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Alexander Pichushkin, Russia's Chessboard Killer

The cold-blooded killer's goal was to kill enough people to fill a chessboard.

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Meet the Three People Who Helped Catch Ted Bundy

Bundy's girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer, along with two rookie cops, helped take down the serial killer.

by Audrey Webster

Gone in the Dark: The 40-Year Hunt for the Golden State Killer

Michelle McNamara’s obsessive search for the man who terrorized California during the 1970s and ‘80s is chronicled in her book, I’ll Be Gone in the Dark

by Sarah Mangiola

America’s Most Wanted Helped Track Down This Mass Murderer

It took nearly two decades and a clay bust to find the List family murderer.

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Campus Terror: The Savage Crimes of John Norman Collins

The "Ypsilanti Ripper" terrorized the college community for two years.

by Orrin Grey

Uncovering the Truth Behind One of the Bayou Strangler’s Victims

Investigative journalist Fred Rosen interviews a woman who was close to one of the Strangler’s earliest victims: Oliver LeBanks. 

by Fred Rosen

The Wolf Family Murders: A Brutal Crime in Small Town North Dakota

Their gravestone reads ‘The Murdered Family.’ But who did it? The only survivor of the massacre was too young to talk.

by The Lineup Staff

8 Serial Killers Who Were Never Caught

The killers behind these terrifying crimes remain unidentified to this day.

by Catherine Phelan

Cruelly Slain: The Brutal Austin Yogurt Shop Murders of 1991 Remain Unsolved Decades Later

It was a murder scene that could appall the most hardened homicide detective...

by Robert Walsh

15 Bone-Chilling Quotes from Serial Killers

You may want to sleep with the lights on tonight.

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The Chilling, Unsolved Dardeen Family Murders

The crime was considered too brutal and gruesome to be reported on daytime TV...

by Orrin Grey

Serial Killer Survivors: 5 People Who Lived to Tell Terrifying Tales

Imagine beating the odds after being attacked by one of America's most notorious serial killers. These five victims lived to tell about the tale.

by Catherine Phelan

The Smiley Face Killer: If He Exists, He’s One of the World’s Most Prolific Murderers

At least 45 deaths of young men are attributed to the Smiley Face Killer, but most police departments say he doesn’t exist.

by The Lineup Staff

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