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Bostwick Labs Denies Receiving Anthony Sowell Sample

on June 8, 2011 at 11:14 am in Law Enforcement, Serial Killers by | No Comments

A private DNA lab in Virginia denies that it ever received a sample of Anthony Sowell’s DNA. It also claims that the State of Ohio has no reliable method of tracing what samples have been sent out. Said Richard T. Bostwick, attorney and secretary for Bostwick Laboratories Inc. in an…

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Was Jacci Ansell-Lamb a Victim of Peter Tobin?

on June 7, 2011 at 10:26 am in Serial Killers, Victimology by | No Comments

Jacci Ansell-Lamb, 18, was last seen alive in March 1970. She was trying to hitchhike from London to her home in Manchester. She was found days later by a farmer in Mere, near Knutsford. She was semi-naked, and had been sexually assaulted and strangled with electrical wire. An identikit picture,…

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Was Kerry May-Hardy a Victim of Ted Bundy?

on June 7, 2011 at 10:11 am in Serial Killers, Victimology by | No Comments

Kerry May-Hardy was last seen in June 1972. The 22-year-old disappeared near the Capital Hill section of Seattle. Although married, her disappearance was reported to the Seattle Police Department by her mother. On September 6, 2010, her remains were found near Suncadia Resort, a golf course in Roslyn, Washington. A…

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Michael Wayne McGray Charged with Killing Cellmate

on May 31, 2011 at 9:00 am in Law Enforcement, Serial Killers by | No Comments

Convicted serial killer Michael Wayne McGray has been formally charged by the RCMP with the murder of his cellmate, Jeremy Phillips, last November. A warrant used to search McGray’s cell, it appeared that Phillips had been beaten to death with a cat scratching post. I don’t know why there was…

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Fire at Robert Pickton Farm

on May 30, 2011 at 2:22 pm in Law Enforcement by | No Comments

The RCMP is investigating several fires in the Vancouver area Friday night. This includes a fire in some trailers on the land belonging to convicted killer Robert Pickton and his family. Two other fires flared up nearby that evening. One was in a garage and the other at a home….

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Police Release John Sweeney’s Art

on May 27, 2011 at 10:03 am in Serial Killers, Victimology by | No Comments

No, Scotland Yard isn’t trying to raise funds by selling murderabilia. They are trying to locate potential victims of John Sweeney. Sweeney targeted his girlfriends for his murderous impulses. He also liked to paint and draw his girlfriends. Many of the images are portraits, although sometimes racy. Others seem to…

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Possible Serial Killer in Rajasthan

on May 25, 2011 at 8:55 am in Unsubs, Victimology by | No Comments

Police investigators in the Indian state of Rajasthan suspect that the gruesome murders of six women may be related. There are striking similarities among the crimes, including the choice of victim, the way they were killed, wound marks, and the way they were disposed of. The murders occurred all over…

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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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Public Funding for Robert Pickton Inquiry

on May 21, 2011 at 9:12 am in Law Enforcement, Serial Killers by | No Comments

The government for the Canadian province of British Columbia says that the families of missing and murdered women will receive funding to participate in a public inquiry of Robert Pickton. The funds are to help with legal fees. Ten different groups will have legal standing at the inquiry. It will…

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