'People Magazine Investigates' : Tracking Down the Person Who Killed Sunday School Teacher Sasha Krause

The 2020 slaying of 27-year-old Sasha Krause is the subject of the newest episode of People Magazine Investigates

Sasha Krause
Sasha Krause. Photo: San Juan County Sheriff's Office

An errand run by 27-year-old Sasha Krause on the night of Jan. 18, 2020 turned out to be her last.

After eating dinner with her roommates at their northwestern New Mexico home, Krause made her way to the Farmington Mennonite Church where she was preparing her Sunday school lessons.

After that night, friends and family members never saw or heard from her again.

The disturbing case is the subject of tonight's episode of People Magazine Investigates. Titled "The Grudge," the episode airs at 9 p.m. ET on Investigation Discovery and also streams on discovery+. (An exclusive clip is shown below.)

Five weeks after she was reported missing, on Feb. 22, Krause's lifeless body was discovered by authorities, hundreds of miles away in Flagstaff, Ariz., — her wrists bound by duct tape.

Krause's corpse was dumped next to a camper at Sunset Crater National Monument, according to the San Juan County Sheriff's Office.

An autopsy revealed the Sunday school teacher suffered from blunt force trauma. She was also shot in the back of the head.

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At first, authorities admitted they were skeptical over her mysterious disappearance, questioning whether she vanished from her quiet, secluded community by choice — or if she was the victim of foul play.

The discovery of her lifeless body confirmed the latter.

More than 100 miles away in Glendale, Ariz., a killer was quietly lurking among the community.

See more on the disturbing mystery of the disappearance of the Sunday school teacher on People Magazine Investigates ("The Grudge"), airing tonight at 9 p.m. ET on Investigation Discovery and also streaming on discovery+.

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