Atlanta, the largest city in the Southeast, hides a dark and violent past. Was there really an Atlanta Ripper, or just a series...
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...
The last time we visited Chicago on a cold winter’s night, a gangster lay bleeding out in a doorway—a man who had stood up to none other than Al Capone. That visit was in 1959—on this visit,...
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...
Cat and mouse. Hunter and hunted. Chess and—checkers? Long Island, 1937. For months, the wealthy heiress Alice Parsons has been missing from her rural estate of Long Meadow Farm ever since she got into...
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,...
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...
Friends, we’ve seen some twists in our day. The broken-down car in the getaway plot, or the Mafioso who ended up kidnapping himself. But this one—we admit, we never saw this one coming. At...