Murder Most Foul

What Drove Tammy Jo’s Cannibal Killer?

It was September 11th, 2014, the 13th anniversary of 9/11, when police knocked on the door of Tammy Jo Blanton’s apartment. That anniversary, recalling the tragic occasion in 2001 when terrorists destroyed New York’s twin towers, is commemorated across the States, and Tammy, a true patriot, always lit a memorial candle every year in memory

What Happened To Peter Falconio?

Joanne Lees and Peter Falconio were an adventurous young couple, travelling to Italy, Greece and Jamaica. Then, undaunted by the disquieting news of the backpacker murders and the Port Arthur killings, they planned a trip to Thailand, Singapore and Australia. On November 15th, 2000, they set out through Nepal and Malaysia, arriving in Sydney in

The “Gorilla Killer’s” Reign Of Terror

Two days after Christmas 1926, Earle Nelson perpetrated one of his worst atrocities when he slaughtered 28-year-old Mrs. Germania Harpin and her eight-month-old baby. His bloodlust seemed insatiable, and police were now employing thousands of men on the case. Almost every murder of a woman in the USA was now blamed on the man they

Just How Many Men Did Emma Murder?

“Just a minute – Emma LeDoux.” “Yes – I’m Emma LeDoux. Shall we walk?” She smiled, but this was wasted on Deputy Sheriff Jack Whelihan, who marched her straight to the office of City Marshal E. P. Shine. And Shine, moved by the incongruity of her presence in his musty chambers, ushered her outside again

Death Row For Husband Who Hired “Lookalike” Killer

Dr. Teresa Sievers was making a pot of jasmine tea in the kitchen of her Florida home when she heard a faint sound behind her. It was Sunday evening, June 28th, 2015. She’d just flown back from a family celebration 1,300 miles away in New York and had left her husband and their two daughters

Killer Couple Played With Their Victims’ Heads

During the summer of 1980, Sunset Boulevard – the street stretching from Los Angeles to the Pacific Coast Highway, normally associated with the glamour of Hollywood – was the playground of Douglas Daniel Clark. It was here that he selected his playthings, where he found what he lusted after the most. His preference was oral

Horror Of The Heaven’s Gate Cult

It was midday when Rio DiAngelo arrived at the hilltop mansion overlooking San Diego to find all the windows closed, the curtains drawn, and outdoor lights burning in the sunshine. The front door was locked, but he found a side door ajar and warily pushed it open. The unmistakable stench of death made him gag

Serial Killer Used His Garden As A Crematorium

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

Rapist Preferred His Victims Dead

It began in 1971, when Carroll Edward Cole picked up 39-year-old Esther Buck in a San Diego bar, strangled her in his car and dumped her body beside a rural road. Describing a murder in Oklahoma City, he told how he had woken up to find the naked, strangled body of his woman companion of

How Darlene Bungled Husband’s Murder

At about five o’clock on the morning of November 9th, Darlene unlocked the gun cabinet in their living-room, and carried all the weapons out onto the front lawn where she laid them neatly in a row. She kept behind the .22 pistol Keith’s father had given him on his 21st birthday, and crept back upstairs

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