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.

Ryan Eppsa year ago
Unsolved: The Murders That Haunt the Lizzie Borden House
Some murder investigations have the craziest endings, with finales that offer a cathartic resolution proving the existence of justice beyond a reasonable doubt. Others are left more or less tied up in a bow from their initial opening, closed at the onset of an abrupt confession, or the inevitable discovery of a specific piece of evidence. There's also those select few that dig deeper into the human psyche, the ones that not only challenge our ability to believe in the supernatural, but make us q...
Wade Wainioa year ago
Darlie Routier: Innocent or Guilty?
Rowlett, Texas. On February 4, 1997, Darlie Routier was sentenced to death by lethal injection for allegedly murdering her 5 year old son Damon (her other son, Devon, was also killed, but it never rea...
Easter Murder in Rochester
For double deck bus driver Edward Silas Apps, Easter Day 1953 started like any other. He woke and kissed his wife good morning, dressed and went to work driving his bus around the streets of the histo...
Anik Marchanda year ago
The Day I Almost Got Shot by a Homeless Man
It was about 5 p.m. on an October afternoon. I was early for work so I decided to hang out at the coffee shop downstairs. A friend of mine was working so I decided to chat with him. He wanted to step ...
Repressed Memory in Sandusky Case
In a former case, Jerry Sandusky, a college football coach, was said to have sexually abused children. He was found guilty of sexual abuse and sentenced to 30-60 years away. Though he without a doubt ...
Unsolved Mysteries Involving The Supernatural That Still Can't Be Explained
There's something incredibly comforting in being a skeptic to the paranormal. There's an idea that, no matter how strange something is, there's a real, rational explanation as to what happened. So, yo...
Hitarth Ravala year ago
The Stoneman Murders
Let's play a game. Suppose you are a homeless person of the late 1980s. Just suppose! (..And forget that you still own a laptop/PC/smartphone to read this post in that time.) You are a homeless person...
Sociology: Strain Theory
Strain Theory: Robert Merton’s Social Experiment In 1957, Robert K. Merton developed the Strain theory. It is a sociological and criminological term that primarily suggests that those who cannot hope ...
The Tragic Murder of JonBenét Ramsey
It’s been nearly 21 years ever since JonBenét Ramsey was murdered on December 25, 1996. To this day, people are still questioning the unsolved murder case of this young girl. While there's multiple evidence in the murder scene, none of them seem to be connected with each other — resulting to different suspects. With this, the question continues to haunt us: Who murdered JonBenét Ramsey? JonBenét was a six-year-old southern young girl who was born on August 6, 1990 in Atlanta, Georgia. She enjoye...
Taylor Mcdonalda year ago
Down The Rabbit Hole
1600 people have gone missing in the National Parks and forests of the United States. 1600 people that went hiking, skiing, or out for a simple picnic with their family. 1600 people that disappeared w...
The Mysterious Death of the Boy in the Box
In the world of criminal investigations, unidentified people are a rare but very possible occurrence. These people, often called John or Jane Doe by investigators, are people that no one recognizes. John and Jane Does are the people who slipped through the cracks of society. No one may have ever really known they existed, or, if they did, everyone just forgot about them. That alone is tragic, but the situation becomes even more dismal when you realize that many "Does" out there are bodies that b...
Missing Children Whose Cases Changed How We Find Their Killers
Caylee Anthony. Madeline McCann. The Beaumont Children. The Lindbergh Baby. It's a tragic truth; thousands of children go missing in the United States alone each year. Sometimes they're just lost and ...
The Strangest Disappearances in the Bermuda Triangle
The Bermuda Triangle is one of the most infamous areas in the world. It's located in the Atlantic Ocean, bounded by Miami, Puerto Rico, and Bermuda. The ranges are estimated to cover between 500,000 - 1,000,000 square miles. And the term "Bermuda Triangle" didn't come to use until 1964 when it was coined by American author Vincent H. Gaddis in Argosy magazine. It was used to describe an area where there seemed to be a strange amount of disappearances of ships and planes. According to Time magazi...
The Top 10 True Crime Podcasts That You Should Be Listening To
Podcasts are the latest audio craze and no genre has benefited from the medium's explosion more than true crime. For some reason, true crime and podcasting seem to be the perfect couple, and hundreds ...
Darryl Richiea year ago
Colton Harris-Moore: The Barefoot Bandit
For some people, the thrill of the chase makes life worth living, whether it’s a plane or boat stealing escapades from the one and only Colton Harris-Moore, also known as the Barefoot Bandit. This unb...
Victor Trammella year ago
Death Toll Rises in Las Vegas Strip Massacre; Previously Unknown Details About Gunman Emerge
Roughly two days after the massacre on the Las Vegas Strip, new revelations have been made, which shed light on how many people were killed or injured, how the attack was coordinated, and what type of...
True Crime Conspiracy Theories
Murder, for much of humanity, is a morbidly fascinating aspect of history. For many of us, it's mind-boggling to think that there are people out there who will murder innocents — and it's even scarier...
Celeste Jacksona year ago
L'Inconnue de la Seine: The Unknown Woman of the Seine
In the last shivering years of the 1880s, as France teetered on the edge of a decade that would bring political upheaval and worldwide attention, the body of a delicate young suicide victim was fished...