In our collective obsession with Making A Murderer we've lost sight of one important person: the victim, Teresa Halbach. What do we really know about her? Writing for GLAMOUR, reporter Tom Kertscher - who has covered the Steven Avery case for thirteen years, and appears in the documentary - fills in some of the gaps.
Like everyone who has watched it, the Netflix sensation Making A Murderer has seeped into my pores and taken over.
Having covered the story since 2003, I believe the two producers - Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos - were right to focus on Steven Avery. His is an incredible story: freed after 18 years for a sexual assault he did not commit, only to be charged with murder two years later.
However, in the ten-hour series, there is very little about the murder victim herself, Teresa Halbach.
Told from Avery's perspective, it's understandable that Making A Murderer has spurred outrage over the belief that he has been framed for Halbach's murder.
But imagine how different the documentary would feel had the filmmakers been embedded with Halbach's family, instead of the Averys.
So, who was Teresa? What do we know about the 25-year-old photographer?
"She was happy all the time, always smiling," retired photographer Tom Pearce, who partnered with Halbach in his studio, tells me. "Her clients and her friends just loved her. She was very easy going. She had a big heart. And she was a lot of fun."
Pearce's memories echo Halbach's own words. In a video made three years before she was killed - which we see in Making A Murderer - Halbach says:
"Let's say I died tomorrow. I don't think I will. I think I have a lot more to do... I just want people I love to know that whenever I die, that I was happy. That I'm happy with what I did with my life."
Teresa grew up on her family's farm near Green Bay and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. She lived in Calumet County, where Avery's trial was held. She helped coach a youth volleyball team.
Halbach didn't have children, but was known to be especially good with them in her work. As a freelancer, she took pictures at Pearce's studio and for Auto Trader, a magazine for buying and selling automobiles.
Pearce recalled that Halbach had taken photos for Auto Trader several times before at Avery's home and that she felt uncomfortable around Avery.
Pearce had hopes that Halbach would one day take over his studio. "Most people don't like having their picture taken, but she'd get them into a more fun atmosphere," he says. "She was always full of energy."
I remember sitting in court, back in 2007, when the judge announced that the jury had found Avery guilty of Teresa's murder. It was just after 6pm on a Sunday evening, and not a sound could be heard from the courtroom.
Avery dropped his head and gently shook it from side to side. At the same moment, Karen Halbach, Teresa's mother, began to shake and tears filled the eyes of Teresa's other brother, Tim.
Afterward, Mike Halbach, who acted as the family spokesman, said his sister was present in spirit. "She's smiling. She showed the jury the way," he said.
With a petition calling for Steven Avery's release, and almost daily revelations about the case hitting the headlines, the fascination with the case shows no signs of abating.
As a journalist who has continued to follow and comment on the aftermath of the show, I realise I am part of that media hurricane. But I also make it a point to remember the enduring pain that many families are experiencing, particularly Teresa's.
Let's not lose sight at what's at the heart of Making A Murderer: a young woman who lost her life.
Tom Kertscher is a reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel newspaper in Wisconsin. Follow him on Twitter