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The Murder of Fred Laster

"This is a reminder that justice has no expiration date"- State Attorney Melissa Nelson. On the 5th of June 1994 the torso of a Caucasian, teenage male was discovered behind a gas station in Lake City, Columbia County, Florida.   (image:Google maps) Although the tops of the arms were attached, the legs, head and hands had been severed and were not present at the scene. This could possibly have been done by the killer in an attempt to conceal the identity of the victim, who police believe was murdered elsewhere and brought to the site of discovery. According to the...

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Finding Christine Thornton

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(The picture of Christine Thornton from Rodney Alcala’s collection. Image source) Kathy Thornton first saw this photograph online while browsing through a collection of over 100 scanned photographs taken by convicted serial killer Rodney Alcala. The images had been found in a storage shed belonging to the killer and the Huntington Beach police department had released them to the public in 2010, in the hopes of identifying further victims. The catalogue of women and children was extensive, apparently there were many more images but the police found them inappropriate for public viewing. This suggests to me that they were probably...

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Bear Brook Murders

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Updates in the case of the Bear Brook Murders In 1985 the plastic wrapped bodies of a woman and girl were discovered in a metal drum in a forest in Allenstown, New Hampshire. As with the discovery of many unidentified victims in parks and forests, the bodies were found by hunters, two brothers, who reported their findings to local authorities. Apparently one of the brothers noticed a foot protruding from the barrel and moved closer to investigate, shocked by the contents. (Source: Google maps)   According to an article on the crime watch daily website(https://crimewatchdaily.com/2016/05/16/small-town-mystery-family-members-found-dead-in-barrels/)  , the two victims could...

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The Murder of Amber Gail Creek

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The Murder of Amber Gail Creek “It’s easier to be high, homeless and on the run, than to be sober” admitted fourteen year old runaway Amber Creek in a phone call to her step mother Diana. Amber had been abused at a young age and had never managed to process the pain. She moved in with her father when she was six years old, moving from Lake Zurich to Palatine, Illinois, around 7 miles away. Although she filled her time with various hobbies, including cheerleading, playing the violin and singing, she could not erase the memories of what happened to...

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