Kidnapping

 
November 17 2009, Marilyn Z. Tomlins
Updated Nov. 7, 2011 and June 22, 2014 André Bamberski For 27 years the heartbroken André Bamberski kept an eye on the fugitive serial rapist who murdered his 14-year-old daughter. Then he...
 
April 30 2009, Anthony Davis
Grègory Villemin, age 4 The murder of little Grègory Villemin was one of the most mysterious and media-hyped criminal cases of the 20th century. During the 25 years since, the investigation...
 
October 13 2009, Lona Manning
March 4, 2007 More than seven decades after his execution for committing "the crime of the century," Bruno Richard Hauptmann still has his defenders and sympathizers. by Lona Manning As Bruno...
 
October 14 2009, J. J. Maloney
Robert Cosgrove "Bobby" Greenlease, Jr A sensation of 1953, $300,000 of the $600,000 paid in ransom has never been recovered.  Two police officers and a gangster are commonly thought to...
 
March 14 2011, Denise Noe
John Paul Getty III By the time John Paul Getty III died on February 5, 2011 – at age 54 – he had lost far more than the ear his Italian kidnappers had sliced off when he was 17 years old. by...
 
July 22 2013, Paul Buchanan
A Polaroid photo found in a busy parking lot in Florida gave two families in New Mexico hope that their children were still alive. by Paul Buchanan On June 15, 1989, a woman in Port St. Joe,...

Fox or “Moral Imbecile”? William Edward Hickman and the Murder of Marion Parker

May 19 2014, 0 Comments
The kidnapping and murder of 12-year-old Marion Parker by William Edward Hickman in 1927 was considered a clear indication of the “moral imbecility” of the Jazz Age. by Benjamin Welton  We...

Our Search for Natalee

November 4 2013, 0 Comments
Nov. 4, 2013 Natalee Holloway In 2005, 18-year-old Natalee Holloway was in Aruba on a high school senior trip. On the last night of her vacation she took a late-night ride with islander Joran van...

The Polaroid

July 22 2013, 0 Comments
A Polaroid photo found in a busy parking lot in Florida gave two families in New Mexico hope that their children were still alive. by Paul Buchanan On June 15, 1989, a woman in Port St. Joe,...
May 19, 2014
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The kidnapping and murder of 12-year-old Marion Parker by William Edward Hickman in 1927 was considered a clear indication of the “moral imbecility” of the Jazz Age. by Benjamin Welton  We should not stop with Hickman; in fact, we need not wait to begin with him. The...
Nov 4, 2013
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Nov. 4, 2013 Natalee Holloway In 2005, 18-year-old Natalee Holloway was in Aruba on a high school senior trip. On the last night of her vacation she took a late-night ride with islander Joran van der Sloot and two of his friends, brothers Deepak and SatishKalpoe. She was...
Jul 22, 2013
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A Polaroid photo found in a busy parking lot in Florida gave two families in New Mexico hope that their children were still alive. by Paul Buchanan On June 15, 1989, a woman in Port St. Joe, Florida pulled off Route 98 into the parking lot of a Junior Food Store. She parked...
Jun 6, 2013
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Ariel Castro Update: Ariel Castro was sentenced to life plus 1,000 years by Judge Michael Russo on August 1, 2013. To avoid facing the death penaly, Castro pled guilty to 937 counts, including murder and kidnapping. On September 3, 2013, Castro was found dead in his cell,...
May 14, 2012
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Special to Crime Magazine This is an excerpt from The Kalinka Affair by Joshua Hammer. The full ebook single is available for sale from The Atavist, through Kindle Singles, iBooks, The Atavist app,and other outlets via The Atavist website.When André Bamberski’s daughter...
Mar 14, 2011
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John Paul Getty III By the time John Paul Getty III died on February 5, 2011 – at age 54 – he had lost far more than the ear his Italian kidnappers had sliced off when he was 17 years old. by Denise Noe The old saying that “money can’t buy happiness” may never have been...
Nov 17, 2009
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Updated Nov. 7, 2011 and June 22, 2014 André Bamberski For 27 years the heartbroken André Bamberski kept an eye on the fugitive serial rapist who murdered his 14-year-old daughter. Then he arranged a vigilante kidnapping to deliver the murderer to the police. ...
Oct 14, 2009
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Robert Cosgrove "Bobby" Greenlease, Jr A sensation of 1953, $300,000 of the $600,000 paid in ransom has never been recovered.  Two police officers and a gangster are commonly thought to have stolen the money -- but did they?   by J. J. Maloney One of the more...
Oct 13, 2009
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March 4, 2007 More than seven decades after his execution for committing "the crime of the century," Bruno Richard Hauptmann still has his defenders and sympathizers. by Lona Manning As Bruno Richard Hauptmann counted down the days to his execution at the State Prison in...
Apr 30, 2009
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Grègory Villemin, age 4 The murder of little Grègory Villemin was one of the most mysterious and media-hyped criminal cases of the 20th century. During the 25 years since, the investigation has seen new and surprising developments, throwing light on numerous dysfunctions...