Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Darren O’Neall: Sex Killer on the Move

Drifter, sexual predator and serial killer O’Neall enjoyed confining his victims and terrorizing them for his sexual pleasure. He knew it was wrong, but didn’t care, and he did it over and over again.

Today in Crime History: The Body of Andrew Urdiales’ Eighth Victim is Found in Wolf Lake

On August 2, 1996, the nude body of serial killer Andrew Urdiales’ eight known murder victim, prostitute Lynn Huber, was found floating in Wolf Lake, Cook County, Illinois. As with most of his victims, Urdiales had left no clothing or identification near the murder scene.

Today in Crime History: Yoo Young-cheol is Arrested

On July 15, 2004, the South Korean police arrested serial killer Yoo Young-cheol. Released from prison in 2003, he planned to kill 100 rich people, but first he practiced, capturing lots of stray dogs and beating them to death. Then he moved on to killing wealthy prostitutes.

Today in Crime History: Marion Ketter, 4, Disappears From Playground in Duisburg, Germany

On Saturday July 3, 1976, sweet little blond Marion Ketter, 4, went missing. By the next day, police had Joachim Kroll in custody after someone at #11 Friesenstrasse told a police officer that Kroll had warned that the toilet was plugged with “guts.” It turned out that the likable, but not very intelligent, Kroll, affectionately called "Uncle" by the neighborhood children, had a propensity for rape and murder, and a taste for human flesh that went back more than twenty years.

Patrick W. Kearney and The Trash Bag Murders

In El Paso, Texas, 35 years ago, Kearney with his partner Hill, entered the Riverside County sheriff’s office and confessed to a string of 21 murders. Pointing to a "Wanted" poster with their pictures on it he said, "We’re them."

John Norman Collins: The Co-Ed Killer

On June 8, 1969, the body of the sixth victim of "the Ypsilanti coed slayer," Alison Kalom, was found by three young boys. She had been stabbed multiple times, her throat was cut and she had been shot in the head. Her torn clothes were scattered around her, her pantyhose were slashed at the crotch, and one of her shoes was missing.

Joel Patrick Courtney and the Murder of Brooke Wilberger

On May 24, 2004, Brooke Wilberger, a beautiful blonde, blue-eyed freshman at Brigham Young University, was washing lampposts in the apartment complex where she worked. One moment she was there, the next moment, she was gone. She left behind her flip flops, a pail of sudsy water, and no witnesses to her disappearance.

Today in Crime History: Serial Killer Kendall Francois is Arrested

Arrested September 1, 1998, this troubled young serial killer lured eight women to his home, murdered them and kept their bodies in the walls.

Convicted Serial Killer Rodney Alcala Headed to New York to Face Murder Charges

California serial killer Alcala is on his way to New York to face charges of murdering two women in the 1970s. The former Dating Show contestant has already been convicted of four murders in California, and may have killed as many as 130 people. Read the whole story.

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