Crime

The Boston Strangler – serial killer terrorizes Boston killing 13 woman in unsolved crime wave (1962)

// July 11th, 2013 // No Comments » // Serial Killers

Between June 14, 1962 and January 4, 1964, 13 single women in the Boston area were victims of either a single serial killer or possibly several killers. While the police did not see all of these murders as the work of a single individual, the public did. All of these women were murdered in their […]

Inside the Mexican drug cartels – how to live rich in a poor country

// April 4th, 2013 // No Comments » // Gangs and Organized

Drug cartels are criminal organizations developed primarily for the purpose of promoting and controlling drug trafficking operations (but have expanded into other areas including arms dealing, prostitution, and human slavery). Whereas they once agreed to cooperate with each other in the production and distribution of drugs, they now war with each other on a regular […]

British celebrity Jimmy Savile – Britain’s most prolific sexual predator

// January 12th, 2013 // No Comments » // Strange, Strange Persons

Long known to be an odd and eccentric character, famous British celebrity Jimmy Savile was accused of sexually abusing hundreds of children and raping more than thirty people during his tenure as Britain’s popular media personality. The abuse, in which nearly 75% of the victims were children, spanned a period of six decades from 1955 […]

Russian Business Network

// December 27th, 2012 // No Comments » // Gangs and Organized

The Russian Business Network, or RBN, has been described as “the baddest of the bad”. Based in St. Petersburg Russia, it offers web hosting services and Internet access to all kinds of criminal organizations who conduct objectionable activities such as (but not limited to) spamming, child pornography, malware, software piracy vaults, phishing, and yes, identify […]

MS-13 Gang – the most violent and dangerous gang in the U.S.

// December 27th, 2012 // No Comments » // Gangs and Organized

MS-13 gang graffiti (tags)

The MS-13 gang, aka Mara Salvatrucha 13, is one of the most violent, dangerous gangs in the United States – and one of the most organized. The MS-13 gang has cliques, or factions, located throughout the United States and is unique in that it retains is ties to its El Salvador counterparts. The MS-13 gang […]

Spring Heeled Jack

// December 27th, 2012 // No Comments » // Strange

Spring Heeled Jack – was he a creature, an alien, or a plain-old man wearing a strange costume and a powerful, hidden jumping apparatus? During the 1830’s, this ‘man’ terrorized England. Described as tall, thin, powerful, wearing a black cloak, the man could jump 20 to 30 feet vertical with ease. It was reported that […]

OJ Simpson murders – who killed Nicole Simpson and Ronald Goldman?

// December 27th, 2012 // No Comments » // Strange

Arial view of Nicole Simpson's Home

On June 13, 1994, a couple in Los Angeles were surprised when their dog, a small white Akita, returned home with blood on his paws. Following the dog, it led them directly to a neighbor’s home – Nicole Simpson. Peering inside the gate they could see Nicole’s lifeless body lying on the sidewalk.

Bind, Torture, Kill – BTK serial killer terrorizes Wichita, Kansas

// December 27th, 2012 // No Comments » // Serial Killers

On January 15, 1974 shortly before 4:00 PM, three young children arrived home from school in Wichita, Kansas to find their father, Joseph Otero, mother, Julie Otero, and their two siblings Josephine (age 11) and Joseph II (age 9) strangled to death in their home.

Green River Killer – Gary Ridgway murders nearly 50 prostitutes in the Seattle-Tacoma area

// December 27th, 2012 // No Comments » // Serial Killers

The name of this case is derived from the Green River, a river that begins in Washington State and empties into the Puget Sound in Seattle. Near the river is the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, built in 1942. It was in this area that the Green River Killer, later identified as Gary Leon Ridgway, killed and […]

Coral Watts – the Sunday Morning Slasher

// December 27th, 2012 // No Comments » // Serial Killers

On June 24, 1969, Coral delivered the daily paper of Joan Gave to her door. He knocked on the door and when Joan answered, he quietly handed the paper to her and stood on the step peering past her into the living room. His gaze returned to her and their eyes locked. For no apparent […]

The Washington Sniper

// December 27th, 2012 // No Comments » // Serial Killers

On Wednesday October 2, 2002, the windows of Michael’s craft store in the wealthy town of Wheaton, Maryland were shot out at 5:20 PM. It would be the only shot fired that was a miss.

Son of Sam – David Berkowitz

// December 27th, 2012 // No Comments » // Serial Killers

The Son of Sam saga began on July 29, 1976. Donna Lauria (18) and Jody Valenti (19) were sitting innocently in their car outside Lauria’s Bronx apartment when Donna noticed a man peering into the window. David Berkowitz pulled his .44 caliber Charter Arms Bulldog pistol out of a paper bag and fired five times […]

Ilsa Koch – the Witch of Buchenwald

// December 26th, 2012 // No Comments » // Strange

Ilsa Koch, wife of the German commander of the Buchenwald concentration camp from 1939 to 1942, Colonel Karl Koch, was notorious for her perversion and cruelty. Known as the Witch (or Bitch) of Buchenwald, she acquired the reputation of a sadist and nymphomaniac beating the prisoners with her whip and requiring that they participate in […]

Belle Gunness – First Female Amercian Serial Killer

// December 26th, 2012 // No Comments » // Serial Killers

Belle Gunness, a homely Norwegian immigrant from Chicago, desired to be married. She also desired money. In an attempt to satisfy at least one of those wishes, Belle ran an advertisement in 1906 editions of area Chicago newspapers. And indeed the gentlemen arrived – in droves. To Andrew Hegelein, a farmer from South Dakota, she […]

Griselda Blanco – the Miami Godmother

// December 26th, 2012 // No Comments » // Gangs and Organized

During the 1970’s and early 80’s, the illegal drug trade in Miami took a profound change, a change that directly impacted the city. As the rich “elite” of Miami spread the gospel of cocaine, the prices dropped and cocaine quickly took the lead as the drug of choice for most users in the United States. […]

 

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