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The Bride-to-Be Murders, Part I: Who Killed Judy Hakari?

23-year-old Judy Ann Hakari disappeared from Sacramento on March 7, 1970. Seven weeks later, her body was found buried in an abandoned mine 45 miles away. Nearly 50 years later,…

Where I’ve Been, a Missing Man, and a Cult

Sometimes I wish I wasn’t so afraid of being doxxed, if only so I could more specifically complain about the, um, challenges of working in the criminal justice system. This would make…

16 New Additions to My True Crime Podcast Spreadsheet

The arrest of the alleged East Area Rapist/Original Night Stalker–better known as the Golden State Killer, but he’ll always be EAR/ONS to me–has been quite the distraction in the last…

What Happened that Night: How a family friend fought off the Golden State Killer

Tracy is a family friend. She and my mom met through work, and became real-life friends. Both were recently single, blonde, and very social creature. And, like myself, Tracy’s daughters…

What We Know About the Man Believed to Be the Golden State Killer

In the day that’s passed since the Sacramento County DA announced the arrest of the alleged Golden State Killer–A.K.A the East Area Rapist, Original Night Stalker, Diamond Knot Killer, and…

After Four Decades of Searching, Sacramento Sheriff Arrests Man Believed to be the Golden State Killer

“The answer has always been in Sacramento.” — Ann Marie Schubert, Sacramento District Attorney Today, the Sacramento Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of a man believed to be the Golden…

12 New Additions to My True Crime Podcast List

It’s been one hell of a week in this death-selling household. I love my job, but this month has been rough: working at a criminal justice non-profit means that, four…

Introducing the Best Damn List of True Crime Podcasts You’ll Ever Find

Last month, I posted a work-in-progress true crime list that’s admittedly limited. I am a self-confessed slave to the spreadsheet (Three cheers for conditional formatting!), and while I did my…

It’s Been Nearly 6 Years Since Stevie Bates Disappeared from Manhattan: Why has Her Case Gone Cold?

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…

My (Work-in-Progress) List of True Crime Podcasts

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…

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