Where is Cathryn Mellender now? Chandler Halderson’s ex-girlfriend Explained

By Louie Fecou
Published: April 17, 2023 (Last updated: October 2, 2023)

Where is Cathryn Mellender now? We discuss Chandler Halderson’s ex-girlfriend and where she is today in 2023. This article delves into the documentary 48 Hours: The Snapchat Clue and contains major story elements from the show.

The true crime genre continues to find an audience, and there is a grisly but mesmerizing documentary that armchair detectives have been poring over.

48 Hours: The Snapchat Clue is the true life story of the horrendous murders of Bart and Krista Halderson. The parents of Chandler Halderson were reported missing, but the investigation took a swerve when tips led to the discovery of Bart and Krista’s remains.

Chandler would be arrested and stand trial for their murders, and testimony from his former girlfriend, Cathryn Mellender, was crucial for the case against him. This carefully worded article hopes to present some of the facts for you, and in particular, where is Cathryn Mellender now?

Who is Cathryn Mellender?

Cathryn Mellender was the girlfriend of Chandler Halderson. They had been in a relationship for about two years when the incident occurred. Cathryn was also close to Bart and Krista Halderson. Her testimony was sought after as she was possibly the one who had spent the most time with Chandler in the days leading up to his arrest.

It would be information on Cathryn’s phone that would prove crucial to the investigation, as she had been using the app Snapchat to keep tabs on her previously unfaithful boyfriend.

On July 7, 2021, Chandler reported Bart and Krista missing,

He would claim they left home on July 2, 2021, for their property in Langlade County, Wisconsin.

Investigations into the missing parents would eventually lead to the discovery of the couple in two different locations.

Cathryn allowed the police to download information from her phone that would be crucial in the decision the jury would make at the trial. Chandler was convicted of his parents’ murders, and Cathryn’s testimony in 2021 was essential to prove his guilt.

Where is Cathryn Mellender now?

Cathryn had been a student at La Follette High School in Madison and played tennis there. Cathryn had planned to attend Madison College, but her current status in 023 is unclear. Although Cathryn has been understandably avoiding social media and news, it seems that she lives in Wisconsin with an adopted pet dog.

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