Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Jeremy Strohmeyer and the murder of little Sherrice Iverson

Eighteen-year-old Jeremy Strohmeyer wasn’t planning to molest and kill a little girl when he headed to a casino for a night of gambling–it just happened.

Deborah Flores-Narvaez: Death of a Vegas showgirl

The talented and educated Debbie rekindled her on-again-off-again relationship with Vegas dancer Jason “Blu” Griffiths, who was convicted of her murder yesterday. Though there were warning signs, nobody guessed at the violence that lurked just below the surface. The case began on December 13, 2010, when police began to search for the missing dancer.

Today in Crime History: Brianna Denison is abducted

Brianna Denison had returned home to Reno for winter break. In the early hours of January 20, 2008, she crashed on some friends’ couch after a concert. But when her friends awoke, she was gone, leaving only a bloodstained pillow. The search for the college psychology student would last nearly a month.

Point of no return: The case of Peter Bergna

When the truck of wealthy couple Peter and Rinette Bergna crashed through a guardrail and down a mountainside, she was killed instantly, while Peter miraculously escaped serious harm. Seemingly distraught, he claimed it was a tragic accident. So why did investigators spend two and a half years building a premeditated murder case against him?

Mother Knows Best: The horrifying story of Theresa Jimmie Cross

Here’s the story of a mother who slowly tortured her two daughters to death, but not without the help of her two sons. You will not believe the details: She shoots and eventually burns one alive and forces the other into a life of prostitution and then starves her to death in a closet.

Unsolved Murder Spotlight: The Clark County Jane Doe

In early 2008, police in Clark County, Nevada, received an anonymous letter that included maps of the area around US 93 & Boulder Highway. Police conducted a search and on January 23 discovered a woman’s skull.

911 call from Sparks, Nevada, shooting released

Police are still trying to figure out why a soft-spoken 12-year-old student from the Sparks Middle School outside Reno, Nevada, opened fire Monday around 7 a.m., killing one teacher and wounding two students before turning the gun on himself.

Carroll Edward Cole

On October 22, 1985, Nevada’s Supreme Court affirmed the death sentence of convicted serial killer Carroll Edward Cole. Cole had resisted all attempts to file appeals on his behalf, but given his crimes, there weren’t that many people interested in helping the confessed murderer of 16, and cannibal.

Maternal Instinct

On August 5, 1998, the body of a murdered prostitute was found in a sleazy Las Vegas motel. Shockingly the investigation led detectives all the way to the east coast and into the heart of one of America’s richest families, the du Ponts.

Berkley Students Charged in Sanctuary Bird Murder

The two Berkley law students accused of torturing an exotic bird to death and playing with the decapitated corpse face charges. Kansas University chapter of fraternity Beta Theta Pi is under police investigation for animal cruelty after allegedly torturing and killing a turkey at their annual formal holiday party.

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