Crime show to profile 1993 Bloomington case

Crime show to profile 1993 Bloomington case

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BLOOMINGTON - A TV crew for a crime documentary program is scheduled to be in the Twin Cities later this week to interview local officials about a 1993 pipe bomb attack that killed a Bloomington woman.

Assistant producer Christine Stewart said the Court TV series, "Forensic Files," is retelling the story of the murder of Kem Wenger, who was killed in May 1993 by a bomb placed in the foyer of her home. Her fiancé at the time, Kurt Simon, told police the couple had just returned from a trip. He was getting belongings from his car when the bomb exploded.

Eventually, authorities traced the bomb to Dale Fosdick, the father of one of Wenger's children. He was later convicted of the slaying and is serving a 55-year prison term for the murder.

"Forensic Files" is a 30-minute program that examines how science is used to help solve crimes, Stewart said. In this case, ATF bomb technicians were able to determine how the bomb was made based on debris found at the scene.

Besides interviewing police, prosecutors and others connected to the case, the "Forensic Files" crew will be filming at several locations, including Wenger's house, Fosdick's house, and an area church where the funeral took place.

Stewart said some interesting aspects of the case involve how investigators pieced the case together, microscopically matching ball bearings found in Fosdick's home to the bomb and matching wire cutters to marks on wires also used to make the bomb.

The show is tentatively scheduled to air in mid-summer.

More about "Forensic Files" can be found at

For more on this story, see Tuesday's Pantagraph.


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