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True DetectiveSusan Fed Her Victims To The Pigs
She was a bit odd, her Oregon neighbours agreed. But nobody could say that Susan Monica, a 66-year-old pig farmer, neglected her animals. In fact, she valued her pigs more than she valued people, she was told at her trial for two murders.
A routine inquiry triggered the case. Susan Monica was trying to use food stamps issued to her handyman, a shopkeeper told the authorities.
The handyman was 56-year-old Bob Haney, the Oregon police learned, and he hadn’t been seen around for a while. So they went to Susan’s 20-acre farm at Rogue River, to begin digging. And on January 13th, 2014, they found the remains of two men.
Bob Haney was one of them, and the other was Steve Delicino, 59, who had worked for Susan two years earlier. Delicino had died in August 2012, Haney in September 2013. Both had been shot in the head and dismembered.
According to Susan, four of her pigs had dragged Delicino’s body into their adjacent pen, licking the blood from his head. She had left him for a couple of weeks while the pigs picked his bones clean. Then she had buried his skull and other bones.
She had stumbled across Haney’s body a year later, she said. Already disembowelled, he was being eaten alive by the pigs, so she went to get her gun. “That was the only thing I could think of to put him out of his misery,” she said.
Questioned by detectives, Susan admitted that she had fed both men to her pigs. “Pigs always need something to eat,” she said...Read the startling full report in True Detective September – out now! more »
True CrimeRichard Speck: “Born To Raise Hell” Killer Of Eight Chicago Nurses
It was about 6 o’clock that morning when Francis Flanagan, chief of Chicago homicide detectives, got the call telling him that at least one student nurse had been murdered.
“Better call Dragel,” Flanagan said, referring to Daniel Dragel, director of the police crime lab. “I’m on my way.”
When he arrived many residents had surrounded the end townhouse. As Flanagan entered the front door, he met Patrolman Daniel Kelly, who pointed to a settee against a wall of the downstairs living-room. Face-down lay the nude body of a young woman, a strip torn from a bedsheet tightly knotted around her neck.
“There are seven more upstairs,” Kelly said, struggling to keep his composure.
In the first-floor hall outside the bathroom Flanagan found one body. The young woman was in nightclothes that were now crimson. She had been stabbed repeatedly and lay in a pool of blood.
Flanagan turned to his right and entered the bedroom at the end of the hall. There he found three women lying side by side in the narrow floor space between the bunk bed and the door. All had been stabbed. A wide, irregular pool of blood surrounded them.
Flanagan backed out into the hall and turned left into the adjoining bedroom. There three more bodies of young women lay before his disbelieving eyes.
One was on a bed against the wall. Two others, piled one upon the other, were on the floor between the bed and the dresser. The woman on the bed had been strangled with a strip from a bedsheet and had been stabbed in the chest.Read the full case report in True Crime August – out now… more »
Master DetectiveAustralia's Monster Of Murder
“I am reasonably certain that this youth has a serious psychosexual problem,” said a psychiatrist who examined Peter Dupas in prison. “He is using the technique of denial as a coping device and he is to be seen as potentially dangerous. The denial technique makes for huge difficulty in treatment.”
Senior Detective Ian Armstrong expressed himself more bluntly. “Dupas is an unmitigated liar and a very dangerous young person who will continue to offend where females are concerned,” he reported. “He will possibly cause the death of one of his victims if he is not straightened out, and soon.”
Twenty-eight years and three murder convictions later, Armstrong would recall that as a youngster Dupas “stood out. To me the guy was just pure evil. He was a dumpy, baby-faced kid of about twenty-one who looked even younger. He looked so innocuous, like butter wouldn’t melt in his mouth. But he was a cold, calculating liar. His attacks were all carefully planned, and he showed no remorse. We could see where he was going. I recall thinking, ‘This guy could go all the way, get on the front pages of the papers.’” Read the full report and find out – in Master Detective August – on sale nowmore »
Murder Most FoulUnsolved: Who Killed TV’s Colonel Hogan?
Bob Crane had become a household name as Colonel Hogan, the wisecracking prisoner of war in TV’s Hogan’s Heroes. Although his career had gone into decline after the long series ended, even in 1978 he was still able to make $200,000 a year touring in plays. Now though, he was dead.
What was beyond dispute was that Bob Crane never knew what hit him. This was apparently a heavy blunt instrument such as a tyre lever, and the medical examiner said that the actor had been struck twice on the side of the head as he slept.
The pathologist added that the attack had taken place in the early hours of June 29th, and the depth of the skull-crushing wounds indicated that the killer was a man of considerable strength.
Detectives speculated that the killer had taken his time. The murder appeared to have been well-planned, with no sign of haste or frenzy. Bob Crane had received extensive skull fractures and brain damage, and to ensure the victim was dead the killer had tied a length of flex from a video camera in the room around the actor’s neck.
As the investigation progressed, this final touch with the video camera cord seemed symbolic. Nearly 50 videotapes were found in the apartment. They showed Crane having sex with a variety of women, and this prompted the suspicion that the killer was the husband or boyfriend of one of the females depicted…Read our report on this intriguing case in Murder Most Foul 97…
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