On October 23, 1935, “Beer Baron of the Bronx” Dutch Shultz and his crew sat at the Palace Chophouse at 12 East Park Street in Newark, New Jersey, which Shultz used as his home base. Two hitmen working for Murder Inc. entered and opened fire, wounding Shultz and killing two of his bodyguards and an accountant. Shultz died the next day.
Bureau of Prisons intern Chandra Levy disappeared on May 1, 2001. Her affair with married U.S. Representative Gary Condit soon put the case in the national spotlight, but did nothing to help investigators find her body or her killer. It would be another eight years before D.C.’s finest would crack the controversial case of the missing intern.
Cleveland police have made an arrest in the case of missing teen Christina Adkins, who disappeared on her way to her boyfriend’s house in 1995. Adkins’ remains were found earlier this month and identified. Elias Acevedo Sr. has been indicted for her murder.
While in prison, serial killer and rapist John Wayne Gacy took up painting. He was actually pretty good at it, focusing mainly on self portraits — with and without his notorious clown costume. One painting stands out as particularly creepy — a skull, adorned by a clown collar, made of naked bodies in sexual positions.
Often brutal and needlessly violent, a look at some high-profile home invasions that shocked the public and the communities in which they occurred.
On October 9, 2001, with more than $500 in his pocket, Robert Durst decided to steal a sandwich. Police were called, and a routine background check revealed that the odd-looking 58-year-old shoplifter was wanted for a mutilation murder in Texas, was a prime suspect in another murder in Los Angeles, and was also wanted for questioning in the 1982 disappearance of his first wife in New York.
Some arsonists are fascinated with fire, others believe it will destroy evidence of their crimes, yet many use fire as a simple, direct way to express rage. A look in photos at some notable cases of attacks with fire, many of them fatal.
The trial of “Country Boy” killer Cody Legebokoff, was set to begin today in British Columbia, but has been postponed. Legebokoff was charged in 2010 with murdering missing teen Loren Leslie, 15, and legally blind, who may have met him online. He is now also charged with the murders of three sex workers who disappeared during the same time frame.
So maybe opposites don’t always attract. A Missouri couple, both in their 70s, both arrested in late September 2013, is awaiting extradition to Wyoming each for killing their former spouses, and in the case of the man, for killing his adoptive sons too. How much each knew about the other’s past is still unclear.
Some deranged women become womb raiders, killing mothers of unborn children to take their babies. An examination of the mindset of these severely disturbed women and a number of recent and high-profile cases.