Monthly Archives: September 2017

Is Maura Murray Alive? New Details In The Case Are Hard To Come By

It’s been nearly 14 years since Maura Murray mysteriously vanished, leaving behind little more than a trail of confusion and a string of tangled theories. But as Oxygen prepares to rehash her long-cold case for its latest true crime docuseries, one central question still remains: Is Maura Murray alive in 2017?

Over the last decade, many have speculated about what could have happened to the then-21-year-old nursing student. Many think she was killed as a result of foul play, others believe she ran away, and some think she died of exposure after fleeing from her car, which she crashed into a New Hampshire snowbank just before she officially went missing. According to Missing Maura Murray, a podcast focused on her disappearance, the few witnesses who spoke with police claimed that she denied their assistance, and when the authorities arrived on scene

Read more at: https://www.bustle.com/p/is-maura-murray-alive-new-details-in-the-case-are-hard-to-come-by-2459844

‘The pulling power of true-crime documentaries like Death On The …

Sounds like an outline plot for a classic crime drama. This is not fiction, nor is it proven fact, but it is what is generally believed to be the true-crime narrative true-crime narrative of the murder in 1974 of the Lucan family nanny, Sandra Rivett, by Lord “Lucky” Lucan, and his attempted dispatch of his wife, Veronica. Lucan’s disappearance has been an enduring source of speculation, films, documentaries and literature (not to mention jokes) since he vanished hours after the murder of Sandra Rivett.

With the news of Lady Veronica Lucan’s death last week (as yet unexplained, but not thought to be suspicious) there’s been a predictable rekindling of theories and wild imaginings about Lucan’s subsequent fate. Four decades on, the mystery remains unsolved but the intrigue surrounding the story is as potent as ever.

Our appetite for true-life crime stories is growing exponentially. Over the

Read more at: http://www.heraldscotland.com/opinion/15568699.Val_Burns__True_crime__39_s_appeal_lies_in_our_relief_that_someone_else_is_the_victim_____and_the_killer/

‘The pulling power of true-crime documentaries like Death On The Staircase is a mystery in itself’

Sounds like an outline plot for a classic crime drama. This is not fiction, nor is it proven fact, but it is what is generally believed to be the true-crime narrative true-crime narrative of the murder in 1974 of the Lucan family nanny, Sandra Rivett, by Lord “Lucky” Lucan, and his attempted dispatch of his wife, Veronica. Lucan’s disappearance has been an enduring source of speculation, films, documentaries and literature (not to mention jokes) since he vanished hours after the murder of Sandra Rivett.

With the news of Lady Veronica Lucan’s death last week (as yet unexplained, but not thought to be suspicious) there’s been a predictable rekindling of theories and wild imaginings about Lucan’s subsequent fate. Four decades on, the mystery remains unsolved but the intrigue surrounding the story is as potent as ever.

Our appetite for true-life crime stories is growing exponentially. Over the

Read more at: http://www.heraldscotland.com/opinion/15568699.Val_Burns__True_crime__39_s_appeal_lies_in_our_relief_that_someone_else_is_the_victim_____and_the_killer/

8 true crime docs you should stream with your best friend this weekend, because you’ll have SO much to talk about after

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We have a confession: We’re obsessed with true crime documentaries. And though we can’t quite put our finger on why we’re so taken with twisty tales of ordinary people caught up in movie-like murder mysteries IRL, we’re not going to question it. (Maybe it has something to do with spending our formative years watching reruns of Unsolved Mysteries with Grandma? Hmmm…)

Whatever the case may be, we’re hooked, so this weekend, we’re

Read more at: https://hellogiggles.com/reviews-coverage/movies/true-crime-docs/

Ricky Martin on Meeting Antonio D’Amico, Gianni Versace’s Lover

Antonio D’Amico, the former lover of the late Italian designer Gianni Versace, confessed in July that he wasn’t content with the behind-the-scenes photos he’d seen of the upcoming series The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)—set to premiere in 2018— telling The Guardian: “The photo of Ricky Martin holding the body [of Versace] in his arms is ridiculous.” Now, in an interview with Ocean DriveMartin reveals that he spoke with D’Amico in an attempt to quell his concerns.

“I had the opportunity to speak to Antonio a few months ago,” Martin told the magazine. “I said, ‘Antonio, listen, maybe you’ve seen a couple of paparazzi shots of the actual scenes that we’re shooting, but please don’t judge the quality of it just by one picture because it could easily be taken out of context. You have to see for yourself what we’re

Read more at: http://people.com/chica/ricky-martin-conversation-with-antonio-damico-gianni-versace-boyfriend/

The teens in Slender Man stabbing case are going to mental …


Morgan Geyser, one of two Wisconsin girls charged with stabbing a classmate to impress the fictitious horror character Slender Man, enters a Waukesha County Court in Waukesha, Wis., for a status hearing on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017. (Michael Sear/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel/Associated Press)

Two Wisconsin girls charged with repeatedly stabbing a classmate to impress a mythical online character will be sent to state mental hospitals, according to the Associated Press. The case attracted national attention because of the youth of the victim and her attackers and the strangeness of their motive.

Morgan Geyser and Annissa Weier were just 12 years old in 2014 when they lured their classmate, Payton Leutner, also 12, into the woods in a Milwaukee suburb, according to investigators. Geyser, now 15, allegedly stabbed Leutner 19 times as Weier urged her on. 

Both girls told detectives they were compelled to kill Leutner to become “proxies,” or servants to Slender Man — an online figure that is

Read more at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/true-crime/wp/2017/09/29/they-stabbed-their-friend-to-impress-slender-man-now-the-teens-are-going-to-mental-hospitals/

They stabbed their friend to impress Slender Man. Now the teens are going to mental hospitals.


Morgan Geyser, one of two Wisconsin girls charged with stabbing a classmate to impress the fictitious horror character Slender Man, enters a Waukesha County Court in Waukesha, Wis., for a status hearing on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017. (Michael Sear/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel/Associated Press)

Two Wisconsin girls charged with repeatedly stabbing a classmate to impress a mythical online character will be sent to state mental hospitals, according to the Associated Press. The case attracted national attention because of the youth of the victim and her attackers and the strangeness of their motive.

Morgan Geyser and Annissa Weier were just 12 years old in 2014 when they lured their classmate, Payton Leutner, also 12, into the woods in a Milwaukee suburb, according to investigators. Geyser, now 15, allegedly stabbed Leutner 19 times as Weier urged her on. 

Both girls told detectives they were compelled to kill Leutner to become “proxies,” or servants to Slender Man — an online figure that is

Read more at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/true-crime/wp/2017/09/29/they-stabbed-their-friend-to-impress-slender-man-now-the-teens-are-going-to-mental-hospitals/

Iowa Mom Arrested After Allegedly Leaving 4 Kids Home Alone to Go on a Planned 12-Day German Vacation

An Iowa woman was arrested Thursday after she went on a planned days-long vacation to Germany and allegedly left her four young children home alone, PEOPLE confirms.

Erin Lee Macke, 30, is charged with four counts of child endangerment, according to Johnston, Iowa, Police Department Lt. Lynn Aswegan.

Macke was released on bail on Friday. It is unclear if she has obtained an attorney or entered a plea. Her next court date is scheduled for Oct. 9.

A message left for her was not immediately returned on Friday. She has reportedly said the allegations against her are untrue and that she did not leave her kids alone.

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Aswegan tells PEOPLE that officers were first called to Macke’s home on Sept. 21 after receiving a report from the father of two of

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/iowa-mom-left-kids-alone-german-vacation/

10 Real-Life Horror Documentaries That Will Scare The Sh*t Out Of You This Halloween

Calling all ghouls and goblins: It’s the most spooktastic time of the year and — as Halloween approaches slowly but surely — now is as good a time as any to start binge-watching scary documentaries on Netflix. Of course, throughout the month of October, most television networks have all the best Halloween staples on standby; I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t spent the better part of many October weekends flipping between Friday the 13thHalloween, and A Nightmare on Elm Street (all while covering my head with a blanket, of course). This year, though, the insane list of terrifying documentaries on Netflix is the way to go if you want to be truly scared sh*tless.

As is always the case when it comes to Netflix, there is so much to choose from this Halloween. Whether you’re into true crime documentaries or specials that look into supernatural phenomena,

Read more at: http://elitedaily.com/entertainment/film/10-real-life-horror-documentaries-on-netflix/2083270/