Spared by the Dating Game Killer

by T. Anderson Why were we spared by the Dating Game Killer? With much fanfare and hype, the ads on TV promoted a new docudrama about The Dating Game Killer, Rodney Alcala, a serial killer preying on young girls in the 1970s. The promos continually interrupted my regular tv shows. Although irritating, it piqued myContinue reading “Spared by the Dating Game Killer”

Help Find Missy’s Killer

On December 1, 1994 Melissa “Missy” Witt was attacked and abducted from the Bowling World bowling alley in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Her car was left behind, but she was gone; just vanished. Her friends and family were sick with worry. Then on January 13, 1995 their worst fears were realized. Melissa’s body was found inContinue reading “Help Find Missy’s Killer”

Sam Hildebrand

“There seems little room for doubt that the desperado, who was recently killed at Pinckneyville, the particulars of which, our local correspondent of that town, has heretofore furnished our readers, was the real “Sam Hildebrand” of Missouri notoriety”—Du Quoin Tribune, April 11, 1872  Sam Hildebrand was born on January 6, 1836 at the family farmContinue reading “Sam Hildebrand”