In November 2020, 11 News covered the story of 6-year-old Beth Lynn Barr. The news station revealed Wednesday that shortly after, the Allegheny County Police obtained a four page handwritten letter. Written by a woman, the letter suggests that the police should investigate one of their own. According to 11 News, the woman said that she believed the officer, now dead, kidnapped and killed Barr.
After 51 years, a group of three hobbyist cryptographers is claiming to have cracked one of the most infamous ciphers created by the infamous Zodiac killer. In a video posted to YouTube, David Oranchak explains the processes he and two others went through to crack “The 340” cipher, which is made up of 340 symbols—some of which are English characters and others of which are cryptic marks.
“Oh my god, so this is a big one. We have a solution for the 340, and it’s real,” Oranchak says in the video. Well-known cryptographers who analyzed the video and accompanying blog posts for Motherboard said that the group’s solution at least seems plausible. Oranchak told Motherboard he has been working on solving the 340 for more than a decade.
Police have arrested another suspect for the murder of a Mormon family in Mexico. As of today, investigators have arrested 12 Mexican fugitives connected with the slaying of nine American women and children in Sonora, Mexico, on November 4, 2019. According to ABC7, the suspect arrested was responsible for ambushing the family last November. However, only two of the suspects arrested for the killings have been accused of murder.
In an update to a previous article, early Sunday Kazuhiro Kumagai was arrested in connection with the murder of Chisato Narahara, an AIDS researcher. Narahara was found dead by strangulation in a ditch last week.
Watkins was suspected of molesting a 6-month-old baby on video and spreading it through social media. Two women have come forward with video evidence and said when they received the video they recognized the perpetrator as Watkins and knew who the mother of the baby was.
Watkins now faces multiple felony charges including allegedly committing lewd acts to a child, manufacturing child pornography, and distributing child pornography to at least two women.
Two men are serving life sentences in prison for the death of Michael Jordan’s father, James, in 1993. One has maintained his innocence, and the other is now under review for parole.
Police say Marco De La Garza, 7, and Isaac De La Garza, 4, were allegedly abducted by 30-year-old Tanner Joel Leichleiter
While convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein waits to hear how many years he’ll spend in prison, he’ll be living at the one of the most notorious jail complexes in the United States — Rikers Island.
The family of a British hiker missing in New Zealand’s Mount Aspiring national park say they are “hoping upon hope” that she will be found more than five days after she went missing in rugged bushland.
Stephanie Simpson, 32, has not been seen since she went for a hike at the weekend in the national park, home to one of New Zealand’s highest peaks.
A NINE-HOUR hostage crisis in a village in UP’s Farrukhabad, where 23 children were held overnight by a 40-year-old man identified as a murder convict out on bail, ended with his killing by police. His wife died later in hospital early Friday after she was assaulted by a mob of local residents, police said.
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.