Joseph Edward Duncan Wiki
Joseph Edward Duncan Biography
Joseph Edward Duncan was a serial killer who was incarcerated for nearly 16 years after murdering an Idaho family until he died on death row in Indiana. Last year, the 58-year-old man was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and his lawyers revealed that he did not have long to live.
How old was Joseph Edward Duncan?
Joseph Edward Duncan was 56 years old at the time of his death.
Murders of Joseph Edward Duncan
In 2005, Duncan was convicted of killing four members of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. He abducted two children, Dylan and Shasta Groene, from the family home and tortured them in Montana before killing the boy. He had seen the two children playing outside as he passed his house on Interstate 90.
After holding them captive for several weeks, the girl was only rescued after Duncan stopped by a restaurant in Coeur d’Alene and was recognized by her staff.
On May 16, 2005, the authorities found the bodies of Brenda Groene; her boyfriend, Mark McKenzie; and her son, Slade Groene, at her home by Lake Coeur d ‘Alene, outside the town of Coeur d’ Alene
Duncan had videotaped several of his crimes against the Groene family that an investigator reportedly said: “he shook it to the core.”
Joseph Edward Duncan death row
After Duncan’s arrest in this crime, he was extradited to Southern California as his DNA was compared to the death of a 10-year-old boy named Anthony Martinez from Riverside County in 1997. According to reports at the time, Martinez was killed during the time Duncan was on probation for a rape charge.
In July 2005, during his confession, FBI agents reported that Duncan said in an interview that the crime was “revenge against society again for sending him back to jail for a parole violation.”
Joseph Edward Duncan Wiki
On top of that, Duncan had also confessed to the murder of two girls, Sammiejo White and Carmen Cubias, in Seattle in 1996.
After his release from prison, Duncan reportedly moved to Fargo and attended college. Shortly before graduating in 2005, he was accused of sexually abusing a boy on a Minnesota playground. However, both cases had gone cold at the time of his arrest and were not linked to Duncan.
It is believed that he committed these crimes when he was released on parole in 1996.
In 1997, he was arrested in Kansas and returned to prison for violating the terms of his probation. On July 14, 2000, he was released from prison on time off for good behavior and moved to Fargo, North Dakota, where he joined college.
Joseph Edward Duncan dead
According to a statement from Riverside County, California prosecutors, Duncan died at the medical facility near the United States Penitentiary, Terre Haute, where he was on death row. He died shortly after 2:30 a.m. on March 28.
It was in court documents from March 2021 that attorneys revealed that Duncan suffered from terminal brain cancer and had undergone brain surgery last October and was diagnosed with glioblastoma, stage 4 brain cancer, according to court records, he denied the chemotherapy and radiation.
Shasta Groene today
On a new path, away from home, Shasta Groene clears her mind. The 18-year-old walks the paved streets of southern Idaho, seeking inner peace. This is her new home and her new life, away from the troubled young woman she experienced tragedy a decade ago.
The community prayed for Shasta and Dylan’s safe return, holding vigils and openly crying in despair at the thought of two sweet local children stolen from their quiet community. More than a month passed and many believed that hope had been lost. They were wrong.