A guest post by Patton Oswalt.
This is Irma Grese. Blond, coiffed, dreaming of a future career in the movies. She’s 22 years old. The photo is taken in August, 1945. Four months later she’s executed for war crimes.
Irma was the Work Service Manager at the....
The note serial killer Israel Keyes left behind after he killed himself in the Anchorage Correctional Center on December 2, 2012 is as peculiar and opaque as its author. The document reads like part gutter punk screed --- “Land of the free, land of the lie, land of scheme Americanize” --- and part Hannibal Lecter diary entry: “Your wet lips were a promise of a....
There’s a new lead in the Golden State Killer case. I posted an update about it on the LAmag.com site here.
I won’t repeat myself except to say that I think real estate and construction are among the strongest areas to investigate in this case.
Cold case investigations are frequently a union between old evidence and new....
It has been a while, and I apologize. Life intrudes. Work muscles in. I promise a new post will be coming soon.
In the meantime, a favor. My friend and fellow true-crime reporter, Bill Jensen, and I have submitted a panel for South by Southwest, an annual music and media conference that takes place in Austin, Texas every spring. There's a public voting component which the....
By guest writer Lydia Comstock
There is a certain irony that a Professor Emerita at the University of California at Davis with an annual genetics symposium named in her honor would give birth to two criminal sons. While Dr. Ursula Abbott was breeding featherless chickens in the UC Davis laboratory and garnering international....