Jeff Truesdell, People magazine

Jeff Truesdell

People magazine

Saint Louis, MO, United States

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Recent articles by Jeff:

Texas Mom Discovers Her Kids' Bodies After Husband Apparently Killed Them in Murder-Suicide

Police say they are "trying to piece together what led to this" after a Texas woman found her husband and two young children shot dead last week → Read More

North Carolina Teen Allegedly Hacked His Grandpa to Death with 31 Hatchet Blows: Autopsy

The suspect was 15 when he allegedly murdered his 63-year-old grandfather at their Fayetteville home in 2016 → Read More

Utah Teen Pleads Guilty to Rape, Murder of 12-Year-Old Girl

Jayden Sterzer, then 15, confessed he strangled his neighbor in 2015 after luring her with a request to help him find a lost cat → Read More

Man Faces Child Abuse Charge in Death of 3-Year-Old Who Wouldn't Put on Her Pajamas: Officials

Jalen Da'Shawn Vaden is charged in the death of a 3-year-old after authorities allege he abused her because she wouldn't put on pajamas → Read More

Pregnant Ohio Teen Reportedly Missing with Adult Cousin — Who Is a Wanted Fugitive

Annalys Clay, of Barberton, was reported missing Dec. 4 to Akron Police → Read More

Suspect in 15-Year-Old Girl's Stabbing Death Met Her on Facebook: Police

Sabriya McLean had been reported missing Monday by her family and she was later found dead, her body stabbed and burned → Read More

Missing Florida Teen Soccer Coach Seen on Surveillance Images

Images of Caitlyn Frisina, 17, and coach Rian Rodriguez, 27, show the pair traveling through the Carolinas following their disappearance on Sunday → Read More

Police Investigating If Teen and Soccer Coach Who Allegedly Vanished Together Had 'Intimate Relationship'

Authorities have no indication Rian Rodriquez has kidnapped or is holding Caitlyn Frisina against her will, but "she needs to be home with her family" → Read More

Missing 17-Year-Old Florida Girl Allegedly on Run With 27-Year-Old Soccer Coach

The mother of Caitlyn Frisina says her daughter's former coach is a family friend who appeared to pose no threat → Read More

Missing Florida Teen, 14, Disappeared One Week After Witnessing a Murder: Police

Jabez Spann was last seen on Sept. 4 at a Labor Day barbecue with his family in the same neighborhood as the killing. → Read More

Mom Says Murder-Suicide Attempt on Her 2 Children Was a 'Harmless' Cry for Help: Reports

Melissa Scholl, 34, reportedly said her effort to escape an allegedly abusive husband led her to act out → Read More

Patty Hearst Turns from Heiress to Revolutionary and Then Back in New Archival Documentary

The Smithsonian Channel documentary revisits an iconic 1970s moment when a kidnapping and crime spree mirrored chaos in America → Read More

'I Was a Prisoner in My Own Body': One Man’s Incredible Recovery From Locked-In Syndrome

Mike Dils had to convince his family and medical staff he was still alert despite a coma-like condition that left him unable to move or speak → Read More

Judge Who Sentenced Parents to 130 Years for Child Abuse: 'Your Kids Were on Death's Door'

The couple's 9-month-old twins weighed roughly eight lbs. each when they were taken to an urgent-care clinic in December → Read More

Gypsy Rose Blanchard Says Her Prison Sentence Is Too Harsh for Murdering Munchausen by Proxy Mom

The abused daughter told Dr. Phil McGraw she doesn’t deserve 10 years in prison after her mom made her pretend to be sick and disabled → Read More

3-Year-Old Dies After Allegedly Being Kicked in Head and Locked in Closet as Punishment for Exiting Car Seat

Destinee Merrell, 23, told deputies that Cory Hagwell, 29, kicked the child in the head and then locked her in a closet → Read More

Couple Charged With Abuse After 11-Month-Old Is Found With Human Bite Marks

The couple's 11-month-old son was found bloodied and with injuries including bite marks, ruptured eardrums and a broken nose → Read More

3-Year-Old Fatally Shoots 1-Year-Old Sister

Police says Shawn Moore, 25, left gun on bed that was picked up and fired by child who killed a sibling → Read More

People Magazine Investigates: What Happened to 2-Year-Old DeOrr Kunz, Who Vanished in Idaho Woods?

The still-lost boy disappeared in July, 2015, from a campout in the Idaho mountains, and his parents have been named as suspects → Read More

Ohio High School Teacher Pulled From Class and Arrested on Accusations of Sex With Students

Police say Madeline Marx, 23, engaged in encounters with the boys separately in parking lots in July and September → Read More