15-year-old Rachel‘s murder was turned into a movie.

On the 28th of February, 1999, Rachel Barber’s family spent the evening together, not knowing that it would be their last. Rachel spoke to someone unknown on the phone. The following day, her father, Michael Barber, gave her a ride to the tram stop, promising to be back by 6:15 p.m to bring her home. Rachel never showed up.

Her body was buried in a shallow grave; her babysitter was arrested.

Rachel was a 15-year-old model and dance student with dreams of performing in musicals. She was a natural beauty. She was popular at school and in a steady relationship…


The Cleveland Strangler kept a gruesome secret hidden while the city searched for these missing women.

From 2007 to 2009 several women in the Cleveland, Ohio area vanished without a trace. These were the victims of the Cleveland Strangler. His reign of terror came to an end when one of his victims survived and notified the police.

Anthony Sowell preyed on his victims by exploiting their weaknesses. Over the duration of two years, he murdered 11 unsuspecting women, disposing of their remains on his own property. Sowell knew these women would have very little contact with family and friends, therefore they were perfect targets for his sadistic crimes.

In the neighborhood of Mount Pleasant, Cleveland, these…


New precautions taken by riders could prevent another murder like hers.

Samantha Josephson, a 21-year-old student at the University of South Carolina, did what many young students do every day: she called for an Uber. When a black Chevy Impala drove up, she assumed it was her ride and got into the back seat of the car.

She was never seen alive again.

Hailing from New Jersey, Samantha was a waitress at a local restaurant while she attended her college courses. She had planned to go to law school after graduation.

It was 2 a.m. on Friday, March 29th, 2019, and Samantha had been partying with her friends on a night…


Her death remains a mystery while her suspected killer avoids extradition.

Ian Bailey insists he is innocent of the murder of 39-year-old Sophie Toscan du Plantier. Her body was found near her Ireland vacation home. Bailey was a local living a few miles away from the victim in County Cork. He was quickly accused of her murder early on in the investigation due to circumstantial evidence. Although there was a lack of forensic evidence linking him to the crime, the Cour d’Assises de Paris convicted him in absentia in 2019. He was never extradited from Ireland.

Bailey lives as a free man.

Sophie Toscan du Plantier, a French television producer, enjoyed…


The Chameleon Killer murdered at least six women and children; one of them was his own daughter.

“The Chameleon Killer” eluded police for decades until the bodies of a young woman and three children stuffed inside barrels were discovered in the remote woods of Bear Brook State Park. But his story didn’t start there. Remains found in both New Hampshire and California were all linked to the same man and there are likely many more still waiting to be found.

Terry Peder Rasmussen operated under many aliases while committing a series of murders on unsuspecting women and children. Throughout his criminal career, he posed as Robert “Bob” Evans, Curtis Mayo Kimball, Gordon Jensen, Larry Vanner, and Gerry…


Her body has never been found; her husband’s mistress awaits trial for murder.

Where is Jennifer Dulos? Is she dead or alive? Is her late husband responsible for her disappearance? Did his mistress help him get rid of evidence?

Michelle Troconis could be the only person who knows the answer to these questions. Then again, maybe she doesn’t. She has been charged in the state of Connecticut with conspiracy to commit murder and tampering with evidence.

But what if the only thing she is guilty of is dating the missing woman’s husband, Fotis Dulos? Troconis’ attorney believes there is no evidence supporting the theory that Michelle knew anything about what happened to Jennifer.


Husband hires 15-year-old at McDonald’s to kill his wife

Annie Leong Wai Mun, 30-years-old, was found near the elevator of the flat where she was residing, stabbed to death. Her husband, Anthony Ler Wee Teang, 34, was far from a distraught widower. He had planned the killing of his wife and even taught the hired hitman, a 15-year-old boy, how to stab someone with a knife properly.

Annie lived with her mother and four-year-old daughter, Avelyn, at the time of her death. She met Anthony Ler when she was only 15-years-old. They were married five years later. Ler had many failed business ventures and often gambled with the money…


14-year-old Michael Crowe and his friends were coerced into confessing to her murder.

In the early morning of the 21st of January, 1998, 12-year-old Stephanie Ann Crowe was savagely stabbed with a knife in her home in Escondido, California. She had nine separate stab wounds to her body. Initially, police focused on her brother, Michael, who was only 14-years-old at the time. Interrogation practices used by the Oceanside Police Department in her case were questionable and ultimately four people would end up on trial for Stephanie’s murder.

Stephanie Crowe was peacefully sleeping in her bed when she was stabbed nine times in the head and torso by an unknown assailant. Evidence shows that…


It is suspected that Tamara Samsonova cannibalized her victims.

Tamara Samsonova was an unassuming, grandmotherly woman. From her outward appearance, she looks as though she wouldn’t hurt a fly. In the summer of 2015, a couple was walking their dog near Tamara’s apartment when they noticed a plastic bag.

Curious, the couple opened the bag to reveal a human torso.

The 68-year-old Tamara was given the moniker “Granny Ripper” after it was discovered that she had murdered, dismembered, and cannibalized her victims. In the town of St. Petersburg, the elderly grandmother kept a diary of her crimes and included horrifying details of how she disposed of the bodies.

Born…


The story of Pauline and Juliet was made into a movie starring Kate Winslet.

New Zealand still remembers June 22, 1954, when two young girls, Pauline Parker and her friend, Juliet Hulme, tried to get away with the murder of Pauline’s mother, Honorah. Their obsession with each other and the fantasy world they shared had led them to believe they would soon be separated by their parents and Honorah was an obstacle in the way of a wonderful Hollywood future together.

It’s been 50 years since this sensational crime was committed, but the case is still famous today in the city of Christchurch. Pauline Parker was 16 years old when she murdered her mother…

Rivy Lyon

Crime Journalist. Criminology B.A. Forensic Science student. I’ve loved true crime since Forensic Files was Medical Detectives!

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