Trisha Taurinskas

Trisha Taurinskas

Enterprise crime reporter | Host of The Vault podcast

Trisha Taurinskas is an enterprise crime reporter for Forum Communications Co., specializing in stories related to missing persons, unsolved crime and general intrigue. Her work is primarily featured on The Vault.

Trisha is also the host of The Vault podcast.

Trisha began her journalism career at Wisconsin Public Radio. She transitioned to print journalism in 2008, and has since covered local and national issues related to crime, politics, education and the environment.

Trisha can be reached at

Daniel Joe Hittle was sentenced to serve 30 years in prison, yet was released on parole for good behavior after serving just 11 years.
Serenity Dennard was just 10 years old when she escaped from Children’s Home Society, a locked facility for children with behavioral struggles nestled in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
Nicholas Firkus was sentenced in April for the murder of his first wife. The episode, 'Stranger in the House,' can be viewed now on Hulu.
Although initially convicted of first-degree manslaughter Loyal Lundstrom's case was overturned 18 months later by the Minnesota Supreme Court. But that wasn't the end of the story.
Forum News Service obtained court documents that shine new light on the murder case against John Keep, Nieland's boyfriend. The details have been largely shrouded from the public.
An image obtained by Forum News Service of Rodriguez’s body before police arrived shows Rodriguez slouched, on his knees, on a retaining wall in a park in Montevideo, Minnesota.
BCA will review the Montevideo police investigation into the death of Refugio Rodriguez, after a Forum News Service investigation revealed concerns about police work, 'suicide' designation.
Forum News Service reporting found there were multiple credible leads into Refugio Rodriguez's suspicious 2020 death that went unpursued by Montevideo, Minn., police investigator Carmen Beninga.
Forum News Service has obtained a police report on Kenneth Edward Tank which sheds new light on the investigation, including theories that Tank became a target of some with ties to organized crime.
Search teams have worked diligently to cover the 140-square mile area of interest, but some landowners have refused to allow access to search parties working to find Swanson, missing since 2008.