14 year old Steven Truscott gave his classmate Lynne Harper a ride on his bicycle on June 9, 1959. Truscott had dropped her off before they parted ways. Lynne was reported missing later that night, and two days later, her body was found on a nearby farm. She was sexually assaulted and strangled to death. The community was horrified by what happened to this young girl and everyone was determined to find the killer. Immediately, investigators became fixated on Truscott as the prime suspect since he was the last person to see Lynne. They didn’t consider any other suspects, even though there was no physical evidence linking him to the murder. He was arrested 24 hours later, and stood trial as an adult. (Steven Truscott |
A missing persons case. Coming from a local bed & breakfast were Billy Weaver was last seen. Officers met with an odd woman who is the landlady they have reason to believe she is responsible for him. I have a witness, officers are going to his location.
The act of Serial murder and mass murder have similar characteristics, however they are not the same. Before they can be defined, it is necessary to first understand what exactly constitutes murder. According to the United States Code-section 1111, murder is defined as the unlawful killing of a human being with malice aforethought (FindLaw, 2014). With that said, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, “the term serial murder implies that there are at least three different murder events at three different locations, with a “cooling off” period between each event” (Ramsland, 2009). Individuals who perpetrate the crime of serial murder are referred to as serial killers. The term “serial killer” was coined in the
The people who knew Jeffrey Dahmer best never suspected that there was a grotesque serial killer within their mist. As a young boy Dahmer was extremely vicious, he loved to imitate mentally challenged people like it was the best game he had ever played. He was considered funny by his class mates but, in a very cruel way. During high school, his fellow classmates defined him as definitely a bit different but not dangerous. Little did anyone know that this was when Jeffery Dahmer started on his bloody progression into murderous criminality.
Last night London was startled by a crime of incredible ferocity and rendered all the more notable by the high position of the victim. Sir Danvers Carew, a MP, was murdered not far from the Thames River on the alleyway close to the Billy Goat Tavern. This happened at around eleven until two in the night. He was clubbed to death with a heavy cane. There is no apparent motive for Sir Carew’s murder.
The concept and study of victims has three distinct eras. The Golden Age of victimology began around 2000 B.C. where tribal law was the rules, regulations and collection of laws and there was no getting around it. Victims would seek revenge and assist in determining the type of punishment, which usually was compensation. Problems with tribal law was as families grew vendettas could lead to banishment of families or families were repeatedly victimized. It was an age of a form of discretionary justice that concluded that this method was not working.
Good morning everyone, my name is Devin, and today I wanted to tell you the gruesome story of the Crawford family murders. On July 1st, 1970, in a quiet suburban neiboorhood of Melbourne, Australia, a man by the name of Elmer Crawford would brutally murder his wife and three children while they slept. According to a news article by Author Andrew Koubaridis, police alleged after bludgeoning his wife unconscious, Elmer Crawford then took a 50-foot electrical cord, crudely fastened with alligator clips, and attached the clips to his wife Therese’s ears, fatally electrocuting her. What happened next was truly disturbing and horrific, as Elmer Crawford then went room by room, one by one murdering his children “with what pathologist believed was a hammer” (Koubaridis,2015).
Despite many Western countries having strong law systems and firm roots in Christianity, it might seem peculiar to think they also are obsessed with murder. From Nancy Drew to the TV shows Murder, She Wrote and How to Get Away With Murder, murder and crime investigation have become bestsellers in Western societies. There is just something intriguing about a good “whodunnit” crime, a good mystery that cannot be solved or explained, regardless of how many people and years have been spent speculating on it. In England, one of the most popular unexplained homicide cases is none other than the infamous 1888 murders of Jack the Ripper. While the killer was never found and convicted of the murders, several conspiracy theories have emerged over the years concerning Jack the Ripper’s identity and the motive behind the gruesome slayings.
Lussen, the Assistant Chief Inspector on the Genovese case, he once said “the Kew Gardens slaying baffles him – not because it is a murder, but because the ‘good people’ failed to call the police” (Gansberg 129) it is astounding that not one of the thirty-eight would call the police because these were normal law abiding people who could not be compelled to call the police and save this young woman’s
The prosecutors’ case is nothing but a precariously built house of cards. It has no reliable witnesses nor any substantial evidence, rather it relies on the sole testimony of the alleged victim Mr Paul Onions, a man whose calibre throughout the case has not only evoked scepticism and self-contradictions during cross examination but has not fit my client’s physical appearance. The defence team subpoenaed credible eyewitnesses whose descriptions of the abductor’s appearance matched Mr. Onion’s initial descriptions which were, “good looking…. smooth hands and face, looked like a bank teller, an eerie type of person, 6 feet tall, fit with broadish shoulders”. These descriptions pointed to criminals including a man from Wollongong whose ex-wife testified of his criminal antecedents such as, paedophilia, domestic violence and being a top suspect to the police for the backpacker murders. Furthermore, the children (Robert and Sarah Somerville) of this same man witnessed their father decapitate, shoot and stab his victims with his accomplices in a forest and as a burial ritual, they would lay their victims faced down, disembowel (eviscerate) them then place logs on them and note that these were the exact nature of the deaths of the 7 victims my client is been scapegoated for. On the contrary, the state tried to rebut such evidence by stating that the kids must have been lored by the
George Hennessey, a Chief Inspector, is working on a case trying to find a missing middle aged couple named Max and Amanda. They vanished with out a trace recently, leaving behind a modest home and children that are in adulthood. Hennessey draws the initial conclusion that there is some foul play here. He is later called out to a crime scene on a local farm where a shallow grave is found, and in the grave are two bodies. None other then his missing couple. This is the beginning of things for Detective Inspector Hennessey and the rest of the police squad. One thing that Hennessey knows for sure is that they were not killed because of a vast sum of money they had lost a quite sizable chunk of change recently. They were both engaged in affairs that neither one knew about. What is odd too, is how the son is acting throughout the investigation, and the cherry on top of the whole thing is that a family secret
Both Edgar Allen Poe’s short story, “The Cast of Amontillado,” and Louise Erdrich’s essay, “Fleur,” have prominent themes about revenge, Poe focused on the act of Revenge, whereas Erdrich focused more on the events leading up to the horrific act.
The association with human corpses and to determine how the human lost their life, better known as forensic pathology, is the line of work I am shooting to have a hand in. From research and speaking to representatives, I have acquired an admiration for Stanford University. Namely, anatomy, the required class for entering medical students deals with corpses. In class, students are graced with a cadaver and given instructions on how to dissect the body. http://news.stanford.edu Rite of passage for first-year medical school students: meeting their cadavers 2005 Lou Bergeron authenticates, "All entering medical students must take Surgery 203—Anatomy—in which they dissect a human cadaver". When I discovered this news, I was greatly delighted
On December 21st, 1842 on a cold winter night an old man was murdered in his own house by a young man who had previous interactions with the old man nights before he committed the crime. The young man is around 5’8 with a wide frame and strong body which could have made the crime easier to commit. He’s also 23 with dark brown eyes that are truly disturbing to look at. From what was seen at the crime seen at the crime scene the young man found a way to hide the old man’s body under his very own floor boards. The young man has given a confession to the police and he is currently in custody awaiting his sentence for this sinister act.
I walked through the alley on a early friday morning, to find myself hearing the leaves crackling behind me. I would turn around and see no one in sight, at this point I was terrified. However, when I arrived home I heard someone screaming in bloody murder, “ MURDER “ - these are the words that could have been heard when Jack The Ripper was on the prowl. He brutalized his victims, and would make a scene that no policeman to have ever wished to see and this is what gave him the name Jack the Ripper.” Between August and November 1888,the Whitechapel area of London was the scene of five brutal murders. The killer was dubbed 'Jack the Ripper'. All the women murdered were prostitutes, and all except for one - Elizabeth Stride - were horribly mutilated. “ Jack The Ripper was an unknown serial killer in the 1800’s who killed women in the early mornings, but was infamous for his method of operation based on possible suspects.