Who Is The Zodiac Killer?

They were spooked. Was it a bored patrolman wanting to bust teens getting frisky? Like a police vehicle, the car, described later as either a light-brown Corvair or Ford Mustang, had rocked up and parked at an angle (to the …

Letters from Serial Killer Richard Ramirez

  The True CRIME Museum welcomed author Ricki Thomas last Sunday to tell the story of her correspondence with serial killer Richard Ramirez. Ramirez terrorised Californians between 1984 and ’85 and was convicted of 13 murders and a series of …

Don’t hitchhike on the Highway of Tears

Highway 16, known officially as the Yellowhead Highway, is part of the Trans-Canada roadways system. It begins in Manitoba and crosses the southern portions of the country, through Saskatchewan and Alberta, before turning northwards into British Columbia, a region roughly …

‘John Travolta’ killer busted after 34 years

Police had in mind an idea of what had happened to 17-year-old Yiannoulla Yianni the day she was murdered, 13 August 1982. Yianni had returned home from working in her family’s shoe-repair shop in north London and begun to prepare …

3 Christmas Family Massacres to Kill Your Festive Spirit

Christmas is traditionally a time when people escape the trials and tribulations of every day life, put aside familial tensions and relax in the warm, safe environment of their own homes. But the season of goodwill to all men can …

She was sacrificed to the Slenderman

“Don’t be afraid, I’m only a little kitty cat.” These were the words from 12-year-old Morgan Geyser before she pounced on her friend, Payton Leutner, and plunged a 12-centimetre-long blade into her body 19 times. The knife punctured her stomach, …

Women Who Kill: Snapped S10 review

Creators: Stephen Land, Deborah Alllen. Distributor: Jupiter Entertainment. Snapped: Women who kill is a credible, if rather generic true crime show. The first series aired back in 2004 and, while the production values are fine, these first three episodes of …

Inside The Mind Of Ted Bundy, World’s Sickest Serial Killer

    TED BUNDY Born: 24 November 1946 First crime: 4 January 1974 Executed: 24 January 1989 Victims: 26-35   We’ll never know exactly how many women Ted Bundy murdered. His shocking crimes spread across the United States, from Seattle …

Pedro Alonso López: Stare into the eyes of pure evil

The terror of true evil is that it doesn’t have a recognisable face. It is nondescript; one of us. You won’t necessarily know it when you meet it. One example is of a dark-haired, bearded man staring out from a …

FBI Gives Up On D. B. Cooper Cold Case

After 45 years of searching for the elusive man in the sky, the FBI has announced that it will be abandoning resources on the case of D. B. Cooper. The unknown plane hijacker of Flight 305 in 1971 made off …

Was Justice Served Against Oscar Pistorius?

Today was D-Day for Oscar Pistorius after a long and gruelling legal battle lasting more than three years, over the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. On 14 February 2013, Pistorius killed his model girlfriend Steenkamp by fatally blasting her through his bathroom door …