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Review: Schaffhausen sets standard for serial killer novels

Jan. 24, 2022 09:21 AM EST

“Last Seen Alive” by Joanna Schaffhausen (Minotaur) When Joanna Schaffhausen first introduced FBI Special Agent Reed Markham and Boston police officer Ellery Hathaway, the author put serial killer Francis Coben at the center of their origin story. And yet, for four straight...

Police: Murder convict confesses to 2 additional slayings

Jan. 19, 2022 16:21 PM EST

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A man serving a life sentence for a Virginia murder has confessed to two additional slayings, one of which goes back 35 years, police said Wednesday. Fairfax County Police said at a press conference that Charles Helem, 52, has been charged with murder for...

Virginia police identify 2 victims of 'shopping cart killer'

Jan. 08, 2022 12:14 PM EST

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia have positively identified the remains of two women they say were killed by a man they believe is a serial killer who used a shopping cart to transport his victims' bodies after meeting them on dating sites. Multiple news outlets report...

911 calls to be released in potential serial killer case

Jan. 02, 2022 17:34 PM EST

OAK BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — Distress calls to law enforcement connected to the investigation into a possible serial killer on Long Island may soon be released. The new Suffolk County Police Commissioner Rodney Harrison said he will release 911 calls that are related to the Gilgo Beach...

Federal prosecutors seek evaluation of serial killer suspect

Dec. 30, 2021 13:30 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to set a hearing to discuss the mental health of a man charged with killing six people in Missouri and Kansas. The U.S. Attorney's office in St. Louis filed a motion Wednesday asking for a hearing to determine if 26-year-old...

Today in History

Dec. 30, 2021 00:03 AM EST

Today in History Today is Thursday, Dec. 30, the 364th day of 2021. There is one day left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 30, 1922, Vladimir Lenin proclaimed the establishment of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, which...

Police: 4 bodies found are victims of 'shopping cart killer'

Dec. 17, 2021 16:22 PM EST

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say the discovery of four bodies at two different locations in the state are the work of a serial killer who used a shopping cart to transport his victims' bodies after meeting them on dating sites. At a press conference Friday, Fairfax County...

Possible serial killer pleads not guilty in St. Louis deaths

Dec. 08, 2021 17:46 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man suspected of a total of six killings in Missouri and Kansas pleaded not guilty Wednesday in two deaths in St. Louis. Perez Reed, 26, appeared via video to face charges that he shot and killed 49-year-old Pamela Abercrombie on Sept. 16 and 24-year-old Carey...

Indiana man, 19, identified as 1982 victim of serial killer

Dec. 03, 2021 17:52 PM EST

RENSSELAER , Ind. (AP) — A 19-year-old Indiana man who was last seen alive in 1982 has been identified by authorities as a victim of the late serial killer Larry Eyler. The remains of William Joseph Lewis of Peru, Indiana, were found by a hunter in rural northwestern...

Suspect in 6 killings pleads not guilty to federal charge

Nov. 23, 2021 14:01 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man accused of killing four people in the St. Louis area and two in a Kansas suburb of Kansas City has pleaded not guilty to a federal gun charge. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 26-year-old Perez Deshay Reed entered...