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.
A group of women in Portland formed a “wall of moms” to protect protestors during a demonstration outside a federal courthouse over the weekend, with organizers saying they wanted to protect the First Amendment rights to peaceably assemble.
Police are searching for the body of a Philadelphia toddler who was allegedly abducted and murdered by his babysitter earlier this month.
Dothan police have made multiple arrests in the 2007 murder of Perry Griffin.
A woman whose DNA helped overturn a murder conviction on Friday was found dead hours later.
As Judge Esther Salas spoke to a class of attentive fourth graders about her work on the federal bench during a career day at a New Jersey school last year, she went around the room and asked every child his or her name.
On his website, Roy Den Hollander described himself as an “anti-feminist” lawyer who defended “men’s rights.” His personal writings and life’s work reveal a toxic stew of sexist and racist bigotry.
One of the white men charged with murder in the slaying of Ahmaud Arbery while he was running in a neighborhood near Georgia’s coast struck the Black man with his vehicle and had messages on his phone that were “replete” with racist remarks, a prosecutor said in court Friday.
Quebec provincial police say they believe they have located the body of Martin Carpentier, who was wanted in connection with the deaths of his two young daughters, about 30 kilometres south of Quebec City.
The topic of true crime came up, and specifically serial killers, and I know that may not sound very romantic, but for us, it was meant to be. It was more of an excitement to share knowledge. We spent hours sitting and talking about crimes, conspiracy theories, you name it, we hit the topic. After that conversation, I immediately knew I had to see her again because she was too perfect to let go.
Peter Manfredonia has been charged in connection with the murder of Nicholas Eisele and the kidnapping of a woman.
The owner of Dreamworld will reportedly be charged today over the deaths of four people on the Thunder River Rapids Ride in 2016.
Charges are expected to be laid today against Ardent Leisure, five months after the coroner handed down his findings into the tragedy that took the lives of Cindy Low, Kate Goodchild, her brother Luke Dorsett and his partner Roozi Araghi.
All four suffered fatal injuries at the Gold Coast theme park when they were thrown from their raft in the unloading area and either trapped or ejected into the water beneath a mechanised conveyor in October 2016.
An Iowa drug kingpin was executed in Indiana on Friday, marking the third person to be killed on the death penalty in the United States this week.
Twin Peaks is one of TV’s great cult classics. Now, the true crime story that inspired the series will be the subject of a new documentary and book.
On the morning of September 29, 1935 Susan Haines Johnson glanced over an old stone bridge and down into the Gardenholm Linn stream in Moffat, Scotland and saw a gruesome sight.
It was supposed to be a fishing trip for three best friends. It turned into a horrific crime scene that disturbed even the most seasoned investigators.
The new generation of Unsolved Mysteries, which launched on Netflix on July 1, looks and feels different from the original iteration of the true-crime series—which spanned 15 seasons and reportedly led to about 260 cases finding resolutions. Creators John Cosgrove and Terry Dunn Meurer decided to forgo a host this time around—RIP Robert Stack—and as well as those iconic cheesy reenactments. Thanks to higher production values and a smaller batch of binge-worthy episodes, the new Unsolved Mysteries has already skyrocketed to number one on Netflix, and hooked a new generation of audience members—who are tweeting their own theories, emailing tips (Meurer counted 2,000 earlier this week), and highlighting the series’ most insane moments on social media.
Three friends were fatally beaten and shot when they gathered at a lake in Central Florida for night fishing on Friday, according to Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd.
The family of a woman whose nude body was found hanging from a balcony at a historic Coronado mansion is filing two lawsuits against San Diego County officials.
In the United States, one out of every two Black transgender people has been incarcerated. And trans women who are incarcerated in men’s prisons are 13 times more likely to be sexually assaulted than cisgender men. Yet more than 50 percent report fearing for their safety if they are vocal about harassment, discrimination, or violence.
In May, Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced her war on human trafficking with the creation of the Human Trafficking Bureau. The new group empowers law enforcement to crack down on sex and labor trafficking by prosecuting traffickers and people paying for sex as well as connecting sex workers with resources to “escape” the industry. The new unit will be staffed by a team of assistant district attorneys, social workers, detectives and analysts.
East Idaho News reports Lori Vallow Daybell’s bail was lowered Friday on three Madison County misdemeanor charges.
Charges against a Las Cruces police officer who is accused of killing a man during a traffic stop in February were increased from involuntary manslaughter to second-degree murder Thursday when New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas announced his office would be taking over the case.
Police are investigating after a man and woman were fatally shot in the head Thursday afternoon in north Harris County, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.
Some of the most popular podcasts have relied on a paternalistic and trusting relationship with the criminal justice system—one that seems increasingly out of step with the current moment.
Academy Award-nominated producer David Permut has acquired the rights to adapt Netflix’s “The Pharmacist” into a feature-length film.
For at least five minutes Taylor fought for her life while struggling and coughing for breath, according to her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, who told investigators that Taylor was alive as he called her mom and yelled for help, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported Friday.
No genre exemplifies the saying “truth is stranger than fiction” than the true crime genre. Most true crime stories are too vast to tell in just a two-and-a-half-hour documentary, and the episodic format of docuseries is perfect for true crime. It may seem like the docuseries genre is a recent phenomenon, spearheaded by Netflix’s “Making a Murderer,” but docuseries have been around for a while. They just may not have had that name. True crime docuseries have been thriving in the U.S. since the 1980s, which Stacker’s list reflects.
Timothy Coggins, who was just 23, was found dead near a power line in Sunnyside, Ga., on Oct. 9, 1983.
Montgomery County police released new details Thursday in the cold case murder and disappearance of a Bethesda, Maryland, woman in 2000.
After a Texas high school football star was wrongfully convicted of being a child molester, public shame was cast upon those who helped convict him.
Bibb County deputies have arrested a man and charged him with the Halloween 2017 murder of a trans woman.
Fahim Saleh’s executive assistant faces a second-degree murder charge in connection with the dismemberment of the tech entrepreneur at his luxury Manhattan condo, police said Friday.
New York City police have arrested the personal assistant to Fahim Saleh, the 33-year-old tech entrepreneur who was found brutally murdered Tuesday inside his Manhattan apartment.
Unsolved Mysteries has aired its first six episodes on Netflix, and the race is on for the first of the cases to be solved. True crime fans could be close to a breakthrough on the subject of Episode 3, Xavier Dupont de Ligonnès. In “House of Terror,” we learned that the French count has systematically murdered his wife, his four children, and their two dogs, only to disappear without a trace.
The family of an U.S. Army paratrooper wants answers after he disappeared on a camping trip — only for his dismembered body to later wash ashore in North Carolina.
The ex-partner of a heavily pregnant woman has been jailed for stabbing her to death in her own home.
Kelly Fauvrelle was knifed 21 times in the middle of the night in her Croydon bedroom. Her baby boy Riley, who was delivered by Caesarean, died four days later.
Aaron McKenzie, 26, from Peckham, was found guilty of the murder of Ms Fauvrelle and Riley’s manslaughter.
A Florida mother has been missing for nearly a month, though a lead investigator in the case is holding out hope she’ll be found alive.
This week in true crime, we discuss the #freebritney movement with her startling social media posts and her conservatorship breakdown, and the ninth person charged in the murder of Tiki Laverdiere. Plus, we have special guest, Sinister Silhouettes.
Latasha Pierce is no stranger to the podcast world, and her newest podcast, Sinister Silhouettes, explores the illicit, the sordid, and the downright conniving acts that one person can commit against another. We chatted with Latasha about the hometown murder that hit a little too close to home for her and the serial killer that haunts her dreams.
White America seems to be embarking on what Damon Young describes as a “whiplash-inducing White-guilt dramaturgy” by targeting everything deemed racist.
He has a theory, though, about what’s behind some of this.
More White people now realize that White Supremacy is also killing them, Young says. He believes it’s because racism put President Trump in office and Trump has ignored the pandemic playbook left behind by the Obama administration, which has put American lives at risk.
“White supremacy is why Trump is in office,” says Young, co-founder of a popular blog on race, “Very Smart Brothas,” and author of “What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker,” a memoir in essays.
A 21-year-old woman was arrested after investigators believe she failed to report a man dying from an overdose and for continuing to hang out with the body for hours after his death.
The three white men charged with the murder of a Black jogger in south Georgia pleaded not guilty Friday morning in Chatham County Superior Court, in a case that spurred a national outcry after cellphone video of the shooting appeared on the internet.
At least 1 defendant is requesting bail, citing COVID-19 concerns of being in jail.
Investigators in New York City are searching for a masked man last seen with slain tech entrepreneur Fahim Saleh inside his building — and they say that his killing might be the work of a professional hitman.
Investigators said Curtis Allen Holliday killed his wife, Chi Thi Lien Le, who has been missing since April 3. Holliday, who has been in a Harris County jail since May 5 after being charged with violating a bond for a protective order and continuous violence against a family member, was interviewed by investigators in connection to his wife’s disappearance.
A search of Holliday’s place of business on the 5800 block of West Sam Houston Parkway North was conducted. Investigators said they found Le’s remains in a commercial freezer on the property.
On July 7, one week after Netflix dropped the newest season of Unsolved Mysteries, the streaming platform gave Reddit’s true crime enthusiasts and armchair investigators a major lead in the hopes that they could work their magic and help solve any of the six cases covered in 2020’s season. “Hey guys, Netflix here! We’ve created a public drive with all the assembled evidence, case files, interviews, and video clips for each story that didn’t make it into the final episodes,” reads the post on the Unsolved Mysteries subreddit.
A former police officer in New Mexico was charged Thursday with second-degree murder after authorities say he killed a Latino detainee he had placed in a chokehold.
State Attorney General Hector Balderas said he filed the charges against former Las Cruces police Officer Christopher Smelser in the death of Antonio Valenzuela.
Police say Smelser applied the chokehold after a foot chase in February when Valenzuela fled during a traffic stop.
Detectives investigating the murder of New Mexico school teacher Sasha Krause said they uncovered disturbing evidence in the case.
What’s your favorite murder to discuss with your Uber driver?
Atlanta Police detectives say a 19-year-old has been charged in the July 4th shooting death of 8-year-old Secoriea Turner near the Wendy’s where Rayshard Brooks was killed.
RCMP found Kaur’s body in that bungalow 12 hours later. Two days later, on July 5, they charged Dhull with first-degree murder. Outside provincial court, Dhull’s lawyer Andrew Mason said he had no idea how or why the lives of the former taxi driver and the young woman from Punjab in northern India came to collide in a tiny Saskatchewan community.
On Tuesday, a large group of people marched to the home of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron to protest the fact that the officers who killed Breonna Taylor have not yet been arrested and charged. Eighty-seven protesters, dressed in white shirts, occupied A.G. Cameron’s lawn, peacefully sitting down to hold their space. According to a police statement sent to Refinery29, they were arrested and charged with felonies; among those arrested were Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams, NFL player Kenny Stills, activists and Until Freedom co-founders Tamika D. Mallory and Linda Sarsour, and Love and Hip-Hop star Yandy Smith.