 21, pleading guilty to murder.

The latest episode of Byline takes a deeper look at this case.

Digital Producer/Staff Photographer

Kale is a photojournalist and digital producer with the Times. He is a Region native, hailing from Schererville. He shoots photos, writes feature stories and produces Byline, a Times podcast. He is a graduate of Indiana University.