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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://scituate.wickedlocal.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

‘Britain’s Forgotten Serial Killer: Trevor Hardy’ – why you need to watch

Unsolved murders are like catnip for true-crime junkies. Limited information drip-fed over a number of hours has proved the perfect formula for hit series like Making A Murderer and Casting JonBenet. But often, the most frustrating mysteries are best absorbed all at once. Enter Britain’s Forgotten Serial Killer: Trevor Hardy – a fascinating one-hour documentary set to air on Crime + Investigation this Sunday (January 14). It’s the gripping untold story of a brutal serial killer on the loose in 1970s Manchester. If you’re a sucker for a good investigative thriller, then you won’t want to miss it. Here’s everything you need to know to get your detective on this weekend.

What’s it about?

Trevor Joseph Hardy, aka The Beast of Manchester, was a convicted serial killer who murdered three innocent schoolgirls back in the mid-’70s. He escaped capture for nearly two years before his arrest in August 1976.

Read more at: http://www.nme.com/blogs/tv-blogs/britains-forgotten-serial-killer-trevor-hardy-2218709

New Discovery Channel show spotlights SLO County serial killer

A new Discovery Channel show spotlights one of San Luis Obispo County’s most notorious criminals, serial killer Rex Krebs.

The second episode of “The Interrogation Room,” which airs Thursday night, focuses on local investigators’ efforts to convince Krebs, a convicted sex offender, to confess to kidnapping, raping and murdering San Luis Obispo college students Aundria Crawford and Rachel Newhouse.

“The Interrogation Room” premiered Jan. 4. The show “covers all facets of crime and the clever tactics used by detectives to obtain criminal confessions,” inviting viewers to “listen, verbatim, to the hair-raising conversations that end with convictions,” according to a Discovery Channel news release.

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Darren Criss Is the Season’s New Song + Dance Serial Killer

Darren Criss Is the Season’s New Song + Dance Serial Killer

Turns out, you don’t need to be of the screen or stage to be an actor. Case in point: Andrew Cunanan. In the pilot of FX’s “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” alone, we see the 27-year-old slip in and out of elaborate personae and biographical fabrications like a Versace model changing before the runway. Was Cunanan really warding off Gianni Versace’s advances at a San Francisco club in 1990 (as he tells his friends), or was he the young stranger groveling for the fashion designer’s attention with boldfaced flattery and stories of the old country? Did he really work on his military pilot father’s pineapple plantation in the Philippines before

Read more at: https://www.backstage.com/interview/darren-criss-seasons-new-song-dance-serial-killer/

Atlanta Child Murders Case: New Podcast Questions Killer’s Guilt …

Did Wayne Williams kill more than 25 children, adolescents and adults during a two-year-spree that terrorized Atlanta’s black community nearly 40 years ago?

That’s the mystery explored in a new true-crime podcast, Atlanta Monster, which picks up where the investigation left off after Williams, who was charged only with killing two adults, was convicted and sentenced in 1982 to two consecutive life terms in prison and assumed by prosecutors to be guilty of all the other killings.

Williams, 59, was never charged in any other murders and has maintained his innocence.

A 2016 podcast, Up and Vanished, by Atlanta Monster creators and Tenderfoot TV founders Payne Lindsey and Donald Albright, enlisted listeners as real-time detectives to reconsider the cold-case investigation into the 2005 murder of Georgia teacher and former beauty queen Tara Grinstead. The podcast is credited with contributing to two arrests in the case last year.

The creators hope to generate the

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/up-and-vanished-wayne-williams-atlanta-child-murders/

‘Snapped: Killer Couples’ returns with unhappy gym owner’s wife who has the wrong man killed

Snapped: Killer Couples returns for its 9th season in January, and it’s packed with nine new episodes of “America’s most dangerous duos,” including a shocking series premiere in which a “best man” gets murdered when a hitman mistakes him for his lover’s husband.

Lee Ann Reidel, 36, was apparently an unhappy upper middle class wife who wanted her husband dead so she could inherit his money and keep their child all to herself. In 2000, she fell head over heels in love with a “hitman,” Ralph Salierno, hired to murder Reidel’s husband, health enthusiast gym owner, Paul Reidel.

When the couple married in 1998, friends and family deemed them the perfect couple, but soon after, Lee Ann discovered her new husband had a crack cocaine addiction that tore the marriage apart. In 2000, she left Paul, taking their young son with her and moving in with her mother in Florida. Within six months,

Read more at: http://www.crimeonline.com/2017/12/21/snapped-killer-couples-returns-with-unhappy-gym-owners-wife-who-has-the-wrong-man-killed/

Do you have what it takes to track down a serial killer? The ‘BirchBox for true crime fans’ that takes Clue to a …

The body of an unidentified woman was found on Weise Island wearing only a thin gown, with stab wounds and an autopsy incision shaped like a ‘Y’ on her body. According to the article dated September 30, 1967, this ‘Jane Doe’ had been dead for at least 36 hours before she was found by recreational boaters. Other than that, little is known about what happened to her.

That newspaper clipping from an unspecified outlet is just one of several items including a picture of a swan, a constellation chart, a small crushed paper cup and two letters: one a letter of welcome from a fictional organization called ‘Listening Friends of America’, the other an ominous, typewritten letter from a man named John William James.

At first glance it all seems random, but together every bit and piece comes together to solve a murder mystery – albeit it a fictitious

Read more at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5179933/Hunt-Killer-monthly-interactive-murder-mystery-game.html