FBI: “This Is America’s Most Prolific Serial Killer”
(True Detective January 2020)
America’s most prolific serial killer, Samuel Little, holds court in a California prison cell where he is serving life without parole for murdering three women in the 1980s. He has confessed to 90 other killings, and police in dozens of states across America have spent the last five years proving he’s telling the truth. Little looks like a genial 79-year-old grandad. A worm-size scar from heart surgery peeks over the top of his T-shirt, and age spots mottle his skin. He may be wheelchair-bound and diabetic, but signs remain of the man he once was: a six-foot-three prize fighter with powerhouse hands and a rugged face with blue-green eyes that smiled beguilingly at his victims.… more »
Who Offed Hoffa?
(True Crime December 2019)
Jimmy Hoffa left his home by the shore of Lake Orion early on the afternoon of Wednesday, July 30th, 1975, for a meeting at the Marchus Red Fox Restaurant, some four miles outside the Detroit city limits. He was going to see Tony Provenzano, a member of the Genovese Mafia family he had fallen out with, and Anthony “Tony Jack” Giacalone, a powerhouse in the Detroit Mafia and Hoffa’s friend since the 1930s. Giacalone had badgered him for months to meet Tony to settle their long-standing dispute. Hoffa finally agreed, but the two racketeers had no intentions of showing up and were busy establishing alibis – Giacalone was at a health spa, Provenzano was working… more »
Death Of A Nazi Dad
(Master Detective December 2019)
Jean-Claude Beaussart would have preferred sons, he frequently told anyone who would listen, but was forced to make do with daughters. He blamed his wife. Still, the family read Mein Kampf together – in the way others might read the Bible. Tired of the torment, the eldest daughter, Christine, 19, left the Beaussart home as soon as she could find a boyfriend. The remaining sisters, Françoise, 18, Ida, 17, and Elodie, 12, all promised to keep her whereabouts a secret – as did their mother, Jacqueline. Beaussart flew into a rage. He went to the gendarmerie and demanded they find her. They merely shrugged – Christine was of age, she could do what she wanted. He’d heard… more »
Serial Killer Used His Garden As A Crematorium
(Murder Most Foul No. 114)
Thirteen-year-old Erich Baumeister’s garden was like paradise for the other kids in the neighbourhood. There were 18 acres of grass and rough woodland, open space and dense bushes, and since none of it was very well cared for, there was no fear of offending Mr. and Mrs. Baumeister. You couldn’t offend the Baumeisters by tramping about in their garden anyway. Their huge mansion on the million-dollar-plus estate at Westfield, Indianapolis, was a tip. All the rubbish in the state seemed to be piled up there. Erich’s pal and neighbour Kevin Dennison dived behind a clump of bushes into a clearing. “Look what I’ve found!” he shouted, emerging from the other side of the bushes. What… more »
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