Artist Anji Marth, who has painted a series of striking serial killer portraits, spoke to Crime Library about her work, her favorite true crime stories and why she’s fascinated by the dangerous and depraved.
In a case disturbing for those who hope that tracking sex offenders will stop sex-offender recidivism, two registered California sex offenders, who each attended regular visits with police, and wore GPS ankle trackers, are suspects in at least 5 murders, and police believe there are more victims.
On March 27, 1969, Karen Sprinker, 19, disappeared, the third victim of serial killer Jerome “Jerry” Brudos, a married father of two and one of the most disturbing serial killers known. Brudos abducted, tortured, and mutilated his victims before killing them. Brudos saved body parts for his post-mortem high-heeled rituals.
On March 4, 1980, Angel Lenair, 12, finished her homework, left her family’s apartment and disappeared. Their worst fears were confirmed on March 10 when her body was found tied to a tree, gagged with another’s underwear, an electrical cord around her neck. She was the fifth victim of the controversial Atlanta Child Killer.
Crime writer Denise Noe discusses why she writes letters to famous inmates like Charles Manson, Eric Rudolph and Carlton Michael Gary.
Killed for their choice of victim, for snitching, or for just being rude, these serial killers avoided the death penalty, only to be cut down by fellow inmates.
William Holbert and Laura Reese left murder and mayhem in their wake when they fled the U.S. for the sunny beaches of Panama. There they have been accused of running a hostel for the purpose of continuing their campaign of deceit, theft and serial murder.
On December 23, 1990, Karla and her husband Paul Bernardo, aka Canada’s "Ken and Barbie Sex Killers" took their first victim: Homolka’s young sister Tammy. Tammy’s virginity was to be Paul’s Christmas present from Karla, who no longer had her own to give. Doped with halothane, Tammy died of an overdose while they raped her.
A geographic breakdown of crimes fueled by one of man’s most basic emotions: Hatred.
What atrocity happened in your neck of the woods? A look in photos at the most notorious murders in America’s major cities.