Widow Confesses Deceased Husband Murdered a Mother and Son

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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?

1989 Sibling Cold Case Solved

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 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.

 

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Best True Crime Podcasts To Binge Right Now

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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.

How to Solve a Cold Case

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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?

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Aylward Confirmed As Virginia Hannon’s Killer

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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.

Amnesia, Murder or Just Plain Missing: Where is Ron Tammen?

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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.

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Remains Identified As Lisa Todd 33 Years Later

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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.

25 Years: Remembering Karen Wong

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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.

CrimeDoor App Gives Hope to Cold Cases

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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.

Man Arrested for Colorado Cold Case

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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.

Amber Hagerman: The Tragic True Story Behind the Amber Alert System

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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.

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Mildred Old Crow’s Body Found On Reservation

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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.

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Trivia for Die-Hard True Crime Fans

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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.

Valentine’s Day Dance Cold Case

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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. 

Anonymous Letter Suggests New Suspect in Cold Case

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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.

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Series Premier on HLN: ‘Down the Hill: the Delphi Murders’

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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.

The Cleveland Torso Murders

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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.

Connecticut Cold Case Solved 17 Years Later

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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.

Wanna Live in the Lizzie Borden House?

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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.

Five Cold Cases Solved in 2020

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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.

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Misch Charged With Murder 30 Years Later

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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.

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The 12 Murders of Christmas

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‘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. 

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Rodriguez-Mena Arrested for 1999 Murder

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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.

Hobbyist Cryptographers Seemingly Solve Infamous Zodiac Killer Cipher

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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.

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Mother arrested for 2003 murder of newborn twins

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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.

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1974 murder of teenage girl solved

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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.

Unsolved Mysteries: Who Killed The Kuria Family?

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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.

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Intern Left Colo. Radio Station in 1980 and Never Made It Home — and Killer Is Finally Sentenced

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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.

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Hometown Hero: Kelly Knight, Professor of Forensic Science

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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 Leads To Arrest In 1987 Strangulation Of Teen Who Was Preparing To Be Maid Of Honor In Sister’s Wedding

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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.

Man Accused of Killing 5 of His Babies in Cold Case That Has Haunted Investigators for Years

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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.

Parents of murdered Victoria Hall, 17, have new hope her killer will be found as case is reopened

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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.