Monday, March 30, 2020

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,...

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...

The fire that killed Alvira Johnson: Depression-era murder, or tragic accident?

The following story was inspired by Murder in Chisago County: The Unsolved Johnson Family Mystery by Brian Johnson, who chronicles the investigation...

Could hypnosis have cracked the Burger Chef murders?

You Are Feeling Very Sleepy What do you do when you run out of leads? When, in the...

How Do You Reheat A Cold Case?

Re-investigating Death on the Devil’s Teeth What do you do when a case goes cold? When you run...

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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...