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.
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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.