Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

The bizarre case of Duane Hurley and Daniel Kovarbasich

Friday, January 22, 2010, started out like any other typical winter’s day in North Ridgeville, Ohio, until Duane Hurley was found bludgeoned to death in his home, and young Danny became the prime suspect. Danny’s confession confirmed what police already suspected, but would come as a shock to all those who knew them both.

Child’s birthday party culminates in attempted murder

For her birthday, every year, Morgan, 12, is allowed to have two friends over for a sleepover. This year, she allegedly suggested to her friend that they use the event as cover to kill a third little girl from their class. The motive? Allegedly, to ingratiate themselves with anti-hero Slenderman from, and ascend to his level.

Today in Crime History: The murder of Laurie Show

On December 21, 1991, with her dying breath Laurie named her killer—or did she? The prosecution of this murder managed to tie the Pennsylvania justice system in knots for 14 years.

Forbidden Love: Steven Colver and Tylar Witt

Emo goth lovers Colver and Witt planned to get Witt’s mother Joanne out of their way and then commit suicide, but they never got around to phase two of their plan.

Today in Crime History: John Joubert Kills His Second Victim

On September 18, 1983, Danny Joe Eberle, 13, failed to return home from his job delivering papers. Investigators followed the trail to a young enlisted man, a budding serial killer of boys.

The Peculiar Story of Penny Bjorkland

On February 1, 1959, police found August Norry’ s car at the end of a “lover’s lane.” The vehicle was ominously bloody and riddled with bullet holes with spent bullets inside it. Officers’ fears that Norry had been killed were confirmed the next day when his bullet-riddled corpse was found in the San Bruno Hills.

Man Who Killed Own Family, Mailed Dead Pig, in Trouble Again

Jovan Anton Collier, originally of Wisconsin, got into trouble with the law just five months after his release from a Florida prison, when his occupancy was found to be in violation of his ex’s Galveston, Texas, lease agreement, but let’s go back to the beginning of the story — when Collier killed his family in a triple murder case. .

Today in Crime History: Charles Starkweather and Caril Fugate’s Crime Spree Begins

On January 21, 1958, Charles Starkweather was kicked out of his apartment for nonpayment of rent. He went to his girlfriend Caril’s house, where he was told to stop hanging around. Charles killed Caril’s whole family. Instead of turning him in, the faithful Caril stayed with him and the duo embarked on a violent crime spree.

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