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12 Unsolved Murders in Illinois since 1974

Reboot Illinois | Posted 06.14.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

While it is the job of police in Illinois to solve crimes committed in the state, not every crime ends with an explanation and a conviction. The Illinois State Police has a list of 24 unsolved murders since September 1974, in hopes that it may lead to new information, tips or leads from the public.

Police Uncover New Leads In Child's 17-Year-Old Murder Mystery

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 11.15.2014 | Crime

The 1997 disappearance of 6-year-old Peter "Peter Boy" Kema, Jr., is one of Hawaii's most notorious, unsolved crimes. Peter Boy disappeared on the Big...

These Are The States With The Most Open Missing Persons Cases

Posted 06.10.2015 | Entertainment

It’s the unthinkable in the age of connectivity. A spouse doesn’t arrive home on time; a colleague fails to show up for work; a child never makes ...

Mary Higgins Clark Creates Another Mystery in I've Got You Under My Skin

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 06.11.2014 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Mary Higgins Clark isn't sharp and edgy; she is interesting and fun. She doesn't pile on the gore but rather just piles on the suspense. She makes reading her books an enjoyable experience.

David Lohr

Hailey Dunn's Mother Says Waiting On Daughter's Remains Is 'Pure Hell' | David Lohr | Posted 03.14.2014 | Crime

It has been a year since authorities in Texas located the remains of Hailey Dunn and they have yet to make an arrest or to release the teen's remains ...

David Lohr

Two Sisters Disappear Under Mysterious Circumstances 32 Years Apart | David Lohr | Posted 03.27.2014 | Crime

For 65 days in 1969, Marcia Shelton watched, waited and hoped against all odds that her missing 12-year-old daughter would turn up safe and sound. ...

Man's Murder, Decapitation, Continues To Puzzle Police

AP | BEN NEARY | Posted 01.30.2014 | Crime

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The discovery of an unidentified murder victim's headless body nearly three weeks ago on a remote, dead-end dirt road in Wyomi...

The Sad Irony of Homicide Solvability

Dr. Michael J. Jenkins | Posted 03.12.2014 | Crime
Dr. Michael J. Jenkins

If witnesses are unwilling to talk to police, then no increase in the number of investigators will close these cases. The police responsibility, then, is to earn the respect and cooperation of citizens in the neighborhoods where these homicides occur.

David Lohr

Dr. Phil Won't Pay In Defamation Case Over Natalee Holloway | David Lohr | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

A California appeals court has ruled in favor of talk show host Dr. Phil McGraw, in a defamation lawsuit over his coverage of the Natalee Holloway cas...

Germany Launches Massive Investigation Into Alleged Neo-Nazi Killings

AP | Posted 12.04.2013 | World

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities are investigating whether hundreds of unsolved killings and attempted killings over the past two decades were commi...

The Lost Girls of Gilgo: True-Crime Thriller Premieres In New York City

Jill Di Donato | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jill Di Donato

When it comes to horror, we like it ripped from the headlines, or so suggests the rise in popularity of true-crime thrillers.

18-Year-Old Cold Case Solved With New DNA Technology

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 10.30.2013 | Crime

A 40-year-old man has been charged with a Colorado crime that went unsolved for almost 20 years. Markie Lee Peoples is being charged with kidnappi...

New Clues May Help Solve Teen Girls' 1971 Disappearance

AP | DIRK LAMMERS | Posted 11.23.2013 | Crime

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Authorities have found an old Studebaker believed to be related to the 1971 disappearance of two 17-year-old South Dakota girls, ...

Tony Zerilli: 'I'm Not Crazy'

Posted 06.18.2013 | Detroit

It's been almost 40 years since Teamsters head Jimmy Hoffa headed out for dinner with two unknown men at the Machus Red Fox restaurant in Bloomfield H...

Cold Cases: Unsolved Crimes That Keep Us Up At Night (QUIZ)

Posted 08.15.2012 | Crime

In TNT’s hit show, The Closer, Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson is the LAPD’s eponymous case-clincher. Known for her unorthodox tactics and razor...

Crime Stoppers Offers Its Largest Reward Ever In Murder Case

Posted 05.17.2012 | Crime

Four months ago, an Iranian-born medical researcher was gunned down in her car just a few steps from her family’s home in Texas. The murder remains ...

Turning Tragedy Into Activism: Remembering Colonel Philip Shue

Cilla McCain | Posted 06.17.2012 | Crime
Cilla McCain

Nine years ago yesterday, on April 16, 2003, Colonel Shue kissed his wife goodbye and headed to work at Lackland Air Force Base. It was the last time they would ever see each other. The wreckage of his 1995 Tracer will sit by the road rusting away; a mangled symbol of injustice.

Hacking Away At Lizzie Borden Mystery: New Journals Revealed

AP | Posted 03.06.2012 | Crime

FALL RIVER, Mass. -- A series of journals kept by a lawyer who represented Lizzie Borden in her 1893 double murder trial are shedding new light on the...

David Lohr

Charges Filed In Unsolved Killings Of Taylor Paschal-Placker And Skyla Jade Whitaker | David Lohr | Posted 12.09.2011 | Crime

Authorities in Oklahoma have finally made an arrest in the homicides of Taylor Paschal-Placker and Skyla Jade Whitaker -- two girls gunned down in in ...

50-year-old New Mexico Murder Mystery

KRQE | Posted 03.27.2014 | Crime

CARLSBAD, NM - Despite the passage of more than a half-century, it's a crime that still haunts this small, southeast New Mexico town. Two girls in the...

FBI Pursuing 'Credible Lead' In Haunting 40-Year-Old Mystery

AP | Posted 09.30.2011 | Crime

SEATTLE -- The FBI says it has a "credible" lead in the D.B. Cooper case, which involved the 1971 hijacking of a passenger jet over Washington state a...

Massachusetts Man: I Cracked Zodiac Killer's Code | Posted 09.20.2011 | Crime

Corey Starliper believes he has solved a cipher devised by the so-called "Zodiac Killer" that has remained unsolved for over 40 years....

David Lohr

In Long Island Serial Killer Investigation, Police Search For More Bodies | David Lohr | Posted 03.27.2014 | New York

Authorities in New York have resumed the search for additional bodies in the Long Island serial killer investigation. They plan to focus their effo...

On Her Missing Daughter's 8th Birthday, Kate McCann Opens Up About the Search For Madeleine

Posted 07.12.2011 | World

The mother of a British toddler who disappeared on a family vacation in Portugal has written a memoir about the fruitless search for her child in orde...

David Lohr

Dr. Phil To Appear In Court For Lawsuit In Natalee Holloway Case | David Lohr | Posted 07.06.2011 | Los Angeles

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has finally set a court date in the defamation lawsuit against talk show host Dr. Phil McGraw over his coverage of ...