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Photos from Oakland County Child Killer Suspect’s Suicide Scene

on January 12, 2012 at 11:27 am in Forensics, Unsubs by | 2 Comments

Yesterday, I reported on developments in the Oakland County Child Killer case. One of the developments was that the family of one of the victims has released photos from the suicide of suspect Christopher Busch. Now we have the photos. Several of them have portions blackened out. I assume that…

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Dean Corll Victim Identified

on December 1, 2011 at 2:15 pm in Forensics, Serial Killers by | No Comments

Forensic scientists in Harris County have identified Roy Eugene Bunton as a victim of Dean Corll. Bunton was last seen as he was leaving for work at Northwest Mall in Houston. Conflicting reports have this happening in either 1971 or 1972, when he was 17 or 18 years old. Bunton’s…

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Victim of John Wayne Gacy Identified

on November 29, 2011 at 2:51 pm in Forensics, Serial Killers by | No Comments

DNA evidence has determined one of the unidentified remains of John Wayne Gacy to be William George Bundy. A 19-year-old construction worker, William disappeared in 1976. Family members have long suspected he was one of Gacy’s victims. The Cook County Sheriff Office issued a plea for DNA samples from the…

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Alleged Victim of John Wayne Boyer Identified

on September 14, 2011 at 11:42 am in Forensics, Serial Killers, Victimology by | No Comments

The badly decomposed remains of a woman were found in a wooded area near Interstate 20 in Darlington, South Carolina on August 3, 2000. No identification was found on the body, and cause of death was determined to be strangulation. Eleven years later, the remains have finally been identified. The…

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Judge Rules Against David Leonard Wood’s Petition

on August 21, 2011 at 10:21 am in Forensics, Serial Killers by | No Comments

David Leonard Wood has lost an appeal to have his conviction over-turned by an expert review of the DNA evidence of his trial. Judge Bert Richardson ruled: The court finds that the results of the DNA analysis do not establish that, had the results been available during the trial of…

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Ted Bundy’s DNA to be Uploaded Today

on August 5, 2011 at 9:19 am in Forensics, Serial Killers by | 5 Comments

As previously reported, Ted Bundy’s DNA has been sampled and is being uploaded to the national DNA database. Reports are that this will happen today. Bundy confessed to thirty murders before he died, and is suspected of having committed many more. Once convicted, many serial killers confess to murders they…

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Ted Bundy to be added to FBI DNA Database

on August 1, 2011 at 3:46 pm in Forensics, Serial Killers by | 1 Comment

If you were to ask most devotees of true crime whether Ted Bundy’s DNA was in the federal database, he or she would most likely say “yes”. And he or she would be wrong. Bundy’s DNA has never been added to the FBI’s DNA database, but that is about to…

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Forensic Studies 005: Terry Blair

on June 14, 2011 at 7:26 am in Forensic Studies, Forensics, Serial Killers by | 2 Comments

Terry Blair became a serial killer after killing seven people before being incarcerated for the rest of his life (Dolan Media Newswires. 2008). Blair grew up in a household of troubled individuals who had too much of an influence on Blair due to the fact that he committed these family…

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Forensic Studies 004: The Black Widow

on May 24, 2011 at 7:10 am in Forensic Studies, Forensics, Serial Killers by | No Comments

Lydia Trueblood got the name The Black Widow for poisoning five of her husbands, her brother-in-law and her baby girl, all for life insurance money (Montaldo, C. 2011). Lydia Trueblood was less than attractive yet something about her seemed to capture the attention of men. At the age of 19,…

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DNA Sample from Anthony Sowell Lost

on May 21, 2011 at 9:29 am in Forensics, Law Enforcement, Serial Killers by | No Comments

Anthony Sowell gave a DNA sample when he was in prison in the 1990s. Unfortunately, that sample was lost. It was sent to a private lab in Fairfax, Virginia, but was never returned to the State of Ohio. Said Eve Mueller, a spokeswoman for Attorney General Mike DeWine: I don’t…

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