True Crime

From Ted Bundy to Lizzie Borden, explore true crime across centuries.

The Chilling Case of Pearl Bryan – and Her Missing Head

This young woman suffered a brutal death, her head tragically lost to time. 

How Do Lie Detectors Work?

They’re notoriously unreliable, but continue to be used in criminal investigations.

Clementine Barnabet and the Church of Sacrifice

Whole families were slaughtered in the name of human sacrifice—or was it insanity?

A Body in Kentucky: The 30-Year-Long Mystery of “Tent Girl”

In 1968 her body was found. Her identity would remain a mystery for decades.

Charles Cullen: New Jersey’s Angel of Death

Though Cullen confessed to 40 murders, some investigators believe he killed as many as 400 people.

Vera Renczi Was an Infamous Black Widow—Who May Never Have Existed

Did the supposedly infamous Romanian killer really slay 35 people? 

5 National Parks Murders That Will Make You Think Twice About Camping

These tragic cases prove we never really know what’s waiting in the woods.

A Suspect Has Confessed to the Long-Unsolved Murder of Kaitlyn Arquette

Lois Duncan’s once-eternal question, Who Killed My Daughter?, seems to have been finally answered.

The Yorkshire Witch Was Equal Parts Con Artist and Serial Killer

Stealing, telling phony fortunes, faking prophetic messages on 'freshly laid' eggs, and poisoned puddings were just the beginning for Mary Bateman.

7 Chilling Books by People Who Knew Serial Killers

Get a fascinating new perspective on the darkness that lives within these violent offenders.

12 Chilling True Crime Books About Ted Bundy

The killer's own defense attorney described him as “the very definition of heartless evil.”

Liu Pengli Was One of History’s Earliest and Vilest Serial Killers

A nephew of the Chinese emperor, Liu Pengli was feared by many.

The Disappearance of Emanuela Orlandi and the Mystery of the Vatican Graves

This 1983 missing person's case continues to cause controversy and anguish.