Nearly eight years after she vanished, speculation about the fate of missing Alabama high school graduate Natalee Holloway continues. Most believe she is dead while others claim that she lives on in slavery. The mystery surrounding her disappearance has proved an enduring one that continues to draw professional and amateur sleuths alike.
More than a century after Abby and Andrew Borden were brutally hacked to death on August 4, 1892, there is more to be learned about this case. Letters by Lizzie’s lawyer and Lizzie herself shed new light on the Victorian murder mystery.
Suellen Roberts and her daughter Lexis left home on a road trip to Arizona just before Labor Day weekend and disappeared. Diligent investigation would unearth their fate and a killer that had been legally dead for years.
In 1985, Japanese immigrant Fumiko Kimura tried to commit oyako-shinju, or parent-child suicide, after learning of her husband’s infidelity. Pulled out of the water by passers-by, Kimura survived. Her two young children did not.
From the outside, the big rig truck looked like any other. But inside the rig was an elaborate setup Robert Ben Rhoades had created explicitly for the purpose of torturing women – often to death.
In 2001, Andrea Yates, suffering from severe depression and psychotic episodes, waited until her husband went to work and methodically drowned her five young children one at a time in the bathtub.
On May 19, 1992, Amy Fisher shot the wife of her lover, Joey Buttafuoco at the couple’s home. Amy became known as the “Long Island Lolita” and went on to have a varied career that included a few stints in the porn business.
On the night of May 24, 2000, John Taylor and Craig Godineaux robbed a Wendy’s of $2000 in coins, and killed five of the seven bound and defenseless employees to cover their tracks. An examination of the many theories of the causes of crime and criminal behavior: Genes, environment, or eating too many Twinkies?
The Anthropology Research Facility, a decay research facility, was founded by Dr. Bill Bass to better understand the process of decay.
On May 18, 1871, John Rulloff was taken to the gallows. It was the last public hanging in the state of New York. John was a very intelligent and learned man, but was also a cold-blooded killer who murdered his wife and daughter when they became an inconvenience. .