Case of the Month: Amparo Arias Torres

Amparo and Alex, courtesy Alex Borrego for DCC

Case of the Month: Amparo Arias Torres’ son Alex contacted me a few months ago. He told me that his mother’s 1981 murder was still unsolved. The Miami-Dade Cold Case website describes Amparo’s 1981 homicide case as follows: “On June 11, 1981 at 11121 S.W. 88 Street, Apartment A-201, the body of Amparo Arias Torres (29)  […]

FBI Animal House by Pete Klismet

FBI Animal House by Pete Klismet, Photograph AdS

FBI Animal House by Pete Klismet, writing as PJ Kline, is an overview of the author’s time at the Academy. The book opens with what can only be described as your worst nightmare: you are on a case, you see movement, and by accident you shoot your own colleague. Pete uses this as an example […]

Remembering Dottie & Bob Tidwell

Dottie Rowden Tidwell, courtesy of her daughter Lauren Hagan

Remembering Dottie & Bob Tidwell who were murdered on November 23, 1983. The couple was found in their Roanoke, Texas, home. Their house was set on fire to cover up what had been done and to get rid of evidence. The case is unsolved. Dottie Rowden Tidwell and Robert (Bob) Tidwell lived in the Oak Country Estates in […]

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 […]

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