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Police hope DNA testing will solve '59 murder of Albany teen

Aug. 06, 2022 18:48 PM EDT

COLONIE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities in the Albany area are hoping modern DNA tracing techniques will help solve the murder of an 18-year-old woman more than 60 years ago. The body of Ruth Whitman was exhumed from a cemetery in Glenmont last week to perform DNA testing. The case had...

California court OKs death penalty in '80s sex slave murders

Jul. 28, 2022 18:18 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the conviction and death penalty for one of two men implicated in at least 11 notorious horrific torture-slayings in the mid-1980s in which the duo kept their victims hidden in a secret bunker in the Northern California...

DNA helps Florida investigators ID victim 41 years later

Jul. 22, 2022 09:12 AM EDT

SPRING HILL, Fla. (AP) — Investigators have confirmed that remains unearthed in a Florida junk yard 41 years ago match a missing teenager, the victim of a serial killer now imprisoned for life in California, sheriff's officials said. Hernando County Sheriff's investigators, with...

Woman faces murder charges in deaths of 2 Anchorage men

Jul. 20, 2022 15:02 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A woman who allegedly told detectives she had wanted to become a serial killer faces murder charges in the deaths of two men in Anchorage earlier this month. Bail was set for $1 million for Brianna Star Wassillie on Tuesday. The state's online court...

Review: 'Helltown' shines light on Cape Cod serial killer

Jul. 12, 2022 17:18 PM EDT

“Helltown: The Untold Story of a Serial Killer on Cape Cod” by Casey Sherman (Sourcebooks) True crime is all the rage these days. Books, movies, documentaries, streaming series, podcasts — even streaming series about podcasts — are everywhere as Americans continue to obsess...

Decades later, ‘Torso Killer’ charged in killing at NY mall

Jun. 22, 2022 19:32 PM EDT

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — More than five decades after Diane Cusick’s lifeless body was discovered in the parking lot of a mall on New York’s Long Island, authorities have linked her death to the so-called “Torso Killer,” a serial killer already convicted in 11 other killings. ...

Review: Thriller 'The Black Phone' is captivating, really

Jun. 22, 2022 14:47 PM EDT

Phones in serial killer movies are usually used by the deranged hunters to taunt the police or carefully tell victims how they’ll die. But in “The Black Phone” it’s the other way around, fitting for a horror-thriller that flips many of the genre’s formula. The serial killer...

North Carolina man pleads guilty in fatal kidnapping

Jun. 21, 2022 19:11 PM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man described by law enforcement as a serial killer linked to the deaths and disappearances of at least four women pleaded guilty Tuesday to kidnapping resulting in death. Daniel Printz, 59, of Bostic was sentenced to life in prison...

Review: Lee Goldberg scores again with vivid 'Movieland'

Jun. 21, 2022 12:52 PM EDT

“Movieland,” by Lee Goldberg (Thomas & Mercer) Eve Ronin, a young Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputy, is passionate about finding justice for crime victims, but her inexperience, ambition and willingness to defy authority have gotten her in a world of trouble. ...

DNA identifies 1974 remains that may link to serial killer

Jun. 02, 2022 17:03 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The remains of a teenager who went missing nearly 50 years ago have been identified through advanced DNA technology, and detectives believe she may have been slain by a police officer who was also a serial killer. Susan Poole, 15, was a high school...