Category Archives: Internet Detectives

Join CrimeCon Cold Case Club And Solve The Real Cold Case Of Maura Murray

Do you love obsessing over cold cases? Do you spend countless hours debating your theories behind unsolved mysteries? Now there’s a place you can put on your amateur detective hat for real. Oxygen is partnering with the CrimeCon Cold Case Club to give fans like you the opportunity to work alongside our experts and investigators in uncovering new leads and theories to help solve real-life cases.

The first case follows the mysterious disappearance of nursing student Maura Murray. On February 9, 2004, Murray disappeared without a trace. The 21-year-old nursing student emptied her bank account and emailed her professors at University of Massachusetts and her employer requesting time off after death in her family. The death never occurred. That night, she crashed her car into a tree along a highway in New Hampshire. Witnesses called the police but by the time they showed up, the young woman was gone.

What happened to

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Online sleuths point finger at wrong person in fatal Riverside attack, police say – Press

When Riverside police shared photographs of two possible attackers in a fatal fight Aug. 12 outside the Hideaway Cafe and asked the public to phone in tips, generally well-intentioned online sleuths set about publicly pointing fingers at suspects of their choosing instead of discreetly contacting detectives with their suspicions.

As a result, an innocent man received death threats, police had to spend time deleting posts from their Facebook page and, an attorney said, the amateur detectives may have set themselves up for expensive defamation lawsuits.

“We appreciate our community doing their own detective work, but we’d appreciate them, instead of telling everyone about the detective work they did … tell the detective working on the case,” Riverside police Officer Ryan Railsback said.

5 scary movies you didn’t know were based on actual events

Reality is often more strange and eerie than fiction and some of the most scary and hair-raising films are inspired by awe-striking events. From infamous cold cases like the Black Dahlia and the Zodiac Killer to notorious serial killers and cold cases, these events have actually occurred! Compiled from here is a list of five movies ripped from real experiences of crimes and paranormal activities.

Jab Harry Met Sejal: An every Imtiaz Ali film rehash minus substance

1) The Black Dahlia




It was a classic Hollywood tale from the start. A beautiful young woman named Elizabeth Short moved to Los Angeles to pursue her dreams but the raven-haired beauty’s life ended tragically. In 1947, Short was brutally murdered in Los Angeles. Her severely-mutilated body was found bare and in two pieces on a vacant

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True Crime Cleveland revisits infamous Sam Sheppard case, Torso Murders (photos)

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A courtroom circus loaded with salacious details, media overkill, a dead wife and a killer on the loose. And this case had nothing to do with O.J. Simpson (well, except for a defense attorney).

Summon the Trial of the Century… the original.

The Sam Sheppard trial focused the national media on Cleveland in 1954. It also led to a “carnival atmosphere,” according to the Supreme Court, which struck down the conviction of the Bay Village doctor in the murder of his wife, Marilyn Sheppard.

On Sunday, you can revisit the trial and one of the tawdriest episodes in Cleveland history when the Cleveland Police Historical Society hosts, “True Crime Cleveland” at the Capitol Theatre, 1390 West 65th Street, Cleveland. The Cleveland Police Museum benefit rolls out speakers and discussions to go with two Cleveland crime documentaries:  “The Day Marilyn Died,” about the Sheppard murder trial, and “The Fourteenth Victim –

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Netflix Unveils True Crime Spoof Series ‘American Vandal’, Starring Jimmy Tatro

Netflix has extensively pursued the buzzy true crime genre on its platform, with original documentary features and series like Making A Murderer, Amanda Knox, and The Keepers.

Now, the streaming platform is putting a satirical spin on the trending topic with American Vandal — a true crime spoof that does not explore a complex murder or harrowing account of sexual abuse, but rather investigates a high school student who’s been accused of spray-painting 27 dicks on faculty cars in the school parking lot. The series will unfold over eight half-hour episodes, according to Netflix, and “will leave one question on everyone’s minds until the very end: Who drew the dicks?”

American Vandal features several high-profile players from the YouTube and digital media realms — both in front of and behind the camera. The accused spray-painter, Dylan Maxwell, will be played by YouTube star Jimmy Tatro, whose LifeAcordingToJimmy sketch and vlog

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‘American Vandal’ Trailer: Netflix Mocks Its Own True Crime Docs With a Satire About Penis Drawings

American Vandal trailerAmerican Vandal trailer

With Making a Murderer, Amanda Knox, and The Keepers, Netflix has fully embraced the true crime documentary format in a big way, and those projects generated significant buzz surrounding the streaming service.

At first glance, their new docu-series American Vandal looks like another project that fits alongside the aforementioned docs, but it wasn’t long before I realized this show – which, yes, centers on spray-painted penis drawings – is actually Netflix’s way of satirically mocking the very format it’s seemingly leaned into in the past few years.

American Vandal trailer

I’ll admit, I laughed out loud when I watched this trailer for the first time. The way it

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Film Review: Women Who Kill

New-relationship anxiety escalates to dark suspicion—or is it unhinged paranoia?—in Ingrid Jungermann’s nimble horror-tinged comedy Women Who Kill. As in her terrifically droll web series “F to 7th” and “The Slope” (tagline: “Superficial, homophobic lesbians”), the setting is creative-class Brooklyn. There are suggestions of vintage Woody Allen in the movie’s autumnal upscale New York, and the goofy sleuthing of his Manhattan Murder Mystery is an obvious inspiration for a story involving the amateur detective work of former lovers. 

But writer-director-actor Jungermann has more on her mind than high jinks in her dark, smart and wryly parodic feature debut, which nabbed screenplay honors at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival and Outfest. Beneath the humorous (seldom bloody) jabs, she exposes the equation of love with danger that can fuel a fear of commitment. 

With her deadpan delivery and sharp comic timing, Jungermann holds the story’s nervous center as Morgan, who still shares a Park

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Aidee Walker on playing Lee-Anne Cartier, the ‘force’ who caught her brother’s killer

Catching The Black Widow tells the story of Lee-Anne Cartier, who helped bring her brother’s killer Helen Milner to justice.

On December 20 2013, Christchurch woman Helen Milner was found guilty of poisoning her husband, Phil Nisbet.

The sensational case of the “black widow” dominated newspaper front pages from Auckland to Invercargill.

The amateur detective work of Nisbet’s sister, Lee-Anne Cartier, was crucial in proving Milner had killed Nisbet with an overdose of the anti-allergy medication Phenergan.

Actress Aidee Walker plays Lee-Anne Cartier in the TVNZ telefeature Catching the Black Widow.

Actress Aidee Walker plays Lee-Anne Cartier in the

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Black Widow investigator Lee-Anne Cartier is the NZ version of Erin Brockovich, actor says

Aidee Walker plays Lee-Anne Cartier in the Sunday Theatre: Catching The Black Widow.

Aidee Walker plays Lee-Anne Cartier in the Sunday Theatre: Catching The Black Widow.

Christchurch woman Helen Milner might have got away with murder if it wasn’t for her sister-in-law Lee-Anne Cartier.

Milner poisoned her truck driver husband Philip Nisbet, 47, in 2009 and made it look like a suicide. But Cartier, Philip’s sister, became convinced Milner had killed Nisbet and set out to prove it. 

Cartier, who is in her mid-40s and lives in Australia, spent months investigating the case.

Walker says Lee-Anne Cartier's story has parallels to Erin Brokovich.

Walker says Lee-Anne Cartier’s story has parallels to Erin Brokovich.

As a result of her efforts, Milner was charged with killing her husband and, in 2014, was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum non-parole period

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New Details Emerge in Officer-Involved Shooting in Minnesota

Justine Ruszczyk

Justine Ruszczyk

MINNEAPOLIS — The mayor of Minneapolis said she wants to hear from the officer who fatally shot Justine Ruszczyk.

But so far, officer Mohamed Noor has exercised his constitutional right to not speak to state investigators, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said Tuesday.

And, it’s not clear if or when he will.

“He has a story to tell that no one else can tell,” Mayor Betsy Hodges said in a news conference Tuesday. “We can’t compel him by law, but I wish that he would make that statement.”

The news conference capped a day of developments in a case that’s raising questions about police training, use of force and body camera policies. The shooting has led newscasts in Australia, where Ruszczyk is originally from.

The latest developments:

– BCA says Officer

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