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Before the Lindbergh Kidnapping, There Was the Abduction of Charley Ross

The four-year-old's 1874 disappearance was America’s first widely publicized kidnapping for ransom.

By Allison Wild

Dr. Buck Ruxton and the Grisly Jigsaw Murders of 1935 

The surgeon's brutal deeds earned him a savage nickname. 

By Robert Walsh

10 Serial Killers Who Were Never Caught

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

By Catherine Phelan

Amelia Dyer: Victorian England's Cruelest Baby Farmer

The "Ogress of Reading" was rumored to be responsible for the deaths of 400 children.

By Jamie Bogert

Madame Delphine Lalaurie: The Most Evil Woman in New Orleans

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.

By Steven Casale

How H. H. Holmes Became America's Most Prolific Serial Killer

Up to 200 victims may have died at his 1890's Chicago "Murder Castle."

By John Freund

Meet Gao Chengyong: The Chinese Jack the Ripper

China's Jack the Ripper is an eerie echo of the original. 

By John Freund

BREAKING: New DNA Evidence Identifies Jack the Ripper Suspect

After more than 130 years, the Ripper's identity may have finally been revealed. 

By John Freund

10 Little-Known Facts About Lizzie Borden

She looms large in the annals of American crime lore. But how well do you truly know Lizzie Borden?

By Aliza Polkes

Child Killer: Gordon Northcott and the Wineville Chicken Coop Murders

She knew her son was missing, but the police didn't believe her. Then they unearthed the brutal truth.

By The Lineup Staff

Demon of the Belfry: The Creepy Case of Theo Durrant, San Francisco's Jack the Ripper

They found the first body stuffed inside the church library's closet. Then a second body turned up...

By Orrin Grey

A Day That Began with Death: The Hoskins Family Murders of 1919

On a cold January morning, John Hoskins slaughtered three members of his family.

By John Brassard Jr.

The Erdington Murders: Two Eerily Similar Slayings—157 Years Apart

Barbara Forrest and Mary Ashford lived in different centuries, but they died in chillingly similar ways.

By The Lineup Staff

Little House of Horrors: Laura Ingalls Wilder and the Bloody Benders

"Little House on the Prairie" could have been a lot more twisted.

By Terri Osborne

Here’s Who’s Buried In the Grave of H.H. Holmes

Who lies buried in the grave of H.H. Holmes? Investigators now know the answer…

By The Lineup Staff

A Man in the Attic: The Deadly Affairs of Walburga Oesterreich

Walburga's bizarre love affair cost her husband his life.

By Orrin Grey

Who Killed Hazel Drew? The Little-Known 1908 Murder Case That Inspired Twin Peaks

Did you know that Laura Palmer's death was inspired by a real-life murder case?

By C.W.S.

Grave Matters: 5 Cases of Body-Snatching from the Victorian Era

A dearth of usable cadavers in the Victorian era fueled the lucrative body-snatching industry. Here are five gruesome tales of those who dug up graves for profit.

By Occult Museum

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