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Jeff Truesdell


St. Louis, MO, United States

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Recent articles by Jeff:

Shooter Pleads Guilty to All 17 Murders in 2018 Attack at Parkland, Fla., High School

Fourteen students and three staff members were killed in the Feb. 14, 2018, shooting by former student Nikolas Cruz, then 19, who had been expelled → Read More

Pregnant Texas Mom, Her Boyfriend and Their Child Die After Being Struck by Alleged Drunk Driver

The couple, whose child was delivered prematurely at the hospital after the crash but later died from his injuries, were tending to a flat tire along a roadside on the Arlington-Mansfield city line → Read More

Accused Killers of Ahmaud Arbery Go on Trial in 2020 Shooting Death of Unarmed Black Georgia Jogger

Ahmaud Arberry was chased for more than four minutes by three white men in pickup trucks who allegedly believed he was a burglar → Read More

N.C. Woman Missing for a Month Is Found Dead in Woods, Man Accused of Kidnapping, Murder

Miranda Springs, 30, was last seen Sept. 18, seven days before her mother says her missing daughter's car was "wrecked ... with a guy driving it" → Read More

'They're Brushing It Under the Rug,' Says Mom of Sect Leader Found Mummified and Wrapped in Christmas Lights

Amy Carlson's mom and the local sheriff, both speaking to Dateline NBC, challenged a decision to drop criminal charges in the sect leader's mysterious death → Read More

Man Charged with Stepdaughter's Murder in Car Crash Was Allegedly Intoxicated, Then Failed to Check on Her

A witness reported that Paul Rodriguez, 30, allegedly said the 6-year-old girl who was ejected from his vehicle was not his as she lay on the road following the fatal accident → Read More

Authorities Begin Digging for Clues on Property of Michigan Mom Missing for More than 5 Months

Dee Ann Warner, 52, was last seen at her home in rural Franklin Township between the evening of April 24 and the early morning hours of April 25 → Read More

Florida Teacher Accused of Having Sex with 15-Year-Old Student Is Pregnant, Police Say

The arrest of Heiry Calvi, 41, came after the teen student allegedly showed other students cellphone videos of the two of them having sex → Read More

Texas Woman Allegedly Convinced Boyfriend that Husband Was Abusing Her as Part of Murder-for-Hire

Jennifer Lynne Faith allegedly spent $58,000 from a GoFundMe account set up after her husband's 2020 murder to pay the accused shooter's credit cards and ship him a large-screen TV → Read More

Ariz. Mom Allegedly Shoots Dead Her 2-Year-Old Daughter 2 Weeks After Child's Father Called for Help

Esther Callejas, 24, called her husband and another family member to say she had killed her kids, though her 6-year-old son survived the shooting → Read More

'I Knew Right Then ... the Kids Were Dead': Lori Vallow's Brother Recounts Harrowing Conversation

"Lori talked about death a lot ... and how her kids won't have to suffer in the next life," says her brother Adam Cox in a new podcast → Read More

Missing Moms: Pregnant Baltimore Woman Vanished Ahead of Her Baby Shower

"We still struggle with who would want to hurt her, if that's what happened," says the father of Akia Eggleston, one of eight missing moms profiled in this week's issue of PEOPLE → Read More

Missing Moms: 'I Won't Give Up on You Ma,' Says Son of Woman Who Took Out Trash and Disappeared

"Without her, there is a big piece of the family gone," April Jean Bailey's sister says in this week's issue of PEOPLE, which explores eight unsolved cases of missing moms → Read More

Chad Daybell's Kids Say He Was 'Fooled' by Lori Vallow in 'Most Deadly Way Possible'

Chad Daybell's children defended him in a CBS News' 48 Hours broadcast against allegations that he and his wife, Lori Vallow, murdered her two children → Read More

Hate Crimes Against Asian and Black People Rose Sharply in U.S. in 2020, New FBI Data Reveals

Reported attacks on people of Asian descent rose 70%, while reported attacks on Black people or African Americans were up nearly 40% → Read More

'He Was Framed': Chad Daybell's 5 Kids Claim He Didn't Murder Wife Lori Vallow's Children

CBS News' 48 Hours: The Secrets of Chad Daybell's Backyard features interviews with the children of Chad Daybell who believe in his innocence → Read More

Man Convicted of Killing Transgender Teen After Date in Case That Inspired Mom to Create Change

Nikki Kuhnhausen's 2019 murder helped prompt Washington state to ban the "gay panic defense," in which accused assailants blamed the victims for crimes committed against them → Read More

Fla. Dad Protesting School Masks Allegedly Assaulted Female Student Who Confronted Him

Dan Bauman, 50, has repeatedly accompanied his daughter, a 10th grade student, as she has tried to enter Fort Lauderdale High School without a mask in violation of the district's rules → Read More

'He's Only a Boy': Tourist Was Shot in Fla. Cafe Protecting Son from Gunfire, Says Family

Dustin Wakefield, 21, a visitor from Colorado, was protecting his 1-year-old boy when the father was fatally shot while dining outside a Miami Beach restaurant → Read More

Tx. Man Halts His Murder Trial, Confesses to Killing Teen Girl After Valentine's Dance 47 Years Ago

Seventeen-year-old Carla Walker's 1974 abduction and murder went unsolved until an arrest last year connected the suspect to the crime through advances in genealogy and DNA testing → Read More