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Chelsea Hoffman
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Chelsea Hoffman is a crime analyst and profiler who writes both fiction and nonfiction. She's most prolific on Gather News and her own blog “Chelsea Hoffman: Case to Case,” with several other works published in print and for Kindle including her latest analysis titled "The Sin City Strangler."

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'More Than a Cupful' of Ayla Reynolds' Blood Found, Says Mom

(0) Comments | Posted April 2, 2012 | 1:01 PM

When Ayla Bell Reynolds was abducted in late December of 2012, she was 20 months old. Her second birthday is in less than a month and it doesn't seem like she will be found safe and sound by then. This case has been one wrought with inconsistency, confusion and conflict...

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Would You Buy Murderabilia From Eric Gein?

(5) Comments | Posted March 27, 2012 | 10:56 AM

Eric Gein runs a controversial website known for selling items crafted by serial predators and some of the nation's most notorious murderers. Serial Killers Ink is much more than a dark market targeting fans of the macabre, however. It's the premier source for "true crime collectibles" and "murderabilia." To clarify,...

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Samantha Koenig Could be Anywhere; Suspect Traveled Inconspicuously

(51) Comments | Posted March 22, 2012 | 9:57 AM

The Samantha Koenig case has taken another crazy turn and it involves the arrest of Israel "Izzy" Keyes, a man who was apprehended all the way in Lufkin, Texas -- which is over 4,000 miles away from Anchorage, Alaska. In fact, officials in Anchorage have acknowledged that Israel...

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Possible 'Alphabet' Serial Killer to Face Death Penalty

(4) Comments | Posted March 8, 2012 | 12:38 PM

Accused serial killer Joseph Naso may just be spending his last days on the material plane because Marin County prosecutors are seeking the death penalty in his trial. The 78-year-old Reno man is accused of murdering four women dating as far back as 1977, but it's quite possible...

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Should We Classify Lauren Spierer's Disappearance as a Cold Case?

(7) Comments | Posted March 6, 2012 | 10:00 PM

It has been nine months since Lauren Spierer vanished from Bloomington, Ind., without a trace. The IU fashion student was last seen during a night of drinking and partying with her friends, but disappeared in the early morning hours of June 3, 2011. The last people known to have been...

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