Monday, March 30, 2020

Bad Blood: The Murder of Athalia Ponsell Lindsley

Previously on Crime Capsule, we took a look at what happens when the dead begin to speak: when DNA evidence helps to...
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What Happens When The Dead Begin To Speak?: Cracking the Tina Faelz Cold Case

It was almost the perfect crime. Stabbed forty-four times, sixteen-year-old Tina Faelz had been murdered in a tucked-away blind spot of Pleasanton, California, her body...

Murder in Woodstock & the Mechanic who bested law enforcement

Self-taught Sherlock: Woodstock's Amateur Detective In his book Woodstock’s Infamous Murder Trial: Early Racial Injustice in Upstate New York,...

Seattle’s Lost Serial Killer Gary Gene Grant

In 1969, the body of a young woman was discovered in the woods of Renton, Washington rocking the communities along...

1896 Unsolved Murder in California and the lone suspect’s surprising escape

When we think of getaway cars, certain famous images spring to mind: Bonnie and Clyde’s rickety jalopy, for instance. Or a sleek...

Capturing Alma Kellner’s Killer

On a bitterly cold day in December 1909, eight-year-old Alma Kellner simply disappeared from the altar of St. John's Church in...

Who killed beer magnate Adolph Coors?

Adolphus Coors, from Coastal Virginia Magazine Take a wildly successful businessman, a patriarch of an extensive family, a...
A distraught Sarah Lewen just after her arrest for murder in 1921, a scene captured by a Detroit News photographer. News photo in the Author’s collection.

The Femmes Fatales of Detroit

As you know, we here at Crime Capsule love a good, solid crook. The more flagrant, the better: in recent weeks we’ve...

The Brutal Bunnyman of Fairfax County

We here at CrimeCapsule.com love a good urban legend, especially when it’s tied to something nice and nefarious. Time and distance have...

Murder on the Menu: Missouri’s Worst Female Killers

Missouri is known for many culinary delights—the famous gooey butter cake of St Louis, the refreshing beers of the Budweiser brewery, the...

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Sweet Secrets: Inside Los Angeles’ Bootlegging Suppliers

Here on Crime Capsule we’ve looked at bootlegging from a number of angles – from the ingenious stills of North Carolina to the secret speakeasies...

The Man Who Stood Up To Al Capone

Snoopy would have approved: it was indeed a dark and stormy night when Officer Dan Herion first received the call to the scene of...

The Last Vampire in New England

Can the dead commit a crime? Until the late 19th century, residents of New England thought so, given the trail...