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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…

Thoughtful Advice on Dealing with Trauma in Mass Tragedy’s Wake

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…

2017 in Crime & Justice: Part II

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…

On This Day: January 3, 1935, Testimony Begins in Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping/Murder Trial

January 3, 1935: Testimony begins in the Lindbergh baby kidnapping/murder trial. The accused, Bruno Hauptmann, appears in court facing the death penalty. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in…

2017 in Crime & Justice: Part I

A look back at the crimes, trials, and updates that captivated the true crime community in the first half of 2017. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new…

Entire Human Skeleton Surfaces From Ground in Sacramento Backyard During Renovations

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. …

South Carolina Serial Killer Todd Kohlhepp Claims to Have More than Seven Victims

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…

UPDATE: New Details Emerge in the 1981 Disappearance of Dale Eugene Kelley

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…

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