Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

South Dakota eyes live-bait ban for fur trappers

More and more hikers are reportedly coming across bait cats, rabbits and birds suffering or dead in traps, and are complaining about it.

Today in Crime History: Robert Anderson Commits Suicide

On March 30, 2003, while awaiting the results of his appeal, serial killer Robert Anderson committed suicide. Anderson was on death row for stalking and abducting women to torture, rape and murder with his friend.

Missing Child Kept Safe by His Dog

A toddler that went missing on February 24, 2013, from Custer County South Dakota was found after about an hour of intense searching, not far from his house, having wandered out into sub-freezing temperatures wearing only light clothes.

Grandma Gets Four Speeding Tickets in Three Hours

A devoted South Dakota grandmother, who was rushing to her granddaughter’s middle-school dance in Wisconsin, decided to put the “pedal to the metal” and managed to get a whopping four speeding tickets in less than three hours on the 525-mile drive from Sioux Falls to Racine. For those of you wondering, she was late.

South Dakota Executes Guard Killer Eric Roberts

South Dakota inmate Eric Roberts was executed Monday night for the 2011 murder of a prison guard during an attempted escape. Roberts had pleaded guilty to the murder, requested the death penalty, and told the judge that his only regret was that he hadn’t killed more guards.

Reader Photo of the Day: The Murder of Tammy Haas

Today’s reader photo comes to you from Sharon in Yankton, South Dakota. On the morning of September 18, 1992, the body of murdered high school senior Tammy Haas was found dumped in a ravine. Her killer is still at large.

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