How do police track down serial killers? Forensics is the key to their success.
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.
If you’re like me and love a good murder-mystery show, you know that fingerprints are like the holy grail in murder investigations. Once forensics finds a clean set of prints, the mystery is solved and the culprit caught. But, how exactly does fingerprint analysis work, and is it as reliable as they say?
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.
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.
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.