Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Today in Crime History: Police Find the Body of Clifford Jones, Atlanta Child Murders 13th Victim

On August 20, 1980, the strangled body of Clifford Jones was found in a dumpster. Clifford had been visiting his grandmother for the summer when he disappeared. There would be 31 slain before police arrested Wayne Williams for the murders, though many still believe they got the wrong man.

Haunted Crime Scenes: The Murder of Samuel T. Baker

Baker was found mortally wounded in a Savannah cemetery. Whether he was the victim of a botched robbery, a police conspiracy, or a drunken accident, the spirit of this murdered Confederate War veteran still haunts the cemetery today.

Police: Man Tricked Walmart Shopper into Letting Him Suck Her Toe

He said it was for a TV show, and that he would pay for her purchases; all she had to do was let him photograph and kiss her foot. Well, she got more than she bargained for.

Who Ya Gonna Call? 911 Operators Drop the Ball

911 operators have one of the most important jobs in law enforcement: Sorting through the many frivolous calls they receive, calmly talking people through real-life emergencies and getting them help. This year will see Halle Berry play a heroic 911 operator in “The Call.” As heroic as 911 operators may seem at times, they are after all just people. People who can make mistakes — mistakes that can kill.

Mugshot: Trending, Thick Brows

The thick brow has landed on fashion’s runways and is making its way to the lens of the police camera. Done correctly this new trend can make you look smart, engaging and interested.

Unsolved Murder Spotlight: The Rising Fawn Jane Doe

On December 16, 1988, the remains of a female victim were discovered in the town Rising Fawn in Dade County, Georgia. The victim is believed to have been 16 to 25 years of age at the time of death. Authorities say she was sexually abused before her death. Cause of death was determined to be homicide, likely strangulation.

Convicted Serial Rapist Sentenced to Hundreds of Years in Prison

Gary Wendale Mincey, 36, attacked five women in Dekalb County, Ga., during the fall of 2011. He threatened to kill them, robbed them and then raped or tried to rape him. Tuesday morning, he was sentenced to 375 years.

LISTEN: The Georgia Execution Tapes

The website Sound Portraits gives listeners a chance to hear the raw audio recorded in the hours leading up to an inmate’s execution, during the execution itself and in its aftermath.

Mugshot of the Day

Today we present you with the mug of Daniel Lee Slaton, 36, who is, judging by his other mugshots shown at the end of this piece, no stranger the police camera. On March 22, 2013, he was convicted for his part in a murder and a robbery and sentenced to 60 years: 30 in prison and 30 on probation.

Mother and Aunt of De’Marquise Elkins Arrested for Lying to Police in Baby Slaying Case

Police arrested the mother and aunt of youth De’Marquise Elkins in connection with the shooting murder of infant Antonio Santiago. Antonio was in a stroller on a walk with his mother Sherry West when they were mugged and shot.

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