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  • pennsylvania penn state stabbing murder victim library fpd
    COLD CASES

    A co-ed was stabbed in the book stacks at the Penn State library. Five decades later, who killed her remains a question.

    Betsy Aardsma was stabbed to death in the library at Penn State University in 1969. Decades later, her killer remains free and the case has gone cold.
    By Michael East
  • new york child killed rape alphabet murders fpd
    NEWS

    Three children were all found raped and murdered in New York state, but that wasn't the only thing they had in common

    Three children were killed the same way in the same area of New York in the 1970s. But was it one killer or more? Their cases became known as "The Alphabet Murders."
    By Michael East
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    GANGSTERS

    Corruption and brutality: here's how Whitey Bulger's reign of terror in the mob lasted for decades

    White Bulger worked as both an FBI informant and the head of the mob in the Boston area. He escaped prosecution for decades thanks to his ties - but it didn't last forever.
    By Michael East
  • georgette bauerdorf murder la cold case hollywood
    COLD CASES

    Georgette Bauerdorf: The unsolved murder of a L.A. socialite

    Georgette Bauderdorf was young and attractive and looking for a way into Hollywood when she was found dead in her L.A. apartment. Her killing is now a cold case.
    By Michael East
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    INVESTIGATIONS

    Echoes of Salem: The story of the West Memphis Three and killing of a trio of boys

    Three teens were accused of killing three boys in the woods in Arkansas. Allegations of Satan worship, police mistakes and intrigue fill the case known as the West Memphis Three
    By Michael East
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    NEWS

    The tragic story of the death of JonBenet Ramsey and the other suspects police considered

    JonBenet Ramsey was found murdered in her Colorado home 25 years ago. Here is part 3 of our series that looked at her case and the suspects.
    By Michael East
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    COLD CASES

    The tragic story of the death of JonBenet Ramsey and the investigation into her killing

    JonBenet Ramsey was found dead in her Colorado home 25 years ago. Her killing still gets attention and questions about who murdered the beauty pageant star.
    By Michael East
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    NEWS

    Who was Elizabeth Short? The woman behind America's most famous unsolved case

    The background and life of Elizabeth Short, who was killed in the Black Dahlia case. The story might be the most famous unsolved crime in American history.
    By Michael East
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    FEATURES

    George Hodel: Doctor. Genius. Serial Killer: The story of the main suspect in the Black Dahlia killing.

    George Hodel was a doctor in Los Angeles but has long been considered a prime suspect in the killing of Elizabeth Short, also known as the Black Dahlia.
    By Michael East
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    INVESTIGATIONS

    Forgotten Noir: Was a serial killer at work in 1940s LA responsible for the Black Dahlia killing?

    The 1940s were a dangerous time in Los Angeles for attractive young women, with several showing up dead and their killer never arrested. Was a serial killer at work?
    By Michael East
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    MISSING

    Eight Minutes that changed the world: The brutal Texas killing that led to the AMBER Alert system

    Amber Hagerman was kidnapped and murdered in Texas in 1996. But, her killing helped spur the creation of the AMBER Alert system to help find abducted children.
    By Michael East
  • nba missing dead john brikser detroit
    INVESTIGATIONS

    An NBA player seemed to disappear from the earth. Is an African dictator to blame?

    Former NBA player John Brisker seemed to vanish and has never been found. Is African Dictator Idi Amin to blame for the Detroit native's death?
    By Michael East
  • john gotti mafia new york mob case fpd
    GANGSTERS

    The rise and fall of John Gotti part 2: The Teflon Don can't escape the law forever

    John Gotti was a famous mobster in New York City, perhaps the most famous mafia member. Here is the story of his rise and fall in the world of organized crime.
    By Michael East
  • john gotti mob new york mafia case fpd
    GANGSTERS

    The rise and fall of John Gotti part 1: Going from the boy in the Bronx to mafia Godfather

    By Michael East
  • baltimore killing cold case murder famous fpd
    COLD CASES

    Death of a rebel: The slaying of Carolyn Wasilewski in Baltimore remains cold 60 years later.

    Carolyn Wasilewski was found murdered in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1954. More than 60 years later, the case remains famous though leads have made it go cold.
    By Michael East
  • washington murder cold case tube sock killings fpd
    COLD CASES

    Bodies kept piling up in the pacific northwest. Was it the work of one killer or a coincidence?

    By Michael East
  • abe lebewhol new york murder second avenue deli fpd
    COLD CASES

    Cold case files: The Senseless killing of a New York City deli icon and no arrests years later

    By Michael East
  • louise springer green twig murder cold case fpd
    COLD CASES

    The Green Twig murder: The brutal slaying of Louise Springer in Los Angeles and the hunt for her killer

    Louise Springer was a well-off hairdresser in Los Angeles before her murder in the 1940s. Her case is filled with plenty of suspects, but few answers.
    By Michael East
  • oregon lava lakes murder cold case fpd
    MURDER & MAYHEM

    Slaughter in the wilderness: The Lava Lake murders and the hunt for a killer

    Here is the story of a triple homicide at Lava Lake in Oregon. All fingers point to one suspect, but why was he never charged with the murders?
    By Michael East
  • mysterious death socialite starr faithfull fpd
    COLD CASES

    BOSTON CHILD SEX SCANDAL: THE TRAGIC DEATH OF STARR FAITHFUL

    Starr Faithfull was a socialite in the early 20th Century. But, allegations of child sex abuse and a life of drugs and sex sent her spiraling. Did it play a part in her death?
    By Michael East
  • actor bob crane hollywood murder mystery cold case suspect fpd
    COLD CASES

    SEX, LIES AND VIDEOTAPE: THE LURID LIFE AND KILLING OF BOB CRANE

    Bob Crane was known for his role on "Hogan's Heroes," but he was living a secret life steeped in sex. He was found murdered in his apartment, but who did remains a mystery.
    By Michael East
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    TRIAL ARCHIVES

    THE TRIAL IN GEORGE FLOYD'S DEATH IS SET TO BEGIN IN MINNESOTA, HERE'S WHAT TO EXPECT

    The trial for former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin and his role in the death of George Floyd is set to start in Minnesota. Here is a preview of the case.
    By Michael East
  • icebox murders unsolved jfk killings fpd
    COLD CASES

    WERE THE HORRIFIC 'ICE BOX MURDERS' LINKED TO THE ASSASSINATION OF JFK?

    The 'Ice Box Murders' shocked and horryified Houston when they happened, but is the suspect tied to the killing of JFK? Here is a look at the crime that shocked Texas.
    By Michael East
  • jean spangler hollywood missing person case kirk douglas fpd
    COLD CASES

    HOLLYWOOD DREAMS: THE MYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARANCE OF A YOUNG STARLET AND THE SEARCH TO FIND HER

    Here is the story of how a young actress, Jean Spangler, went missing from Hollywood, the search to find her and the ties to Kirk Douglas.
    By Michael East
  • long island ny serial killer dead beach gilgo beach pf
    COLD CASES

    AS BODIES PILED UP ON LONG ISLAND BEACHES, POLICE BELIEVED IT WAS A SERIAL KILLER'S WORK. A LOOK AT THE GILGO BEACH MURDERS.

    More than 10 deaths on Long Island, New York might be the work of one, or multiple, serial killers. Here is a recap of the deaths, many of whom were prostitutes.
    By Michael East
  • the impossible locked room killing of joseph elwell pf
    COLD CASES

    FPD INVESTIGATION: THE 'IMPOSSIBLE' LOCKED ROOM KILLING OF JOSEPH ELWELL

    Described by the New York Times as a killing "among the most remarkable in the annals of crime in this country," the "impossible" murder of Joseph Elwell remains one of New York's biggest mysteries.
    By Michael East
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