investigation

Whodunnit, and why? All about criminal investigations and the forensic methods used to search for clues and collect evidence to get to the bottom of the crime.

What Has the Case of Cyntoia Brown Taught Us About the Judicial System?
In case you weren't following the case of Cyntoia Brown, her story exposes the alarming reality that women, particularly black women, face at the hands of the judicial system. Her case sparked outrage...
Charles Shi5 months ago
Boeing Blamed for Massive Counterfeit Parts Knowingly Installed and Kept on Its b737 Flight Control Systems
Lawsuit against Boeing over Lion Air crash demands Chicago jury trial.The lawsuit alleges that the two-month-old Boeing aircraft was unreasonably dangerous. The cause of the crash was blamed for fault...
chrystal wray5 months ago
The 5 Missing Sodder Kids
On December 24th, 1945, the Sodder family had a house fire that officials claimed was accidental. The fire had presumably claimed the lives of five of nine children even though no physical evidence wa...
Ash Stevens6 months ago
The Zodiac Killer: Famous Suspects
Well, it has been many years, five decades in fact, since the Zodiac Killer last struck, it is still a great mystery as to who he truly was. There have been many shows and movies that reference the ki...
Skunk Uzeki6 months ago
The Impossible Murder of Joseph Bowne Elwell
If you're an avid watcher of The X-Files, Sherlock, or CSI, you have most likely seen the "Locked Room Mystery" trope come into play. It's a common plot scenario where a murder victim is found dead inside a locked room, no visible weapon, and no way for a criminal to escape. The Locked Room Mystery trope is by no means new; there have been examples of this fictional plot device spanning back to Biblical eras. Even major mystery writers like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle have used it as a plot device. I...
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Kai Alexander 6 months ago
The Boy in the Box
On the morning of February 25, 1957, the body of a young boy between the age of three and seven was found in the Fox Chase section of Philadelphia. A young man who was trapping animals found the body,...
Catrina Palko6 months ago
The Truth Behind Lenore Bing Pt. 2
As I said before, names have been changed to protect identities. Enjoy! The more I read into her book the more I realized the stories I heard as a child were true!! Ms. Bing was long gone before I was...
Catrina Palko6 months ago
The Truth Behind Lenore Bing Pt. 1
I have changed names as to protect those involved... In a small town in Eastern Tennessee there was said to be a lady named Lenore Bing. Ms. Lenore was described to be very, very into witchcraft & dar...
Ossiana Tepfenhart6 months ago
Tainted Love: The Murder of Laci Peterson
Everyone knows that one couple that looks like a real-life Disney happily ever after. It's that couple never seems to tire of each other, that makes everyone feel a little happy inside, and somehow gi...
Edward Anderson7 months ago
Missing Father Found Buried in Basement
"He went out for cigarettes." It's a tried-and-true plot device many shows have used to address an absentee father (or in some cases mother). For one family though, it turned out to be a case of art i...
Matt McCarthy7 months ago
The Woman in the Tree
In 1943, a group of young children discovered the skeleton of a young woman inside of a wych elm tree in the small English town of Hagley. These four boys, local to the area, were in Hagley wood poach...
Cato Conroy7 months ago
10 Crime Scene Photos with Horrifying Backstories
Photos have a way of conveying intensity, despair, and horror in ways that words often can't. Pictures are one of the most powerful tools criminal investigators have when it comes to solving homicides...
Nich J. Lack7 months ago
A Story for a Dead Man
I set my alarm as if I was setting a bomb rigged to blow. It’s 1:22am on a Friday night and I’m half drunk and dreading tomorrow’s wake up. I’ve always hated tomorrow’s wake up, it didn’t matter the t...
Cato Conroy7 months ago
The Mysterious Death of Richard Lancelyn Green
How far would you go to show your love for your favorite fandom? Would you spend money on merchandise? Become a scholar on the subject? Go to conventions based on the topic? Would you write books for ...
Ossiana Tepfenhart7 months ago
The Death of Superman: Who Killed George Reeves?
Underneath the beautiful veneer of pristine people was a world where sordid affairs, business intrigue, and mafia connections were alive and well. Ah, old world Hollywood—what a place! It was a place ...
Robert Waldo7 months ago
Russia’s Invasion by Barbarians
Are we back to the ancient laws of survival? Here’s a challenge to understand Russian realities: what is the commonality between a store security guard, a 14-year old soldier from Crimea, Khabib Nurma...
Edward Anderson7 months ago
The Ultimate Mystery: Brian Shaffer's Disappearance
"I think that the ideal space must contain elements of magic, serenity, sorcery, and mystery," Luis Barragan said about mysteries. Given that context, the disappearance of Brian Shaffer is one of the ...