The Anthropology Research Facility, a decay research facility, was founded by Dr. Bill Bass to better understand the process of decay.
It might not be as action-packed as Dexter, but forensic blood analysis is nonetheless a fascinating, and ever-evolving science.
“It was an urge. … A strong urge, and the longer I let it go the stronger it got, to where I was taking risks to go out and kill people — risks that normally, according to my little rules of operation, I wouldn’t take because they could lead to arrest.” — Edmund Kemper
Do you recognize this woman? Police in Sumter County, Florida, are hoping this composite sketch will help identify a murder victim whose remains were discovered in Wildwood near State Road 44 and Interstate 75 on April 22. Police say she was shot to death two to four weeks prior to being found.
Renowned FBI agent and author Robert Ressler died Monday at age 76. During his career, Ressler made significant strides in understanding the mind of the serial killer, a term he coined. Ressler worked on the investigations of several notorious predators like Jeffrey Dahmer and Richard Chase. After retirement from the FBI, Ressler continued to write and give lectures on psychological profiling.
On April 3, 2001 the tale of Jason Massey came to an abrupt end at the executioner’s hand. As a young man, Massey idolized Charles Manson, became obsessed with torture and murder, and strove to become a “murder machine.”
Chris Coleman, the head of security for Joyce Meyer Ministries calls his police officer neighbor, worried after not being able to reach his wife. When police enter the house, they find a grisly scene. Coleman claimed had been receiving threatening messages at work that warned him his family would die if Meyer didn’t stop preaching. But an investigation quickly unraveled Coleman’s story.
Two brothers–Artie and Jim Mitchell–had created a booming porn business in 1970s LA. But success came with problems, and on February 27, 1991, Jim shot Artie after an argument. A computer simulation video, breakthrough technology at the time, helped sway the jury to convict Jim.
Police in Sallisaw, Oklahoma, are investigating the death of Danny Vanzandt, 66, who died strangely on February 18, 2013, in his home — not because he may have been murdered, investigators ruled out homicide, but because he might have spontaneously combusted.
Kevin Neal called 911 to report his children missing. Neal said he was inside cleaning in the house, when he no longer heard the children playing outside. His wife was sure he was had hurt them saying, “What the have you done with my kids!” Their bodies weren’t found for months. Even so, forensic experts were able to use insect activity to catch a sexual predator.