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This fifth segment in a ten part series featuring American serial killers profiles the crimes of multiple murderers from the states of Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, and Missouri. MASSACHUSETTS: Jane Toppan When Jane Toppan confessed to killing eleven people in 1901, she proclaimed her goal in life was “to have killed more people — helpless [...]
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In January 1981, Suzanne Maria Rossetti was happy, carefree – living life to the fullest. As such was life the night she pulled into the U-Totem convenience store on Van Buren Street in Tempe, Arizona. It was a pit stop, intended only to waste the few minutes before she was to meet her parents at [...]
Life hadn’t been been easy for Leah Rachelle Peebles by the time she moved from Houston, Texas to Albuquerque, New Mexico in the first week of May 2006. She had been molested as a toddler by a distant relative and raped at the age of fourteen by an acquaintance. But for all of her parents’ [...]
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As readers of true crime, we have a pretty firm grip on the judicial system – especially those in our own country, yet do we ever stop to think about the foundations of these systems and the ultimate destination for most of those we read about? I can’t speak for you, but I know I [...]
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This fifth article in a ten part series on American serial killers covers Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, and Maryland. KANSAS: John Edward Robinson, Sr. Luring his victims from the internet as early as 1993, John Edward Robinson, Sr. is considered to be the internet’s first serial killer. From childhood to 1979, John Robinson had been [...]
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Kelly Ann Tinyes was anticipating her fourteenth birthday in March 1989 when she got a call from a neighbor just a few doors down and headed out the door, leaving her eight year-old brother to care for their ailing grandmother. Many would see Kelly Ann enter the Golub home at 81 Horton Road but no [...]
Although it wouldn’t be official for two more days, Latoya Natasha Thomas and her friends celebrated her 25th birthday on Saturday, September 30, 2000, in San Fransisco, California. It’s possible Latoya didn’t live to see the birthday she had so happily celebrated on the date that would become another marker for the family and friends [...]
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This is the third in a ten part series featuring American serial killers from each of the fifty United States. This segment features killers and their victims from Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, and Iowa. HAWAII: The Honolulu Strangler When we think of Hawaii, a serial killer isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But [...]
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Life hadn’t always been easy for Christopher Pritchard. As a young child, his father had left and seldom visited nor contributed to his financial well-being. As a result, his mother had to work long hours and he was often left to be tended to by grandparents, aunts, and uncles. Yet Bonnie Von Stein gave all [...]
This is the second in a ten part series about serial killers from all fifty of the United States. In the first segment, I presented information on multiple murderers and their victims from Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas. Now, in part two, I invite you to learn about serial killers from Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, and [...]
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On January 2, 1945, nine year-old Mae Ruth Barrett was walking home with sugary treats for her sister and younger cousin when she was viciously attacked. Little Mae would never make it home and a town would live in fear until a killer was caught. But when that day finally came, the towns people would [...]
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William Mark Alley, known to friends and family as simply “Mark,” had been the director of the Davidson County Museum of Art in Lexington, North Carolina, for five years when he resigned on the morning of February 2, 2000. His resignation came on the heels of confrontation with some of his co-workers who accused him [...]
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Although the phrase “Serial Killer” wasn’t coined until the 1970s, the truth is these shadowy mysteries have lurked among society since the beginning of civilization. Today, these monsters are the huge, bold headlines of our newspapers and grace our television screens in fictional and reality-based shows. The United States of America has more recorded serial [...]
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When Sylvia Ipock found herself suddenly widowed and a single mother of three boys following her husband’s suicide, she didn’t let mourning keep her from eying the handsome husband of a mentally ill neighbor down the street. Whatever Sylvia wanted, Sylvia got; including the attractive neighbor Billy Carlyle White. After a few months of sneaking [...]
On February 4, 1990, Deborah Deann Poe was working at a Circle K convenience store in Orlando, Florida. It was there she was last seen by a friend at approximately 3:00 a.m. before she vanished without a trace. After the store was discovered to be unattended around 4:00 a.m. that same morning, police were called [...]
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It was a twisted road, filled with pole dances and drugs for a young couple that was about to join on a path that ended with the murder of one of them. Susan Lucille Wyche was a beautiful, blonde 21-year-old the day she met Jeff Wright. They were both in love after their first date, [...]
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He was found in a cardboard box on the side of the road in the Fox Chase section of Philadelphia. He would become known as The Boy In The Box. No one came forward to claim the little boy who was estimated to be between the ages of four and six. He was obviously [...]
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Kenneth Carpenter had to be in control. Of everything. But the truth of the matter was, he was in control of nothing. Although he appeared to maintain sobriety for almost a quarter of a century, the fact was he’d simply replaced with it with another drug – one not always recognized as such: women. Whenever [...]
Today’s Missing Monday is one near and dear to my heart as this young lady is from my hometown of McMinnville, Tennessee. An entire community breathlessly awaits for her safe return. Monday, March 18, 2013, was the last day 16 year old Amber Nicole Sharpe was seen by her family. She was reported missing early [...]
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Too often the news reports coming to us through television, newspapers, and the internet are about mothers who have killed their children. No matter how many times we hear about these case, we are still shocked to our very core. After all, it’s so… unnatural … for a woman who carried life in her womb [...]
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