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New season of hit show Killing Fields could solve grisly murder featured in true crime book

Jan. 12, 2018 / PRZen / SEATTLE — Discovery Channel’s “Killing Fields” is a hit true-crime series that explores sprawling places across America hiding stories of gruesome murders. This season’s focus is on the murder of Carrie Singer, a 28-year-old who was found half naked and brutally bludgeoned to death in Isle of Wight, Virginia.

Residents of the tight-knit community where Carrie’s remains were discovered are still haunted by the unsolved murder. But investigator Randy Patrick’s efforts to capture Carrie’s killer reignites hope the case will finally be solved.

Carrie’s mother, Patty Lord, shared her daughter’s story in Grief Diaries: Project Cold Case, published in November 2016 by AlyBlue Media. The book is the 18th in the popular Grief Diaries series created by Lynda Cheldelin Fell, an award-winning author and grief educator who partnered with Ryan Backmann of the national nonprofit organization Project Cold Case, to

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‘The Man From The Train’: This books claims to solve century-old serial murders

Interest in true crime has to be at an all-time high worldwide right now, with the number of documentaries, podcasts, TV shows and books devoted to the topic of murders too high to count.

One incredible book that shouldn’t get lost in today’s flood of true crime material is The Man From The Train: The Solving Of A Century-Old Serial Killer Mystery by Bill James with research assistance from his daughter, Rachel McCarthy James.

The book centres around the Villisca axe murders of 1912, a case often described as the greatest unsolved crime in American history. I count at least seven podcasts with episodes on the Villisca murders – in fact, a true crime podcast is where I first heard of Villisca.

But James’ book goes way beyond that one horrific act – the gruesome murder of an entire family of six plus two young neighbour girls in the small town of Villisca,

Read more at: http://www.star2.com/culture/2017/11/30/century-old-serial-murders-solved/

Can a Television Network Solve a Crime? Oxygen and High Profile Disappearance Cases

The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway on Oxygen has brought a renewed focus to the case with true crime viewers – AKA “armchair detectives” – tuning in, looking for clues and hoping for answers to this high profile mystery. After conducting a sting operation using an informant named Gabriel and a bizarre character who steals from Gabriel and has abused drugs, John Ludwick, a friend of prime suspect Joran van Der Sloot (serving a sentence for the murder of Stephany Flores Ramírez ), investigators await DNA testing of bone fragments found. If results show they are a match to Holloway, then Oxygen, which has just become a “full-time true crime network” will have massively elevated its profile since the days of Bad Girls’ Club http://www.oxygen.com/bad-girls-club.

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Can a Television Network Solve a Crime? Oxygen and High Profile …

The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway on Oxygen has brought a renewed focus to the case with true crime viewers – AKA “armchair detectives” – tuning in, looking for clues and hoping for answers to this high profile mystery. After conducting a sting operation using an informant named Gabriel and a bizarre character who steals from Gabriel and has abused drugs, John Ludwick, a friend of prime suspect Joran van Der Sloot (serving a sentence for the murder of Stephany Flores Ramírez ), investigators await DNA testing of bone fragments found. If results show they are a match to Holloway, then Oxygen, which has just become a “full-time true crime network” will have massively elevated its profile since the days of Bad Girls’ Club http://www.oxygen.com/bad-girls-club.

Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/can-a-television-network-solve-a-crime-oxygen-and_us_59c02844e4b082fd4205b919

‘The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway’: New Information May Finally Solve A 12-Year Murder Mystery In Oxygen’s …

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Sometimes the truth is so much stranger than fiction.

Twelve years ago, 18-year-old Natalee Holloway went missing during a high school graduation trip to Aruba. Despite a world-wide media frenzy, Natalee’s body was never found and the case remains unsolved. The investigation into Holloway’s disappearance was headline news as the story seemed almost cinematic in the amount of intrigue it produced. Crooked cops? Murder? An intricate cover-up? The truth behind the final moments of Holloway’s life are shrouded in mystery, but it’s a mystery that may soon be solved.

Premiering tonight on Oxygen, The Disappearance Of Natalee Holloway is a new true-crime docuseries that follows Natalee’s father, Dave Holloway, and his longtime private investigator T.J. Ward as they investigate a potentially game-changing new lead that may finally provide much-needed answers

Read more at: http://decider.com/2017/08/19/the-disappearance-natalee-holloway-new-information-solve-murder-mystery/

Father-daughter authors hope their new book will help solve the Colonial Parkway murders

Blaine Pardoe believes there are a lot of misperceptions about the Colonial Parkway Murders — a string of four unsolved double homicides that occurred between 1986 and 1989 and that may or may not have been the work of a serial killer.

This was regularly reinforced to him while he was doing the research for the new book he co-authored with his daughter Victoria Hester, “A Special Kind of Evil,” which examines the killings and profiles the eight victims.

“There was a librarian in New Kent County who said, ‘Oh, but this case has already been solved!'” Pardoe said. “I asked her where she was getting that and she said, ‘Well, Patricia Cornwell wrote about this, and she wouldn’t have written about it if it wasn’t true.’ A lot of people think it’s been resolved.”

Yes, Cornwell’s 1992 best-seller “All That Remains” was clearly inspired by the Colonial Parkway Murders and took much

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One Mystery Will Solve Another: Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich’s “The Fact of a Body”

ALEXANDRIA MARZANO-LESNEVICH’S new book The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir bills itself as a hybrid of two popular nonfiction forms: true crime and memoir. The story of a pedophile named Ricky Langley who murdered a young boy in Louisiana in 1992 and the equally harrowing narrative of the author’s own molestation by her grandfather when she was a child, the book has two blockbuster premises where it would only take one to get most reader-voyeurs interested. Marzano-Lesnevich has a wealth of the horrifying, fascinating subject matter that makes for an addictive nonfiction read, and she is smart enough to know it. She gives the people what they want, describing in novelistic detail the semen stains on the murder victim’s shirt and her grandfather taking out his false teeth before he abused her.

That’s the thing my mind keeps snagging on when

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Police use DNA to solve 1976 murder of Karen Klaas, ex-wife of Righteous Brothers singer

It was a case that captivated the public four decades ago because of its shocking circumstances and a celebrity connection: Who killed Karen Klaas?

On the morning of Jan. 30, 1976, shortly after dropping her young son off at school, Klaas returned to her home in Hermosa Beach, Calif.

There, the 32-year-old mother of two was sexually assaulted and strangled with her own pantyhose.

By the time police discovered her, Klaas was unconscious. She was taken to a hospital, where she remained comatose for five days, then died on Feb. 4, 1976.

For nearly 41 years, the case would remain Hermosa Beach’s longest-running cold case. The brutal killing shook the small oceanfront California city that, even now, sees only a handful of murders per decade.

Klaas also

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ITV’s The Investigator to solve mystery of Carole Packman’s murder …

New evidence in a 30-year-old murder mystery, including a written confession, is set to be revealed on ITV true crime series The Investigator.  

Viewers have been gripped by detective Mark Williams-Thomas’s probe into the disappearance of Carole Packman, 40, who vanished from her family home in Bournemouth in June 1985.

Her husband, Russell Causley, now 72, was convicted of her murder in 1996, but her body has never been found and he has refused to reveal its whereabouts.

Carole Packman, 40, (pictured) vanished from her family home in Bournemouth in June 1985

Her husband, Russell Causley, (pictured) was convicted of her murder in 1996, but her body has never been found and he has refused to reveal its whereabouts

Carole Packman, 40,

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ITV’s The Investigator to solve mystery of Carole Packman’s murder

New evidence in a 30-year-old murder mystery, including a written confession, is set to be revealed on ITV true crime series The Investigator.  

Viewers have been gripped by detective Mark Williams-Thomas’s probe into the disappearance of Carole Packman, 40, who vanished from her family home in Bournemouth in June 1985.

Her husband, Russell Causley, now 72, was convicted of her murder in 1996, but her body has never been found and he has refused to reveal its whereabouts.

Carole Packman, 40, (pictured) vanished from her family home in Bournemouth in June 1985

Her husband, Russell Causley, (pictured) was convicted of her murder in 1996, but her body has never been found and he has refused to reveal its whereabouts

Carole Packman, 40, (left) vanished from her

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