Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Suicide victim mistaken for scary prop, dumped in landfill

An ex-Spring-Hill-Florida man, who hanged himself several weeks ago, seems to have become mummified in such a way that a cleaning crew mistook his corpse for a life-size dummy and dumped him in the landfill. Thanks to vigilant landfill workers, the mistake was rectified and police alerted to investigate.

13 people who may be zombies, werewolves and vampires

Some recent, and not-so-recent cases that seem to support the notion that myths — even the weird and disturbing ones — often find their origins in reality.

Another nude Florida guy attacks cops, this one with clock

Yes, clock, not Glock. Authorities in Florida seem to have their hands full with naked, rampaging psychos these days, the most recent of which, took them 10 minutes to cuff due to his mental state and the fact that he was fending them off with a “large clock, which had numerous sharp utensils protruding from its entire border.”

Slideshow: Cases for zombie awareness

In honor of May as Zombie Awareness Month we present the Zombie, both in the public record and on the police blotter, who has officially lurched to the forefront of public consciousness after 100 years of lurking in the darkness at its edges.

Man Found with Human Body Parts, Private Parts, Arrested

In an odd story out of the African country of Malawi, police in Mzimba arrested Moses Malengenya, 32, from the village of Kafoteka on June 30, 2013, after he was found in possession of human male genitalia — not his own.

Breaking News: Zombies Aren’t Attacking Michigan

Reports that flesh-eating zombies are roaming the state of Michigan attacking the living are vastly exaggerated, in fact it seems that hackers broke into Michigan’s Emergency Alert System on February 11, 2013, and entered the reports as a prank.

‘Walking Dead’ Fanboy Arrested for Shooting Girlfriend in Zombie Argument

Yes, it’s the old Could a zombie apocalypse really happen? debate gone horribly wrong. What started as a debate became a verbal argument, then a text argument, and escalated to gunfire and a trip to the hospital.

Bloody, Naked Man Jumps Woman, Chews on her Head

In a scene all too reminiscent of the attack of Rudy Eugene, aka the Causeway Cannibal, on Ronald Poppo, in Florida this May, Richard Cimino Jr., 20, of Doylestown, Penn., was arrested after a crazed, animalistic, zombie-like attack on a woman in Hawley, but it is questionable whether pending blood tests will yield any real answers in this case either.

Another Bad High on Legal Substance Ends in Senseless Violence and Bloodshed

Man on hands and knees attacks neighbor while barking like a dog, then attacks and eats family dog alive.

More Zombie Cannibal Attacks: Different States, Different Suspects, Same M.O.

Two more allegedly drug-fueled human-flesh-chewing incidents, one in Florida, the other in Louisiana

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