Where is Michael Dudley now? | The Killer Landlord featured in Netflix’s Worst Roommate Ever

Where is Michael Dudley now?

The Netflix series Worst Roommate Ever is back for a second season with four chilling episodes that may make you rethink your choices for a housemate should you ever decide to share a living space with somebody.

The fourth episode of Worst Roommate Ever: Season 2 tells the story of Michael Dudley, a Seattle man who rented out a room to a couple who, a few months later, were never seen alive again. 

In this article, we take a look at this chilling true story and ask the question: Where is Michael Dudley now?

What did Michael Dudley do?

Michael Lee Dudley was a Seattle landlord who had a history of felonies, including vehicle theft and carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle. 

However, these crimes were nothing compared to what he did in June 2020. Months before his killer crime, he welcomed two homeless young people – Austin Wenner and Jessica Lewis – into his Airbnb.

Austin and Jessica, who were in a relationship together, stole for Michael to secure a permanent shelter. Sadly, they didn’t have a home for long. In June 2020, they disappeared. 

Austin’s mother called Michael and was told that they had moved out of the house for leaving it in a mess. This was only partially true.

Austin and Jessica had moved out of the house but they didn’t leave alive. It’s alleged that Michael got into a heated argument with the pair over unpaid rent on June 9, 2020. He then fired a gun at the couple before dismembering their bodies and stuffing them into suitcases. Half of their remains were later found by teenagers at Alki Beach in Seattle, Washington, on June 19, 2020. The other remains were discovered in a forested area of Seattle in August 2023. 

What happened to Michael Dudley?

Michael Dudley was arrested for the murder of Austin and Jessica on August 19, 2020, and he was charged with two counts of second-degree murder. At trial, he was found guilty of the charges, despite claiming his innocence by telling the court that he mistakenly fired the gun. 

On April 7, 2023, the trial judge gave Michael a 46-year prison sentence.

Where is Michael Dudley now?

Michael Dudley is serving his sentence at Washington State Penitentiary where he will be eligible for parole at the age of 104. 

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