Saturday, February 22, 2020

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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Bass Reeves: Legendary Deputy Marshal of Oklahoma

February is Black History Month, and Crime Capsule is proud to join the chorus of voices celebrating African-American history and culture. We've...

Surviving Parchman Farm: The Ordeal of 1965

The Mississippi State Penitentiary in Sunflower County—better known as Parchman Farm—has been much in the news lately. In late 2019, overcrowding, inhumane...

Did a Mysterious Witch Murder Pirate Sam Bellamy?

Golden-haired maiden. Radiant young mother. Seasoned jailbreaker. Feared outcast. Talented healer and sympathetic goodwife—and last but not least, murderous witch. In her years upon this...