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Mount Pleasant man arrested for child pornography | Crime and …

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Netflix best true crime documentaries list: Real-life murders, cold cases


  • The true crime genre has grown in popularity in recent years, thanks to shows like Netflix’s “Making a Murderer.”
  • Netflix has plenty of true crime documentaries available to stream. We picked 11 of the best ones for you.

The true crime genre was popular before Netflix’s “Making a Murderer,” but the success of that show (and podcast Serial), has propelled the

Read more at: http://uk.businessinsider.com/netflix-best-true-crime-documentaries-list-real-life-murders-cold-cases-2018-2

Netflix best true crime documentaries list: Real-life murders, cold …


  • The true crime genre has grown in popularity in recent years, thanks to shows like Netflix’s “Making a Murderer.”
  • Netflix has plenty of true crime documentaries available to stream. We picked 11 of the best ones for you.

The true crime genre was popular before Netflix’s “Making a Murderer,” but the success of that show (and podcast Serial), has propelled the

Read more at: http://www.businessinsider.com/netflix-best-true-crime-documentaries-list-real-life-murders-cold-cases-2018-2

19 armed robberies linked in Northern Virginia | Crime & Police …

Three armed robberies Wednesday night in Northern Virginia have been added to a long list of similar heists in the last five weeks, according to Fairfax County police.

A total of 19 cases in Fairfax and Loudoun counties and the town of Herndon are likely linked, police officials said in a news release Thursday.

Local agencies and the FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force are working to identify suspects and released surveillance images in a call for the public’s assistance.

The suspects appear to be men between 5-feet-4 and six feet tall. In one case, a gas station robbery in Centreville on Feb. 10, the suspect was armed with a rifle.


Read more at: http://www.insidenova.com/news/crime_police/armed-robberies-linked-in-northern-virginia/article_f17880fc-180c-11e8-972f-bb3204c55fa9.html

Death did not halt work on crime thriller

NEW YORK • Three days before before the wife of comedian Patton Oswalt died, she typed some notes on her laptop.

Among the looming tasks: “Find out from Debbi D about flashlight.” “Find out from Ken exactly what he meant about the husband or the guy in the clown suit walking down the street.”

The list catalogued potential clues she planned to chase down as she completed her book, I’ll Be Gone In The Dark, an investigation into the identity of the Golden State Killer, who committed more than 50 sexual assaults and at least 10 murders in California in the 1970s and 1980s.

She never finished it. On April 21, 2016, Oswalt, 49, found her dead in the bedroom of their Los Angeles home.

An autopsy showed that Michelle McNamara, 46, had an undiagnosed heart condition and had taken a dangerous mix of prescription drugs.

The story that she spent the last five years

Read more at: http://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/entertainment/death-did-not-halt-work-on-crime-thriller

Students create faces for skulls to help unsolved crime victims – WABC

During one week each winter, there’s a basement classroom full of skulls at the New York Academy of Art in Tribeca.

Here, students work diligently to put a face on each skull. The skulls are actually 3-D plaster prints, but they are copies of real skulls.

Many of the skulls belong to victims of unsolved crimes and were sitting in evidence rooms.

In this year’s week-long session, some skulls belong to men or women who died crossing the border from Mexico into Arizona.

The class is taught by Joe Mullins, who is a forensic artist from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

His idea was to work with these talented students to help solve some of these crimes or answers questions for families with missing relatives.

Turns out the skull, even without skins, eyes, ears or lips, has information about how all those facial features once looked.

The finished skulls will be on display at

Read more at: http://abc7ny.com/education/students-create-faces-for-skulls-to-help-solve-crimes/3113406/

Man riding bicycle stole cash register from Chesterfield store: Crime Insider

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — Police are looking for a suspect who allegedly broke into a Chesterfield County convenience store, stole a cash register, and pedaled away on a bicycle, according to Crime Insider sources.

The incident happened Sunday night at the food mart located in the 3000 block of East River Road in South Chesterfield.

Crime Insider sources say a man kicked the front door of the store and went straight for the cash drawer. Those sources say the man then pedaled away from the crime scene.

A description of the suspect or his bicycle have not been released at this time.

This is the third time in recent months that the convenience store near the Virginia State University campus has been hit by crooks.

Anyone with information should contact the Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660.

Read more at: http://wtvr.com/2018/02/19/man-riding-bicycle-stole-cash-register-from-chesterfield-store/

A hidden crime: Child sex trafficking is on the rise – The Spokesman

In 2010 Nacole, a Head Start teacher, and her husband Tom, a truck driver, were raising their three children, a 17-year-old son and two younger teenage daughters, in a middle-class suburb in Auburn, Wash.

Their youngest daughter, a 15-year-old, was seemingly a happy teen, a freshman honor student who loved playing the violin and running with her high school’s track team.

One day in March of that year she changed all of their lives forever.

“(She) disappeared. She left a note with a friend, but it didn’t say much,” Nacole said. “In the note, she said she loved us, but she needed to go find herself. She added that if we loved her we shouldn’t go looking for her.”

Stunned at their daughter’s disappearance, Nacole and Tom were frantic and desperate – questioning what had happened to her. It turned their world upside down. The couple reported their daughter missing to

Read more at: http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2018/feb/13/a-hidden-crime-child-sex-trafficking-is-on-the-ris/

Audiences Keep Turning to Crime TV

If the last few years have taught us anything it’s that crime still pays — on screen.

This enduring format continues to dominate traditional broadcast networks, as well as on cable networks and streaming services.

Crime-and-justice-themed programming has entered a new golden age, with evolving viewing habits yielding high-end episodic specials (FX’s The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, CNN’s Radical Story of Patty Hearst) and allowing the genre to dominate streaming platforms (Netflix’s Making a Murderer, Amazon’s The Hunted).

Crime shows are one of broadcast entertainment’s oldest genres, capturing hearts and minds since its earliest days. In the 1930s, the genre was fueled by radio shows such as Gang Busters, before it leaped onto TV screens in the ’50s with Dragnet. Crime helped pioneer the reality genre, with Cops and America’s Most Wanted, both of which were launched in the 1980s, well before the unscripted boom. In recent times, the CSI

Read more at: http://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/programming/audiences-keep-turning-crime-tv/171717

9 of TV’s least-qualified crime-solvers: Jonathan Creek, Father Brown and more amateur sleuths

As seen in… Father Brown, Grantchester, Father Dowling Mysteries, Cadfael

Things being a priest / monk qualifies you to do: take confession, give sermons, perform funerals, baptise babies, officiate at weddings.

Things it does not qualify you to do: bring criminals to justice.

Nonetheless, TV writers are in the habit (geddit?) of casting men of the cloth as unconventional crime-solvers. There’s a mass of them.

Okay we’ll stop now.

5. Fake psychics

As seen in… Psych, The Mentalist

Because when the police’s years of training and experience fail them, their only option is to turn to a charismatic outsider who once used their powers of observation to pose as a psychic, but now uses these same abilities to solve crimes.

Ridiculous, right? But it served as the premiere for two different crime shows, which aired at the same time.

Read more at: http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/ustv/feature/a849564/tv-amateur-sleuths/