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David Lohr
A former senior investigative crime writer for CourtTV’s Crime Library, David also worked as a crime writer for Investigation Discovery, TLC and AOL News. He has been writing about crime and criminals for nearly 20 years. For more on David Lohr or to contact him, visit:

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Watch The Emotional Moment A Judge Recognizes The Accused As A Former Classmate

(579) Comments | Posted July 3, 2015 | 3:07 PM

Courtroom cameras captured the bittersweet moment that a south Florida judge realized the burglary suspect in front of her was a former middle-school classmate.

Arthur Booth, 49, was in Miami-Dade Circuit Court for a bond hearing Thursday when Judge Mindy Glazer asked him if he had attended a nearby middle...

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Tomorio Walton Reportedly Identified As Suspected Gunman Shot Dead By Journalist

(100) Comments | Posted July 3, 2015 | 12:40 PM

The suspected gunman who was killed during a shootout with former CNN reporter Chuck de Caro has reportedly been identified by police as Tomorio Walton.

Walton, 27, allegedly accosted de Caro's wife, former CNN anchor Lynne Russell, in the parking lot of an Albuquerque, New Mexico, motel on Tuesday night,...

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Florida Police Seek Answers In Prominent Doctor's Slaying

(102) Comments | Posted July 2, 2015 | 4:43 PM

Authorities in southwest Florida are trying to determine who is responsible for the slaying of Teresa Sievers, a prominent doctor and married mother of two who was found dead in her upscale home in Bonita Springs.

Sievers failed to show up for work Monday morning, the Lee County...

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No Evidence Of Gunshots Found After Reports Of Active Shooter At D.C. Navy Yard

(173) Comments | Posted July 2, 2015 | 8:14 AM

D.C. and Navy officials said no injuries or evidence of gunshots were found, after a report of possible gunshots at the Navy Yard in southeast Washington, D.C., brought troves of law enforcement to the area Thursday morning.

"There are no signs of a shooting, a shooter, or victims," the

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Little Girl And Her Pregnant Mom Dance Their Way To Viral Stardom

(4) Comments | Posted July 1, 2015 | 4:16 PM

One enthusiastic little girl dancing to a popular hip-hop song, with backup from her very pregnant mom, is the latest viral hit, garnering more than 20 million plays in less than a week.

The video, which was uploaded to Facebook on June 26, opens with 6-year-old Jaylyn Gregory...

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Mississippi Ghost Hunters Find Missing Woman's Body At Abandoned Hospital

(18) Comments | Posted July 1, 2015 | 12:38 PM

An abandoned Mississippi hospital, popular among curiosity seekers and paranormal researchers, became a crime scene Sunday after a group of ghost hunters found a body while exploring the property.

According to police, the group of individuals, who have not been identified, made the discovery at the abandoned Kuhn Memorial State...

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Hayleigh Wilson Missing: Teen's Father 'Terrified' She's With Sex Offender

(37) Comments | Posted June 30, 2015 | 4:43 PM

The father of a missing teen who was last seen in the company of a sex offender with a lengthy criminal history, said his worst fear is that his daughter will be "cut up" and left for dead.

"It's terrifying to know that she is with a pedophile,"

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Sheriff Vows To 'Get Justice' For Chillicothe's Missing Women

(2) Comments | Posted June 29, 2015 | 6:17 PM

A southern Ohio sheriff has vowed to take back the streets in an ongoing effort to find answers in a string of unsolved deaths and disappearances.

"I don’t want my family to be scared to be in the community and I don’t want your family to be scared to be...

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3-Year-Old Daughter Of Murdered Chillicothe Woman Struggles To Understand Death: 'I Want My Mommy'

(18) Comments | Posted June 26, 2015 | 5:43 PM

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio -- A small child's heartbreak brought mourners to tears Thursday at the funeral of 26-year-old Tiffany Sayre, the latest victim in a string of unsolved deaths and disappearances in this small southern Ohio city.

Fear and uncertainty were easily visible on 3-year-old Kayla Sayre's face as she listened...

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Sheriff Says 'Too Many Women' Are Missing From Small Ohio City

(68) Comments | Posted June 23, 2015 | 4:56 PM

The death of Tiffany Sayre -- the latest women to turn up dead in a small Southern Ohio city plagued by a rash of unexplained disappearances -- has been ruled a homicide.

"We've got too many women missing in our community, and it's time to get some answers," Ross County...

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CHILLICOTHE'S MISSING: Tiffany Sayre Found Dead In Creek Bed

(85) Comments | Posted June 22, 2015 | 2:19 PM

The death toll in a small southern Ohio town is now at four after the discovery of yet another missing woman's body in a local waterway.


According to the Highland County Sheriff's Office, two people walking along Cave Road in Highland County, about 30 miles...

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Survival Expert: 'Don't Underestimate' New York Escaped Murderers

(53) Comments | Posted June 20, 2015 | 9:21 AM

Two murderers who've eluded capture two weeks after escaping from a maximum-security prison in upstate New York may be hiding in the wilderness, which could give them an advantage over authorities attempting to hunt them down, according to a survival expert.

"There has been a lot of rain, which hinders...

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Charleston Church Shooting Victims Identified

(146) Comments | Posted June 18, 2015 | 12:45 PM

The identities of the nine victims of Wednesday night's shooting at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, have been released.

Rev. Clementa Pinckney, Tywanza Sanders, Cynthia Hurd, Rev. Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, Myra Thompson, Ethel Lance, Rev. Daniel Simmons, Rev. DePayne Middleton-Doctor and Susie Jackson were shot and killed by...

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Lawyers Ready Evidence That Could Free Imprisoned Rapper 'Mac' Phipps

(19) Comments | Posted June 17, 2015 | 1:49 PM

Rapper McKinley Phipps, who was known by the stage name "Mac the Camouflage Assassin," was convicted just days after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the shooting death of a teenage fan at one of his shows.

Now, after five prosecution witnesses told The Huffington Post that police...

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Former Cop Richard Aguirre Arrested In Cold Case Slaying, Eyed In Similar Cases

(72) Comments | Posted June 5, 2015 | 3:57 PM

Police suggest that Richard Aguirre, a former Washington state cop who has been arrested in the cold case slaying of a woman some 30 years ago and is charged in connection with a recent sexual assault, might be connected to additional crimes.

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Florida Man Reportedly Dances On Police Car To Summon Help In Vampire Battle

(27) Comments | Posted June 5, 2015 | 10:56 AM

Authorities in Florida have released bizarre video footage of a man dancing on the roof of a police cruiser in an attempt to summon help battling a "woman with fangs."

According to court documents obtained by The Smoking Gun, a 44-year-old Cape Coral man is facing charges of...

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Missing Alaska Family Died In Murder-Suicide: Police

(39) Comments | Posted June 4, 2015 | 11:39 AM

Authorities in Alaska say a family of four who vanished without a trace last year died in a murder-suicide.

According to the Kenai Police Department, detectives believe 37-year-old Brandon Jividen fatally shot his girlfriend, 23-year-old Rebecca Adams, her two children and the family dog before turning the gun...

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FBI Joins Search For Missing Chillicothe Women

(3) Comments | Posted June 3, 2015 | 6:51 PM

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio -- The FBI has joined local law enforcement in the hunt for clues in this small Ohio city, where a number of mysterious deaths and disappearances have gone unsolved.

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FBI spokesman Todd Lindgren told The Huffington Post that authorities in Chillicothe on...

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Pregnant Woman's Suicide A 'Setup,' Family And Friends Say

(26) Comments | Posted June 3, 2015 | 6:47 PM

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio -- Five months ago, a young expectant mother here was found dead in a local river. A coroner's ruling that she took her own life sent shockwaves throughout the small community, particularly among friends and family who remain convinced she was murdered.

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Timberly Claytor Found Dead Not Far From Where Several Ohio Women Vanished

(12) Comments | Posted June 1, 2015 | 3:27 PM

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio -- Another woman has turned up dead in this small city, leaving residents on edge as authorities try to determine if the slaying is linked to the recent deaths and disappearances of several other area women.

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"I don't think this is a coincidence...

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