May 16, 2022
Duffy Murnane Update-Suspect in Custody, Kirby Calderwood
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Anesha Duffy Murnane was abducted in October of 2019 as she was walking to an appointment in Homer Alaska and they searched for her for several years. A jury pronounced her deceased in June of 2021. There hasn't been any activity on the case until May 2022, just this last Monday authorities arrested Kirby Calderwood 32 of Ogden, Utah, charging him in Alaska with first- and second-degree murder, kidnapping, and tampering with evidence.
Kirby Calderwood is the main suspect in Duffy Murnane’s disappearance. Special investigator Matt Haney, we mentioned in the previous podcast identified Calderwood as a potential suspect in May of 2021, a month before they pronounced her deceased. Calderwood was employed by South Peninsula Behavioral Services. That's the mental health agency that runs the apartment where Duffy was residing at the time of her disappearance. He had over a span of time, fulfilled a couple of different jobs for South Peninsula Behavioral Services and came in contact with Duffy enough to even have shared meals with her in the past.
April of this year, 2022, a tip came. Law enforcement when they were processing, they immediately knew that there were things that the tipster called in about and had reference to that were not public knowledge. No one should have known about those things unless they were either there or the person that was there told them about it specifically. The tipster had mentioned a watch that Kirby Calderwood, the suspect who was arrested, kept and he also had a missing poster of Duffy Murnane an actual missing poster with her watch and he told her about it.
Kirby confessed to her, the tipster who was his partner at the time, which also sounds like it's a way of manipulating her not to leave or to have absolute control over her. He wanted her to know either he felt guilty, which it doesn't seem that way by his actions or he was manipulating her to frighten her to where she would be basically terrified to ever leave. It lines up, that several previous partners, essentially his past intimate partners spoke of his sexual fantasies and of them personally being sexually assaulted by their husband or their boyfriend. Kirby would sexually assault them as an intimate partner. They said that he fantasized about torturing and killing someone. One of the women mentioned Calderwood’s hurting of animals since he was a child.
In October of 2019, the parents of his then-girlfriend were out of town from October all the way through to December. As we mentioned in the episode Duffy’s father had given a lecture with roughly 70 attendees, some people from the community, and the next morning he was going to Mexico. That's normal in a seasonal town like Homer.
Kirby Calderwood knew that the girlfriend’s parents were out of town. He had gone to their house and constructed a place to torture in their crawl space according to the news report. He pulled up and offered Duffy a ride to her appointment. He was driving a blue Subaru Forester. He claimed that he needed a phone charger and made a short detour up the side of the mountain essentially still in
town, raising an elevation, going up away from the heart of downtown Homer to the house to with the ruse.
As they drive up the hill there was would have been plenty of time, she had 45 minutes to walk from her apartment to her appointment. 45 minutes is a long time to walk across Homer, a very short distance to where she was going.
Up the hill, he takes her to a strange house but it's okay because he needs to pick up the phone charger apparently, he had enough closeness with her that she actually went in and he had the crawl space door opened and basically once they got near the crawl space door, he attacked her and up until that moment maybe she felt weird, maybe she was scared but up into that moment, he makes it sound as if she had no idea what was going on.
He attacks her and drags her into the crawl space. More graphic things have occurred to her that we have chosen to speak about.
Yes, when you're talking about these things with actually true crime, you're actually talking about crimes that are happening. It is very easy to get excited when things break loose and when the news comes out, that they've arrested someone. You get all the answers to all the questions that you pondered over and over. It’s so easy to get excited about the good news and in this case, in particular, even the good news isn't good news anyway. Now is a time to show respect to her and her family when it comes time to, you would be hoping that he would reveal the location of where she is so that they could be retrieved for her family and for her parents and her.
He said that he placed her into plastic bags and into a fish tote. Then placed her in a dumpster so that he could monitor it.
We know who. it is but we can't examine all of the pieces yet. They're coming to us one by one. Of the things that we do know is that Calderwood originally is from Utah. His brother was a charter fisherman who worked in Homer and he had overdosed in 2017. Calderwood had come up for his brother's memorial service and he ended up staying in Alaska for the next six years.
He left Alaska in June of 2021 which was the same month that they declared Duffy Murnane deceased by homicide, which was headed up by Special Investigator Matt Haney who had already identified Kirby Calderwood as a potential suspect. The tipster's information provided was enough for them to get several search warrants for his house, his car, and his DNA. When they searched his home, Duffy’s watch was found there and as well as the missing poster with her photo on it. this is just preliminary, maybe he had other people's trophies or maybe this was a one-time thing. We do know that there were several items of interest at his home.
Something's very interesting in the episode about Duffy, we speak about the helicopters. We speak about the dog teams. We speak about them applying the silver alert. They had it classified as a homicide. All of those steps that you see law enforcement and essentially the search and rescue people doing are amazing and outstanding. It's what you'd want to have to happen every time and so it follows suit that when they would arrest him, they arrest him in the exact same manner that they arrested BTK. They arrested him in…