by George Jared and Stan Morris
IZARD COUNTY, Ark. – Information in the Rebekah Gould case is being vetted by the FBI’s White Collar-Crime division.
Author George Jared reports Jennifer Bucholtz, Faculty Member, Criminal Justice and Forensic Science at American Military University, has met with the FBI to provide information in the Gould slaying. After meeting with agents in person, she was put into contact with the White Collar-Crime division. She has forwarded her findings to them.
Bucholtz completed an extensive review of the Gould case earlier this year, published here. Some confidential information not published was stated as being forwarded to the FBI, district attorney, the Lieutenant Governor, and authorities.
Bucholtz is a former U.S. Army Counterintelligence Agent and a decorated veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, her bio states. She holds a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice, Master of Arts in criminal justice and Master of Science in forensic sciences. Bucholtz has an extensive background in U.S. military and Department of Defense counterintelligence operations. She’s also a licensed private investigator.
The latest information provided to Jared suggests the FBI is taking her research very seriously.
The FBI doesn’t divulge what they’re investigating but only so many possibilities exist as to why this division would be looking at tips in the case. With Gould being a young lady at the time of her murder, she is unlikely to have committed the types of civilian crimes White-Collar Crime would entail.
The FBI’s White-Collar Crime page states the term is synonymous with the full range of frauds committed by business and government professionals.
22-year-old college student Rebekah Gould was murdered on Sept. 20, 2004. Her body was found dumped on the side of a road near Melbourne. Authorities never made an arrest in the case.
It has received recent attention on a national level through the Hell And Gone podcast series, which focused an entire season on the case. Host Catherine Townsend tells NEA Report the upcoming season two will include updates on the case.
An earlier version incorrectly labeled the prosecutor.