Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Owner of fatal ferry turns up dead after being on the run

The body of a South Korean billionaire turns up following an accident on one of his ferries that killed 300 people.

Stephen Griffiths: The crossbow cannibal

He was a criminology student living in a red-light district. Then, Stephen Griffiths killed three prostitutes and proudly declared himself England’s “Crossbow Cannibal.”

Jeremy Strohmeyer and the murder of little Sherrice Iverson

Eighteen-year-old Jeremy Strohmeyer wasn’t planning to molest and kill a little girl when he headed to a casino for a night of gambling–it just happened.

Fire at the KISS nightclub

The Kiss Nightclub, a popular venue in the college town of Santa Maria in southern Brazil, was filled with a boisterous, happy crowd in the wee hours of Sunday morning on January 27, 2013. About 1,200-1,300 people packed the club. A fire, believed to have been started by sparks from a pyrotechnic display, tore through the club, killing more than 200 people.

Mississippi madness: The story of Emmett Till

Emmett Till, a Chicago teenager who went to visit relatives in Mississippi and wound up lynched for whistling at a married white woman. His case would become a rallying symbol for thousands of Americans hungry for justice.

Garbage man dumps trash in driveway over unpaid bill

An angry garbage collector in Red Wing, Minnesota, decided to essentially return a customer’s garbage over an unpaid bill. Though the employee of Paul’s Industrial Garage (P.I.G.) no doubt made his point when he dumped “almost two tons of wet, putrescible waste,” the delinquent customer’s neighbors were not at all amused — neither was the town [...]

Slideshow: Weirdest weapons

If your weapon is stupid, strange and/or just plain weird, but it gets the job done, maybe it isn’t so stupid after all.

Drunk guy takes semi for joyride through cemetery

Police in Missouri, have arrested a Kirksville man who allegedly went on a drunken rampage trough a cemetery in a stolen semi. Not only did he rack up and impressive list of charges in a relatively short time, but he got himself saddled with a $25,000 cash-only bail requirement.

Housekeeper / drag queen named “Ms. Puppy” is sentenced for 2 Denver murders

A man fled to California after murdering two friends. He changed his story to cover up his past except for one thing: He kept the same drag queen name, “Ms. Puppy.” Well, that was enough for one witness to identify the killer and call the cops.

Drug cartel enforcer “The Mouse” caught, charged with 400 murders

Spanish police have arrested Colombia’s most-wanted drug cartel heavy, Hernán Alonso Villa. Villa is linked to 400 murders.

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