The true crime world has been rocked yet again, this time with the disturbing news that an alleged stalker murdered a podcaster and her husband in their own home. The suspect, identified as Polis Stalker, was reportedly obsessed with the couple for months before carrying out the brutal attack.
The victims were identified as 35-year old podcast host, Lexi and her 39-year old husband, Jesse, who were known for their podcasts about true crime and unsolved mysteries. The couple was found dead in their home in San Francisco, California, on July 20, 2021.
According to authorities, Stalker had been harassing the couple for months, sending numerous emails, texts, and social media messages. The couple had even obtained a restraining order against Stalker, but it appears that this did not deter her from her sick plans.
The San Francisco Police Department reported that Stalker had been arrested and charged with two counts of murder. She is currently being held without bail and has yet to enter a plea.
The news of this heinous crime has shocked the true crime community, who are accustomed to researching and discussing real-life cases such as this. In fact, Lexi and Jesse’s own podcast episodes have focused on similar crimes committed by stalkers and obsessed individuals, making their own murder all the more tragic.
Many have expressed their condolences to the victims’ families and friends, as well as their outrage at the lack of action taken against Stalker before it was too late.
Stalking is a serious issue that can escalate quickly, leading to violent outcomes. According to the National Center for Victims of Crime, one in six women and one in 17 men have experienced stalking in their lifetimes, with the majority of cases being committed by someone the victim knows.
While restraining orders can offer some protection, they are not foolproof and can sometimes escalate the situation. It is crucial to address stalking behavior early on and seek help from law enforcement if necessary.
This tragic case underscores the importance of taking reports of stalking seriously and investigating them thoroughly. There is no excuse for allowing someone to be harassed and threatened for months on end without taking action.
The victims’ podcast episodes on stalking and obsession have become even more poignant in light of their own brutal murders. It is a chilling reminder that these crimes do happen in real life, and that steps must be taken to prevent them from happening to others.
The true crime community has come together in memory of Lexi and Jesse, with many taking to social media to express their grief and outrage. Some podcasters have even dedicated episodes to the couple, sharing their memories and stories to honor their legacy.
While their deaths are a devastating loss, it is clear that Lexi and Jesse made a significant impact in the true crime community and beyond. Their voices and passion will live on through their podcasts and the memories of those who knew and loved them.
In the end, it is up to all of us to take action when we see stalking behavior and to create a culture where these crimes are taken seriously. We must do better as a society to protect those who are at risk, and to ensure that tragedies like these do not happen again. Rest in peace, Lexi and Jesse.