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The Orange Tree
Fifteen years ago, 21-year-old Jennifer Cave went out with her friend Colton Pitonyak to celebrate getting a new job. She never showed up for her first day of work. Two days later, Jennifer’s body was found at The Orange Tree, a condo complex near the University of Texas at Austin. Pitonyak, a promising UT business student who lived in the condo, had fled to Mexico … and he wasn’t alone. He had gone with another UT student, Laura Hall. The crime’s gruesome nature, Pitonyak’s surprising defense and Hall’s mysterious involvement shocked the city of Austin. The Orange Tree is reported and...
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Ratings & Reviews
4.7 stars from 4,805 ratings
What was the need for the incessant switching? It was beginning to defy belief at times. Still not sure why they made the head-scratching decision to do so. The near constant hammering on about how it made you feel and closeness was unnecessary and almost made it seem like yous were trying to...Read full review »
kalatatio via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/21/21
Really well done!
Wow, very impressive, especially given that the research and reporting was done by undergraduate students! I was captivated the entire way. Thank you!
Growoffsomesteam via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/19/21
This podcast is so sad and moving and incredibly well done. I really enjoyed listening although my heart goes out to all involved mainly Jennifer’s family.
Flops1010 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/06/21
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