Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Will social media help solve an 11-year-cold triple murder?

One victim’s son thinks so. Bank teller Sylvia Holtzclaw’s son David posted a video on Youtube about the case in hopes that reaching out through social media will lead to some new information that will solve the murders.

Bible John: Scotland’s unsolved serial killer case

That’s what they called the tall, handsome well-dressed young man, who recited passages from scripture. The unidentified serial killer was the last person seen with three young murder victims. None were sexually assaulted, but oddly enough all were menstruating at the time of their murders.

The Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run

On February 7, 1936, most of the remains of Florence Polillo were found behind a vacant house. Days earlier police had found most of the rest of her. Her head was never found. Despite the involvement of famed lawman Eliot Ness the case known also as the Cleveland Torso Murderer, remains unsolved.

Lizzie Borden

Over a century ago, a well-known rhyme says that, "Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one" — but maybe it wasn’t Lizzie at all. The classic murder tale that may be the most enduring mystery America has ever produced.

Colorado Police Ask for Help Solving Possible Serial Killer Cold Cases

Cold-case detectives investigating Colorado’s 1,500 unsolved homicides believe that 24 of those are the work of an as-yet unidentified serial killer, and they are asking the public for help solving the cases.

Today in Crime History: The Black Dahlia’s Purse and Shoe Found

On January 25, 1947, police found a leather purse and one open-toed pump belonging to aspiring starlet Elizabeth Short, aka the Black Dahlia, a few miles from where her butchered body had been found ten days prior.

Cold Case Update: Unidentified Murder Victim Found in Barren County Ky. Was Scalped

Kentucky State Police are investigating the disturbing unsolved murder of an unidentified Native American woman, who was found scalped and shot to death in a wooded area, as a possible hate crime.

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