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A Tribute for my Mother
Student Film Maker Seeking Funds for Project based on HCD Blog Post of a Female-Female Marriage in 1913.
UPDATE: This project has been completed and you can view a trailer for this short film here: Jack and Anna Trailer When researching and writing a story for this blog, I never know if the case is going to resonate with someone on a deeper level. It often does with family members–who read about […]
Some good news to share… But first, let me apologize for my long absence from the blog and Fb page. I am taking a long mental health vacation. Or, creative health vacation. Something like that. When I come back, I have some great stories to present including “The Case of the Missing Chocolate Pudding!” Just […]
Mug Shot Monday! FBI’s Second Longest Most Wanted Fugitive Found Buried in Wife’s Backyard, Died of Natural Causes in 1999
On August 4, 1980, forty-nine-year-old Donald Eugene Webb, a career criminal and associate of the Patriarca Crime Family was in Saxonburg, Pennsylvania, preparing to rob a jewelry store when he was stopped by the local police chief during a routine traffic stop. Summary of Webb’s crime from Wikipedia.org Gregory B. Adams, a 31-year-old police […]
Special thanks to cold case blogger Alice de Sturler for the nice write-up and review of Famous Crimes the World Forgot Volume II on her fantastic website, DefrostingColdCases.com You can read her review here. “My blog (DCC) is a resource blog about old unsolved homicides and wrongful convictions. Many cases have no web presence or […]
CrimeCon 2017 – http://www.crimecon.com A friendly reminder that CrimeCon 2017 will take place in Indianapolis June 9-11. Day passes are now available and they have put together quite a line-up of “true crime” stars including Nancy Grace, Josh Mankiewicz, Aphrodite Jones, Kelly Siegler, Carl Marino (the young Lt. Joe Kenda), and over 30 True Crime […]
From People Magazine online, March 30, 2017 A former hospital orderly dubbed the “Angel of Death,” who said he killed more than 50 people while insisting he only meant to end their suffering, died Thursday after an attack in an Ohio prison, PEOPLE confirms. Donald Harvey, 64, was found Tuesday beaten in his cell at […]
Today I’m excited to announce that the HistoricalCrimeDetective.com blog is now 100-percent mobile friendly, with a responsive design, and features some new design modifications. These design changes include: 1. An attractive new header and logo. 2. A new menu bar at the top. 3. Slight design changes to the right sidebar. 4. New Share Buttons […]
In January of this year, I was contacted by the Omega publishing company in the Czech Republic about acquiring the Czech language rights to my December 2014 book, Famous Crimes the World Forgot: Ten Vintage True Crime Stories Rescued from Obscurity. Since it is an independently published book, I found this to be a great […]
When Jack McCullough was arrested in 2012 for the 1957 murder of Maria Ridulph, Sycamore, Illinois authorities boasted they had solved the nation’s oldest cold case. Following McCullough’s trial and conviction, the long-running television series 48 Hours profiled the case in an episode, CNN produced a special web feature on it, and author Charles Lachman […]