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A $9 Million Murder: Alaska’s Teen Hitman Tragedy

The internet is a dark place. One minute you’re watching videos of cats wearing funny little pyjamas, and the next, the YouTube algorithm has...

The Hello Kitty Murder

Hong Kong in 1999 was a rapidly changing city in search of an identity. Two years prior in 1997 British administration of the burgeoning...

Michael Fagan: The Buckingham Palace Prowler

As a somewhat bigoted Scot of the independence persuasion, one thing I can’t wrap my head around is you Southerners’ love your bloody royals....

Javed Iqbal – Pakistani Justice

If you compare modern crime and punishment to the systems of days gone by, you’d be forgiven for thinking condemned criminals have it pretty...

Leonarda Ciancuilli: The Cannibal of Correggio

It is December 17th, 1939, in the small town of Correggio, nestled in the Po river valley of Northern Italy. Great Britain, France, and Germany...

Ivan Milat: Australia’s Most Notorious Serial Killer

It is the Australia Day weekend at the end of January 1990. A former sailor in the British Navy, Paul Onions, aged 24, has...

The Hammersmith Ghost Murder

It was a cold,  foggy night in the winter of 1803, as a carriage driver guided his horses by lantern light, through the narrow...

The Villisca Axe Massacre

Halloween: the only time of year when it’s acceptable to dress infants up like blood-spattered serial killers, or to stumble in on Harley Quinn...

Most Wanted: Robert William Fisher

At 8:42am on Tuesday the 10th of April, 2001, the residents of North 74th Place in Scottsdale, Arizona were rudely awakened by a thunderous...

The Disappearance of the Jamison Family

According to a 2020 report from the FBI, there are currently somewhere around 87,500 active missing person cases in the United States. Add in...

The Jennings 8: Part 2

Dodgy Dealings Down South Welcome back to Jennings, Louisiana: the site of eight connected murders from 2005 to 2009; a hotbed of crack and prostitution;...

The Amazon Review Killer

How can one truly know the soul of a man? Some will tell you it’s the eyes which are the window to the soul;...

The Greyhound Bus Beheading

Public transport can be a hit or a miss — the body odour of dozens of people trapped in a metal tube; psychotic seat...

Mona Fandey: Pop Princess Turned Black Magic Killer

Do you believe in ghosts? From me, it’s a hard no; I’m 99.999% certain that every spectral sighting is just a result of  those...

The Great Canadian Maple Syrup Heist

A Close Call  In July 2012, inventory inspector Michel Gauvreau entered a nondescript warehouse in the small Quebec town of St Louis de Blandford  —...

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Pedro Lopez: Monster of the Andes

Today’s episode of the Casual Criminalist comes as a result of several dozen audience member requests in the Youtube comments, on Twitter, and, when...