Not only one of America’s most prolific serial killers, Ted Bundy was also known for his escapes from police custody. He escaped twice from Colorado, during which time a national manhunt was launched and information about him cobbled together for law enforcement all over the country.
From the flasher in a bookstore for the blind, to the inebriated robber who can’t find the way out of the home he is robbing, to the guy who tried to cash a forged check for $1,000,000, these cases prove inconclusively that you just can’t fix stupid.
First came the reports out of Guyana were on November 18, 1978, that Congressman Leo Ryan and four members of his party were dead. Later, came the grisly discovery of the largest mass suicide of the 20th Century. The Reverend Jim Jones led his flock commit suicide in a way that forever changed our notion of what it means to “drink the Kool Aid.”
It’s one of the most disturbing cases of our era. This is the story of Armin Meiwes, the German man who killed and ate a voluntary victim he found on the Internet.
Who killed David and Carol Keeffe and why? Over four years passed before authorities finally made an arrest for their November 17, 2006, murders, leading some to question whether their killer would ever be caught.
Unearth the deadly secrets hiding beneath the glitz and glam of Tinsel Town.
On November 3, 1998, Wayne Adam Ford walked into the Sheriff’s Department in Eureka, California, with his brother. Ford tearfully broke down and confessed to murdering four women. Deputies might not have known what to believe if it weren’t for the severed human breast he had brought with him in a baggie that had belonged to one of the victims.
Followers of Family Radio owner Harold Camping were warned to prepare for the end of the world on Oct 21, 2011, postponed from the original date of May 21. A look in photos at some dubious shepherds who led their flocks astray.
On November 16, 2004, Watts’ defense made its closing statements. Considered America’s most prolific serial killer, Watts is suspected in as many as 100 murders. Known as The Sunday Morning Slasher, he abducted and tortured his victims before brutally killing them. Watts was the first serial killer almost released from prison.
The investigation into actress Natalie Wood’s 1981 drowning death was reopened In November 2011. Since then Los Angeles coroner’s office has officially removed the word "accidental" from Wood’s death certificate, and changed her cause of death to "drowning and other undetermined factors." See the case in photos.