A man in Georgia has been charged with murder — after first allegedly telling police his girlfriend had fatally shot herself.
AUSTIN, Texas — Analysis conducted by the Wall Street Journal found that homicides have spiked in 36 of the nation’s 50 largest cities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Santa Clarita Valley Signal reports Daniel Cierzan, the nephew of William Cierzan, who disappeared three years ago, has been arrested by homicide detectives.
The prime suspect in the rape and murder of a Liverpool-born safari lodge owner in South Africa was arrested this week after six years of detective work by her niece.
Dubbed “the definition of love,” husband and wife Henry and Chara Bryant reconnected after several years and multiple failed relationships to raise their blended family in Mount Vernon, Kentucky.
World’s Most Wanted is a thrilling new docuseries which tells the story of international fugitives that have managed to evade the justice system.
Police detained and handcuffed a Black mother and four children after mistaking their SUV for a stolen motorcycle from another state.
From the deadly mother-daughter story in “The Act” to the O.J. Simpson murder trial in “American Crime Story,” these true crime series are the ones to watch! Take a look.
A Lithuanian man who became the subject of a murder investigation in Britain has been found alive after he went missing almost five years ago.
The Riley County Police Department confirmed that a body found on the Konza Prairie Nature Trail is 38-year-old Warrant Officer Nicole Grothe.
A New York man confesses to stabbing and dismembering his wife on vacation in France (3:38). And a Montana man charged with 64 counts of child sex abuse receives a one-year deferred prison sentence in a plea deal (12:16). He’s also married to one of his alleged victims.
Disturbing images of the two victims emerged Monday as prosecutors began in open court to build their case against Chad Daybell, who is accused along with his wife, Lori Vallow, of multiple crimes tied to the disappearance and discovery of the bodies of Lori’s two children.
In this excerpt adapted from The Devil’s Harvest, Jessica Garrison reveals how a contract killer’s 35-year run of murder and mayhem in California’s Central Valley reflects a far more widespread injustice: The institutions that were supposed to protect a community failed it again and again.
As if a Covid-19 pandemic wasn’t bad enough, the headlines suggest America is in the middle of a new wave of homicides — from New York City to Chicago to Minneapolis.
A federal judge said her 20-year-old son, who was killed when a gunman dressed as a delivery man opened fire at the front door of the family’s New Jersey home, died trying to protect his father.
Chicago police officials announced Monday they have a suspect in custody in the murder of 9-year-old Janari Andre Ricks, who was fatally shot July 31 while playing with friends outside his house.
Police in Oregon are investigating the killing of a transgender woman who was fatally stabbed at a vigil for a murder victim Tuesday night.
After a nearly nine-month search, investigators found 7-year-old J.J. Vallow—still clad in red pajamas and “tightly wrapped” in black plastic—in the backyard of doomsday author Chad Daybell’s Idaho home, a detective testified Monday. The little boy’s head, arms, and feet were bound in duct tape.
It’s every maker’s dream to turn their passion into their full time job, and murderio maker Sara of Simply, Sara did just that. A lover of true crime and digital design, she creates t-shirts for every mood, rather it’s declaring your love of murder documentaries or looking for custom shirts for an event. We spoke with Sara about her inspiration to start her business and her true crime origin!
18-year-old Giovanna “Gia” Fuda is recovering in the hospital after search and rescue crews found her alive deep in the woods in Stevens Pass after missing for nearly nine days.
An Indian serial killer who admitted his involvement in the murder of more than 50 taxi drivers whose bodies were dumped in a crocodile-infested canal has been caught by police after he fled to another state while out of prison on parole.
The death sentence of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev — the man who set off two bombs at the Boston Marathon in 2013 — has been overturned.
A teenager who went missing for over a week in Washington state was found alive Saturday in the heavily wooded Cascade Mountains, authorities said.
Count Xavier Dupont de Ligonnès vanished after the murders of his wife and four children in 2011 — and no one has seen him since.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has issued a Missing Child Alert for a 9-month-old boy who was reported missing in Jacksonville.
On April 3, 2004, Alonzo Brooks went to a party and his mother never saw him again.
Ghislaine Maxwell has won a legal fight to keep secret papers about her sex life confidential, having argued that they could potentially ruin her chances of a fair trial.
When 56-year-old Bob McClancy was found dead in his home in 2006, his loved ones were grief-stricken, and authorities believed that the Vietnam War veteran, who was known to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, took his own life.
A pregnant woman in Maryland was shot and killed on Friday night. Doctors prematurely delivered her child, who remains in critical condition, according to police.
Virginia Roberts Giuffre claimed Ghislaine Maxwell sexually abused underage girls as young as 15 years old, according to 600 pages of documents newly unsealed Thursday night. Giuffre, who previously said she was recruited into Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking ring by Maxwell as a teenager, also alleged Maxwell and Epstein pressured her into being sexually abused by numerous powerful men, including Prince Andrew, defense attorney Alan Dershowitz, and U.S. politicians, among others. Both the prince and Dershowitz have denied these accusations.
A 10-year-old boy is alive after hiding in the bathroom of his home and calling 911 as an intruder beat three of his family members with a baseball bat, killing two of them and seriously wounding the third, police said.
A 19-year-old Connecticut man accused of murder is being held in lieu of a $2 million bond after allegedly luring a teen he’d been communicating with on Snapchat from his home and killing him, say police.
More than a week after the Kansas Department for Children and Families promised to detail its involvement with 3-year-old Olivia Jansen before her death, those documents remain sealed.
A Florida nurse’s estranged husband has been accused of lying in wait for her outside the medical facility where she worked, stabbing her repeatedly and then running over her body in the parking lot after her shift.
A police source tells Action News there is surveillance video showing what lead up to the death of 35-year-old Markeya Green, whose body was found in the trunk of a car in West Philadelphia last week.
If you love the idea of one day solving a cold case or disappearance, you need to check out Claire Isabella. Claire Isabella started her true crime YouTube with the intent of honoring victims and making sure they are not forgotten. We spoke with Claire Isabella about what inspired her to start a YouTube channel and her family’s long standing true crime tradition.
Arnold King was 18 years old and looking for someone to rob on an October night in 1971 when he and a friend spotted John Labanara sitting in his car on Newbury Street.
A Baltimore City police sergeant is suspended without pay after he pleaded guilty to a federal child pornography charge.
For a year, Zephy Trevino has been in custody at the Henry Wade Justice Center.
This week in true crime, we discuss the death of Gladys Sparre and the disappearance of Breasia Terrell. Plus, we have special guest, Claire Isabella.
Cat lovers from all over the world rejoice! Developer Eric Blumrich is about to deliver you a treat. He is working on Peace Island, a video game that revolves around a group of cats going on adventures and solving mysteries together. If you ever wanted to see the world from a cat’s perspective, this open-world game is your best chance to do so!
Walsh was referring to the Austin police shooting of sixteen-year-old Brad Levi Ayala with a beanbag round in late May, an incident captured by an unidentified camera, with an unknown operator, in a video clip that has gone viral.
Mikhail Khachaturyan’s body was found on a staircase in a Moscow apartment block in July 2018, with dozens of knife wounds to his chest and neck.
The search for a missing mother and daughter from Florida came to a tragic end after the mother died of natural causes hundreds of miles away from her home — leaving questions as to what sparked the disappearance.
A Connecticut orthodontist stabbed her ex-fiancée’s girlfriend in the neck in Westchester County — and then claimed she was a good Samaritan when the cops showed up, according to police.
It came as a profound shock yet no real surprise, Jeff Blackstock allows, when he learned in 1979 how his mother had died 20 years earlier. He was in London, Ont., and in his first year of law school when his sister, Julia, called from her home in Kingston, Ont.
A 17-person Kentucky police department saved hundreds of thousands of dollars, lowered its arrest rate and maybe even created a blueprint for the future of law enforcement by adding a social worker to its ranks.
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A 12-year-old boy has been arrested and charged with murder in the shooting of a 50-year-old woman in the Greenspoint area.
Authorities in Florida are searching for the missing mother of a toddler who was found alone in a parking lot wearing only a T-shirt and a soiled diaper.
A 20-year-old South African woman named Gloria Bambo was found hanging in the garage of her Texas home last week and though her death was ruled a suicide, there are concerns that it may not have been. Someone on Facebook named Jamilla Arnold raised concerns about Bambo’s mysterious death which led to more speculation on social media.
The Florida man awaiting trial for allegedly killing his family inside their picture-perfect home in the storybook town of Celebration is now claiming his wife killed their 3 children – and then herself.
Three people in their 20s were found dead inside a mobile home in Ontario late Tuesday night.
A Minnesota city councilwoman was brutally murdered — and dismembered — last week, allegedly by her own son.
A Nevada sheriff told a local library system not to bother calling 911 after it expressed support for the Black Lives Matter movement.
King County Search and Rescue teams with K9 Units looked all day on Monday but could find no sign of 18-year-old Giovanna Fuda.
An 18-year-old Pennsylvania man is facing murder charges after allegedly fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend at a train station where they met to discuss their relationship, say police.
On 1st August 2007, the badly beaten bodies of Jane Kuria, Isabella Kuria and Annabel Kuria were discovered in their Powder Springs, Georgia home. Also in the home, was Jeremy Kuria, 7, and Peter Thande, 11, seriously injured and unconscious.
Four people living on a Frostproof property where three friends were slain earlier this month have been arrested after Polk County investigators said the property was “like a landfill” and covered in human and animal waste.
Madeleine McCann investigators have found a hidden cellar at the German allotment where kidnapping suspect Christian Brueckner allegedly lived in 2007.
A former neighbour of Brueckner claims the sex offender lived at the vegetable garden in 2007 – the same year Madeleine vanished – and that the buildings on his plot of land were demolished in 2008.
Sharon Tate’s sister is strongly urging against release for one of Charles Manson’s followers — saying in a new letter that she doesn’t believe Leslie Van Houten has reformed.
A Georgia mother of two is dead after authorities say an early morning kidnapping led to a police chase — and the arrest of four people for her alleged murder.
An 18-year-old woman was fatally stabbed during a domestic incident at a SEPTA station in Montgomery County Monday morning. Officials say the woman was fatally stabbed at the Meadowbrook SEPTA Station on the 1400 block of Old Valley Road.
A DNA hair sample convinced a Georgia judge to overturn the double-murder conviction of a man who’d spent 20 years in prison following the 1985 killings of a church deacon and his wife.
We are so excited to announce our next book selection for our August book Club–American Predator: The Hunt for the Most Meticulous Serial Killer of the 21st Century by Maureen Callahan. Described by a prosecutor as “a force of pure evil,” Keyes was a predator who struck all over the United States. He buried “kill kits”–cash, weapons, and body-disposal tools–in remote locations across the country.
My daughter Alison was murdered on live television on August 26, 2015. To this day, the video of her murder is still being hosted on YouTube and Facebook.
Doctors, nurses, and therapists are taught to take care of people, but some healthcare professionals have a deadly dark side. These killers hide in plain sight where their victims feel safest — at a hospital, preying on those who are often already in a vulnerable state.
The deaths of a Hephzibah mother and her twin babies have further broken the hearts of many with the news that the incident was apparently intentional.
An American man living overseas with his wife is facing a charge of murder after allegedly telling authorities he stabbed her twice during an argument on vacation in France, says a prosecutor.
Keeda Haynes was once convicted of a felony. Now, she is running for Congress in Tennessee in hopes of ousting 17-year incumbent Democratic Rep. Jim Cooper.
The Minnesota man who was due to be sentenced at the end of this week for killing his wife hanged himself in his cell over the weekend.
One man is dead and another person was detained for questioning after a shooting during a protest Saturday evening in Austin, Texas, police said.
Susan Ledyard, 50, was a night owl. It wasn’t out of the ordinary for the popular school teacher to be on the phone late at night or to go for a walk with her dog when school was out for the summer.
The reward for a 10-year-old girl reported missing in Iowa two weeks ago was increased to $10,000, authorities announced at a news conference Wednesday.
After a five-year investigation, authorities in Indiana have charged a 25-year-old Kentucky man in connection with the 2015 death of his pregnant girlfriend.
New DNA evidence uncovered more than 30 years after a double murder could exonerate a Tennessee death row inmate months before his execution date, according to a court filing from the Innocence Project.
Seattle police declared a riot on Saturday night and arrested at least 45 people in demonstrations against police violence and the presence of federal law enforcement in cities like Portland, Oregon.
Two young teenage Arizona sisters were kidnapped by their uncle this week and left by the side of the highway, one dead and the other critically injured, according to the sources.
A large protest in Portland, Oregon Sunday night started peacefully but intensified early Monday, leading to the use of tear gas by federal agents, following a recent pattern. Demonstrators have been raising their voices against police brutality and for racial justice.
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has located the remains of missing Arizona State University Professor Junseok Chae at a landfill in Surprise. Officials say they found the remains on July 17 after an extensive search at the landfill.
On Dec. 1, 2006, life for the family of Bernita “Billie” Cunningham changed forever.
The lawyer who originally represented Texas teen football star Greg Kelley after he was accused of molesting children was later accused by his supporters of having a conflict of interest and of working against her client.
The parents of Thaddeus Sran, a disabled toddler who mysteriously vanished over a week ago, have been arrested for murder.
The administrator of a fund for victims of sexual abuse by disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, which opened for claims Thursday, said that more than 100 victims or their attorneys have already been in touch and that many more will likely file claims soon.
A California panel on Thursday recommended that Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten be paroled after serving nearly five decades in prison.
On Thursday, the brief search for a missing Texas mother and her two daughters tragically ended after just one day, with the discovery of all three of their bodies inside a car parked outside a furniture store.
When a distraught man called authorities in 2014 to report that his fiancée had shot herself in the head, authorities initially suspected she had died from a tragic suicide. The investigation, however, soon revealed her death was the result of something much more sinister.
Anthony Stoutt had made clear his intentions before he fatally shot his ex-girlfriend and her older sister.
Fotis Dulos compared his estranged wife Jennifer’s disappearance to the plot of Gone Girl.
The Daytona Beach Police Department is asking for information that could help find the killer of 37-year-old James Robinson.
NOIR True Crime Files is a true crime podcast dedicated to covering criminal cases in the Black community. We spoke with NTCF Podcast’s host, JiJi about her inspiration to bring more awareness to Black true crime stories that are often underrepresented in the media and about the cases that keep her up at night.
A North Carolina man who won a $10 million lottery in 2017 has been charged with murder in the death of a woman who was found lifeless in a hotel room.
Since its premiere in 1987, there have been a number of shows like Unsolved Mysteries. This is, after all, a series credited with helping to shape true crime as we know it, turning a generation of fans into armchair detectives. “For viewers, the thought that a murderer or missing person might be someone they knew gave the show an energy that presaged the kind of true crime obsessiveness found today,” Brian Tallerico recently wrote for the New York Times, citing podcasts like Serial and My Favorite Murder.
As tax season looms, some unexpected charges emerged in a case that is already widely condemned by the public. Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged in the murder of George Floyd, is facing charges for tax evasion. Chauvin and his wife, Kellie are each facing nine counts of felony tax evasion, CBS News reports. Kellie Chauvin filed for divorce in May 2020 after her husband was fired and charged in Floyd’s killing, though the filing is pending. Now, the couple both face charges of underreporting their joint income for five years, from 2014 to 2019, according to a criminal complaint.
MurderMurder News presents the biggest true crime stories of the week! This week in true crime, we discuss the murder of Fahim Saleh and attempted shooting of Judge Esther Salas. Plus, we have special guest, Noir True Crime Files.
The possible killing of a competitive poker player has police in Michigan asking what might have happened to her.
Three Alabama teenagers have been charged with capital murder in the death of a 17-year-old girl whose body was later found in a creek.
A man who was arrested and charged in a string of child sex crimes last year after DNA evidence tied him to the 1973 homicide of a Newport Beach girl died while in custody Wednesday, officials said.
The date that doomsday author Chad Daybell and his wife, Lori Vallow, predicted would herald the apocalypse has now come and gone.
Los Angeles County prosecutors have filed dozens of felony charges against three LAPD officers suspected of falsely labeling innocent motorists and pedestrians they stopped as gang members.
Two men and a woman on Wednesday were arrested in connection with the brutal beating deaths of three Florida friends during a nighttime catfishing trip.
“We have locked up the three people responsible for the murders of these guys,” Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said.
For many, the O.J. Simpson murder trial remains the most memorable real-life sordid saga to play out on television, day after day for almost 16 months, until the words “not guilty” rang out on Oct. 3, 1995.
A one-year-old boy and his mother have been reported missing from East Chicago, Ind.
Police said 1-year-old Kannon Ellis was last seen on Sunday at 12:16 p.m. and is believed to be in danger.
Police in Washington, D.C. are asking the public for help in finding a woman who disappeared last week outside her apartment building.
“Unfortunately, Thaddeus’ parents stopped cooperating early on in the investigation. We believe their assistance in this case would be helpful,” the department said in a statement. “We are hopeful that they will resume cooperating with Madera Police Department detectives and help us to locate Thaddeus.”
Police in California say that the parents of a missing 2-year-old boy with special needs have “stopped cooperating” in the investigation to find him.
US Army officials have identified a soldier found dead less than 20 miles from Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas, post media officials said Tuesday.
Pvt. Mehjor Morta, 26, is the third Fort Hood soldier to be found dead in the past month and at least the seventh since the start of 2020, according to previous CNN reporting.
The remains of yet another Fort Hood soldier has been found in a lake not far from the military instillation — the latest in a series of strange deaths and disappearances of members of the military there.
The 18-year-old Amish girl’s disappearance on June 21 left authorities scrambling for answers. The FBI and Pennsylvania State Police soon joined the search, and earlier this month, 34-year-old Justo Smoker was charged with her kidnapping.
A George Mason University student described by federal prosecutors as an “active trafficker of firearms” for his alleged sale of homemade pistols with no serial numbers and devices to convert guns into automatic weapons was arraigned this week in federal court in Alexandria.
Jodi Huisentruit was an anchor at KIMT-TV, the CBS affiliate in Mason City, Iowa. Her star was on the rise when she disappeared on her way to work on June 27, 1995.
What’s it like dating a true crime enthusiast? We spoke with couples about the perils of having a partner who sometimes takes it too far!
There’s no question that true crime is one of the most popular genres of film and television. From slasher films adapted from the lives of notorious serial killers, to gangster films, to stories from the perspective of law enforcement, there’s no end to real life content based on true crime. There’s little comfort in watching these films and shows, as the viewer can’t reassure themselves that “it’s just a movie,” and while the titles on this list can be disturbing, upsetting and scary, they are some of the best representations of this genre.
Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the couple that drew national attention last month after footage of them pointing guns at Black Lives Matter protesters outside their home went viral, have been charged with felony unlawful use of a weapon, The Associated Press reported.
Authorities are working around the clock to hunt down the killers who massacred three best friends on a Florida fishing trip – and figure out why.
Federal authorities have exhumed the body of 23-year-old Alonzo Brooks, a Kansas man who died under mysterious circumstances in 2004, and was recently featured on an episode of Netflix’s Unsolved Mysteries reboot.
The sole surviving suspect in the 1999 disappearance of two Oklahoma teens and the murder of one girl’s parents has entered a guilty plea and pledged to lead investigators to their remains.