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Netflix’s New Serial Killer Series Is Still A Mystery

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Beast review – serial killer mystery offers a masterclass in slow-burn chills

British TV director Michael Pearce makes a commanding feature debut with this psychological drama-thriller that puts an eerily windswept island location to fine use and features an excellent lead performance from Jessie Buckley, whose open, intelligent face transmits thought and feeling with piercing clarity. Pearce has also written a well-carpentered screenplay; there are some very big scenes and big moments here – sometimes too big – but he gives us a carefully crafted dramatic setup, an intriguingly curated selection of suspects for the crime and all of it building to a fascinating, finely balanced ambiguity in the movie’s climactic stages.

The scene is Jersey, where a serial killer has murdered several young girls; in their tense, clenched way the citizens are carrying on, only rarely acknowledging this elephant of horror in their living room. Buckley plays Moll, a delicately beautiful and unhappy young woman and put-upon daughter (the character

Read more at: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/sep/10/beast-review-michael-pearce-toronto-film-festival-tiff

Beast review – serial killer mystery offers a masterclass in slow-burn …

British TV director Michael Pearce makes a commanding feature debut with this psychological drama-thriller that puts an eerily windswept island location to fine use and features an excellent lead performance from Jessie Buckley, whose open, intelligent face transmits thought and feeling with piercing clarity. Pearce has also written a well-carpentered screenplay; there are some very big scenes and big moments here – sometimes too big – but he gives us a carefully crafted dramatic setup, an intriguingly curated selection of suspects for the crime and all of it building to a fascinating, finely balanced ambiguity in the movie’s climactic stages.

The scene is Jersey, where a serial killer has murdered several young girls; in their tense, clenched way the citizens are carrying on, only rarely acknowledging this elephant of horror in their living room. Buckley plays Moll, a delicately beautiful and unhappy young woman and put-upon daughter (the character

Read more at: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/sep/10/beast-review-michael-pearce-toronto-film-festival-tiff

DNA Solves Mystery of ‘America’s 1st Serial Killer’ HH Holmes

This summer’s great murder-mystery surrounding a man hanged in Philadelphia 121 years ago and known as “America’s first serial killer” has been solved.

We think.

An eight-part television show called “American Ripper” on the History Channel that examined the life, death and legends surrounding mass murderer Herman Mudgett, aka H.H. Holmes, concluded Tuesday night.

NBC10 Investigators were first to unearth the growing mystery in April of the Holmes conspiracy that he escaped death. Then, in July, NBC10 exclusively reported that a search for the truth was underway — with Holy Cross Cemetery in Delaware County as the epicenter.

The question all along, spurred on by the show’s co-host and Holmes’ great-great-grandson, Jeff Mudgett, was whether Holmes actually hanged at Moyamensing Prison in South Philadelphia in 1896 and was then buried at the Yeadon cemetery.

Read more at: http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/national-international/Was-It-Really-Americas-First-Serial-Killer-HH-Holmes-Buried-in-a-Delaware-County-Grave-DNA-Evidence-Concludes-442255783.html

Mystery: Are 4 murders, disappearance of 2 women linked to suspected serial killer from Colorado?

A break in a case from New Hampshire might bring it close to home.
KUSA

It is a mystery straight out of a scriptwriter’s imagination – four bodies found in 55-gallon drums in New Hampshire, a woman missing for decades, a child abandoned in California who didn’t know her real name for more than 30 years.

And at the center of it all: A man suspected of as many as six murders who used multiple aliases, moved through numerous states and died in a California prison in 2010 while serving time for the killing of his common-law wife. He used a host of names – Bob Evans, Gordon Jenson, Curtis Kimball, Gerald Mockerman, Lawrence Vanner – but investigators suspected for years he wasn’t really any of them.

Read more at: http://www.9news.com/news/investigations/mystery-are-4-murders-disappearance-of-2-women-linked-to-suspected-serial-killer-from-colorado/465509074

Mystery: Are 4 murders, disappearance of 2 women linked to …

A break in a case from New Hampshire might bring it close to home.
KUSA

It is a mystery straight out of a scriptwriter’s imagination – four bodies found in 55-gallon drums in New Hampshire, a woman missing for decades, a child abandoned in California who didn’t know her real name for more than 30 years.

And at the center of it all: A man suspected of as many as six murders who used multiple aliases, moved through numerous states and died in a California prison in 2010 while serving time for the killing of his common-law wife. He used a host of names – Bob Evans, Gordon Jenson, Curtis Kimball, Gerald Mockerman, Lawrence Vanner – but investigators suspected for years he wasn’t really any of them.

Read more at: http://www.9news.com/news/investigations/mystery-are-4-murders-disappearance-of-2-women-linked-to-suspected-serial-killer-from-colorado/465509074

Mystery surrounds secret code used in letters by serial killer Ian Brady that criminal psychologist can’t decipher

A criminal psychologist has been left baffled by a secret code that child killer Ian Brady used to relay hidden messages to her.

Emilie Cassinelli, 30, spent a year exchanging letters with the notorious murderer .

She said in the letters he seemed manipulative and repeatedly blamed white collars, the media and politicians for ‘scourging the globe.’

Emilie was two years into her psychology degree at Plymouth University when she contacted Brady in Ashworth Hospital in 2010.

The mum-of-two claims seven years on she is still unable to understand the ‘eerie’ code Brady created by switching between different fonts, ink colours and handwriting.

He also repeatedly underlined particular words, including ‘capture’ and ‘captive’.

Now Emilie is revealing the letters to see if others can crack the code and decrypt the child killer’s hidden message from beyond the grave.

Emilie Cassinelli, 30, spent a year exchanging letters with

Read more at: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/mystery-surrounds-secret-code-used-10859749

La Crosse river drownings inspired serial killer mystery

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – The characters in Gary Evans‘ first book are fictional, but the places and events will be eerily familiar to readers from La Crosse.

Evans, a former journalist, Winona State administrator and cable television executive, has written a mystery novel set in La Crosse about a pair of detectives investigating a series of young men who drowned in the Mississippi River, the La Crosse Tribune (http://bit.ly/2tc28HH ) reported.

Set in 2011, “Death by Drowning” begins with the discovery of a college student in the Mississippi River, the city’s 15th college-age male to drown after a night of drinking in as many years. When detectives assigned to the case discover the victim had been injected with anesthesia, they begin reviewing the files and conclude there’s a serial killer at large.

The trail leads the gumshoes to Julie Sonoma, a physician’s assistant in Arlington Heights, Ill., who has spent the past

Read more at: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jul/15/la-crosse-river-drownings-inspired-serial-killer-m/

La Crosse river drownings inspired serial killer mystery

The characters in Gary Evans’ first book are fictional, but the places and events will be eerily familiar to readers from La Crosse.

Evans, a former journalist, Winona State administrator and cable television executive, has written a mystery novel set in La Crosse about a pair of detectives investigating a series of young men who drowned in the Mississippi River, the La Crosse Tribune (http://bit.ly/2tc28HH ) reported.

Set in 2011, “Death by Drowning” begins with the discovery of a college student in the Mississippi River, the city’s 15th college-age male to drown after a night of drinking in as many years. When detectives assigned to the case discover the victim had been injected with anesthesia, they begin reviewing the files and conclude there’s a serial killer at large.

The trail leads the gumshoes to Julie Sonoma, a physician’s assistant in Arlington Heights, Ill., who has spent the past 14 years mourning the death

Read more at: http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/entertainment/article160835559.html

Male DNA retrieved in mystery of dismembered teen left in 3 bags on Long Island Parkway – New York’s PIX11 / WPIX

BAY SHORE, N.Y. — When PIX11 returned with the New York State Police to the Suffolk County spot where a gruesome discovery was made 35 years ago, it was a rainy day.

It was just like the day in February 1982 when three bags were discovered on the shoulder of the northbound Sagtikos Parkway. Those bags contained the body parts of 19-year-old Tina Foglia.

The location is very close to where the westbound Southern State Parkway feeds into the northbound Sagtikos in Bay Shore.

“The DOT worker suspected it was a body because of the shape of the bags,” Senior Investigator Simon Ocampo told PIX11. “And when he got closer, he saw hair.”

Tina Foglia was a brunette who loved the Long Island rock music scene at Hammerheads, once located on Sunrise Highway in West Islip — a club that launched bands like Twisted Sister.

She spent her last night alive there on Feb. 1, 1982.

“Tina

Read more at: http://pix11.com/2017/07/14/male-dna-retrieved-in-mystery-of-dismembered-teen-left-in-3-bags-on-long-island-parkway/