Quarantine. Self-isolation. Social distancing. Whatever you like to call it, as people across the country adjust to new guidelines to combat the coronavirus, the core message from medical authorities remains to stay at home, away from large groups of people. At...
Few crimes in American history are more famous than the Lindbergh kidnapping. An international sensation from its beginning, the saga of aviator Charles Lindbergh’s infant son disappearing from his crib overnight captivated the world with its drama, its mystery, and ultimately,...
Previously on Crime Capsule, we took a look at what happens when the dead begin to speak: when DNA evidence helps to convict a criminal, and how that evidence can change the course of a case. As...
Self-taught Sherlock: Woodstock's Amateur Detective In his book Woodstock’s Infamous Murder Trial: Early Racial Injustice in Upstate New York, author Richard Heppner explores one of the first major crimes to strike the sleepy village...
When we think of getaway cars, certain famous images spring to mind: Bonnie and Clyde’s rickety jalopy, for instance. Or a sleek 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am, which Burt Reynolds used to evade the law in spectacular...
On a bitterly cold day in December 1909, eight-year-old Alma Kellner simply disappeared from the altar of St. John's Church in Louisville. Her body was found months later near the site of the church, and news...
Take a wildly successful businessman, a patriarch of an extensive family, a beloved city leader. Add one beautiful seaside setting, a pinch of elite vacationers, and throw in a curious lack of witnesses: for Adolph Coors Sr.,...
The following story was inspired by Murder in Chisago County: The Unsolved Johnson Family Mystery by Brian Johnson, who chronicles the investigation of his great-uncle Albin Johnson and the still-unsolved, suspicious death of Albin's wife Alvira and...
You Are Feeling Very Sleepy What do you do when you run out of leads? When, in the middle of an investigation, all your evidence has been exhausted, everything new turns up a...
Re-investigating Death on the Devil’s Teeth What do you do when a case goes cold? When you run out of witnesses, when the evidence offers no new answers, when all avenues of investigation...