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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
4.8 stars from 4,413 ratings
Very well done.
Such a heart-wrenching story. So many people’s lives were changed forever by one horrific event. I feel so much empathy for the family and friends of Jennifer, and Colton’s as well. I think about both sides —- I can’t imagine the struggle for any of the parents, siblings, friends. But Laura...Read full review »
h2ocello via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/14/21
The orange door
Good subject terrible hosts
Jackrobinson50 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 05/05/21
Great Student Run Podcast
I’ve listened to almost every crime podcast out there, so it is not fair to compare this podcast to those that have more resources. That said, for this to be a student podcast I think it was wonderfully done. Both girls handled everything with thoughtfulness and kindness. The reporting was...Read full review »
Katie_Chancellor via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/04/21
Recent Episodes
Laura Hall seeks to move on after her release from prison ... and she has a lot to say. Colton Pitonyak remains in a West Texas prison as his parents hold onto hope that he’ll someday return to Arkansas. Sharon and Jim continue to fight on Jennifer Cave’s behalf, and they also fight for strangers...
Published 08/11/20
Fellow inmates say Laura Hall has been talking in jail about her role in the Jennifer Cave case. She continues to talk when out on bond, others say. As Colton Pitonyak’s appeals lawyers look for an angle to try to get him a new trial, the lawyers convince several people to swear that Laura had a...
Published 08/04/20
A few days after Colton Pitonyak and Laura Hall were found in Mexico, Laura is called in to pick up her impounded car's keys at the Austin Police headquarters. When she shows up, she's led to a small room to be questioned by the police. Detectives are trying to figure out what her involvement is...
Published 07/28/20
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