Though her stepmother later said 10-year-old Zahra died on September 24, 2010, she didn’t report her missing until October 9. Read the tragic story of a young girl whose fight with cancer was an inspiration to those around her, and whose gruesome murder garnered international attention.
Good neighbor Guillory was brutally murdered by the white trash family that she often helped.
Troubled teen Ashley Burg was found dead of an overdose in an overgrown lot. The investigation revealed that she hadn’t been alone and raised the question of why she was dumped and allowed to die.
On September 14, 1987, Biloxi judge Vincent Sherry and his politician wife, Margaret, were found murdered gangland style. The investigation took over ten years to unfold and revealed an intricate web connecting organized crime with elected officials that reached all the way to City Hall.
The case of the murder of Ted Binion had it all: Sex, money, drugs and an illicit affair. Not surprisingly, the trial had it all too, including an error that led an appeals court to reverse the convictions of the casino mogul’s ex-girlfriend and her secret lover. A look at the case in photos.
This former cop was convicted this year of killing his first wife, Kathleen Savio, in 2004, and is suspected in the 2007 disappearance of his second wife, Stacy. Read about the case from the beginning.
Appledorf, a popular professor of nutrition at the University of Florida known for extolling the nutritional value of junk food on talk shows, was suffocated by two killers and a sixteen-year-old accomplice, bent on taking the doctor’s money, goods, car and life.
On August 31, 2006, Liz Marinello was gunned down in the parking lot of an office building in the affluent New Orleans suburb of Metairie. At the time, no one suspected that the scruffy-looking suspect seen riding away on a bicycle was her estranged husband, sportscaster Vince Marinello. Nonetheless, that’s where the trail of evidence seemed to lead, and when the story began unfolding, many people in the New Orleans area were shocked.
On August 14, 2002, five days after Chance’s body was discovered, police arrested Hungerford, his exotic-dancer girlfriend, and Robert Lemke for conspiring to rob and kill self-made millionaire, whose wild lifestyle led some to believe that his violent death was predestined.
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.