The Best True Crime on TikTok

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If we can thank 2020 for anything, it’s the rise (and enduring existence) of TikTok. The social media platform has everything a true crime junkie could want: lots of pictures, quick facts, and the ability to go viral and effectively spread awareness of current cases. Here are the best true crime TikTok accounts for you to binge right now (plus a shameless plug)!

7 Children Among 9 Killed in a Head-On Car Collision on New Year’s Day in California

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“Nine people were killed in a head-on car collision in Fresno County, California, on Friday.

Seven children, between the ages of 6 and 15 years old, were among those killed, as well as both drivers, according to the New York Times and Associated Press…”

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Cite: People.com

Justice Department Won’t Seek Charges AgainsTwo Cleveland police officers will not be criminally charged for their involvement in the 2014 killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice in an Ohio park, the Justice Department announced on Tuesday.t Cops in 2014 Tamir Rice Shooting

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“Two Cleveland police officers will not be criminally charged for their involvement in the 2014 killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice in an Ohio park, the Justice Department announced on Tuesday…”

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Cite: People.com

How a Grieving Sister’s TikTok Campaign for Justice Went Viral — and Led to Her Father’s Arrest

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“Sarah Turney had no reason not to trust her father.

She was 12 in 2001 when her 17-year-old half-sister, Alissa, suddenly vanished on the last day of her junior year at Paradise Valley High School in Phoenix, Arizona…”

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Cite: People.com

Parents of 4-Year-Old Girl Who Was Allegedly Killed by Neighbors Are Charged with Child Endangerment

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“The parents of a 4-year-old Missouri girl have been charged in connection to her death last week.

Mary Mast, 29, and James Mast, 28, were arrested in Stover, Missouri, on Christmas Eve, Benton County Sheriff Eric Knox said in a press release…”

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Cite: People.com

Hospital Patient Allegedly Beat COVID-19 Sufferer, 82, to Death with Oxygen Tank for Praying

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“An elderly patient receiving treatment for COVID-19 at the Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster, Calif., was allegedly beaten to death with an oxygen tank by his hospital roommate, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said Wednesday…”

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Cite: People.com

Chris Watts ‘Hates the Holidays’ in Prison, Says Source

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“The holidays are rapidly approaching, but Chris Watts won’t be celebrating them.

Watts, who murdered his pregnant wife and two daughters in 2018, will spend Christmas and the New Year in protective custody in a Wisconsin prison — and a source who regularly speaks to him in prison tells PEOPLE that Watts is dreading the upcoming holidays…”

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Cite: People.com

Dozens of Deaths at Fort Hood in 2020: Is ‘Toxic Culture’ at Military Installation to Blame?

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“Lupe Guillen always idolized her older sister Vanessa.

The two bonded over soccer and planned on running a marathon together. Vanessa, a small arms repairer with the 3rd Cavalry Regiment at Fort Hood, always put family first and drove home every weekend to spend time with them…”

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Cite: People.com

Police Investigate Mom Influencer Who Claimed a Couple Tried to Abduct Her Children

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“Law enforcement officials in California have launched an investigation into an aspiring mom influencer who reported an attempted child abduction to police and claimed on social media that her children were “the targets of an attempted kidnap.”…

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Cite: People.com

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Top Five Worst New Year’s Eve’s Of All Time

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Thanks to Covid-19, tame is the name of the game for this New Year’s Eve! Instead of partying with your friends and ringing in the new year with a kiss from a stranger, you’re likely going to be socially distancing at home. However, after a look at these top five worst New Year’s Eve’s of all time, maybe staying inside isn’t such a bad idea after all. 

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A 9-Year-Old Girl Was Abducted from Parking Lot in 1988 — and Man Has Just Been Charged with Her Murder

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A California man has been accused of murdering 9-year-old Michaela Joy Garecht 32 years after she disappeared.

On Nov. 19, 1988, 9-year-old Michaela was abducted from the parking lot of the Rainbow Market in Hayward, California, according tothe FBI. She had left the supermarket to retrieve her friend’s scooter that the abductor had moved closer to his vehicle when she was taken. She was never seen or heard from again…”

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Cite:  People.com

Journalist Christie Smythe Left Her Husband & Quit Job After Falling for ‘Pharma Bro’ Martin Shkreli

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“Christie Smythe, a former crime reporter for Bloomberg News, has gone public with her relationship with Martin Shkreli, the biotech entrepreneur derisively known as “Pharma Bro” after infamously increasing a life-saving drug’s price by 5,000 percent…”

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Cite: People.com

Man Fatally Shoots 10-Year-Old Son Before Turning the Gun on Himself

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“A 40-year-old man allegedly fatally shot his 10-year-old son before turning the gun on himself.

The Tucson Police Department was called to a home around 12 a.m. on Dec. 19 after a 911 caller told police he wanted to check on the welfare of a man and boy, because the man wasn’t responding to phone calls or text messages…”

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Cite: People.com

Body of Missing N.C. Mom Is Found Weeks After She Texted That Boyfriend ‘Is Going to Kill Me’

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“The body of a young North Carolina mother who vanished just before Thanksgiving has been found, say authorities.

On Saturday, police located the body of Emily Montgomery near the 7300 block of ACC Blvd. in Raleigh, according to a release from the Apex Police Department…”

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Cite: People.com

Boy Is Killed While Trying to Defend Mom from Stepdad’s Alleged Knife Attack

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“A 15-year-old Minnesota boy was fatally stabbed while defending his mom from an alleged knife attack by his stepfather.

Julio Cesar Guadalupe Rodriguez, 15, died in Austin, Minnesota, on Tuesday after being stabbed by his mother’s husband, police allege…”

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Cite: People.com

Women Killed After Being Rear-Ended at Red Light — and DUI Suspect Is Arrested

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“The families of two young women are in mourning after an alleged drunk driver rear-ended their vehicle last weekend, causing their deaths.

“These girls had their whole lives ahead of them,” the organizer of a GoFundMe page started to help the families of Dane Radford and Emily Hale, both 21, writes…”

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Cite: People.com

 

Utah Mom Fatally Shoots 2-Year-Old Son, Then Turns Gun on Herself But Survives

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“A Utah woman has been arrested after allegedly fatally shooting her 2-year-old son before unsuccessfully trying to kill herself.

Valerie Peck, 40, is behind bars in Uintah County Jail, charged with aggravated murder and child abuse. She is accused of killing her 2-year-old son, Zack, on Monday before shooting herself in a failed suicide attempt, according to a sheriff’s office news release…”

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Cite:People.com

Wisconsin Dentist Accused of Damaging His Patients’ Teeth in Health Care Fraud Scheme

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“A Wisconsin dentist has been accused of purposefully damaging his patients’ teeth in a scheme to fraudulently obtain insurance money for their crown procedures.

Scott Charmoli, 60, was indicted by a federal grand jury on Tuesday on multiple accounts of health care fraud and false statements relating to health care matters, the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin Matthew D. Krueger announced this week in a press release…”

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Cite: People.com

Beloved Nurse Is Found Slain in Home Along with Husband, and Her Son Is the Suspect

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“Within hours of asking for the public’s help to find a missing husband and wife who “could be in danger,” police say they discovered the couple’s bodies Wednesday in their Richmond, Virginia, residence.

The suspect now charged in their alleged shooting murder is the woman’s son…”

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Cite: People.com

Lori Vallow’s Former In-Laws Wish She’d Be ‘Half-Honest’ About Their Grandson’s Suspicious Death

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“Larry and Kay Woodcock knew their former daughter-in-law Lori Vallow had some fringe religious beliefs. But they never thought Vallow’s two children — their grandson, J.J. Vallow and his half-sister Tylee Ryan — were in physical danger.

The two children disappeared in September 2019, and their bodies were later found on property belonging to Vallow’s fifth husband, Chad Daybell, an author who writes about religious doomsday prophecies. The discovery stunned and devastated the Woodcocks…”

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Cite: People.com

Man, Who Falsely Claimed to Be Missing Boy Timmothy Pitzen Sentenced to 2 Years Prison

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“Brian Michael Rini, the man who impersonated the long-missing Timmothy Pitzen and got a desperate family’s hopes up, has been sentenced to prison.

On Tuesday, the 24-year-old Ohio man was sentenced to two years in prison for aggravated identity theft. Rini pleaded guilty in January, nine months after falsely claiming to the Pitzen family that he was Timmothy…”

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Cite: People.com

 

Woman’s Body Was Found in Suitcase in Miami Canal 20 Years Ago — and Ex-Boyfriend Was Just Charged

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“Authorities have charged a Florida man in the killing of his ex-girlfriend, who was found floating inside a suitcase in a Miami canal almost 20 years ago.

Berkley Calvin Curtis Jr., 45, was charged Tuesday with second-degree murder in connection with the death of 26-year-old Rebeca Pena…”

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Cite:People.com

 

Fundraiser For The Family Of Fallon Fridley, Whose Babysitter Allegedly Killed Her After Disturbing Phone Searches

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“An online fundraiser has been launched to assist the family of a 2-year-old Georgia girl police allege was killed while under her babysitter’s care.

A GoFundMe page created to benefit her family described Fallon Fridley as “a beautiful little girl with her whole life ahead of her….”

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Cite: People.com

Mom Who Allegedly Solicited Donations for ‘Make-a-Wish’ Daughter Pleads Not Guilty to Killing Her

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“A Colorado mother accused of murdering her young daughter after falsely claiming the girl was severely ill — and making her the recipient of charitable donations from organizations such as the “Make-A-Wish Foundation” — has pleaded not guilty.

During a virtual court hearing on Wednesday, a lawyer for Kelly Renee Turner, 43, of Douglas County, entered the not guilty plea on her behalf, the Denver Post reports…”

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Cite: People.com

 

Mom Tossed Dead 2-Year-Old Into Lake, Then Dressed Life-Sized Doll to Look Like Her Daughter

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“The 911 call from a Texas mother that her 2-year-old daughter had gone missing in a park launched a massive search-and-rescue operation involving at least 163 people, including police and first-responders.

The mom, Tiaundra Christon, had recently returned to College Station after a trip to Houston to visit her boyfriend. Friends afterward reported believing they’d glimpsed the child with Christon, and surveillance video from a Walmart showed footage of the mother pushing what appeared to be her daughter in a stroller…”

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Cite: People.com

 

 

Dad Is Fatally Shot While Buying Milk for Family

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“The family of a father-of-five is in mourning after he was fatally shot while buying milk for his child last week.

“We lost an amazing man,” Marlene Jimenez writes of her husband, Jorge Hernandez, on a GoFundMe page. “Jorge left his home at 6:30pm to buy his smallest child a gallon of milk and unfortunately never made it back home.”…

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Cite: people.com