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Past articles by Crystal:

Killer Army vet charged in 1974 double murder of Oregon teens

Steve Criss was an early suspect in the murders of Pete Zito and Donny Bartron, who were gunned down Oct. 3, 1974, as they worked on Zito’s car. Nearly 50 years later, police have tied Criss to the crime using ballistics from a murder he confessed to two years after the teens were slain. → Read More

Who was Jeffrey Dahmer? Netflix’s latest true crime obsession dismembered and ate victims

The stench of death emanating from unit 213 at the Oxford Apartments had been noticeable for months before police came calling. Within days, the whole world would know the grisly cause of the smell, and the name of the man who lived in that Milwaukee apartment: Jeffrey Dahmer. → Read More

Genealogists help solve mystery of ‘Christmas Tree Lady’ found dead in cemetery in 1996

When a groundskeeper at a Virginia cemetery stumbled upon the body of a woman — and an eight-inch Christmas tree — near some infant graves in December 1996, Fairfax County investigators were left with an enduring mystery. That mystery has been solved, authorities announced Thursday. → Read More

Former soldier charged in 1982 rape, murder of California 5-year-old abducted on way to school

Anne Pham vanished Jan. 21, 1982, in the time it took her to walk fewer than 1,000 feet to her Seaside elementary school. On Thursday, convicted sex offender Robert Lanoue, who lived around the block from the Pham family in 1982, was charged in connection with her rape and murder. → Read More

‘Nomadic religious group’ left Holly Clouse at church as infant, Texas authorities say

Clouse vanished sometime before Jan. 12, 1981, when the decomposing bodies of her parents, Harold Dean Clouse Jr., 21, and Tina Gail Linn, 17, were found in a wooded area near Houston. The now-42-year-old mother and grandmother was found alive Tuesday in Oklahoma. → Read More

Holly Clouse: Missing Texas infant found alive more than 40 years after parents’ murders

Harold Dean Clouse Jr. and his wife, Tina Linn, were brutally slain in 1980 and their 1-year-old daughter abducted. On Tuesday, Texas cold case detectives found Holly Marie Clouse, now 42, alive and well in Oklahoma, where she has a husband, children and grandchildren. → Read More

Alleged love triangle was behind Texas murder of pro cyclist Moriah Wilson, affidavit reveals

Moriah “Mo” Wilson was in Austin for a race earlier this month when, after meeting up with a former lover for a swim, the 25-year-old was gunned down. U.S. marshals are now hunting for the prime suspect in the case — the man's live-in girlfriend, Kaitlin Armstrong. → Read More

Chowchilla: Authorities grant parole to third man convicted in 1976 school bus kidnapping

In 1976, 26 California schoolchildren and their bus driver were abducted at gunpoint and kept inside a moving truck buried 12 feet below the surface at a rock quarry over 100 miles away. Last week, the third of three kidnappers was approved for parole in the largest mass kidnapping in U.S. history. → Read More

‘Little Miss Nobody’: Arizona authorities ID 1960 Jane Doe as 4-year-old abducted from New Mexico

A teacher hunting for rocks in the desert in July 1960 stumbled upon the burned and partially buried body of a young girl. Genetic genealogists have identified the slain girl as 4-year-old Sharon Lee Gallegos, who was abducted from outside her Alamogordo home 10 days before her remains were discovered. → Read More

Michigan man who killed 13-year-old after raping mom gets 50 to 150 years in double homicide

“Didn’t God know how much I’d miss her, Mama?” Adrie Dembowske's little sister asked after the teen's murder last April. Sentenced last week in a separate double homicide, convicted murderer Isaiah Gardenhire's earliest release date is in 2096, when he would be 115 years old. → Read More

Baltimore man gets 41 years for killing, dismembering daughter after lifetime of abuse

As a younger man, Lawrence Banks spent 15 years in prison for throwing his then-7-month-old daughter through a glass door during an argument with her mother. On Monday, he was again sent to prison for killing and dismembering that same daughter more than four decades later. → Read More

Man convicted of brutal 1993 rape, murder of woman in University of Alaska dorm shower room

Sophie Sergie decided to bunk in a friend's dorm room during an April 1993 trip to Fairbanks for an orthodontic appointment. The 20-year-old's brutalized body was found two days later in one of the dorm's shower rooms. She had been tased, raped, stabbed and shot. → Read More

Man charged in 1981 killing of Pennsylvania high schooler found bludgeoned near train tracks

Three years after she vanished without a trace, Denise Pierson's remains were found about 300 yards from the home of one suspect, a serial rapist who died in prison in 2013. A second suspect, Wayne Anthony Walker, was charged last week with murder, kidnapping and conspiracy. → Read More

North Carolina trooper hits, kills trooper brother, detained driver while responding to traffic stop

Trooper James Horton was responding to a Rutherford County traffic stop just before 9 p.m. Monday, in which his brother, Trooper John Horton, had pulled over a driver. → Read More

Bones found in submerged car linked to Auburn University student missing since 1976

Kyle Clinkscales, 22, vanished without a trace the night of Jan. 27, 1976, as he drove from LaGrange, Georgia, to the campus 35 miles away. His 1974 Ford Pinto was pulled from a creek Tuesday in rural Chambers County, Alabama. → Read More

Former Louisiana cop gets 20 years in prison for child porn, sexually abusing retired K-9

Former Bossier City police Officer Terry Yetman, 41, was sentenced Tuesday as part of an August plea agreement. → Read More

FBI seeking info on possible suspect in 1995 disappearance of Arkansas 6-year-old Morgan Nick

Morgan Nick was gone in the blink of an eye, or in the flash of a firefly. → Read More

Alleged stalker charged with killing Texas mom who found GPS tracking device on car

Stanley Frank Szeliga, 54, is charged with murder in the Oct. 26 killing of 22-year-old Abigail “Abby” Saldaña. → Read More

Murdaugh murders: Attorney Alex Murdaugh turns self in on charges he plotted own killing

Murdaugh, 53, of Hampton, is expected to be charged with insurance fraud and conspiracy to commit insurance fraud. → Read More

Boys caught planning ‘next Parkland massacre’ at Florida middle school, sheriff says

The boys, ages 13 and 14, were arrested Thursday and charged with conspiracy to commit a mass shooting. → Read More