Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Today in Crime History: Unicorn Killer Ira Einhorn is convicted

On October 17, 2002, a Philadelphia jury found former hippie guru Ira Einhorn, 62, guilty of killing his girlfriend Holly Maddux in 1977, and stuffing her remains into a trunk. According to his attorney, the presence of the mummified corpse in his apartment was, “just a piece of circumstantial evidence”.

Pennsylvania Family Feud Ends in Bloodshed and Death

A 20-year-long family feud was effectively ended Friday in Ashville, Pennsylvania, when an estranged daughter and her husband killed her mother and brother in a violent home invasion that culminated in their own deaths at the hands of her estranged father. Police don’t think he even recognized her.

A Poem by Convicted Doctor Kermit Gosnell, ‘Abortion Providers’

Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell, convicted of murdering several viable babies he delivered at his shockingly unsanitary abortion mill, as well as the involuntary manslaughter of one of his adult patients, still contends that there was nothing wrong with anything he did, that he is a victim.

Lesbian Love Triangle Leaves Brandy Stevens-Rosine Dead

A lesbian couple in Pennsylvania has admitted to burying a young, vibrant woman alive in a shallow grave.

Man Charged With Setting Child on Fire, Filming it

A Saxonburg, Pa., man was arrested after an alleged sadistic attack on a child, 7, in which the boy was doused with an accelerant and filmed after the man’s son allegedly to set the victim’s shirt on fire.

Dad Accused of Leaving Child in Hot Car to Gamble

‘Tis the season, unfortunately, for leaving children inside hot cars. A Philadelphia dad was arrested for allegedly leaving his toddler son in a parked vehicle while he went to gamble at Parx casino in Bensalem.

Missing College Student Headed Home Never Got There

Matthew Royer a University of Rhode Island student left his on-campus apartment on Thursday evening around 6:30 p.m., May 16, 2013, and headed home in his car to Skippack Township Pennsylvania. He never made it. Police have been able to follow his trail, but it goes cold about 35 miles from his home.

Unsolved Murder Spotlight: The East Caln Township Jane Doe

On July 11, 1995, the remains of a female victim were discovered in East Caln Township in Chester County Pennsylvania. The victim is believed to have been 17 to 25 years of age at the time of death. Authorities believe that the estimated date of death is 3-7 days prior to discovery. Cause of death was homicidal violence.

VIDEO: Philly Police Reach out to Public for Help in Assault Case

Philadelphia Police are seeking to identify two individuals recorded by surveillance camera in connection with an aggravated assault with a handgun that occurred on April 22, 2013, around 6:45 p.m. near the corner of the 3300 block of North 16th street.

Dog Drives Car, Hits Pedestrian

Police in Pennsylvania received a call about a dog, whose name has not been released, that was left unattended in a car and managed to get the vehicle into drive. They are not saying if this was an attempt on the dog’s part to take the car out for a joyride.

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