Category Archives: True Crime Interviews

In Our Search to Understand Violence, Casey Jordan Helps Us Find Answers


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Casey Jordan, of New Milford, is an in-demand guest on television to offer insights into crime. She has made more than 1,000 appearances on various networks.

Late on the evening of Oct. 1, Casey Jordan’s phone lit up with a news alert that there had been a shooting in Las Vegas. She didn’t wait for the phone calls that would invariably come, and instead

Read more at: http://www.connecticutmag.com/the-connecticut-story/in-our-search-to-understand-violence-casey-jordan-helps-us/article_bc0961b0-f639-11e7-be35-5f079f673be3.html

Bradenton author rewriting book on serial killers – Sarasota Herald

Extensive research into the minds of serial killers and other murderers has enabled a Bradenton criminologist to help save lives and stand up for victims

BRADENTON — A true-crime author who doubles as a church youth director, who memorizes statistics on American murderers the way other people recite batting averages, and who archives personal correspondence from villains such as John Wayne Gacy and Charles Manson, hopes to rewrite the book on serial killers.

Specifically, as he documents in an upcoming publication, he wants the news out that the majority of them are black.

Criminologist and Bradenton resident Phil Chalmers, 53, cites figures indicating just 30.8 percent of murderers who fit the definition are white. By a 59.8 percent majority, according to a joint academic study completed in 2016, African-Americans form the dominant demographic in this horrific niche.

“It’s a myth that all serial

Read more at: http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20180114/bradenton-author-rewriting-book-on-serial-killers

Bradenton author rewriting the book on serial killers – Sarasota Herald

Extensive research into the minds of serial killers and other murderers has enabled a Bradenton criminologist to help save lives and stand up for victims

BRADENTON — A true-crime author who doubles as a church youth director, who memorizes statistics on American murderers the way other people recite batting averages, and who archives personal correspondence from villains such as John Wayne Gacy and Charles Manson, hopes to rewrite the book on serial killers.

Specifically, as he documents in an upcoming publication, he wants the news out that the majority of them are black.

Criminologist and Bradenton resident Phil Chalmers, 53, cites figures indicating just 30.8 percent of murderers who fit the definition are white. By a 59.8 percent majority, according to a joint academic study completed in 2016, African-Americans form the dominant demographic in this horrific niche.

“It’s a myth that all serial

Read more at: http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20180114/bradenton-author-rewriting-book-on-serial-killers

Author Maureen Boyle’s true crime novel investigates 1988 serial killer

SCITUATE – Crime novel enthusiasts got a taste of what real police work looks like from author Maureen Boyle, whose book, “Shallow Graves: The Hunt for the New Bedford Highway Killer,” tells the true crime story of an unsolved 1988 serial killer investigation.
“I think it’ll be interesting to read this compared to what you see on TV, just to see the actual processes,” said Jeannie Boyce of Scituate.
Boyle, a former investigative journalist and now director of the journalism program at Stonehill College, gave a talk about her book and the case to about 20 listeners Sunday at Scituate Town Library.
The book, published in September, describes the case, in which eleven women went missing from New Bedford in the spring and summer of 1988. Nine of the women’s bodies were found along the highways in

Read more at: http://www.patriotledger.com/news/20180114/author-maureen-boyles-true-crime-novel-investigates-1988-serial-killer

Victims of serial killer ‘need justice,’ author tells Scituate audience …

SCITUATE – Crime-novel enthusiasts got an idea of what real police work is like from author Maureen Boyle, whose book, “Shallow Graves: The Hunt for the New Bedford Highway Killer,” tells the true story of an unsolved string of 1988 murders.

Boyle, a former investigative journalist and now director of the journalism program at Stonehill College in North Easton, gave a talk about her book and the case to about 20 people Sunday at the Scituate Town Library.

The book, which was published in September, describes how 11 women disappeared from New Bedford in the spring and summer of 1988. Nine of the women’s bodies were found along highways in neighboring towns.

All of the women were drug addicts, and many had turned to prostitution. Because of how they lived, many were reported missing much later than they were killed, and some were

Read more at: http://www.patriotledger.com/news/20180114/author-maureen-boyles-true-crime-novel-investigates-1988-serial-killer

Victims of serial killer ‘need justice,’ author tells Scituate audience

SCITUATE – Crime-novel enthusiasts got an idea of what real police work is like from author Maureen Boyle, whose book, “Shallow Graves: The Hunt for the New Bedford Highway Killer,” tells the true story of an unsolved string of 1988 murders.

Boyle, a former investigative journalist and now director of the journalism program at Stonehill College in North Easton, gave a talk about her book and the case to about 20 people Sunday at the Scituate Town Library.

The book, which was published in September, describes how 11 women disappeared from New Bedford in the spring and summer of 1988. Nine of the women’s bodies were found along highways in neighboring towns.

All of the women were drug addicts, and many had turned to prostitution. Because of how they lived, many were reported missing much later than they were killed, and some were

Read more at: http://www.patriotledger.com/news/20180114/author-maureen-boyles-true-crime-novel-investigates-1988-serial-killer

Author Maureen Boyle’s true crime novel investigates 1988 serial …

SCITUATE – Crime-novel enthusiasts got an idea of what real police work is like from author Maureen Boyle, whose book, “Shallow Graves: The Hunt for the New Bedford Highway Killer,” tells the true story of an unsolved string of 1988 murders.

Boyle, a former investigative journalist and now director of the journalism program at Stonehill College in North Easton, gave a talk about her book and the case to about 20 people Sunday at the Scituate Town Library.

The book, which was published in September, describes how 11 women disappeared from New Bedford in the spring and summer of 1988. Nine of the women’s bodies were found along highways in neighboring towns.

All of the women were drug addicts, and many had turned to prostitution. Because of how they lived, many were reported missing much later than they were killed, and some were

Read more at: http://www.wickedlocal.com/news/20180114/author-maureen-boyles-true-crime-novel-investigates-1988-serial-killer

Suspect Convictions Episode 12: A Curious Bed Purchase

GLT is partnering with true crime podcast Suspect Convictions to explore the 1998 murder of 3-year-old Bloomington girl Christina McNeil.

Her father was convicted of the crime but has long maintained his innocence, claiming an ex-girlfriend was the real killer—the same woman later convicted in a separate murder. New episodes air Fridays on GLT’s Sound Ideas. You can also subscribe to the podcast

The bed in which Christina McNeil was murdered was later purchased at a thrift store by the same woman who the girl’s father says killed her. 

That is one of the revelations in this week’s episode of Suspect Convictions. After Barton McNeil was arrested and ultimately convicted of the murder, his brother donated the bed to The Salvation Army. Misook (Nowlin) Wang was doing community service at The Salvation Army at that time, related to a domestic abuse case against her. Wang bought the bed and gave it

Read more at: http://wglt.org/post/suspect-convictions-episode-12-curious-bed-purchase

‘Dirty John’ and 5 other true crime podcasts you need to listen to right now

Dirty John” has emerged as the latest “Serial,” the kind of podcast that’s so riveting, it’ll eat up your whole night if you’re not careful. It’s all thanks to Los Angeles Times veteran journalist Christopher Goffard, who uncovered con man John Meehan and his crimes, which are mind-boggling and have struck a nerve with listeners.

But if you want more murder and mayhem, listen up. Megyn Kelly TODAY staffers share their favorite podcast picks, for police procedural and courtroom drama buffs.

“Sword and Scale”: Beautifully researched and produced. Gets very in-depth, with lots of audio from police interrogations and court interviews

Read more at: https://www.today.com/popculture/dirty-john-5-other-true-crime-podcasts-you-need-listen-t121093

No Stone Unturned: Alex Gibney on the Troubles-era true crime film the BBC wouldn’t show

About eight weeks ago, BBC Northern Ireland broadcast a panel discussion about No Stone Unturned: the new documentary by Oscar-winner Alex Gibney about the 1994 massacre of six innocent Catholic men in a pub in Loughinisland, and the alleged cover-ups by the RUC (Royal Ulster Constabulary) that followed it. Near the end of the programme, a listener from East Belfast called the radio station in some distress. “We all know that the biggest killing machine in Northern Ireland was the IRA,” he said. “But [coverage] is always about what the army and the RUC did. It’s never, ever about what the IRA did.”

This seems like a strange claim to make: the IRA remains a byword for violence and terror in the popular consciousness, and Jeremy Corbyn’s apparent sympathy with the organisation continues to tarnish his reputation decades later. But the caller’s complaint points to a key legacy of

Read more at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/on-demand/0/no-stone-unturned-alex-gibney-troubles-era-true-crime-film-bbc/