Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Video: Hair weave is hacked off woman’s head by cop outside Detroit

A police video shows a police officer aggressively cutting out the weave of a woman restrained in a police station in Warren, Michigan

Benjamin Tony Atkins, the ‘Woodward Corridor Killer’

This lesser-known serial killer has the dubious distinction of having killed the most in a short time. He killed 11 women in 9 months, prompting authorities in Detroit to collaborate with regional and federal authorities to stop him. To some Adkins’ story was almost as sad as those of the addicts and prostitutes that became his victims.

Police: Body Parts Found in Detroit Sewer Belong to Two Different Women

The DNA results are in and indicate that the two sets of cubed human remains found in sewers in Warren and Sterling Heights, Michigan, do not belong to the same person.

Police Consider Possibility of Serial Killer in Detroit

Authorities in Detroit announced on December 20, 2012, that they are considering the possibility of a serial killer in their area, after more cubes of human flesh were found in a local sewer.

Update: Soil Tests at Michigan Hoffa Search Site Come Back Negative

After a little digging and a little testing in Roseville, we still don’t know where Jimmy Hoffa is, but we’re pretty sure he’s not there..

Tattoo on Body Parts Found in Detroit Sewer is 15-20 Years Old, Experts Say

Last week, contractors working in the Sterling Heights area of Detroit, Mich., found a dozen body parts in a sewer about 50 feet below street level. “There were maybe a dozen softball-sized pieces of a body,” said Sterling Heights Police Department Lt. Luke Riley. With very little information to go on, police are hoping a tattoo will help identify the victim.

Former Roommate Recalls Conversations With Detroit Dismemberment Suspect

Roger Bowling, 39, of Allen Park, Mich., appeared in court yesterday to face murder charges in the deaths of his ex-girlfriend Danielle Greenway, 32, and her fiance, Chris Hall, 42. On July 17, authorities discovered two beheaded, dismembered torsos floating in the Detroit River. A former roommate of Bowling’s who’d known the suspect since childhood testified in court yesterday that Bowling had long been planning to kill and dismember Greenway.

Body Parts Found in Detroit Sewer; Police Hope Tattoo Will Help ID Victim

Contractors working in the Sterling Heights area of Detroit, Mich., found a dozen body parts in a sewer about 50 feet below street level. “This morning, they go down to begin their work and they get down to a large grate at the 50-foot level and they see the body laying down there,” said Sterling Heights Police Department Lt. Luke Riley. “There were maybe a dozen softball-sized pieces of a body,” Riley continued, “No arms or leg or torso — nothing like that. Definitely a Caucasian. We’re not sure if it’s male or female.”

Suspect in Dismemberment of Couple Due in Court

Roger Bowling, 39, of Allen Park, Mich., is charged with killing a couple he lived with. The dismembered bodies of Chris Hall, 42, and his fiance Danielle Greenway, 32, were found in the Detroit River Tuesday. Fishermen alerted authorities after spotting two mutilated torsos in the water. Their missing body parts, as well as a suitcase and a circular saw were discovered nearby.

VIDEO: Detroit Rapper Under Investigation After Bragging About Dog Fighting in Viral Clip

A Detroit-based battle rapper is under fire — and under investigation — after posting a video online in which he brags about fighting dogs and roosters.

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