Linda Craig Murder Case And Dateline, Where Is Nick Yarris Now?

Nick Yarris spent over 20 years in prison as the killer of 32-year-old Linda Craig but was finally found not guilty in 2003. Meanwhile, the real killer remains free and out of the reach of the law.

Linda Craig was a sales associate from Pennsylvania who was sexually assaulted and stabbed to death on Dec 16, 1981.

The 32-year-old went missing while returning home from work and was found murdered the next day; her body was discovered in a church parking lot. A 20-year-old from Philadelphia named Nick Yarris was arrested for the murder of Linda. Though he was later found innocent, Yarris spent a major part of his life in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. 

Obituary: What Happened To Linda Craig? Murder Case Update 

32-year-old sales associate Linda was returning home from work when she got abducted. Her vehicle Chrysler Cordoba was soon discovered on a roadside in Chichester, Pennsylvania. 


The next day, Craig’s body was found in a church’s parking lot; she had been sexually assaulted and stabbed to death. Four days later, a man named Nick Yarris got arrested for the attempted murder of a police officer in a road altercation. In desperation, Yarris claimed to know the killer of Linda. But, when the suspect identified by Nick was cleared, the suspicion shifted toward Nick. 

Yarris was soon charged with Linda’s murder and was found guilty of abduction, murder, and rape. He was sentenced to death on July 1, 1982. He was eventually found not guilty of the murder and sexual assault by DNA testing after more than two years in prison in September 2003. 

Nick was finally released on January 16, 2004, and later made a deal with the FBI of about $4 million.

Where Is Nick Yarris Now 2022?

As of 2022, Nick Yarris leads a peaceful life with his wife Laura Thompson. 

Post his release from prison, Nick became involved in many social causes that aimed at freeing innocent and wrongly convicted people from prison.

Further, he has also become a well-known author whose works include Monsters & Madmen: A Death Row Experience, The Kindness Approach, My Journey Through Her Eyes, The Fear Of 13, and so on.

Likewise, judging by his social media, Nick appears to be living his retired life on a ranch with many animals around. Even at the age of 61, Yarris is frequently active on Instagram and regularly shares his whereabouts and updates. 

Who Was Linda Craig?

Linda Craig was an American woman who worked as a sales associate. 

She was murdered back in 1981 but her killer still remains a mystery. Although the police have identified many suspects, none have expressly confessed to murdering her. Even after more than 40 years of Linda’s murder, the killer remains out of prison.

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