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  • On a beautiful day in sunny Sydney, Australia, Renae Marsden made her way to Jacob’s Ladder - a lookout in Watsons Bay's oceanside suburb.

    It was the 5th of August, 2013, and Renae was just a couple months shy of her 21st birthday.

    Climbing up a cliff known as “The Gap”, Renae stared into the crashing waves below.

    It had been a devastating day, after her boyfriend, Brayden Spiteri, sent her a text that read, “I think I need a break, and so do you.”

    Renae then sent a few texts back, including one to her mother, telling her she loved her and was sorry.

    She then threw her phone into the ocean. Minutes later, Renae followed her phone over the cliff's edge.

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    Research & Writing:
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    Editing:
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    Sources:
    nsw.gov.au
    weekendnotes.com
    en.wikipedia.org 1
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    theguardian.com
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    nine.com.au
    thecinemaholic.com 1
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    nzherald.co.nz
    dailymail.co.uk 1
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    smh.com.au 1
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    independant.co.uk
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  • A model couple with thousands of followers made TikToks about how drama-free their relationship was – but no one knew the full story until murder made the headlines….

    Ali Abulaban was used to getting stopped on the streets for the Scarface and Skyrim impressions that had made him famous on TikTok– while his beautiful wife Ana made TikToks about what a great husband and father he was.

    But behind closed doors of their luxury condo, it was a different story: domestic violence, jealousy, and spying.

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    Research & Writing:
    Giselle Melanson Tattrie

    Editing:
    Aiden Wolf

    Sources:
    IMDB
    Medium
    TikTok
    Fox5 San Diego
    Fox5 San Diego 2
    CourtTV
    People
    NBC San Diego
    NBC San Diego 2
    ABC 10 NEWS SAN DIEGO
    FOX 5 SAN DIEGO
    Huffpost
    10News
    The Sun
    Facebook
    The AutoEthnographer

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  • Join us, as we examine the shocking crimes of The Rockhampton Rapist, Leonard John Fraser, an Australian serial killer and one of the most bizarre cases we’ve ever covered.

    You’ll hear the story of a violent predator who terrorized the East Coast of Australia for over thirty years and how a shocking twist shell-shocked an entire country.

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    Research & Writing:
    Ryan Deininger

    Editing:
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    Sources:
    Timeline
    Crime Library
    R v Fraser
    Crime Investigation Australia
    Courier Mail #1
    Courier Mail #2
    Courier Mail #3
    10 News Australia #1
    10 News Australia #3
    The Advertiser
    Daily Mail
    Things A Killer Would Know
    Murderpedia
    All That Is Interesting

  • Imagine you’re accused of a murder you didn’t commit. What's the worst alibi you could possibly have?

    It's the one with no eyewitnesses, right? It's the one that’s impossible to prove and might even seem a bit too convenient.

    Now, picture your dread as a detective leans in across the interrogation table and asks, "Where were you on the morning of “such and such a date”, between 3 and 6 in the morning?"

    Your heart sinks cause your only answer is the honest one: "I was at home, asleep all night in bed by myself."

    It’s an alibi like this that can put a person in the hot seat even if they ARE telling the truth.

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    Research & Writing:
    Ryan Deininger

    Editing:
    Aiden Wolf

    Sources:
    Doug Detrie Full Interview
    George Burch Full Interview
    Nicole’s Mother Interview
    Greg Mathu Police Interview
    Burch Appeal
    Prosecution Opening Statements
    Defense Opening Statements
    Trial Day 1
    Trial Day 2 Part 1
    Trial Day 2 Part 2
    Trial Day 3 Part 1
    Trial Day 3 Part 2
    Trial Day 4 Part 1
    Trial Day 4 Part 2
    Trial Day 5 Part 1
    Trial Day 5 Part 2
    Trial Day 6 Part 1
    Trial Day 6 Part 2
    Trial Day 7 Part 1
    Trial Day 8 Part 1
    Trial Day 8 Part 2
    Prosecution Closing Arguments
    Defense Closing Arguments

  • In the high desert of Utah, there’s a 10,000-square-foot house that’s considered an architectural masterpiece, constructed to seamlessly blend into the rocky landscape, as if rising from the ground.

    While the intent was to maximize the views of the Red Mountain Wilderness, it’s also a stark-looking home. Its brutalist architecture making it appear more like a compound, a place made to keep people inside.

    And it seemed it had…when on the morning of August 30th, 2023, a 12-year-old boy climbed out one of the windows to make an escape.

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    Research & Writing:
    Sherri Smith

    Editing:
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    Sources:
    Business Insider
    Law and Crime
    S46E22 Ruby Franke: From Momfluencer to Felon
    The Cut
    Family Vlogging: Blurring the Line Between Parent and Employer
    KLS

    **Here is a link to a crowdsourced Google doc Shari Franke started; https://docs.google.com/document/u/1/d/1-FyAscr8vIhCfBEXDNT4OiZLVHmkf__8RlT55m4SNX0/mobilebasic

  • Join us as we examine the tragic case of Nicole Van Den Hurk, a 15-year-old girl from The Netherlands whose disappearance shocked a nation.

    You’ll hear, how one of the most high-profile cases in Dutch history became a seemingly unsolvable cold case and the truly incredible lengths one person would go to, in order to solve it.

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    Featured Podcast:
    Our True Crime Podcast - ourtruecrimepodcast.com

    Research & Writing:
    Ryan Deininger

    Editing:
    Aiden Wolf

    Sources:
    De Zaak Nicole by Max Steenberghe
    Timeline
    Court Documents
    All That Is Interesting
    Ipswitch Star
    Stuff.co.nz
    Interview with Step Mother
    Youtube (dutch) “All the facts at a glance” news
    Emotional statement by step mother
    Buggedspace.com
    ED.NL
    NL Times
    NL Times #2
    NL Times #3
    NL Times #4
    NL Times #5
    NL Times #6
    NL Times #7

  • In the very early morning hours of October 4th, 2009, a quiet town in New Hampshire was shattered by a brutal and senseless attack, leaving a mother dead and her daughter gravely injured.

    The motive for the gruesome home invasion was chillingly absent, leading investigators to classify it as a "Thrill Kill."

    But as police dug deeper into the case, they uncovered a disturbing revelation: the perpetrators of the horrific attack were a group of teenage outcasts driven by a dark and twisted ideology.

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    Mortal Musings - mortalmusingspodcast.podbean.com

    Research & Writing:
    Giselle Melanson Tattrie

    Editing:
    Aiden Wolf

    Sources:
    Nashua Telegraph 1
    Nashua Telegraph 2
    Nashua Telegraph 3
    CBS News
    CBS News Boston
    WMUR 1
    WMUR 2
    WMUR 3
    Morbidology Podcast Ep 128
    Legacy.com
    Joeturnerbooks.com
    Valley News
    Valley News 2
    Valley News 3
    Facebook
    Murderpedia
    Crimelibrary.org

  • Join us, as we examine the mysterious disappearance of Mengqi Ji. A young mother and brilliant engineer who seemingly vanished into thin air.

    You’ll learn how investigators unraveled a shocking and complicated web of lies to discover the truth - a truly one-of-a-kind story about how a grove of Juniper trees solved a murder.

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    Foul Play: Crime Series - itsfoulplay.com

    Research & Writing:
    Ryan Deininger

    Editing:
    Aiden Wolf

    Sources:
    CBS 48 Hours - The Tree that Helped Solve a Murder
    Killer Cases - The Exchange Student Murder
    Joe News Interview
    Missing Person Release
    CBS News Timeline
    Joe Elledge Appeal
    Probable Cause Murder
    Probable Cause Murder #2
    AP - Missouri Man Describes What Happened the Night His Wife Died
    AP - Prosecutor: Husband ‘Prime Suspect’ in wife’s disappearance
    AP - Recordings to be heard at the trial in Chinese woman’s death
    Columbia Missourian - Trial Day 1
    Columbia Missourian - Trial Day 2
    Columbia Missourian - Trial Day 3
    Columbia Missourian - Trial Day 4
    Columbia Missourian - Trial Day 5
    Columbia Missourian - Trial Day 6
    Columbia Missourian - Trial Day 7
    Columbia Missourian - Trial Day 8
    Columbia Missourian - Trial Day 9
    Child Abuse Hearing (Audio) - Cell Phone recordings
    Columbia Daily Tribune Thu, Nov 14, 2019 - Suspect in Missing Woman Case Denied Bond Reduction
    Columbia Daily Tribune Sat, Nov 16, 2019 - Police Seek Help Locating Missing Woman
    Columbia Daily Tribune Sun, Dec 08, 2019 - Officials Face Challenges in Search
    Columbia Daily Tribune Nov. 9, 2021 - Joseph Elledge Admits to Burying Mengqi Ji’s Body
    The Kansas City Star Sun, Mar 01, 2020

  • Join us, as we examine the tragic case of the Apple River Stabbings.

    You’ll hear how an ordinary day of tubing on a river in Wisconsin escalated into a deadly confrontation. And how a situation where mistakes were made on all sides, challenged the thin line between where self-defense ends and aggression begins.

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    Research & Writing:
    Ryan Deininger

    Editing:
    Aiden Wolf

    Sources:
    Trial Day 1
    Trial Day 2
    Trial Day 3
    Trial Day 4
    Trial Day 5
    Trial Day 6
    Trial Day 7
    Trial Day 8
    Trial Day 9
    Criminal Complaint
    Hundreds Attend Vigil For Apple River Stabbing Victim
    Apple River Tubing History
    Isaac Schuman Vigil
    Fox9.com
    Fox9.com #2

  • Join us, as we unravel the coils of the mysterious murder of Ben Renick, a young father of two, and a rockstar in the world of reptiles.

    You’ll hear how greed, deception, betrayal, and forbidden desire led to a complicated murder plot, and how a conspiracy of silence kept the reality hidden for years…until the truth finally slithered its way to the surface.

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    Research & Writing:
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    Editing:
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    Sources:
    CourtTV - Opening Statements
    CourtTV - Catherine Fox
    Court TV - Michael Gammons & Harley Ault
    Court TV - David Colbert & Sgt. Eric Eidson
    Court TV - Sgt. Darren Haslag
    Court TV - David Levinson & Aric Bremer
    Court TV - Ashley Shaw
    Court TV - Rachel Hunt
    Court TV - Cpl. Devon Foust
    Court TV - Cpl. Devon Foust PT2
    Court TV - Nathaniel Shaffer
    Court TV - Jason Crafton
    Court TV - Lindsey Kerber
    Court TV - Brittany Bishop, April Shaw & Lyndall Gallatin
    Court TV - Deanna Wassman
    Court TV - Lynlee Renick
    Court TV - Lynlee Renick PT2
    Court TV - Lynlee Renick PT3
    Court TV - Closing Arguments
    Court TV - Penalty Phase
    Court TV - Penalty Phase Verdict
    Court TV - Sentencing
    Defector - Prosecutors Got One Conviction In A Snake King’s Murder, And Now They Are Going After Another
    Defector - Death of A Snake Salesman
    Michael Humphrey Appeal
    Dateline: Venom
    Lynlee Renick Probable Cause Affidavit
    Frank Renick Fraud Charges FBI
    Jury Finds Humphrey Guilty

  • Join us, as we examine the tragic case of Anna Moriah Wilson. A 25-year-old racing prodigy senselessly murdered on the cusp of becoming a superstar.

    You’ll also hear how Moriah unwittingly found herself in the middle of a love triangle. One she’d tried her best to avoid.

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    Research & Writing:
    Ryan Deininger

    Editing:
    Aiden Wolf

    Sources:
    Court TV
    Wikipedia
    Fox 7 Austin
    Cycling News
    Caledonian Record
    Velo - The Murder of Moriah Wilson
    Impact Statements
    State’s Closing Arguments
    Bicycling.com - The Truth and Tragedy of Moriah Wilson
    New Yorker - A Murder Roils the Cycling World
    Twitter @HollisMJP Trial Thread
    VT Sports - Who Was Moriah Wilson?
    Daily Beast
    FoxNews #1
    FoxNews #2
    FoxNews #3
    NY POST #1
    NY POST #2
    Moriah Wilson Timeline
    Road.cc

  • Halifax, Nova Scotia regularly shows up on lists of Canada’s friendliest cities. Its East Coast charm and colorful maritime houses often lull visitors into thinking time moves more slowly there.

    But in 2007, it was the starting point for a cross-country killing spree. Glen Race had just received a mission from God and unfortunately for the people of Halifax, he was deeply in the grips of a schizophrenic delusion.

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    Research & Writing:
    Ryan Deininger

    Editing:
    Aiden Wolf

    Sources:
    CBC: Cross-country search for car in N.S. slaying
    CBC: Homicide victim's clothes on search list of suspect's room
    CBC: Killing 'unforgivable': N.S. victim's daughter
    CBC: Glen Race guilty
    CBC: Slain Man’s Car Found Near Halifax Airport
    CTV News Atlantic: Glen Race found not criminally responsible for deaths of two men in Halifax
    Glen Race Hearing's Agreed Statement of Facts (Assessed via Scribd)
    Halifax Rainbow Encyclopedia: Citadel Hill
    History.com: Uprising at Attica prison begins
    National Post: Man who claimed he was a vampire slayer found not criminally responsible for deaths of two gay men in Halifax
    Press-Republican: Manor murder suspect charged with two Nova Scotia killings
    Rough Guides: Why Halifax Is Canada's Friendliest City
    Saltwire: ‘I will always need you, Daddy’
    Schizophrenia.com: Schizophrenia and Poverty, Crime and Violence
    Schizophrenia Society of Canada: Education
    Supreme Court of Canada: Glen Race Decision
    Toronto Star: Why was Glen Race guilty of murder in America, but not in Canada?
    Wikipedia: Attica Prison Riot
    Wikipedia: Citadel Hill
    YouTube: MyNBC5-WPTZ—Glen Race Sentencing
    YouTube: Toronto Star—Convicted murderer Glen Race provides rare insight into his mental state

  • The concept of an "evil twin" is something that’s fascinated and terrified human beings for millenia: a twin or doppelgänger who embodies the polar opposite of a person.

    It’s a trope that’s appeared throughout recorded history. In mythology, literature, and even the bible.

    But while it’s often used as a literary device and often a bad one at that…has it ever actually happened in the real world?

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    Sources:
    Get Pocket
    LA Times
    LA Times #2
    LA Times #3
    Snapped. Season 3, Episode 4.
    CourtTv Trial
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    Court Tv youtube Doc
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  • Ever heard the phrase “If you give an inch, they’ll take a mile?”

    In 2017, a wealthy doctor in his 70s met a young, beautiful model on the verge of homelessness. Wanting to help her out, he began paying her rent. She quickly began asking for more and more…and more.

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    Featured Podcast:
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    Research & Writing:
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    Sources:
    Access Hollywood “We’re not Monsters”
    20/20 A Model Murder
    The Model and The Murder (Elle Mag)
    The Californian
    True Crime Library
    The Californian #2
    Washington Post
    Newstrail.com
    NY Post
    Kelsey Turner Arrest Warrant
    The Californian #3
    Diana only gets Probation
    Inside Edition
    Jon & Diana Arrest Warrant
    Judy Speaks Out

  • Imagine stepping out to your mailbox one morning, only to discover an envelope addressed to you from a notorious serial killer who has been locked away since the 80s.

    Inside the envelope, you're relieved not to find any grisly mementos; but instead find a birthday card for your infant child along with a handwritten message complimenting you on your beautiful family.

    Some might argue that such a message would be just as horrifying as receiving a severed finger or lock of hair. Either way, for most people, receiving anything in the mail from a serial killer would be abnormal.

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    Foul Play - itsfoulplay.com

    Research & Writing:
    Ryan Deininger

    Editing:
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    Sources:
    Social Media Homicide Confessions, Elizabeth Yardley
    “Crime Scene Selfie”
    Medium
    True Crime Horror Story
    Explore With Us
    The Roanoke Times
    The Roanoke Times #2
    WDBJ7.com
    WDBJ7.com #2
    WSLS.com
    True Crime Daily
    Daily Mail

  • A newlywed couple’s honeymoon is supposed to be the happiest time of their lives - their first chance to introduce themselves as spouses to the world. Embarking on a journey of love, adventure, and discovery together.

    Comedian Mike Binder described Honeymoons as “A short period of doting between dating and debting” It's one of those things that’s funny because for many of us…it’s true

    One way to avoid the “debt” part, of course, is to marry a millionaire. Which is exactly what Swedish citizen Anni Dewani had done, in the fall of 2010.

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    Research & Writing:
    Ryan Deininger

    Editing:
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    Sources:
    Anni Dewani: A Father’s Story
    Dewani Extradition Petition
    Father Demands Justice
    Extradition Delayed
    Court Dismisses Dewani Appeal
    Everything You Need to Know about Dewani Ruling
    Pre-Trial Press Conference
    Shrien to Be Treated as Normal Suspect
    Brother's Appeal for Trial to Continue
    Dewani Trial
    We Never Got to Hear Dewani's Story
    Anni: The Honeymoon Murder
    Atavist Magazine
    Wikipedia Khayelitsha
    Wikipedia Maristad
    EpicEvents.org
    https://www.krugerpark.co.za/
    Cape Grace Hotel
    Mirror.Uk
    Cleveland Clinic

  • Throughout the early 2000s, there was a particular man who believed he’d been severely wronged: treated unfairly and unjustly by a certain group of people….

    Day after day, these perceived offenses continued eating away at him and he constantly blamed others for everything wrong in his life, which had fallen into utter shambles.

    Ultimately consumed by his rage, he decided to take revenge against everyone he believed had done him wrong. And it was no shortlist.

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    Research & Writing:
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    Sources:
    Pathological by Henry Cordes
    Roger & Mary Obituary
    Police Dispatches on May 14th, 2013
    Omaha World Herald #1
    Dateline NBC
    CBS 48 Hours
    Murderpedia
    Wikipedia

  • Join us as we take a terrifying look into the Philadelphia Basement of Horrors. You’ll hear the twisted story of a family harboring terrible secrets for more than a decade, and about the extraordinary resilience of the human spirit, even when it seems all hope is certainly lost.

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    SOURCES:
    https://www.aetv.com/real-crime/linda-ann-weston-kidnapping
    https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/ringleaders-niece-tortured-cops-shocked-shes-alive/1914889/
    https://www.justice.gov/opa/file/768726/download
    https://www.justice.gov/usao-edpa/pr/woman-who-held-disabled-adults-captive-subhuman-conditions-sentenced-life-plus-80-years
    www.nytimes.com /2011/10/19/us/four-mentally-disabled-people-found-held-in-basement.html
    https://www.inquirer.com/philly/hp/news_update/20111021_Transcripts_tell_of_savage_sister.html
    https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/national-international/philadelphia-basement-of-horrors-linda-weston-tamara-breeden/58775/
    https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/basement-of-horrors-co-conspirator-sentencing/213781/
    https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/basement-of-horrors-co-conspirator-sentenced-in-philadelphia/215717/
    https://people.com/crime/philadelphia-basement-of-horrors-victim-speaks/
    https://people.com/crime/philadelphia-woman-pleads-guilty-to-holding-mentally-disabled-people-captive/
    https://www.inquirer.com/philly/news/20150910_Life_deal_for_woman_who_enslaved_disabled_adults_in_Tacony_basement.html
    https://edition.cnn.com/2011/10/23/justice/pennsylvania-captives-suspect/
    https://6abc.com/archive/9011686/
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-captives-philadelphia/suspect-in-basement-torture-case-diagnosed-as-schizophrenic-idUKTRE79K6SY20111021/
    https://www.inquirer.com/philly/news/20111021_Siblings_had_alleged_incest__abuse__but_court_gave_kids_back_to_Weston.html
    https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/ringleaders-niece-tortured-cops-shocked-shes-alive/1914889/
    https://www.nbcnews.com/id/wbna44941497
    https://www.inquirer.com/philly/news/20151106_Victims_of_Linda_Ann_Weston_finally_have_a_voice.html
    Where the Hell is Little L?
    Little L is Safe
    https://www.inquirer.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/philadelphia/tacony-dungeon-jean-mcintosh-sentencing-linda-weston-social-security-fraud-20180821.html
    A Tortured Existence
    https://www.cbsnews.com/philadelphia/news/victim-gets-45-million-in-philadelphia-basement-of-horrors-case/
    https://www.cbsnews.com/philadelphia/news/understanding-the-basement-of-horrors-case/
    https://www.cbsnews.com/philadelphia/news/social-security-fraud-easier-than-you-might-think/
    https://www.cbsnews.com/philadelphia/news/exclusive-brother-of-basement-of-horror-suspect-describes-history-of-violence/
    https://www.cbsnews.com/philadelphia/news/exclusive-victims-describe-horrific-basement-captivity/
    https://edition.cnn.com/2011/10/16/justice/pennsylvania-disabled-chained/index.html
    https://www.the-sun.com/news/2725152/philadelphia-basement-house-of-horrors-kidnapping-tamara-breeden-linda-weston/
    https://www.inquirer.com/philly/hp/news_update/20111220_TELLING_THE_HOLE_STORY__Alleged_Weston_victim_testifies.html
    https://www.inquirer.com/philly/hp/news_update/20111027_Son_of_Linda_Ann_Weston_says_he_tried__in_vain__to_tell_of_mom_s_abuse.html
    https://web.archive.org/web/20111020171641/https://www.wavy.com/dpp/news/local_news/norfolk/family-of-man-found-in-basement-speaks
    https://www.wtkr.com/2013/01/23/basement-of-horrors-indictment-brings-light-to-2008-norfolk-death
    https://web.archive.org/web/20151019044207/http://articles.philly.com/2011-10-19/news/30298158_1_mysterious-death-mary-lee-lee-family
    https://thoughtcatalog.com/denise-noe/2015/10/in-2013-federal-authorities-discovered-a-house-of-horrors-in-the-city-of-philadelphia/
    https://web.archive.org/web/20201108204435/https://www.post-gazette.com/news/state/2011/10/21/Sister-of-accused-Philly-abuser-Linda-Ann-is-evil/stories/201110210208
    https://www.inquirer.com/philly/news/homepage/20111026_Daughter__was_her_mother_s_helper__in_keeping_Tacony_captives__aunt_says.html
    https://edition.cnn.com/2011/11/05/justice/philadelphia-captives-brother/index.html

  • Sometimes you meet the most fascinating people on vacation. You just never know who you might encounter. People from different cultures, possible future lifelong friends, or even someone famous.

    There’s also that chance of even meeting that special someone.
    In January 2002, a young German photographer named Janina was on holiday in Cancun, Mexico.

    She’d been enjoying the sand, surf and sun when she was introduced to someone famous. Michael Finkel, an award-winning feature writer for The New York Times Magazine.

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    Research & Writing:
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    Editing:
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    SOURCES:
    True Story, Michael Finkel
    Love, Daddy, Carlton Smith
    State of Oregon v. Christian Michael Longo
    Wikipedia
    CrimeMuseum.org
    KGW.com
    The Crime Wire
    CrimeLibrary.org
    Murderpedia
    FBI.gov
    Vanity Fair455
    CBS 48 Hours “The Pretender”
    Independent.ie
    Medium.com
    KATU

  • Police in the Chicago suburbs were stunned in 1995 when a family dog brought home a severed human left leg and then again, five days later another leg.

    Over several months, numerous body parts from the same victim would be discovered scattered along the border between Wisconsin and Illinois. Whoever had done this, had gone through painstaking efforts to dispose of their victim.

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    Research & Writing:
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    SOURCES:
    Chicago Tribune #1
    Chicago Tribune #2
    Chicago Tribune #3
    Chicago Tribune #4
    Chicago Tribune #5
    Chicago Tribune #6
    Chicago Tribune #7
    Chicago Tribune #8
    Chicago Tribune #9
    Chicago Tribune #10
    Chicago Tribune #11
    Chicago Tribune #12
    Chicago Tribune #13
    Chicago Tribune #14
    Chicago Tribune #15
    Chicago Tribune #16
    Southtown Star
    Classified To Kill
    Defending The Damned
    Paul Runge Appeal (2009)
    Murderpedia
    Trap, Kill, Repeat
    Worlds Most Evil Killers