Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Jeremy Bryan Jones

A Series of Unsolved Murders

Tina Mayberry
Tina Mayberry

On Halloween night in 2002, thirty-eight year old Tina Mayberry stepped out of Gipson's restaurant in Douglasville, Georgia, where she'd been attending a Halloween party dressed as Betty Boop. Moments later, she staggered back into the bar, bleeding from stab wounds and seeking help. Despite frantic efforts of party goers and the paramedics, she died a short time later at an Atlanta hospital. She had neither been robbed nor sexually molested; there was no apparent motive, no clues, no suspect.

Amanda Greenwell
Amanda Greenwell

In March 2003, 16-year-old Amanda Greenwell disappeared. Her badly decomposed body was discovered a month later, stabbed, her neck broken. Again, no motive, no clues, no suspect.

Book cover: The Will to Kill
Book cover: The Will to Kill

According to James Alan Fox and Jack Levin, in their book "The Will to Kill," "One of the most striking and intriguing aspects of serial murderers is the nature of their motivation. Although it has been loosely described as 'motiveless,' there is indeed oneto satisfy an intense appetite for power and sadism. The serial murderer tends to kill not for love, money, or revenge, but just for the fun of itbecause it makes him feel good."

 

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