Catherine Townsend

A House to Die For: A Look Back at The Blackpool Poisoner

Louisa Merrifield took advantage of her employer by murdering her in cold blood.

Suspect Arrested in 25-Year-Old Cold Case Murder of Lisa Ziegert

For more than two decades, Massachusetts authorities have been hunting for a killer...

Could John Bittrolff Be the Long Island Serial Killer?

The string of killings still haunt Gilgo Beach.

The Creepy Case of Serial Killer Tony Costa and His Garden of Horrors

"Each body was cut into as many parts as there are joints."

Sydney Smith: Scotland's Real Sherlock Holmes

The pioneering forensic specialist solved gruesome crimes and created new investigative methods.

What Really Happened to Madeleine McCann?

It's as if she vanished into thin air...

Which State Has the Most Serial Killers—and Why?

It's known for its untouched wilderness and shockingly high rate of murderers.

Experts Reveal What Drives Mothers to Kill Their Kids

It's one of the most shocking crimes imaginable...

A Mother, Murder, and Munchausen: The Chilling Case of Gypsy Rose and MSBP

Gypsy was a murderer, investigators say, but she was also a victim of Munchausen syndrome by proxy.

The Body of H.H. Holmes Is Being Exhumed Right Now—Here’s Why

Did the sadistic "Murder Castle" serial killer fake his own death in 1896?

Murder in the Ozarks: Who Killed Rebekah Gould?

Her death remains one of the most mystifying cold cases in the state of Arkansas.

Welcome to Tennessee’s Body Farm, Where New Forensic Research Could Revolutionize How We Estimate Time of Death

Dead men do tell tales—especially at Tennessee's Body Farm, where dozens of cadavers are studied as they decay.

A Look Back at Ira Einhorn, The “Unicorn Killer”

Was this peace-loving hippie really a cold-blooded killer?

A New Investigation Into the Disappearance of Kristin Smart, Who Vanished 20 Years Ago

In 1996, Kristin Smart vanished without a trace. To this day, the case remains unsolved.