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True Crime

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

Death in the Valley: The Mystifying Double Murders at Wonnangatta Station

Jim Barclay was found in a shallow grave in what was the Wonnangatta Murders. Authorities suspected the cook, John Bamford, until Bamford's body turned up.

Murder in Pasquotank County: Who Killed Nell Cropsey?

In December 1901, authorities found the body of young Nell Cropsey floating in North Carolina's Pasquotank River.

Blood on the Kitchen Floor: The Unsolved Disappearance of Joan Risch

In 1961, Joan Risch vanished from her Massachusetts home, leaving behind two children, a distraught husband, and a kitchen streaked with blood.

From College Senior to Cold Case: Who Killed Tammy Zywicki?

On August 23, 1992, Grinnell College senior Tammy Zywicki departed from the Chicago suburb of Evanston toward Grinnell's Iowa campus. She was never seen alive again.

A Look Back at Jack Henry Abbott, Norman Mailer’s Favorite Felon

Jack Henry Abbott was a convicted felon, serving a long stint behind bars, when he became known to author Norman Mailer.

7 Trophies Saved by Serial Killers

Serial killers save trophies to remember their kills. Some are stranger than others.

The Unsolved Piano Murder of Sigrid Stevenson

When the officer finally lifted the piano's dust cover, he found Sigrid’s lifeless body stashed beneath it...

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

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

How the Stratton Brothers Became the First British Killers Busted by a Fingerprint

How the Stratton Brothers Became the First British Killers Busted by a Fingerprint

A thumbprint on a cashbox led police to the murderers—and changed the course of criminal history.

Dressed in Yellow Silk: The Grisly Mystery of Australia’s “Pyjama Girl”

Her burned and beaten body was found along a lonely country road. Who was the "Pyjama Girl"?

Terror at Yale: The 1998 Murder of Suzanne Jovin

Her brutal slaying electrified the community with terror, sadness, and a demand for justice.

A Break in the Case: Was Jack the Ripper Actually Three Men?

A private investigator claims to have cracked the infamous case—and top Ripper experts are taking note.

Buried in the Basement: The Strange Case of Dr. Crippen

He's one of England's most infamous criminals ... but was he actually guilty?

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.

William Herbert Wallace and the Impossible Murder of Julia Wallace

Neighbors watched William open the back door. There, sprawled across the parlor floor, was Julia's lifeless body.

A Perfect Murder: The Impossible Death of Isidor Fink

Who killed Isidor Fink? Most bafflingly of all ... how?