Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

John Norman Collins: The Co-Ed Killer

On June 8, 1969, the body of the sixth victim of "the Ypsilanti coed slayer," Alison Kalom, was found by three young boys. She had been stabbed multiple times, her throat was cut and she had been shot in the head. Her torn clothes were scattered around her, her pantyhose were slashed at the crotch, and one of her shoes was missing.

Police Release Sketch of the Suspect in Jessica Heeringa Abduction

More details have emerged in the case of missing Michigan mom Jessica Heeringa, who is believed to have been abducted from her job at a North Shores Exxon station on Friday April 26, 2013, possibly by someone she knew.

Update: Missing Mother Jessica Heeringa

Jessica Heeringa, 25, was scheduled to close the Exxon station in North Shores, Michigan, where she was working alone late on Friday, April 26, 2013. She never closed, and has not been seen since. There were no security cameras at the gas station, so police are relying on the public for tips.

We Have Sex Offender Registries, is it Time for Animal Abuser Registries?

A pair of bills collectively referred to as Logan’s Law recently introduced to the Michigan House of Representatives would create animal abuser registries similar to existing sex offender registries.

Judge With Disruptive Cell Phone Finds Himself in Contempt

A judge in Ionia, Michigan, surpised the court and compelled himself to do the right thing after his cell phone disrupted court proceedings in his courtroom — he fined himself.

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.

Convicted Serial Killer Catherine Wood’s Illegal Personal Ad

Convicted team serial killer Catherine Wood was in the news recently after she posted an illegal online dating profile in the hope of meeting someone new. As an inmate in Florida, Wood may have pen pals, but is prohibited from soliciting for pen pals. Her last great love cost five people their lives.

Manhunt Underway for Detroit Prisoner who Used Identity Scam to Escape

Authorities in Detroit are searching for Rocky Marquez, 34, who has escaped from prison by switching identity wristbands with a prisoner scheduled to be released on bond. On January 20, 2013, Marquez reportedly walked right out the front door of the Wayne County jail. Nobody noticed that he was missing for five days.

Mugshot of the Day

This unidentified Michigan woman, 30, was jailed on January 11, 2012, in advance of arraignment.

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.

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