Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Kyron Horman, the missing boy

Eight-year-old Kyron Horman has been missing since June 4, 2010. Initially, investigators focused on his stepmother, Terri Moulton Horman, but no suspects were ever named. Though Kyron’s parents have not given up hope, and even plan a private search later this month, the case remains open and unsolved.

From missing to murdered

When a child is missing–and later found murdered–authorities often don’t have to look far from the home to find a suspect.

Slideshow: Deplorable conditions

A messy house won’t get you arrested, but when kids, pets and the elderly are trapped in the mess, cops have to intervene. A collection of the most gag-inducing homes from around the country.

Mary Bell: England’s 10-year-old murderer

Mary Bell was convicted of strangling toddler Martin Brown on May 25, 1968, the day before her 11th birthday. She later left notes that claimed responsibility for the murder, but police dismissed the incident as a prank. After all, who could look at the angelic face of this child and ever imagine her to be one of the youngest serial killers ever discovered.

Dad Injects 4-Year-Old Son with Heroin

A woman found her soon-to-be ex-husband unconscious alongside their son, who he had injected with a cocktail of deadly drugs, including heroin.

Slideshow: Child Stars Behind Bars

Growing up on screen may seem like the good life, but fame and money are no guarantee child stars won’t become troubled adults.

Today in Crime History: The Disappearance of Etan Patz

On May 25, 1979, Etan Patz disappeared. Etan was 6 years of age when he was abducted and has become one of the most famous missing children of the 20th Century.

Today in Crime History: Mary Bell’s Three-Year-Old Cousin Found Bleeding

On May 11, 1968, the three-year-old cousin of Britain’s notorious child murderer Mary Bell was found bleeding from his head behind empty sheds near a pub. Mary would later admit to having pushed him off a ledge.

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