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Lonnie Franklin Jr. Investigation Widens

on August 10, 2011 at 7:52 am in Serial Killers, Victimology by | No Comments

Detectives of the LAPD are now looking at 230 missing person cases and unsolved murders to determine whether Lonnie Franklin Jr. was involved. The cases go back to the mid-70’s. The investigation initially looked at sixty cases, but began to expand in May. The LAPD released images of 180 unidentified…

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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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Episode 040: Modus Operandi, Ritual Behavior, and Signature

on August 5, 2011 at 7:00 am in Law Enforcement, Podcast Episodes, Pop Culture, Psychology, Serial Killers by | 2 Comments

Charles Albright removed the eyeballs of his victims. The Zodiac Killer signed his letters with a distinctive mark that included a cross and a circle. Richard Ramirez drew Satanic pentagrams on the walls of his victims’ homes, and sometimes on their bodies. The Boston Strangler tied his ligatures into birthday…

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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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Jeffrey Dahmer Survivor Charged in Killing

on August 1, 2011 at 2:00 pm in Victimology by | 2 Comments

Tracy M. Edwards, 52, is the only victim to escape from Jeffrey Dahmer. He and a second man, Timothy Larod Carr, have been charged with “recklessly endangering safety” in the drowning death of a man last week. Drugged and handcuffed, Edwards escaped from Dahmer’s apartment in July 1991. He led…

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Michael Gargiulo to be Charged in Tricia Pacaccio’s Murder

on July 8, 2011 at 10:05 am in Law Enforcement, Serial Killers by | No Comments

Tricia Pacaccio, 18, was murdered in August 1993. She was returning from a party, when she was stabbed in the driveway of her home in Glenview, northwest of Chicago. Her family was inside asleep, unable to hear what was happening because the air conditioner was running. She was found on…

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Alleged Victims of Joseph Naso

on July 2, 2011 at 6:14 pm in Serial Killers, Victimology by | No Comments

Naso has been accused of murdering four women and a major suspect in the Alphabet Murders. We currently have the information on all of his alleged victims as of this date. Carmen Colon  Carmen, 10 years old from Churchill, is thought to have been murdered on November 16, 1971. Wanda…

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Alleged Victims of Anthony Sowell

on June 30, 2011 at 3:19 pm in Serial Killers, Victimology by | 1 Comment

Sowell has been accused of killing eleven people, but thought to have killed many more. We currently have the information on eleven of his alleged victims. Crystal Dozier 38 year old Crystal was found murdered in May, 2007. Tishana Culver Tishana, 31, was found murdered in June 2008. Leshanda Long…

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Victims of Mark Goudeau

on June 30, 2011 at 2:41 pm in Serial Killers, Victimology by | No Comments

Mark Goudeau murdered nine people. We currently have the information on seven victims. Tina Washington 39 year old Tina was murdered on December 12, 2005 in Phoenix. She had been shot in the head. Romelia Vargas 38 year old Romelia was shot to death in a snack truck on February…

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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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