An ongoing investigation of the disappearance of Angela Mack Cox and her son, Mikey, is now closed after a woman, Barbara Krusen, confessed that her husband, Clarence Krusen, killed them. However, Clarence has been dead since 2012 after being fatally shot, and Barbara will not face charges in connection to the case- so where is the justice for this mother and son?
Police arrested a Melbourne man in connection with a case that has remained cold for 32 years.
Officials charged Glen Nash, 58, with the murders of Doris McCartney and her brother Ronald Swann on October 22 1989. Over 31 year ago, police found the bodies of McCartney, a widow, and Swann, a World War II veteran, in their home in Moorabbin, Australia. Nash strangled both siblings. McCartney was aged 86 when she died, her brother had recently moved in as her family were concerned about her activities. According to a previous lover, McCartney often entertained men, frequently leaving her bedroom window open. However, police have not commented whether this is how Nash broke in to the house.
For over three decades, the mystery of their deaths anguished family members. Last week, Victoria Police offered a $1 million reward for information concerning the case.
According to ABC News, Nash suffers significant health issues and is being treated with morphine whilst in custody. Moreover, Nash continues to undergo radiotherapy treatment whilst in prison. However, Nash will appear in court for sentencing in July this year.
New podcasts climb onto the trending charts every day and it can be hard to keep track of the new shows that you want to try out. However, MurderMurder News has you covered: if you’re into subtle comedy, thoroughly researched investigative endeavors, and captivating story-telling, then these eight podcasts are the best true crime shows for you to binge right now.
Approximately 40% of homicides in the US between 1980 to 2016 remain unsolved. Most of these cases grow cold and forgotten. How can a cold case be thawed and cracked?
Jesse Aylward was confirmed as Virginia Hannon’s killer on Thursday after DNA evidence connected him to the crime scene of Hannon’s brutal death on February 13, 1984. Although detectives continuously searched for Hannon’s killer, a lead in the case didn’t arise until a tipster called the police in February of last year and claimed that Aylward had confessed to killing someone in Pembroke several years earlier.
Christine Warren, 50, has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder after her DNA matched that found at the 1997 crime scene where a deceased new-born boy was found in a gas station trash can.
There are a few descriptors that come to mind when journalists think of Ronald Tammen. Wrestler, jazz musician, frat boy and residence hall counselor, to name a few. But there is more to this enigmatic 19-year-old that meets the eye. Other adjectives for Ron include “nice, smart, and studious.” Nothing less of a sophomore at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Which is why his disappearance just makes no sense.
The sixth season of HLN’s longest running original series “How It Really Happened with Hill Harper” is premiering Sunday, March 14 at 9 pm to 11 pm with the disturbing case of missing Utah mom Susan Powell.
Authorities identified the skeletal remains of a pregnant woman who had been discovered in a well 33 years ago as Lisa Todd on Tuesday. Todd’s remains were found at the old Publicker Distillery in Bensalem, Pennsylvania inn 1988, but the 17-year-old had disappeared from Philadelphia in October 1985.
Police in Colorado have arrested a 70-year-old man for the killings of Annette Schnee, 21, and Barbara “Bobbi Jo” Oberholtzer, 29, who disappeared from Breckenridge back on Jan. 6, 1982.
A witness to the murder of Sherry Crandell was interviewed by the police, but no one released the video. That is, until award-winning journalist Paul Wagner entered the scene.
Karen Wong’s boyfriend and brother decided to investigate after not hearing from her for a couple of days. On February 27th 1991, they found her body in her San Fransisco flat.
It sounds like something straight out of a sci-fi movie. An app that allows uses a glimpse into accurately portrayed, real life crime scenes; all virtually. The app pulls from real crime scenes based on photos, police reports, and puts them onto your device allowing the viewer to examine actual evidence. It boasts more than 600 cases to explore from the obscure to high profile cases such as the Nicole Brown Simpson case.
David Dwayne Anderson, 62, appeared in court Wednesday morning to face two counts of first degree murder for the death of 35-year-old Sylvia Quayle. According to 9Wants to Know, he waived extradition to Colorado, and will remain in Nebraska for the trial.
Most people know Amber Alerts as the child abduction emergency alert that has led to the safe return of over a thousand children across almost 35 countries. But this life-saving system has a dark history, stemming from the tragic abduction and murder of 9-year-old Amber Hagerman, whose case remains unsolved.
On Thursday, the body that had been found on the Crow Reservation in Montana was confirmed to belong to 8-year-old Mildred Old Crow. Mildred was reported missing in November of 2020 after non-custodial family members stated that they had not seen the young girl since July 2018.
After nearly one year in quarantine, the Zoom fatigue is really starting to set in— so why not spice up your virtual hang-outs with some challenging true crime trivia! Do you know all about the most infamous serial killers in history? What about the whacky headlines we see on the news today? Regardless of your knowledge base, this 20-question trivia set has everything a die-hard true crime fan could ask for.
On February 12th 1971, 20-year-old nursing student Patricia Man and 19-year-old student Jesse McBane attended a Valentine’s dance at Watts Hospital in Durham.
In November 2020, 11 News covered the story of 6-year-old Beth Lynn Barr. The news station revealed Wednesday that shortly after, the Allegheny County Police obtained a four page handwritten letter. Written by a woman, the letter suggests that the police should investigate one of their own. According to 11 News, the woman said that she believed the officer, now dead, kidnapped and killed Barr.
HLN is premiering its new series Down the Hill: The Delphi Murders in a special two-day TV event that is airing February 14-15 at 10 pm. Based on the chart-topping HLN podcast “Down the Hill,” this limited series will uncover new details about the mysterious murders of teenage girls Abby Williams and Libby German, who went missing from their rural Indiana town on February 13, 2017.
From 1934-1938, the brutal murders of 13 individuals ravaged the city of Cleveland, Ohio. The case is famously known as “The Cleveland Torso Murders,” because none of the victims’ bodies were intact. Each victim was beheaded and dismembered, leaving only their torsos to be discovered by the public. Officials positively identified only two of the victims, and to this day, no one knows who the killer is for certain.
Researchers from the Snow Avalanche Simulation Laboratory used Disney’s “Frozen” to solve the infamous Dyatlov Pass Incident.
Willie F. Robinson, 52, is charged with one count of murder for allegedly strangling Keyworth in June 2004. He faces a $2 million bond. With the help of DNA testing and forensic science, investigators were able to link Robinson to the cold case.
In January 2020, police charged Dulos with the murder of his wife. A few weeks later, on January 30th he died of apparent suicide.
Take a break and fill out this wild Mad Libs story— you might just find that the truth is stranger than fiction!
Listed for $2 million, the bed and breakfast museum located in Fall River, Massachusetts, went up Monday. The three story clapboard is owned by Martha McGinn. Additionally, the house has been operated as a bed and breakfast since 1996. According to Suzanne St. John, the listing agent and part-time tour guide, the owner hopes that the house continues to be a business shared with others.
For many people, 2020 is a year that they would like to forget. But, for the families and friends of Savannah Hoskins, Christopher Dailey, James Essel, Mary London, and Wendy Jerome, 2020 was a year of answers. These five cases went unsolved for decades. Now, the truths have finally been revealed.
Shaun Michael Ryan was charged with capital murder for the deaths of Kayla Glover and Gary Wayne Baskins Wednesday night.
David Misch has finally been charged with the 1988 murder of 9-year-old Michaela Garecht after DNA evidence connected him to the crime scene. Before he became a suspect in Michaela’s case, Misch was already in prison for committing three other other murders that occurred around the same time that Michaela was abducted.
‘Tis the season for Christmas carols and cheer, but here’s a list of holiday’s to fear: The 12 Murders of Christmas, or the 12 Christmases that went terribly wrong and were decidedly devoid of good tidings, comfort, and joy.
Luis Rodriguez-Mena was extradited from Mexico and arrested by Des Plaines, Illinois police on Thursday for the 1999 murder of flight attendant Young Kavila. Kavila, 30, was killed on November 30, 1999 after arriving in Chicago on a flight. She headed to her apartment in Des Plaines around 10 p.m., where Rodriguez-Mena had allegedly been waiting for her, and was attacked in her kitchen.
After 51 years, a group of three hobbyist cryptographers is claiming to have cracked one of the most infamous ciphers created by the infamous Zodiac killer. In a video posted to YouTube, David Oranchak explains the processes he and two others went through to crack “The 340” cipher, which is made up of 340 symbols—some of which are English characters and others of which are cryptic marks.
“Oh my god, so this is a big one. We have a solution for the 340, and it’s real,” Oranchak says in the video. Well-known cryptographers who analyzed the video and accompanying blog posts for Motherboard said that the group’s solution at least seems plausible. Oranchak told Motherboard he has been working on solving the 340 for more than a decade.
A cold case is solved after more than 17 years of being in the dark when police arrested Antoinette Briley, 41, of Holland, Michigan, on Friday. She is charged with two counts of first-degree murder for the deaths of her newborn twin sons.
“He got away with it for 48 years,” John Loomis, Jody’s brother.
Lisa Holstead was murdered 34 years ago, and police believe they have finally found the killer.
Steve Carlson was convicted of killing his 14-year-old Pleasanton classmate in 2014. He just wrote a confession letter to the girl’s family–36 years later, according to Odd Crimes.
Jose Luis Garcia, 42, was charged Monday in the death of Gladys Arellano, who partially clothed body was found at the bottom of a ravine near Malibu on Jan. 30, 1996.
MurderMurder News presents the biggest true crime stories of the week! This week in true crime, we discuss Washington woman’s murder-for-hire plot against her ex-husband, and a break in Jonelle Matthew’s Cold Case. Plus, we have a special guest Malice Podcast.
A 77-year-old man from Fort Worth Texas, has been arrested for the 1974 murder of a teenage girl on Monday morning. According to CBS Austin, police arrested Glen McCurley and charged him with capital murder for the slaying of 17-year-old Carla Walker
On February 17, 1974, Carla and her boyfriend parked outside a bowling alley during a Valentine’s Day party. The Washington Post reports that McCurley pistol-whipped the boy and then kidnapped Carla from the parking lot. Three days later, she is found stuffed inside an underground tunnel near Lake Benbrook.
The unsolved homicide of a Chelsea Johnson will get a fresh set of eyes from the Ohio Attorney General’s Cold Case Unit.
Babylon Berlin is a German neo-noir television series based on the German books by Volker Kutscher. This mystery/crime show set during the 1920’s in Berlin during an unstable period that would eventually lead to the rise of Nazism.
Alaskan law enforcement authorities announced the closure this week of a cold case that involved an Arkansas man.
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.
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.
Dothan police have made multiple arrests in the 2007 murder of Perry Griffin.
Forty years after the kidnapping and murder of 21-year-old Helene Pruszynski, her family received justice.
On Wednesday, James Clanton was sentenced to life in prison for the 1980 murder of Pruszynski, the Denver Post reports. In February, Clanton pleaded guilty to a charge of first-degree murder after deliberation. He was arrested three months earlier after investigators used “genetic genealogy” technology on DNA evidence found on Pruszynski’s body and clothing.
Nearly 38 years after Kelly Ann Prosser was abducted while walking home from Columbus’ Indianola Elementary School and killed, her family finally knows what happened.
When you think of a forensic scientist, your mind probably goes to shows like CSI or Forensic Files. Honestly, for a true crime enthusiast, the idea of speaking with someone who helps solve murder and rape cases is an absolute dream come true. We chatted with our personal hero, Professor Kelly Knight, who is a principal investigator at a university lab about how she became interested in forensics, and about how she hopes to one day solve a cold case using genetic genealogy.
DNA samples taken from the handle of a Walmart shopping cart led to a trucker’s arrest in connection with a trio of cold case slayings dating back to the early 1990s.
More than three decades after a music-loving Ohio teen was strangled to death, a man has been arrested and charged in connection with her horrific murder. Barbara “Barbie” Blatnik, 17, was found dead in a wooded area of Cuyahoga Falls on Dec. 20, 1987, the Cuyahoga Falls Police department noted in a Wednesday press release provided to Oxygen.com. Her naked body was found not far from the road. She had been raped and strangled.
Police arrested a 59-year-old Iowa man who is believed to have killed a woman in Spring Hill in 1991 as well as two women in Wyoming.
Excerpt and Body: Investigators from multiple states were looking Thursday into whether a long-haul trucker from Iowa who’s implicated in three women’s slayings in the 1990s could be responsible for other unsolved homicides.
Phillip Lee Wilson, 71, was arrested at his home Thursday on suspicion of murder
The teen’s killer was murdered more than a year after the girl’s body was found dumped on the side of the road, police say
Kristin Smart was last seen May 25, 1996
On Feb. 12, 2018, Matthew Bell was shot and killed inside a home on South Penn Street in York while holding a 1-year-old child. His killing remains unsolved.
Police investigating the murder of a nurse found beaten to death in her family home 25 years ago have made a fresh appeal for information in a bid to finally bring her killer to justice.
In 1974, cheerleader Carla Walker was abducted while on a date with her boyfriend, and her body was found days later. Could her murder be the work of a serial killer?
It took almost five decades, but police in Fairfax County, Virginia say they solved the 1972 murder of Karen Lee Spencer
Seven months after a stabbing outside a night spot and subsequent gunfire, Orangetown police have not been able to make an arrest in the spate of violence that August night.
17-year-old Stacy Degrandchamp died in 2002 after getting into a fight with her friend Holly Boisvert.
Tonya Ethridge McKinley was 23 years old and had an 18-month-old son waiting for her at home when she was killed in the early-morning hours of Jan. 1, 1985, in Pensacola.
“One day my mother was here and the next she was gone,” Melissa told Dateline. “It’s been nearly 50 years, but to me, it was like it happened yesterday.”
Detectives in Pensacola said that “evil won” in the unsolved murder of Tonya Ethridge McKinley — until today.
I want to solve a cold case!
It has been nearly a decade since the death of Ellen Greenberg — and forensic experts are still at odds about how the 27-year-old teacher died
The family of a man murdered in Indianapolis nearly two decades ago finally got some long-awaited justice Tuesday.
Mearl Mackey told law enforcement various conflicting stories about the whereabouts of his wife, Evelyn “Laverne” Mackey.
Through genetic genealogy, a 23-year-long disappearance and murder were both explained
Six years ago, 20-year-old Terrell Ephriam was found stabbed to death at the Sand Creek Greenway Open Space near East 28th Avenue and Wheeling Street in Aurora.
Jessi Still bought a DNA kit from 23AndMe to find out about her ancestry. Little did she know it would put her in the middle of the 40-year-old cold case and into the debate about the privacy concerns of a new law enforcement tool.
Mountain View police are producing their own true-crime podcast in hopes of solving cold cases.
A California man has been arrested for the killings of five of his infant children more than a decade after the infants’ deaths.
Thanks to new DNA technology, authorities were able to identify a deceased infant found by a fisherman in March 2007 in a sealed container weighed down with “heavy objects” as Nikko Lee Perez, authorities said.
Thanks to a listener, the podcast helped lead to the arrest of James Curtis Clanton, a former Colorado resident who is now a suspect in the 1980 killing of 21-year-old Helene Pruszynski.
A Georgia man went to prison for her murder, but for more than 38 years investigators didn’t know who she was — until now.
The parents of 17-year-old Victoria Hall have spoken of their hope of finding her killer after she was found in a ditch 20 years ago.
Victoria Hall disappeared when she was walking home from a nightclub in Felixstowe, Suffolk, on September 19 1999.
Her body was found by a dog walker in a water-filled ditch five days later in Creeting St Peter near Stowmarket, Suffolk, but her killer has never been found.
Cold case detectives have discovered new leads in the of the killing of Paul McKinnon whose body was found in a Perth carpark on November 14 1990.