On Saturday, April 28, 2012, a security camera in Manhattan's Port Authority Bus Terminal captured Stevie Danielle Bates at around 9 AM. The 19-year-old with bleach-blonde dreadlocks looked somewhat confused after stepping off an escalator, seemingly unsure of in which direction to go next. At 1:10 into the clip released by the Yonkers Police Department, Bates … Continue reading It’s Been Nearly 6 Years Since Stevie Bates Disappeared from Manhattan: Why has Her Case Gone Cold?
You don't know how many times I've Googled "list of true crime podcasts" and been frustrated with the search results. Maybe this genre is still to niche to warrant a comprehensive list of most---if not all---true crime podcasts. But, how useful would that be for obsessive-types like myself? I have so many opinions about true crime podcasts, but no one with whom to share them in real life! I mean, I spend most of the work day with headphones on, listening to podcasts about fucked up shit. And because I'm a DIY-type person, I decided to make that list myself.
If you've haven't already heard---and you probably have---a teenage gunman opened fire at a Parkland, Florida high school today. 17 fatalities have been confirmed by the Broward County Sheriff at the time of this post. The suspect was identified as a 19-year-old former student named Nikolas Cruz. Unlike many mass shooters, he did not commit suicide prior to … Continue reading Thoughtful Advice on Dealing with Trauma in Mass Tragedy’s Wake
Aaaand I'm back---and only a week late---with just some of the high-profile cases that dominated the latter half of 2017. Old school killers made headlines with the death of Charles Manson and the positive identification of a body found in John Wayne Gacy's crawl space four decades ago. Zachary Adams's long-awaited trial for the murder of … Continue reading 2017 in Crime & Justice: Part II
January 3, 1935: Testimony begins in the Lindbergh baby kidnapping/murder trial. The accused, Bruno Hauptmann, appears in court facing the death penalty.
A look back at the crimes, trials, and updates that captivated the true crime community in the first half of 2017.
Sacramento County Sheriff's Officers are investigating a suspicious death after workers renovating a vacant home in North Highlands discovered an entire human skeleton buried in the backyard on December 26.
On November 3, 2016, a 45-year-old realtor was arrested when authorities discovered missing person Kala Brown chained to a metal storage container’s interior wall on his rural property. A year after his capture, serial killer Todd Kohlhepp now claims to have more victims than the seven murders of which he's been convicted.
Debbie Allen, William Schmidbauer, and Hattie Brown each served in the U.S. Military before they each vanished without a trace. While the circumstances of their disappearances vary, all three have this in common: their cases remain unsolved.
Last month, I wrote about the disappearance of Dale Eugene Kelley. To refresh your memory, 20-year-old Kelley vanished in May 1981 en route from Carmichael---a Sacramento suburb---to Los Angeles, where he planned to visit his girlfriend. A month later, his car was found abandoned in New Orleans. As I wrote in October, information about Dale Kelley’s disappearance … Continue reading UPDATE: New Details Emerge in the 1981 Disappearance of Dale Eugene Kelley