Scheming Dad Decapitated Son To Hide His Own Shame
(Master Detective February 2022)
When 13-year-old Dylan Redwine discovered his estranged father’s darkest secrets, his young life was in danger... It wasn’t until June 2013 that the case finally started to develop. Some partial remains of Dylan Redwine’s body were found about eight miles up Middle Mountain Road, just a few miles as the crow flies from his father Mark Redwine’s home. It was two more years before a pair of hikers made the grisly discovery of Dylan’s skull, roughly two miles further away, in November 2015. Forensic experts who examined the skull concluded that two marks on it had come from a sharp knife or similar tool, while wildlife experts were certain that no animal would have carried… more »
Jeffrey Dahmer’s Last Victim
(Murder Most Foul No. 122)
Something died in Tracy Edwards when he stared into the eyes of Jeffrey Dahmer, the serial killer who sexually assaulted and cannibalised at least 17 young men in America during the 1980s. “It was like meeting the devil,” he said. “All the darkness you could ever imagine was concentrated in those eyes. I felt as if I was falling into hell itself...” “I felt dizzy and disorientated, and Dahmer turned on a video of The Exorcist, mumbling that it was the best movie ever made. Then he opened a drawer in a small filing cabinet next to the bed and pulled out a human skull. He kept rubbing the top of it while he stared… more »
37 Died In The Massacre That Time Forgot
(True Detective February 2022)
John Thompson had big plans for himself, most of them conceived when he was drunk. Thompson, 42, was about to have his day, to take his place in the annals of crime. That would happen on Friday August 15th, 1980, when he became responsible for the biggest mass-murder ever committed in Britain... It was 3 a.m. by the time Thompson arrived back in his cab in Tin Pan Alley. The Spanish Rooms were packed, noisy and full of cigarette smoke; it was estimated that about 150 people were jammed into the minuscule space. Outside in the narrow street Thompson could hear Hernan Vargas the DJ going full steam at his job. But the disgruntled Scot… more »
Small-Town Slaying: Who Strangled Mayor Melvin – And Why?
(True Crime January 2022)
February 4th, 2010, was Melvin Roberts’s 79th birthday, and his partner, Julia Phillips, had promised him a day he’d never forget. She certainly made sure it was a day that she’d never forget – Melvin wasn’t given the chance. Before the day was through, he’d be shot, bludgeoned over the head and strangled, his body dumped on the driveway of his home in York, South Carolina. Whoever was responsible had trussed Melvin up so tightly that his neck size had shrunk by three inches. They’d also tied up Julia, wrapped duct tape around her mouth and bound her ankles and wrists with zip-ties. According to Julia, a man with Hispanic features and a Latino accent… more »
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