Latest Serial killings News

Authorities find bones in Illinois based on killer's remarks

Sep. 4, 2020 11:06 AM EDT

PERU, Ill. (AP) — Authorities are analyzing bones found in Illinois to determine if they are the remains of a woman whom a convicted serial killer imprisoned in Ohio claims he killed about 15 years ago. Investigators found two small bones that could be human on Wednesday at a now-shuttered truck wash in...

Joseph James DeAngelo sits in court during the third day of victim impact statements at the Gordon D. Schaber Sacramento County Courthouse on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, in Sacramento, Calif. DeAngelo, 74, a former police officer in California eluded capture for four decades before being identified as the Golden State Killer. DeAngelo pleaded guilty in June to 13 murders and 13 rape-related charges stemming from crimes in the 1970s and 1980s. (Santiago Mejia/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, Pool)

Family members of murder victims assail Golden State Killer

Aug. 20, 2020 9:52 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Tearful family members of people killed by Joseph DeAngelo assailed him Thursday for stealing away their loved ones as he escalated his attacks from burglaries and rapes to a series of horrific murders that terrorized California four decades ago. “Today the devil loses and...

In this image from video, former President Barack Obama speaks during the third night of the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. (Democratic National Convention via AP)

5 Things to Know for Today

Aug. 20, 2020 6:34 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. OBAMA: AMERICAN DEMOCRACY COULD FALTER IF TRUMP REELECTED Former President Barack Obama warns that American democracy could falter if President Donald Trump is reelected. 2. BIDEN'S LONG PATH TO A...

Sandy James looks up from the podium as she makes her statement with Joseph James DeAngelo, known as the Golden State Killer, in the courtroom during the first day of victim impact statements Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, in Sacramento, Calif. DeAngelo will be formally sentenced to life in prison Friday. (Santiago Mejia/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, Pool)

Victims want Golden State Killer sent to toughest prison

Aug. 19, 2020 5:18 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Victims of California serial killer and rapist Joseph DeAngelo want him locked away in a distant maximum security prison with other inmates since he isn't going to spend the rest of his life on death row. But they may not hold much sway over where the 74-year-old former police...

Ohio high court again upholds serial killer's death sentence

Aug. 18, 2020 11:11 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The death sentence of an Ohio serial killer whose victims included two teenage girls was once again upheld, according to a state Supreme Court ruling Tuesday. Defendant Anthony Kirkland was originally sentenced to death in 2010 for killing 14-year-old Casonya Crawford in 2006 and...

Website security breach exposes 1 million DNA profiles

Jul. 23, 2020 2:16 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A genealogy website used to catch one of California's most wanted serial killers remained shut down Thursday after a security breach exposed the DNA profiles of more than a million people to law enforcement agencies. GEDmatch said in a message emailed to members and posted Wednesday on...

A Buddhist monk talks to media after putting the coffin of the infamous Si Ouey into an incinerator for cremation at Wat Bang Phraek Tai temple Nonthaburi province, Thailand, Thursday, July 23, 2020. The corpse of Si Ouey, a notorious figure who was convicted of murder in 1959 and accused of cannibalism, was put on museum display for six decades, but an online campaign last year was successful in having him be given a proper funeral. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Thai serial killer cremated after decades as museum display

Jul. 23, 2020 5:14 AM EDT

NONTHABURI, Thailand (AP) — For decades, some Thai parents warned their naughty children that if they didn’t behave, Si Ouey would come eat their livers. If the threat of a ghostly visit from the executed child killer, long called a cannibal, proved ineffective, those children could always be taken...