Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Online murder mystery doubles as a forensics course

From our friends at The Daily Dot: A wife, brutally murdered on the day of her wedding anniversary. A distraught husband. A missing gun. Want to solve a murder?

Missing woman’s YouTube videos are the only clues to her disappearance

From our friends at The Daily Dot: Videos Teleka Patrick posted last month now offer a look into her life before she went missing.

Woman who kissed riot cop in protest investigated for sexual assault

From our friends at The Daily Dot: Both parties involved agree that it was an act of aggression.

Turns out there are legal consequences for riding an emu to work

From our friends at The Daily Dot: An Australian man who filmed himself riding an emu in hopes of landing a viral video may face animal cruelty charges. “What most overseas people get confused about Australia is they think we ride kangaroos to work but in actual fact we ride emus,” McMillan said in the video.

Father wants image of slain son’s body removed from Google Maps

From our friends at The Daily Dot: In 2009 Jose Barrera’s son, Kevin, 14, was murdered next to the railroad tracks in Richmond, Calif. Last week, Barrera got to relive his death, when he learned that a Google Maps image of the area showed Kevin’s body.

10-year-old scores felony charge through ‘Minecraft’

From our friends at The Daily Dot: The online building-block game Minecraft is a great tool that can lead to the strengthening of a player’s creative and strategic abilities. For one unfortunate child, though, the game led to something else: a felony charge.

Man says taking upskirt photos on subway is his First Amendment right

From our friends at The Daily Dot: Should the right to take upskirt photos of unsuspecting women on the subway be covered under the First Amendment? That’s what 31-year-old Andover, Mass. resident Michael Robertson is arguing.

Arizona man arrested for selling someone else’s house on Craigslist

From our friends at The Daily Dot: An Arizona man has been arrested for selling a home on Craigslist. The problem? It wasn’t his home.

Pumpkin heist gets its happily ever after

From our friends at The Daily Dot: Is there anything America loves more than a criminal with a conscience? If the Internet’s cooing over a remorseful pumpkin thief is any indication, we’re guessing no.

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