Category Archives: Murder Accountability Project

Data Analytics Takes On Serial Killers (Aspiring Data Scientists: Try This At Home)

FILE – In this May 2, 2016 file photo, a montage of photos of alleged victims is projected on a screen in the courtroom during the during closing arguments in the serial murder trial of Lonnie Franklin Jr., seated at far left, in Los Angeles Superior Court. Franklin was convicted Thursday, May 5, 2016, of 10 murders and one attempted murder in the serial killings that were dubbed the work of the “Grim Sleeper” because of a 14-year gap in slayings that spanned two decades in South Los Angeles and targeted vulnerable young black women in the inner city. (Mark Boster/ Los Angeles Times, Pool, File)

The headlines almost scream of superhuman data analytics:

Yet the

Read more at: https://www.forbes.com/sites/metabrown/2017/12/09/data-analytics-takes-on-serial-killers-aspiring-data-scientists-try-this-at-home/

Homicides in East Baton Rouge reach all-time high after woman …

With the death Thursday of a woman who was shot earlier this week by her boyfriend, the number of killings in East Baton Rouge Parish hit a record number, according to the FBI’s crime statistics and records maintained by The Advocate.

Authorities identified the victim as 34-year-old LaQuetra Pidgeon.

Police have said that Pidgeon was shot by her boyfriend, 29-year-old Daniel Johnson, who then shot and killed himself. Johnson died in Pidegon’s Banyan Trace Drive home and Pidgeon died in a hospital two days later.

Her death marks a record high of 97 homicides in one year for East Baton Rouge Parish with about three weeks still remaining before the end of 2017, according to records maintained by The Advocate. 

The previous record for the most intentional and unjustified killings in the parish was 96 in 2007, according to the FBI’s uniform crime report statistics.


Read more at: http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/crime_police/article_f548d806-cef3-11e7-ace1-8fec97140d6a.html

Homicides in East Baton Rouge reach all-time high after woman dies days after shoting

With the death Thursday of a woman who was shot earlier this week by her boyfriend, the number of killings in East Baton Rouge Parish hit a record number, according to the FBI’s crime statistics and records maintained by The Advocate.

Authorities identified the victim as 34-year-old LaQuetra Pidgeon.

Police have said that Pidgeon was shot by her boyfriend, 29-year-old Daniel Johnson, who then shot and killed himself. Johnson died in Pidegon’s Banyan Trace Drive home and Pidgeon died in a hospital two days later.

Her death marks a record high of 97 homicides in one year for East Baton Rouge Parish with about three weeks still remaining before the end of 2017, according to records maintained by The Advocate. 

The previous record for the most intentional and unjustified killings in the parish was 96 in 2007, according to the FBI’s uniform crime report statistics.


Read more at: http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/crime_police/article_f548d806-cef3-11e7-ace1-8fec97140d6a.html

Baton Rouge woman shot in apparent murder-suicide dies, marking …

With the death Thursday of a woman who was shot earlier this week by her boyfriend, the number of killings in East Baton Rouge Parish hit a record number, according to the FBI’s crime statistics and records maintained by The Advocate.

Authorities identified the victim as 34-year-old LaQuetra Pidgeon.

Police have said that Pidgeon was shot by her boyfriend, 29-year-old Daniel Johnson, who then shot and killed himself. Johnson died in Pidegon’s Banyan Trace Drive home and Pidgeon died in a hospital two days later.

The death marks a record high of 97 homicides in one year for East Baton Rouge Parish with about three weeks still remaining before the end of 2017, according to records maintained by The Advocate. 

The previous record for the most intentional and unjustified killings in the parish was 96 in 2007, according to the FBI’s uniform crime report statistics.


Read more at: http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/crime_police/article_f548d806-cef3-11e7-ace1-8fec97140d6a.html

A horrible record to break: Homicides in East Baton Rouge reach all …

With the death Thursday of a woman who was shot earlier this week by her boyfriend, the number of killings in East Baton Rouge Parish hit a record number, according to the FBI’s crime statistics and records maintained by The Advocate.

Authorities identified the victim as 34-year-old LaQuetra Pidgeon.

Police have said that Pidgeon was shot by her boyfriend, 29-year-old Daniel Johnson, who then shot and killed himself. Johnson died in Pidegon’s Banyan Trace Drive home and Pidgeon died in a hospital two days later.

Her death marks a record high of 97 homicides in one year for East Baton Rouge Parish with about three weeks still remaining before the end of 2017, according to records maintained by The Advocate. 

The previous record for the most intentional and unjustified killings in the parish was 96 in 2007, according to the FBI’s uniform crime report statistics.


Read more at: http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/crime_police/article_f548d806-cef3-11e7-ace1-8fec97140d6a.html

AI is unraveling the mysteries of the serial killer mind

Hunting a serial killer is, according to experts, a fundamentally different type of detective work than any other type of homicide investigation. For decades the top investigators in this hyper-specialized field have turned to technology. In 2017 this means AI, and just like everything else, it’s revolutionizing the industry.

It’s impossible to know how many active serial killers there are in the US right now. Due to law enforcement and other government reporting failures, miscategorized evidence, and genuine mystery the best estimate we have is somewhere between 25 and 340. The FBI thinks about 150 people a year are murdered by these predators. Other experts think that number is much higher.

There’s a dark future ahead for serial killers, but first machines need to understand what they’re dealing with. There’s an adage that goes “to catch a killer, you have

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The Hunt: Atlanta’s hidden serial killers

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They hunt the innocent; we hunt them

ATLANTA – Our city holds a deadly secret.

Someone’s been hunting, strangling, murdering women, dating back to 1970s.

According to a homicide detective-turned professor and a former data journalist, Atlanta is likely hiding some of the most prolific serial killers in U.S. history.

They’ve never been caught, and their crimes… left cold.

Numbers, data and an algorithm have done what detectives haven’t been able to do—outline the largest cluster of unsolved strangulation murders of women in

Read more at: http://www.9news.com/news/investigations/the-hunt-atlantas-hidden-serial-killers/489519673

2017 is Knox County’s deadliest year since 1998 – WBIR

2017 is shaping up to be the deadliest year in nearly two decades for Knox County, with a month to go.

Across the county, 37 people have been killed so far. That number including seven cases handled by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, and 30 by the Knoxville Police Department.

“That is up from our average, but murder rates ebb and flow,” said KPD deputy chief Kenny Miller. “There will be times that they rise, and times that the decrease.”

2017 now has the most homicides since 1998, when there were 40, according to data from the Murder Accountability Project (MAP).

That same data set also shows the homicide rate increasing since 2014.

Miller believes three factors contribute to that increase: more illegal sales of heroine and fentanyl, gang activity and witness cooperation.

Miller said it’s important to keep

Read more at: http://www.wbir.com/article/news/local/2017-is-knox-countys-deadliest-year-since-1998/51-496808918

Knoxville, Knox County killings hit highest number, at 36, since 1998

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Seven months into 2017, the total number of homicides reported in Knox County — 25 — has nearly reached the average for an entire year.
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With a month to go in 2017, the total number of homicides in Knoxville and Knox County this year has hit the highest mark in nearly two decades.

The Nov. 20 shooting of 36-year-old James Kevin Bell in South Knoxville was the 30th homicide in

Read more at: http://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/crime/2017/12/04/knoxville-knox-county-killings-hit-highest-number-36-since-1998/906890001/