Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Pro athletes: From victors to victims

Fame, fortune and world-class fitness prove no defense against legal troubles and violent crime for athletes off the field.

Slideshow: Serial killer Rodney Alcala’s photos, subjects or victims?

The following photographs were found in convicted serial killer Rodney Alcala’s storage unit. The unsolved mystery surrounding the identities of the people in these photos persists, and police have long feared, could lead to more victims. Do you recognize any of these people?

VIDEO: Victim impact statements at the trial of Jeffrey Dahmer

At the 1992 trial of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, the family members of some of the 17 men and boys Dahmer murdered spoke about the suffering they’ve gone through following the brutal loss of their loved ones. Dahmer was beaten to death in prison two years after being sentenced to 15 life terms.

Chilling Final Photos of Murder Victims Taken by Their Killers

Many serial killers take photos of their victims–both dead and alive–to keep a record of their work, to refer to later for self-pleasure, and sometimes to taunt police. Here are a few images taken by serial killers of their victims while they were still alive. Most know they’re doomed, others are still unaware of what’s to come. Warning: Photos are not pleasant.

LAPD Use Social Media to ID Women in Grim Sleeper Photos

When police searched the belongings of Lonnie David Franklin Jr., accused Grim Sleeper serial killer, they found about 1,000 photos of women, some, creepily enough, unconscious, and police believe they may be victims of the serial killer. LAPD is now reaching out via Facebook and Twitter to the public for help identifying 42 women in from his collection.

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