The last time we talked about the serial killer Edmund Kemper, his difficult childhood, dark fantasies and how he ended up taking the lives of his own grandparents.
But after just five years in a state hospital, Ed was deemed ready to be releas
Ed Kemper is one of those names that rings a bell with many of us, also outside the borders of the United States. After all, he is one of the most notorious serial killers, who raped corpses, mutilated dead bodies, and buried his victims' heads
In 1994, a 23-year-old South Carolina mother, Susan Smith, reported to police that her two young sons had been kidnapped during a carjacking. Authorities immediately began searching for three-year-old Michael and one-year-old Alex, while the se
Back in 2017, on December 15 to be specific, Canadian businessman and philanthropist Barry Sherman and his wife Honey were not expected to be at home. The couple had recently put their 12,000-square-foot mansion in Toronto up for sale, and it w
When it comes to a father-son relationship, we can all agree that a mutual hobby is an excellent way to bond. Some like to spend time together at sports events, others working on their cars. Or, like in the case of Joseph Kallinger and his son
Most ravers know the mantra: Peace, Love, Unity, Respect—or PLUR. It is a guide for ravers and clubbers that grew out of a desire to be a safe and inclusive community. It assures that those who feel like they are without a home can find one on
Between 1972 and 1973, the bodies of four young black and Puerto Rican boys were discovered in Manhattan, New York. As most of them were mutilated in the same horrible way, it soon became clear authorities were dealing with a serial killer.
If you try to locate a town called Wineville on a map, it looks like such a place does not exist. However, if you look closer, you may spot two streets, Wineville Avenue and South Wineville Avenue, in Jurupa Valley, Riverside County. Nothing el
In 2019, a single gunman terrorized New Zealand, taking lives of more than 50 people in the country's deadliest shooting. When a 28-year-old Australian man was then arrested less than 20 minutes after the first gunshot, he showed no emotion, no
In 2005, the disappearance of 18-year-old Natalee Holloway shocked the nation and the world, as she seemingly vanished without a trace during a school trip to Aruba. During the years, several suspects have been named and even arrested. Yet, nob
In the 1970s, the serial killer couple Henry Lee Lucas and Ottis Toole carried out a horrific murder spree across the United States. In the end, Henry claimed he had killed more than 600 people, making him one of the most prodigious killers in
At first, nobody really paid attention to the death of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery in early 2020 outside his South Georgia community as the coronavirus pandemic dominated headlines. It wasn't until a video of his last moments surfaced a few month
On July 15, 1997, the murder of Gianni Versace rocked the fashion world. The investigation into what happened would uncover a killer who thrived on attention and luxury. It took the police less than three hours to figure out who the person resp
By the late 1980s, over 40 dead bodies had turned up in Rostov, Russia, all killed and mutilated in the same way. As authorities were sure that the person responsible would continue killing until caught, they were desperate to find him. Accordi
Farmville is a sleepy, small town of 8000 people located just in the center of Virginia. It is one of those places where you can really say, "nothing ever happens." Or at least that's how it used to be before fall 2009.
That September, resident
When the first season of Tiger King hit the nation and the whole world in early 2020, it soon became the Internet's biggest true-crime TV obsession. The show had everything: big cats, mullets, guns, amputees, gay throuple, real-life cult-like l
Last time we talked about the brutal murders of Jose and Kitty Menendez. The couple was shot to death in their fancy Beverly Hills home in August 1989. Their two sons, Erik and Lyle, were left "shocked" by the sudden loss of their parents. But
The night of August 20, 1989, was going to be the last in the lives of Jose and Kitty Menendez. They just did not know it yet.
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Three decades ago, a whole family of five was wiped off the face of the earth in the name of religion. Cult leader Jeffrey Lundgren claimed the divine drove him to murder, but in the end, God, who he claimed to speak with, did not spare him.
In 1995, a murderer crisscrossed the US for six weeks, seducing redheaded women he met in bars before brutally murdering them. Also known as the "Casanova Killer," cops tracked his every step before they were finally able to catch him after a c
In 2010, a video called "1 boy - 2 kittens" was posted on Youtube and Facebook. The viral clip showed a man playing with two kittens before putting them in a very tight vacuum seal bag and vacuuming out the air, suffocating the helpless kitties
At the turn of the decade in the 1980s, Hugh Hefner thought he had hit the jackpot and discovered the greatest thing that Playboy had ever had: 20-year-old model Dorothy Stratten. The young rising star's beauty had been drawing comparisons to M
When a lifeless body is discovered with a total of 20 stab wounds, a knife still rammed four inches into the chest, most of us would think: that is a homicide, let's go and find the killer. But, as absurd as it sounds, that was not the case wit
The school day in Lowndes High School in Valdosta, Georgia, on January 11, 2013, had started like any other day. Classes were going on as usual, but there was somebody missing, nobody had just noticed yet. At least no one else than Jacquelyn "J
Family annihilators is a term used to describe men who murder their entire families. Often behind such an act is some kind of incident, like a job loss or other money issues. While there are often signs indicating an individual may be on the ed
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