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Yorkshire Ripper dies at 74 after contracting COVID

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Peter Sutcliffe died in hospital Friday after contracting COVID, says CNN. More known as the Yorkshire Ripper, Sutcliffe was a serial killer who was convicted for the murder of 13 women and attempted murder of seven others between 1975 and 1980.

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Accused serial baby killer arrested for additional infant deaths

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Alleged baby killer and nurse Lucy Letby was arrested for the third time after an additional five infant deaths were discovered by investigators. Letby was initially charged in 2018 with the deaths of eight babies and attempted murder of six babies while she worked at the Countess of Chester Hospital.

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Etsy Gift Guide For True Crime Fans

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Although the concept of time is feeling more abstract than usual (thanks a lot, Covid-19), the season of gift giving is fast approaching and your true crime pals deserve the best trinkets that Etsy can provide! But what if your friends are a unique bunch with very particular tastes? Have no fear, this gift guide is sure to satisfy each and every one of the true crime lovers in your life.

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Dexter Returns for Fall 2021 Reboot

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Fans of saucy serial killers and blurred lines of morality, get ready to mark your calendars for fall 2021 because Dexter is coming back to Showtime. Michael C. Hall will reprise his role as the complex anti-hero Dexter Morgan, and Clyde Phillips will return to his original position as showrunner extraordinaire.

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Horror Movie Killers: Behind the Evil

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Michael Myers, the quintessential serial killer, first appeared in the original Halloween film in 1978 by John Carpenter and subsequentially became people’s worst nightmare. According to Esquire, Carpenter got the inspiration from visiting a mental institution while in college. It was there that he would find the empty cold, calculated stare from a 12-year-old boy, a boy with the eyes of pure evil!

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‘Twitter killer’ confesses to nine murders

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Takahiro Shiraishi known as ‘twitter killer’ has pleaded guilty to murder in court Wednesday. Shiraishi, 29, was arrested in 2017 when police found body parts in his apartment. The serial murderer targeted women contemplating suicide on Twitter claiming he could help them die or commit suicide with them. 

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Toronto Stabbings Point to Serial Killer

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Striking similarities between two fatal stabbings in Toronto, Canada have led police to question whether or not the homicides are linked. “I don’t want to raise any fear or any panic, I just want people to be aware that this is something that we’re looking at, the possibility that these are connected,” Inspector Hank Idsigna told the public in a news conference on Monday. “We need people to be aware of their surroundings.”

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Dellmus Colvin: Podcast Interview Prompts Illinois Victim Search

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A search of an abandoned Illinois truck wash on Wednesday uncovered two bones that may belong to an alleged victim of the infamous “Interstate Strangler”, Dellmus Colvin. Colvin, 61, is currently serving consecutive life sentences in Ohio’s Lebanon Correctional Institution for the murders of 33-year-old Jackie Simpson and Melissa Weber, 37, that occurred in 2003.

A Letter from the Golden State Killer’s Daughter

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Anyone who has been following the Golden State Killer case, or watching I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, will be shocked to read a newly released letter to the court, written by Joseph DeAngelo’s oldest daughter. In the letter, she describes him as a loving and attentive father and grandfather. It’s a bit of a disturbing read, as his daughter neglects to even refer to the lives lost and negatively impacted by the confessed GSK’s cruel acts. Throughout the entire letter she recounts all the positive gestures her father has made in hers and her daughter’s lives, which of course doesn’t negate the horrific effect this serial killer has had on the lives of his over 50 victims and their families. 

“My father is Joseph James DeAngelo. I am his oldest daughter. I lived with him almost my entire life of 38 years, and my daughter lived with him almost her entire life of 19 years. My father, the person that I knew, and know today…”

Police fear serial killer who targets elderly couples could still be at large after they re-examine two ‘murder-suicides’

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Police fear a serial killer that targets elderly couples could still be on the loose after two suspected murder-suicides from the 1990s were re-examined.

In both cases police believed that the wives had been murdered by their husbands, but after they were re-examined using modern techniques officers now think they were actually double murders, according to a special investigation by the Sunday Times.

String of serial killers ‘getting away with murder’ with 2,600 unsolved cold cases in UK

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Anguished families of thousands of British murder victims are still waiting for justice decades after their loved ones’ lives were cruelly ended. New research shows there are more than 2,600 unsolved killings across the country, ­condemning heartbroken relatives to a lifetime of uncertainty and frustration. The shocking figures were collated from ­police forces across the UK by private detective Mark Williams-Thomas.

Inside mind of ‘world’s worst serial killer’ dubbed ‘The Beast’ who butchered 400 kids

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For years, the “world’s worst serial killer” raped and butchered hundreds of children – leaving clusters of bodies from town to town – without anyone connecting the dots. But when police found a mass grave containing the bones of 36 boys – initially thought to be the work of a satanic cult – it began a trail that would lead them to a paedophile chillingly known as “La Bestia” – [“The Beast”], who may have murdered close to 400 kids.

Week In True Crime: Serial Killer Doctor Death and the Disappearance of Giovanna Fuda

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This week in true crime, we discuss the Indian serial killer dubbed doctor death and the disappearance of Giovanna Fuda. Plus, we have special guest, Military Murder.

 

Devender Sharma Sources:

https://www.indiatoday.in/amp/crime/story/murders-kidney-racket-life-and-crimes-of-doctor-death-devender-sharma-1706882-2020-08-02  

https://www.indiatoday.in/amp/crime/story/murders-kidney-racket-life-and-crimes-of-doctor-death-devender-sharma-1706882-2020-08-02 

https://m.hindustantimes.com/india/death-sentence-for-drivers-killers/story-IVq2RzDNWTSFCP3gwTFhWM.html 

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/07/31/asia/delhi-murder-taxi-intl-hnk/index.html 

https://murderpedia.org/male.S/s/sharma-devendra.htm 

https://genwhypod.com/blogs/the-generation-why-podcast-blog/serial-killer-devender-dr-death-sharma-arrested-in-baprola-india-i-stopped-counting-after-50 

 

Gia Fuda Sources:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/04/us/giovanna-gia-fuda-found.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T33_MCyxFpw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KB19-xyOIWs

 

Military Murder Podcast: https://wp.me/paROIz-29uT 

Sincerely, Sara Tees: https://murdermurder.news/2020/08/04/mmnster-maker-sincerely-sara/


“I’m Going To Be Honest With You,” The Grandfather Told Police. “I Killed A Lot.”

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In this excerpt adapted from The Devil’s Harvest, Jessica Garrison reveals how a contract killer’s 35-year run of murder and mayhem in California’s Central Valley reflects a far more widespread injustice: The institutions that were supposed to protect a community failed it again and again.

Every Horror Movie Inspired By Serial Killer Ed Gein

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Ed Gein is perhaps one of the most notorious American serial killers due to the extreme nature of his crimes and the state of his home when he was arrested. Also known as “the Butcher of Plainfield” or “the Plainfield Ghoul,” Gein was a convicted killer and body snatcher active in Plainfield, WI from 1946 to 1957 after the death of his mother left him alone and in a deranged mental state.

Why Did Dennis Rader, The BTK Killer, Wait So Long Between His Murders?

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Escalation is a hallmark of most serial killers, but Dennis Rader, known as The BTK Killer (which stood for for “bind, torture, kill”), never followed that pattern. The time between his murders would often span years when he was seemingly dormant before the next kill, leaving investigators baffled and the town of Wichita, Kansas terrified for decades.

Michelle McNamara Solved the Shawn Hornbeck Kidnapping Case Long Before I’ll Be Gone in the Dark

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Michelle McNamara’s I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, published in 2018, serves as the inspiration for HBO’s engrossing docuseries of the same name. The true crime writer spent years diving into the psyche, motive, and extensive victim list of the Golden State Killer, making headlines of her own with one of the most personal and detailed journalistic investigations of the murder, originally published in Los Angeles Magazine.

Alaskan Serial Killer Released His Victims Into The Wilderness — Then Hunted Them Down Like Game

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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.

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FBI Releases Images Of Israel Keyes’ Skull Drawings In Hopes Of Identifying More Possible Victims

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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.

What Was John Wayne Gacy’s ‘Mark’? The Serial Killer Left Something Behind In Each Of His Victims

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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.

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Moors murders: Secret Downing Street files on Brady and Hindley’s release exposed

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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.

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There’s A Serial Killer-Themed Hotel In Colorado

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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.

Koodathayi serial murder case: Jolly’s bail plea dismissed

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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.

Hometown Heroes: Jerri Williams

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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!

MMNster Book Chats: The Phantom Prince

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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.

Hometown Heroes: Theodore Documentary by Celene Beth Calderon

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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.

Your Next Favorite Podcast: Fruitloops: Serial Killers of Color

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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!

Police Reveal New Evidence in Gilgo Beach Serial Killer Murders

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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.

What’s the deal with brain injuries in serial killers?

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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).

The Truth in Horror Films

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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.

Serial killer Phillip Jablonski dies on California death row

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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.

Second homeless man killed – head arms and legs sliced off

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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.

Detroit police deny “serial killer” rumors sparked by woman’s murder

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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. 

Suspect arrested in Detroit murder that sparked serial killer fears

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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.