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The Murder of Jimmy Prout

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At 3.30PM on the 27th of March 2016, the body of a man was discovered on a piece of barren land in the North East of England, just off the A187 motorway. The body was wrapped up in two sleeping bags near the Tyne tunnel (a toll tunnel designed for vehicles that runs under the river Tyne). The green colour of the outer sleeping bag camouflaged the body in the trees and shrubs. Later examination would reveal that the man been dead for around 6 weeks, his body was in a state of decomposition and had been partly eaten by...

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Todd Kohlhepp

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Thirty year old Kala Brown set off to do some work at a client’s property on the 31st of August 2016. Although her boyfriend, Charlie Carver, had work of his own to do that day, the client, a real estate agent named Todd Kohlhepp, insisted that only Carver accompany her if she wanted to bring along help. Kala and her boyfriend picked up a set of keys from Kohlhepp’s home and then followed him to the property. (Kala and Charlie. Source) (Kohlhepp. Source) Usually Kohlhepp would provide an address that Kala would tap into her vehicle's GPS, but this time...

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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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