The Oberst Family Murders

Owen Oberst and siblings, courtesy Constitution Tribune

The Oberst Family Murders happened in 1928, Kansas. Introducing us to the case is guest blogger Sue Baillie. ** Researching my family history took me to Tremont Township, Illinois, 1860 where my Greta-Great-Great uncle Jesse Chainey settled with his family after travelling from Kent, UK. As this branch of my family was now overseas I hadn’t […]

Case of the Month: Fiona Burns and John Lee

John Lee and Fiona Burns, Photography provided by Crime Stoppers, Grid by AdS

Case of the Month: Fiona Burns and John Lee is written by guest blogger and Australian journalist/author Emily Webb. ** They were young and rebellious and living a life of what they thought was freedom. John Lee (14) and Fiona Burns (15) were hitchhiking across the South Australian-Victorian border when they met a violent end […]

SF Chronicle posts Suzanne Bombardier’s story

Suzanne Bombardier

SF Chronicle posts Suzanne Bombardier‘s story that was written by guest blogger Jennifer Gibbons for DCC. Suzie’s story was Case of the Month in June 2014. In 2013, Jennifer was visiting her grandparents’ grave. She saw Suzie’s headstone and was curious. Suzie died one month before her grandmother. On Friday June 27, 1980, the nude body of […]

The Faithful Executioner by J.F. Harrington

book cover the faithful executioner by harrington

The Faithful Executioner by J.F. Harrington describes the lives and careers of Heinrich and Frantz Schmidt as executioners. The book is filled with details and prints and is a joy to read if you love history. We go back to Germany in the sixteenth century. Heinrich Schmidt made a good living as woodsman and fowler in the town […]

Case of the Month: Tracy Lynn Davenport

Tracy Lynn Davenport missing child ad, Photography AdS

Case of the Month: Tracy Lynn Davenport (March 19, 1967 – April 27, 1973 date missing). This cold case caught my daughter’s eye when she was going through the papers before tossing it into the recycling bin. She saw the ad from with the picture of a smiling six-year-old Tracy. She checked the date from which […]

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