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Crime takes root amid voter apathy

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CORRECTION: This story has been updated to reflect the correct year police believe the last West Mesa Murders victim was killed.

On the same morning the Journal published its poll revealing, to no one’s surprise, that crime is now the top concern among likely Albuquerque voters, a body lay crumpled on a Southeast Heights sidewalk, dead of an apparent gunshot wound.

Another man found dead of suspicious causes in a North Valley home was also reported in the Journal’s online page that morning.

Other stories in the paper that morning: Albuquerque Public Schools board member Analee Maestas blamed her daughter for the allegations of embezzling funds from a school they both ran; a former doctor was sentenced to 15 months in prison for having pornography of children as young as 1; a Northeast

Read more at: https://www.abqjournal.com/1068602/crime-takes-root-amid-voter-apathy-excerpt-voters-have-chance-to-make-a-difference-on-october-3.html

Citing Crime, Victims of Suspected Serial Killer, Gary Begins Demolition of Abandoned Homes

As Marvin Clinton watched the Indiana National Guard tear down abandoned homes in Gary, Indiana Monday, he says he thinks about his fiance Teaira Batey–whose body had been found inside of an abandon home nearly three years ago–the victim of suspected serial killer.

“Once these guys came in a half a block was gone in two days,” Clinton said. “To see them doing what they doing now is a wonderful start, because we know these houses is coming down.”

Taking down the abandon homes has been part of Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson’s plan since taking office nearly six years ago, and the problem made headlines after authorities say accused serial killer Darren Vann dumped bodies in some of those abandoned homes.

The National Guard started tearing down the abandon homes last Thursday, after the city requested they take action through Indiana’s counter drug task force. So far the guard has

Read more at: http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/gary-serial-killer-buildings-torn-down-445484563.html

The typical serial killer: Crime Scene Newsletter

The Crime Scene newsletter offers crime news, listening suggestions and weekly updates to Crime Scene, the award-winning true crime podcast written and produced by Jordan Fenster.

The Podcast

We’ve been talking a lot about serial killers, and the next episode of Crime Scene will follow that theme. My hope is to dispel some commonly held beliefs on the subject.

When you think of a serial killer, what is it you imagine?

The most common image of a “serial killer, at least in this country,” is that of a sexually driven psychopath. Crime Scene has already delved into Albert Fish’s best known murder, and he is considered the first American serial killer, at least in the modern era.

Fish did commit other horrific murders, but he is known for killing, and then eating, 10-year-old Grace Budd in what some experts have called a state of sexual frenzy.

Read more at: http://www.lohud.com/story/nletter/crime-scene/2017/07/27/typical-serial-killer-crime-scene-newsletter/515719001/

Wisconsin investigator to hold book signing in Pewaukee, appear on true crime show

An investigator will be making an appearance in the village of Pewaukee for a book signing ahead of him being featured on a true crime TV show this Saturday.

Steve Spingola, an author and retired Milwaukee Police Department homicide lieutenant, will appear at Rosati’s Pizza, 690 Westfield Way, from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 22 to sign his new book “Staggered Paths: Strange Deaths in the Badger State. The book, which is one of Amazon’s Hot New Releases, examines the deaths of 31 Wisconsin college-age men, which some attribute to the so-called “Smiley Face Killer”.

Rosati’s is also offering a “sleuth with the proof” lunch special, which includes a pizza slice and a drink for $4.76. Copies of Spingola’s book are

Read more at: http://www.lakecountrynow.com/story/news/local/lake-country-reporter/2017/07/19/wisconsin-investigator-hold-book-signing-pewaukee-appear-true-crime-show/493362001/

Wisconsin investigator to hold book signing in Pewaukee, appear on true crime show

An investigator will be making an appearance in the village of Pewaukee for a book signing ahead of him being featured on a true crime TV show this Saturday.

Steve Spingola, an author and retired Milwaukee Police Department homicide lieutenant, will appear at Rosati’s Pizza, 690 Westfield Way, from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 22 to sign his new book “Staggered Paths: Strange Deaths in the Badger State. The book, which is one of Amazon’s Hot New Releases, examines the deaths of 31 Wisconsin college-age men, which some attribute to the so-called “Smiley Face Killer”.

Rosati’s is also offering a “sleuth with the proof” lunch special, which includes a pizza slice and a drink for $4.76. Copies of Spingola’s book are

Read more at: http://www.lakecountrynow.com/story/news/local/lake-country-reporter/2017/07/19/wisconsin-investigator-hold-book-signing-pewaukee-appear-true-crime-show/493362001/

5 Of The Most Notorious Cases Never Cracked | Crime Time – Oxygen

Some of the most notorious crimes in America were never cracked. Whether it was wrong leads, conflicting motives or lack of witnesses, these 5 notorious cold cases remain open to this day. Cold Justice, which delves deep into cold cases like these, premieres on Oxygen on July 22nd at 8/7c. 

East Area Rapist/Golden State Killer

 

He may be the most prolific violent serial killer in America. In 1977, several women in the Sacramento area were attacked by a man only known as the East Area RapistAccording to The FBI, the East Area Rapist—also known as the Original Night Stalker, the Diamond Knot Killer, and Golden State Killer—committed at least 45 rapes, murdered 12 people and is responsible for at least 120 burglaries from 1979 to 1986. His MO began with teens and young women who were home alone and then focused on couples.

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/cold-justice/blogs/5-of-the-most-notorious-cases-never-cracked

Deadly promises, creepy trinkets and chilling threats: True crime author writes to serial killers – including …

For more than 20 years, Australian true crime author, Amanda Howard (pictured), has peaked into the minds of some the world's most notorious serial killers

For more than 20 years, Australian true crime author, Amanda Howard (pictured), has peaked into the minds of some the world’s most notorious serial killers

For more than 20 years, one author has peaked into the minds of some of the world’s most notorious serial killers.

True crime author, Amanda Howard, receives about 40 letters a week from across the globe.

But these handwritten letters don’t come from close friends or family, they come from sadistic killers.

Howard writes to murderers as part of the research process for her true crime novels.

‘Some of them are grossly pornographic. Some of them start that way and talk about erections and stuff like that,’ Howard

Read more at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4659396/True-crime-author-writes-serial-killers.html

Transgender serial killer was jealous | CRIME HUNTER | World …

Douglas Perry was jealous.

The now 65-year-old Spokane man wanted to get pregnant. And he seethed with jealousy.

During a horrendous four-month period in 1990, the troubled killer preyed on Spokane’s prostitutes. But it was never motivated by sex – it was hatred.

In quick succession, sex workers Yolanda Sapp, 26, Nickie Lowe, 34, and Kathy Brisbois, 38, were shot to death.

Their corpses were discovered naked, dumped like so much trash on the banks of the Spokane River.

The hunt for the serial killer went ice cold for 22 years, the file turning to dust. In 2012, Perry – now transitioned – was convicted of a firearms possession charge.

And her DNA lit up the boards like a Christmas tree: Donna Perry’s genetic blueprint matched the cold case killer.

Detectives believed that Perry changed her sex in 2000 in a bizarre attempt to escape being detected.

“She gelded herself like you would a farm animal,” Deputy Prosecutor

Read more at: http://www.torontosun.com/2017/07/01/transgender-serial-killer-was-jealous

Two crime profilers for Anthony Sanborn Jr. say clues suggest a serial killer

Anthony Sanborn Jr. is led from the Cumberland County Courthouse in April 1990 while waiting to be arraigned on a murder charge in the slaying of Jessica L. Briggs. A renowned former FBI criminal profiler now says Briggs may actually have been murdered by a serial killer. Staff photo by Jack Milton; archival photo of Jessica Lea Briggs

The brutal murder of 16-year-old Jessica L. Briggs, who was slashed and stabbed to death on Portland’s Maine State Pier in 1989, may be connected to a serial killer who preyed on women throughout New England in the 1970s and 1980s, according to a renowned former FBI criminal profiler.

Jessica L. Briggs, the murder victimJessica L. Briggs, the murder victim


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In a preliminary report

Read more at: http://www.pressherald.com/2017/06/21/two-crime-profilers-for-anthony-sanborn-jr-clues-suggest-a-serial-killer/

The Mysterious Case of the Glut in True-Crime TV

The crime rate in the United States remains considerably lower than it was a few decades ago, but not on your television. True-crime programs are seemingly everywhere these days, with early June bringing yet another new batch. As with zombie stories and scripted police procedurals, it seems as if this genre has no saturation point.

On Friday HLN, a channel in the CNN family, began “Beyond Reasonable Doubt,” a show that focuses on cases in which forensic science provided a breakthrough. On Monday TV One adds “#Murder,” featuring cases involving social media, to its “True Crime Monday” lineup. The longtime leader in the true-crime field, Investigation Discovery, goes to Las Vegas for “Sin City Justice,” which begins Thursday and promises a real-time format to tell crime stories “with unprecedented access and unfiltered emotions.”

These and other newcomers are adding to what already seems like a glut. The basic-cable band is full of

Read more at: http://www.nrtoday.com/the-mysterious-case-of-the-glut-in-true-crime-tv/article_2b3b013e-8d25-5f6f-a6e1-53350680dcc3.html