JUSTICE FOR ALL
“It’s not about being a former detective. It’s about being a mom. It’s that mama bear love. It’s that mom-determination that I gave birth to this child and, so help me God, I am going to take care of this child until I die.”
“Having kept her finger on the pulse throughout the fugitive investigation and working closely with the lead agency in San Diego, the former Detective and MOM Josephine would not stop her tenacious pursuit in helping find this cold-blooded murderer.”
“And now, finally, Krystal’s mother, my friend Josephine Wentzel, who has spent these past years tracking down her daughter’s killer, may have a peaceful night’s sleep.” Nancy Grace
“I have said it before, and I will say it again, McLeod messed with the wrong mother!”
“She was a driving force in this arrest.”
“You are a force of nature, and you honor your beautiful daughter’s memory.”
“She never let Krystal’s murder be forgotten. Josephine was the driving force, staying involved, chasing down tips, making certain the case never went stale, talking with the district attorney and U.S. Attorney’s office—to make sure we could find McLeod.”
"I couldn’t stop reading how brave and determined you are to bring Justice for your daughter, Krystal. I sent a recommendation to our niece, Sabrina Salas Matanane, the News Director of KUAM."
"I cannot put it down. I do not like to read and I almost read this book in a week."
"From the cover I could feel the emotion of this Mother on the search for her Daughters killer. The emotion, the letdown, the I WILL NOT STOP UNTIL HE IS CAUGHT. Great job my friend. The Chase will continue and I pray for capture for Krystal and her children and for all the victims out there that have not found JUSTICE."
"Written from the Heart. Reading this book makes you feel like you are a part of the hunt for this "Snake". Krystal's Mom is a true warrior and has opened up her heart, mind and soul to deliver her fight for Justice. Rest in Peace Krystal and a prayer for your children. An excellent read for any parent."
"This book is a must for all women and fathers to read! The author's documentation is incredible and the chase to find her daughter's killer and have him apprehended is not only extraordinary, but heart wrenching. I hope everyone who reads this book finds it in their soul to do something if they see a woman being assaulted or bullied. Krystal did the best she could to find a friend and mate (even looking at his background check) but he was a snake in human skin. This book clearly demonstrates how a perp grooms and convinces someone of their worth while plotting violence and sexual assault. Read it! Learn from it! Don't fall for it! Report it!"
"Thank you for writing this book, Josephine. This is an eye opener for many of us and you're doing an amazing service by publishing your story. I'm sure it wasn't easy but it's so valuable!!"
"The Chase is such a powerful book, I was in tears several times, and totally gripped by the unfolding saga.
The author’s daughter, Krystal, was brutally murdered in 2016. The bulk of this book is the author’s account of how she set about joining up with US Marshals to hunt down the killer. From an incredibly moving narrative of how the family coped with the murder, to a huge social media campaign to catch him, to dealing with all the officials involved in both the murder and the manhunt, the book is powerful and unforgettable.
Wentzel’s writing is crisp and succinct, not overly emotional, more matter of fact. The case is gripping, making the book unputdownable! She explains how she writes to people (including Mr. Trump when he was president) to ‘poke the fire’ and get the case moving. She did exactly that, making history by Krystal’s case becoming the first ever to have a bounty of $50,000!
The account of dealing with tipsters in Belize, Mexico was completely jaw-dropping and often funny.
Not only is the book written to help, encourage and empower the families of other victims, but Wentzel is using proceeds from the book to help fund her site: Angels of Justice to continue to help people.
I had the honor of editing this book and I was moved to tears a few times. It took me by surprise when I read the finished version on Kindle today and started crying again, even though I know it already! That’s what a dynamic writer Wentzel is. Hats off to her. Wonderful person; talented author." - Tracy Traynor