Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

A story of ‘Breaking Bad meets Fargo’ from North Dakota

Here’s a story from America’s 21st century gold rush: North Dakota’s Bakken oil fields, where crime is also bubbling to the surface.

Today in Crime History: The murder of Dru Sjodin

Around 5 p.m. on November 22, 2003, twenty-two-year-old University of North Dakota student Dru Sjodin left the mall where she worked and headed out to the parking lot where her red, two-door 1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass was parked. She was on the cell phone with her boyfriend when she suddenly said, “no, no, no, OK, OK, OK … Oh my God!” The line went dead.

Victim Arrested After Reported Rape Turns Out to be a Rape Fantasy

Police in Fargo, North Dakota, responded to a call about a brutal rape and wound up arresting the alleged victim, who reportedly just got what she asked for — on Craigslist.

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