The McStays seemed to have simply vanished from their successful, idyllic life. Family and police were nonplussed and years would pass before their whereabouts were discovered…
Master Detective October 2019
A body in a freezer, a body in the boot of a car…two cases in this month’s MD (“Her Body’s In The Freezer,” and “Who Put Gill’s Body In The Boot Of Her BMW?”, one from Croatia, the other from South Africa, illustrate the desperate desire of two killers to hide the truth about their heinous crimes. Nearly two decades would pass by before the tragic truth about Jasmina Dominic, from Zagreb, emerged from the chilly depths. As for the killer of Gill Packham, his intention was to throw police off the scent by staging the effects of a hijacking gone horribly wrong.
Elsewhere, don’t miss the absorbing Northern Ireland case of George Bratty, “I Don’t Remember Killing Josephine”, and the latest instalment in our series on The Hangings Of Albert Pierrepoint – Nottingham’s Case Of The Homicidal Nurse.
THE FAMILY WHO JUST DISAPPEARED
The full story of California’s tragic McStay family
PAUL DONNELLEY’S MURDER MONTH
More Murder Months
EUROPEAN CRIME REPORT
“Her Body’s In The Freezer,” “She Was Beautiful – All She Lacked Was Love,” “The Wife Who Was Too Good In Bed”
MD’S CRIME QUIZ
Test your knowledge of crime in our fun quiz
THIRTY YEARS AGO IN CRIME
More headline-making material from MD’s crime archives
VIEWPOINT plus COMPETITION
More of your letters and a chance to win a book
MD FORUM: THE TRUTH BEHIND THE LEGENDARY DEATH OF JOE HILL
The labour activist and songwriter executed by firing squad
AUCKLAND’S MILK BAR MURDER
How jilted Frederick Foster took his revenge on his former fiancée
UNSOLVED MURDERS OF THE 1950s:
MYSTERY DEATH IN “BRITAIN’S MURDER VILLAGE”
The shocking murder of a young mother in the Thames Valley village of Denham
THE MAN HANGED THREE TIMES FOR MURDER
A baby was the victim in this extraordinary tale from Missouri
“I DON’T REMEMBER KILLING JOSEPHINE”
Was the killer of teenager Josephine Fitzsimmons insane?
THE HANGINGS OF ALBERT PIERREPOINT – PART FIVE:
NOTTINGHAM’S CASE OF THE HOMICIDAL NURSE
The nursing home should have been a place of safety but Dorothea Waddingham had other ideas…
WHO PUT GILL’S BODY IN THE BOOT OF HER BMW?
The callous killing of Gill Packham in Cape Town