It’s the question everybody ponders, but nobody wants to ever have to answer: what would you eat for a last meal?
An 18-year-old student remains in critical condition after he was stabbed, tortured, and left for dead by a Grindr date who seemingly admired gay serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer.
Evidence about the supposed final hours of teenage receptionist Sarah Spiers, as she was allegedly attacked by accused Claremont serial killer Bradley Edwards in Mosman Park, was too unreliable to prove him guilty, the WA Supreme Court has heard.
This is the 20th and last of the murder cases registered against the criminal, who has killed several women using cyanide after befriending and raping them.
In the early 2000s, a serial killer snaked his way through the communities of southern Louisiana. Preying on people’s kindness, he asked for directions or charmed them with a smile before forcing his way inside women’s homes to assault and murder them.
A woman who blocked a California freeway on Wednesday told police she was the daughter of a Texas serial killer.
The only surviving victim of alleged serial killer Ryan Sharpe said he is stunned that the murder conviction for the shooting death of Brad Defranceschi was tossed out.
Between 1974 and 1991, Dennis Rader murdered 10 people around Wichita, Kansas under the moniker BTK Killer, standing for “Bind, Torture, Kill.”
Serial killer Randall Woodfield murdered at least seven people throughout his Interstate 5 crime spree, targeting victims from Northern California to Washington.
Previously operating as the “Classified Ad Rapist,” Bobby Joe Long went on to rape and murder at least eight women.
From the outside, Robert Hansen looked harmless. With his black horn rim glasses, a shabby haircut, and an awkward smile, he fit most people’s stereotype of a nerd. He was a baker and a family man, but behind the normal facade lurked a serial killer who liked to torture and rape women before hunting and killing them like wild game.
From the outside, Robert Hansen looked harmless. With his black horn rim glasses, a shabby haircut, and an awkward smile, he fit most people’s stereotype of a nerd.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has released new evidence in a serial killer case in hopes that more of his victims can be identified.
Eleven drawings of skulls that serial killer Israel Keyes made with his own blood were revealed on a Saturday episode of CBS’ “48 Hours.” While in prison he made the gruesome creations, which investigators believe represent the amount of victims he killed: 11.
In the late 1970s, the remains of two young men — Timothy O’Rourke and Frank Landingin — were found washed ashore the riverbanks of Grundy County, Illinois with pairs of underwear lodged down their throats. In both cases, investigators found no other evidence on the bodies, and they zeroed in on the underwear as their only lead.
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.
MOORS murderers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley were the subject of tense discussions as Downing Street debated the merits of releasing them from prison, unearthed files reveal.
The Home Office proposals were put to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in 1985 only for her to pour cold water on them. Hindley could have been out for her final seven years while Brady could have been free for 12 years.
Author Michelle McNamara’s efforts to find the elusive Golden State Killer will soon come to HBO in the form of a six-part docuseries.
The only reporter who’s talked to Samuel Little tells how he was caught — and why he almost got away.
Heriberto “Eddie” Seda was driven to kill after watching a PBS special about the original Zodiac Killer, who terrorized Northern California in the 1960s and ’70s.
Serial killer Gary Ridgway has claimed to have murdered as many as 80 women.
In spring of 2019, a decades’ old investigation into the murder of more than 25 black children in Atlanta WAS reopened by local authorities. And, on April 5th, HBO will delve into that case with Atlanta’s Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children.
Franklin Jr. was found unresponsive in his cell on Saturday night, and was pronounced dead at 7:43 p.m. His cause of death is pending the results of an autopsy. Authorities, however, said there were no signs of trauma.
The Black Monarch Hotel website speaks of bar fights gone wrong and the town of Victor hosting countless miners during the gold rush in the late 1800s; there was even a fire that swept away the entire city in 1899. It stands to reason that some hardships befell guests of the Monarch brothel, saloon, and casino during its heyday, leaving their spirits to roam the halls.
When sex workers in Dallas, Texas started showing up dead with their eyeballs missing, terror spread through the neighborhood, until a carpenter with a fondness for taxidermy was identified as their serial killer.
C. Suresh Kumar, First Additional District Judge, dismissed the bail petitions on the grounds that the accused is likely to influence and intimidate witnesses who are family members and relatives, including her husband, children, father, brother, and even neighbours.
If you aren’t listening to FBI Retired Case File Review, you are missing out on the rockstar that is Jerri Williams. Jerri is a retired FBI agent, who in her spare time has written three true crime fiction novels, with two more coming out this year! We felt very lucky to sit down with Jerri and learn more about her history in the FBI and some of her favorite cases! If you aren’t already listening to her podcast, get your finger warmed up to hit subscribe!
‘I wasn’t planning on dying that day’
Played like a fool!
The Missoula Mauler. Montana’s baby-faced killer. A serial sex murderer. These names all refer to one man– Wayne Nathan Nance.
In 2018 I read The Stranger Beside Me for the first time, and prior to reading it I knew little about Ted Bundy. However, finishing it sent me into a rabbit hole of searching for more information about the survivors, victims, and other people in his personal life. I enjoyed The Stranger Beside Me because it was written from a perspective of a coworker and friend, this element is what sets this book apart from other true crime books in my opinion. Finding out that Ted’s long term girlfriend, Liz Kendall, had written a book called The Phantom Prince about her own experience was exactly the news I had wanted, another perspective of someone close.
The noticeable shift from normal proceedings, true crime shows are now reintroducing us to a particularly deadly protagonist: the gay serial killer.
Kenyel Brown is in critical condition at a Detroit-area hospital
We sat down with filmmaker Celene Beth Calderon to talk about her upcoming documentary, Theodore. You may recognize Celeste and her film project from Episode 113 of My Favorite Murder, Live in Salt Lake City! There has been a recent reprisal in interest in the life of Ted Bundy, but Beth’s documentary will take a different approach by focusing on the victims and survivors, families, and communities impacted by one man’s actions.
Looking for your next true crime fix? You’re in luck, as a new docu-series is set to hit the small screen, and the first episode focuses on sinister serial killer Rose West.
It was an absolute honor to chat with Beth and Wendy of Fruitloops: Serial Killers of Color, because I just might be their biggest fan! You need to know about this podcast because Fruitloops calls into question the misconception that all serial killers are white men, and they are here to bring you all of the best serial killer cases in color! Most of the cases they cover have been new to me, and Wendy and Beth do an amazing job of bringing sensitivity to the stories while often focusing on the victims when possible. Go ahead and subscribe to Fruitloops right now, and then find out more about how they got into true crime, their favorite cases, and their podcast recommendations!
Notorious serial killer Ted Bundy escaped from jail twice—but after his arrest in Florida, authorities made sure he never had the opportunity to try for a third.
A convicted serial killer who was just released from prison is moving to South Carolina.
When the Golden State Killer was caught in 2018 — more than three decades after his crimes — the country was stunned. But these horrific murders are not unfamiliar to Americans.
After nearly a decade of digging, New York authorities probing the murders of at least eight women whose remains were dumped along a deserted stretch of highway near Long Island’s Gilgo Beach shared a single piece of evidence: a photo of a belt that may have belonged to the killer.
It is a well-known fact amongst true crime enthusiasts that head injuries are disproportionately common in serial killers. Whether we’re talking Jerry Brudos, Richard Ramirez (who suffered two) or David “Son of Sam” Berkowitz (who suffered three!), it seems like most serial killers were hit on the head at some point in their life. Truth is, brain injuries are common in criminals, more than they are in the general population. But why is that? And do all brain injuries lead to criminal behaviour? Will your cousin Timmy, who dove into an empty swimming pool, kill his dog? As both a true crime fanatic and someone who happens to study the link between brain and behaviour, I’m going to attempt to provide brief answers to those questions (except for that last one, only time will tell – sorry).
What makes horror truly effective is its credibility and plausibility, hence why we gravitate towards true crime and the grisliest murder stories to ever grace the front page of any major publication. We crave what is tangible, and if a film is based on true events, it resonates with us longer since it can be documented and researched to great lengths, all based on factual and empirical evidence. These stories do not originate from a single writer’s mind, but rather from a collective consciousness based in a dark, grim reality.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A serial killer whose five victims included two wives has died on California’s death row, authorities said Monday.
Phillip Carl Jablonski, 73, was found unresponsive in his San Quentin State Prison cell on Friday and pronounced dead within minutes. His cause of death is awaiting an autopsy, but he had been assigned a single cell, said corrections department spokeswoman Terri Hardy.
A SECOND homeless man has been brutally murdered in Ireland – two months after the first.
Francis Dunne, also known as Frankie, was found decapitated with his arms and legs cut off after the 64-year-old went missing in Cork on Christmas Day. He was found in undergrowth near a boarded-up derelict property called Castlegreina House which is used by homeless people after he vanished for three days. A murder probe has been launched and is the second in as many months.
A homeless man who’s been held in a psychiatric ward since his arrest has pleaded not guilty to murder charges in the beating deaths of four men as they slept on the New York City streets.
A serial rapist who met victims through a dating website will serve an extra two-and-a-half years in prison for sex attacks on five more women.
Officers may have finally solved the case which sparked South Korea’s largest-ever investigation.
Lawsuits allege a Dallas man already charged in the deaths of 12 elderly women also killed six additional elderly people, which would bring the number of his victims to 18.
Bobby Joe Long, 65, is scheduled to receive a lethal injection on Thursday at Florida State Prison over a murderous spree that claimed 10 women’s lives in 1984.
“I’ve been in law enforcement for 18 years and this case is a first for me,” one investigator said.
whispers apparently stem from the murder of 26-year-old Elizabeth Candice Nichole Laird, whose body was found in a dumpster outside an apartment building on the city’s east side on Wednesday. “There is false information circulating on social media that there is a serial killer at large in downtown Detroit, and that five to six female victims have been found in dumpsters prior to the May 15 homicide … and that Detroit Police have failed to communicate this information to the public,” police officials said on Facebook.
Detroit Police Chief James Craig told reporters at an impromptu afternoon news conference that minutes earlier detectives had taken the suspect, James Quill Cockerham, into custody in the death of 26-year-old Elizabeth Candice Nichole Laird. “I appreciate our friends in the media for really dispelling a horrible rumor that was circulating across the city that there was a serial killer and that he had dumped five bodies in dumpsters across the city,” Craig said.
Police in Dallas say they are investigating whether the killings of two transgender women and an assault on a third are connected.
A Texas judge has sided with prosecutors in withholding a Bible and other personal items from a former nurse who authorities suspect of causing the deaths of dozens of children.
“Every time you went home at night, you would think about if we don’t catch this guy, someone else is going to be murdered,” one investigator said.
A serial killer who terrorized Florida with a murderous spree that claimed 10 women in 1984 was put to death Thursday, his execution witnessed by a woman who survived one of his attacks and aided in his capture.
Authorities in the Dallas area are looking at hundreds of cases of elderly people dying unattended to see if any may be linked to the suspect, Billy Chemirmir.
Authorities say a Dallas man previously arrested in the death of an 81-year-old woman is responsible for killing six other elderly women whose jewelry and other valuables he stole.