Missing and Gone

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BLOG POST #270: Missing and Gone

Taking advantage of vulnerable people are heartless acts. The two young women below are perfect examples—one missing and the other gone.

Crystal Kipper has been missing since February 24, 1997. After 2:30 am, her car ran out of gas, the 18-year-old parked the car on the shoulder of the Interstate in Kansas City, Missouri. The authorities found her car there with a low battery and the hazard lights flashing.

On June 18, 2002, on a summer break from college, 20-year-old Ali Kemp’s brother went to relieve his sister as the swimming pool attendant at a nearby pool. He couldn’t find his sister. Later, his father found her murdered in the pool’s pump room. Read More

Despicable Hackers

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BLOG POST #269: Despicable Hackers

Do you own a smart TV? Does yours have a microphone feature? If so, it probably has a speaker and a camera. With new technology come more bells and whistles. If your TV has a microphone, you can tell your TV to change the channel, turn up or down the volume, start a move, etc. The speaker and camera might give you the pleasure of video chatting on the big screen. Read More

Three-Alarm Blaze

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BLOG POST #268: Three-Alarm Blaze

Fire investigators quickly suspected arson when  in the final phase of construction a three-alarm blaze destroyed two buildings with seven, three-story townhomes in each building. The fire required over 100 firefighters, 30 pieces of equipment, and 8 hours to put out the blaze. At the exact moment the project went up in flames, the developer was on a flight to check on the progress. The fire destroyed both buildings.

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The Jilted Husband

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***CYBERSTALKING CASE – READER DISCRETION IS ADVISED***

As February, the “love month” comes to an end; I have one more broken heart true-crime case to share with you.

BLOG POST #267: The Jilted Husband

This jilted husband went to extreme lengths to harass his estranged wife, a schoolteacher at a public school district, in hopes she would take him back. The persistent harassment began with texts and emails. His harassment escalated to breaking into her home to place recorders throughout the home, and a motion activated camera in her bedroom. Read More

Give Me All the Money

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***BANK ROBBERY CASE SUMMARY – READER DISCRETION IS ADVISED***

BLOG POST #266: Give Me All the Money

Did you ever live with a roommate after leaving your parent’s home? I did, briefly. How would you respond if your roommate asked you to help them rob a bank? Read More