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Stranger with Candy: The Kidnapping Spree of Teen Chyrel Jolls

Teen kidnapper Chyrel Jolls grabbed her 5-year-old victim by the wrist: "If you don't come with me, I'll drown you."

By Catherine Pelonero

The Shocking Murder of William Desmond Taylor in Hollywood’s Silent Era

He was one of the most prolific directors in Hollywood—until he was fatally shot by an unknown killer in his Westlake home.

By Orrin Grey

Gary Ridgway: The Green River Killer

Chillingly, he referred to killing young women as his "career."

By Orrin Grey

5 Devastating Small Town Crimes

In a town of 80 people, one horrible, criminal act can send the entire population reeling.

By Amelia McDonell-Parry

Blanche Monnier: The Woman Who Was Held Prisoner by Her Mother for 25 Years

When daylight finally spilled into the musty chamber, a shocking sight came into focus...

By Gary Sweeney

Who Killed Tammy Jo Alexander More Than 30 Years Ago?

She was only 16 years old when she was murdered and dumped in a cornfield.

By Michelle Sigona

Death in the Heartland: The Murder Spree of Charles Starkweather

He was the sadistic killer behind one of the most chilling murder sprees in American history.

By Robert Walsh

Fritz Haarmann: The Vampire of Hanover

He claimed more than 24 victims ... but it was his method of murder that earned Haarmann his ghoulish moniker.

By Orrin Grey

Who was the Boston Strangler?

They called him "America's first serial killer of the modern era," but the case of the Boston Strangler is full of contradictions.

By Orrin Grey

Caught by a Cord: The Murder of Nancy Titterton

She was strangled to death in her Manhattan apartment ... and the only clues to the crime was a lone horse hair and a piece of cord.

By Elisabeth Tilstra

Murder He Wrote: The Chilling Case of Krystian Bala

Did Polish crime writer Krystian Bala commit murder and hide clues in his book Amok?

By Orrin Grey

The Fight to Keep Her Sister’s Killer Behind Bars

Vicki Dill's older sister was murdered in 1973. After years of going unsolved, the case was finally closed ... and now the killer wants to be set free.

By Barry Blitch

Doctor Satan: The Life and Murders of Marcel Petiot

Lurking within this man of medicine was a ruthless killer who lured dozens of victims to their doom.

By Orrin Grey

4 Serial Killers Who Didn’t Act Alone

It takes two to make a thing go horribly wrong.

By Jacquelyn Gray

Is Charles Manson Behind the Unsolved Murder of Reet Jurvetson?

Police considered her death an “overkill,” a brutal killing style used by the Manson Family.

By Amelia McDonell-Parry

Serial Suspects: Who Committed the Villisca Axe Murders?

One of these men might have committed one of the grisliest murders in American history.

By Orrin Grey

The Unsolved Killing of Georgette Bauerdorf

Her screams went unanswered, and her murder remains a mystery.

By Elisabeth Tilstra

Homegrown Horror: 7 Creepy American Serial Killers

The crimes of these American murderers will make your skin crawl.

By Adam Karlin

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