On September 23, 1997, the first missing-person report was filed in what would lead to a serial-killing hog farmer, a $100 million investigation and the longest trial in Canadian history. Robert Pickton may have killed as many as 60 women and is known for feeding his victims to his hogs.
On September 18, 1959, serial killer Harvey Glatman was put to death in the gas chamber at San Quentin State Prison. During his run as a serial killer, Glatman lured aspiring models to his apartment with the promise of work. then photographed their torturous deaths.
Tracy Winston, 19, disappeared from Northgate Mall on September 12, 1983. Her skull was found 22 years later by a hiker in a wooded area southeast of Seattle. Winston was one of the 48 women that Green River Killer Gary Ridgway confessed to murdering, though he is suspected in as many as 60 murders.
On September 12, 1996, with no activity on Janet’s credit cards since her disappearance and no reported phone calls to her family or friends, the police declared that they were treating her case as a homicide. They honed in on her husband, Perry March, but he wasn’t cooperating.
A unique perspective from an amateur videographer, who shot the crime scene after outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow reached the end of their road to ruin and infamy.
On August 30, 1985, “Night Stalker” Richard Ramirez tried to steal a car, but was captured and beaten by an angry mob, who recognized his photo from a police handout. Ironically, it was the police who, by arresting him, rescued the serial killer from the people. He was charged with thirteen murders.
Dominick Dunne, born October 29, 1925, was a society columnist and a crime and investigative journalist. When his daughter Dominique was murdered, Dunne focused his attentions on crime and justice until his death on August 26, 2009. A photographic overview of Dunne’s life and the notorious crimes he covered.
Former Sunday school teacher Melissa Huckaby cried as the indictments against her were read on August 17, 2009. She was charged with kidnapping, raping and murdering 8-year-old neighbor Sandra Cantu and drugging two others.
Ever since Eliot Ness first published The Untouchables in 1957, the public fell in love with this authentic American hero. His book was a runaway best seller because it was the exciting true story of a brave and honest lawman pitted against the country’s most successful gangster, Al Capone.
It seems that for every sucker born, there’s a grifter and a scam born too; from con artists like Elmyr de Hory and Frank Abagnale, Jr. to ingenious and not-so-ingenious hoaxes like the Lochness Monster and the Man in the Moon.