On December 20, 1968, the Zodiac killer claimed his first confirmed victims, David Arthur Faraday, 17, and Betty Lou Jensen, 16, who were shot dead while out on a date in Benicia, Calif. Though Zodiac claimed responsibility for 37 murders in his taunting letters to police, Faraday and Jensen are two of only seven victims authorities agree are the Zodiac’s work.
On December 18, 1990, suspected serial killer Larry Eyler took a lie detector test and passed. He also pleaded not guilty to murder, but eventually ended up confessing to killing 21 people. He died of AIDS while in prison.
For three decades, the BTK killer terrorized Wichita. He would cut the phone lines, break into the house and wait for his victim to come home. Then the murders inexplicably stopped, and the trail went cold, until March 2004 when BTK resurfaced, this time in a letter to a newspaper.
From famous brothels to serial killers who target those in the sex trade — a comprehensive look at prostitution in your city.
A 21-year-old man who used the moniker 1CountryBoy online is accused of murdering four women in Canada.
Criminals trapped by their own hand!
During the peak of the Jazz Age a series of child murders rocked the Los Angeles area—not just for their brutality, but for the web of lies that surrounded them, and for what was revealed about power and justice in the City of Angels.
On December 5, 1962, the Strangler took the life of popular and attractive Sophie Clark, 21, his seventh victim. There would be thirteen victims before police would claim their man, Albert DeSalvo, and even then, a persuasive case to be made for his innocence.
Friday, a judge found Joseph Duncan competent, bringing him one possible step closer to a date with the needle. Duncan was sentenced to life nine times and to death three after his conviction for killing four people, and for child abduction and rape. A look at the whole case of the serial-killer pedophile Joseph Duncan.
Serial killer Randy Kraft, a prosperous data processing consultant by day, preyed on teenage boys by night, leaving them dead and mutilated. Convicted of 16 murders, the true count may be closer to 67. On November 29, 1989, he was sentenced to die in San Quentin’s gas chamber.