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5 International Serial Killers Who Will Terrify You

The grisly crimes of these international killers prove madness knows no bounds.

by Crime Feed

6 Cases from Criminal Minds Based on Real-Life Crimes

The grisly inspiration behind these six cases from the hit police drama proves the truth is far bloodier than television.

by Kaitlyn Johnston

Busted: How 5 Infamous Serial Killers Were Finally Caught

From incriminating parking tickets to damning digital footprints, uncover the key clues that brought these notorious killers to justice.

by Crime Feed

Scene of the Crime: Grisly Photos from the LAPD Archives

Join the demon dog of American crime fiction, James Ellroy, as he handpicks his favorite crime scene shots from the LAPD archives.

by The Lineup Staff

Thrill of the Kill: The Not-So-Perfect Crime of Leopold and Loeb

These wealthy college students took to murdering a 14-year-old boy to prove their superiority – but sloppy mistakes soon exposed the clever pair as common killers.

by Stephanie Almazan

Doubly Disturbing: The Marcus Twins’ Mysterious Suicides

Identical twins and doctors Stewart and Cyril Marcus did everything together ... including dying in a most mysterious fashion.

by The Lineup Staff

The Acid Bath Murderer of England

John George Haigh took the plunge into murder when he knocked out his old boss and dumped the body into acid – then set out to kill again.

by Steven Casale

When Horror Hits Home

What started as a quiet Sunday night for horror author Ray Garton suddenly turned into a violent, bloody scene straight out of his books.

by Ray Garton

No Seconds: The Last Meals of Death Row Inmates

From Gacy's bucket of fried chicken to McVeigh's bowl of ice cream, dig in to the last meals of America's death row inmates.

by The Lineup Staff

Magdalena Solís: The Blood Drinking High Priestess of Mexico

Cult leader Magdalena Solís convinced illiterate villagers she was a reincarnated goddess – then slaughtered her dissenters in brutal blood sacrifices.

by Steven Casale

9 Criminally Dumb Crook Fails Caught on CCTV

These clumsy culprits are far from evil geniuses – and we have the footage to prove it.

by Crime Feed

Dangerous Dames from the Land Down Under: Female Mugshots

Meet the tough female convicts of turn-of-the-century Australia in these stunning vintage mugshots.

by The Lineup Staff

Most Wanted Reading List: 10 Myths About Serial Killers

Criminologist Scott Bonn knows his way around the mind of a serial killer – and he's sharing his secrets.

by The Lineup Staff

The Villisca Axe Murders

On a quiet summer night in Iowa, eight people were bludgeoned to death while they slept in their beds.

by The Lineup Staff

Murder in the Big Apple: Elma Sands and The Manhattan Well Mystery

Beneath the streets of New York's trendiest neighborhood is the scene of a 200-year-old unsolved murder.

by The Lineup Staff

Dumbest Criminal of 2014

Minnesota thief Nicholas Wig accidentally left photos of himself at two crime scenes in the same day.

by The Lineup Staff

Weirdest Crime News of 2014

Scan the strangest headlines from January through December with our year-end review of crazy crime news from around the globe.

by The Lineup Staff

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