No-Kill Shelter

By Brenda Kilianski Woman Found Strangled in Uptown Apartment August 19, 1997. Dateline: Chicago. Diana Charlton, 29, a Loop-based attorney, was found strangled in her apartment in the 900-block of West Argyle. While police have no definitive suspects, a spokeswoman for the department noted similarities between the murder of Ms. Charlton and another murder fourContinue reading “No-Kill Shelter”

Serial Killer: Robert Berdella

By Chris Bunton I traveled to Kansas City, Missouri recently to investigate Robert Berdella, A.K.A. The Kansas City Butcher. Robert Berdella, was born on January 31, 1949. He committed his crimes between between 1984 and 1987. He raped, tortured and murdered at least 6 men, whom he captured by various means and kept them trappedContinue reading “Serial Killer: Robert Berdella”

Serial Killer: Angel Maturino Resendiz

By Chris Bunton Born in Izucar de Matamoros, Puebla, Mexico, He used train cars as a means to travel throughout Mexico, and the United States, killing people. This earned him the name “The Railroad Killer.” It was the 1990’s and Resendiz had killed 16 people. He used whatever weapon was available. Guns, a Brick, aContinue reading “Serial Killer: Angel Maturino Resendiz”

Serial Killer: Glennon Engleman

By Chris Bunton I traveled to St. Louis, and as I am want to do, I looked up some crime figures and scenes while I was there. One of the more interesting characters was Glennon Engleman, also known as The Killer Dentist. Some people place Engleman in the serial killer category, while others place himContinue reading “Serial Killer: Glennon Engleman”

The Art Studio in The Basement

By Jason Smith A few years before I met Zoe she’d been married to a man named Sebastian who she met at Art College. After they both graduated they split up and got back together so many times, Zoe thought that they were meant to be together. Based on that logic Zoe proposed to Sebastian.Continue reading “The Art Studio in The Basement”

A Letter from Sheri

By Cheryl Gyant “A Letter from Sheri” is a story inspired by the 1986 California serial killer murders executed by Charles Ng and Leonard Lake. Cheryl Gyant, the author says “I began writing a book in 2001 about how it felt to be adopted. As a child, I was led to believe that my biologicalContinue reading “A Letter from Sheri”

Violation

By J.J. Fletcher At Gilmanton Academy, which looked down upon the average one-room schoolhouse that most towns had in 1873, Nancy Robertson and Henry Webster had already skipped two grades. Their teacher, Miss Oberhund, always paired them off together because they were more advanced than the others, and to prevent the bullying that occurred fromContinue reading “Violation”

Serial Killer: Michael J. Swango

By Chris Bunton I love to travel, and as part of my travel plans I research criminals and crime locations. Recently, I traveled to Quincy, Illinois, where I discovered that the Serial Killer named Michael Swango was raised there. So, I checked out some of the sites associated with him. He was born in 1954,Continue reading “Serial Killer: Michael J. Swango”

Serial Killer: Leslie Irvin

By Chris Bunton Leslie “Mad Dog” Irvin terrified the Evansville, Indiana, and Henderson, Kentucky communities in the 1950’s. It all began on December 2, 1954 when the body of Mary Holland was found at the Bellemeade Liquor Store stuffed behind a toilet. She was the owner, and she had been killed execution style. Three dimesContinue reading “Serial Killer: Leslie Irvin”

Him

By Megan Thompson “The dead still get goosebumps”, I state with a sly smile to the group that has gathered in the office kitchen. They give me a chuckle, and I wink back. They are used to these odd statements from me, it’s one of my signatures moves. What they perceive as “quirky”, I seeContinue reading “Him”