Nearly a century later, their grisly crime remains as mystifying as ever.
Buried in this seemingly idyllic setting are some very horrific events.
The four-year-old's 1874 disappearance was America’s first widely publicized kidnapping for ransom.
By Allison Wild
The surgeon's brutal deeds earned him a savage nickname.
By Robert Walsh
The "Ogress of Reading" was rumored to be responsible for the deaths of 400 children.
By Jamie Bogert
The secret locked in her mansion attic was so vile, it inspired decades of ghost stories, crime books, and even a character on American Horror Story.
Up to 200 victims may have died at his 1890's Chicago "Murder Castle."
After more than 130 years, the Ripper's identity may have finally been revealed.
She knew her son was missing, but the police didn't believe her. Then they unearthed the brutal truth.
They found the first body stuffed inside the church library's closet. Then a second body turned up...
On a cold January morning, John Hoskins slaughtered three members of his family.
Barbara Forrest and Mary Ashford lived in different centuries, but they died in chillingly similar ways.
"Little House on the Prairie" could have been a lot more twisted.
Investigators uncovered a truly disturbing scene...
Walburga's bizarre love affair cost her husband his life.
Did you know that Laura Palmer's death was inspired by a real-life murder case?