Missing and Gone

True-crime research, novel writing research, and updates.

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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

A Broken Heart

True-crime research, novel writing research, and updates.

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BLOG POST #265: A Broken Heart

When you realize the man you’re seeing—a.k.a. your boss—is not a good match for you and you move on, you’d probably never think your new girlfriend or boyfriend would be in danger. I’m sure the woman in this case didn’t either. Read More

At Gunpoint

True-crime research, novel writing research, and updates.

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BLOG POST #262: At Gunpoint

It’s early in the morning, when most people are still asleep. You’re at an intersection waiting for the traffic light to turn green when suddenly the car approaching from behind runs into your vehicle. What do you do? Almost everyone would get out of their vehicle and exchange insurance information—big mistake. Read More

The Sky is not the Limit

True-crime research, novel writing research, and updates.

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BLOG POST #253: This week, I’m sharing research on a true-crime case involving middle school students.

I first shared this case in October 2018 – you can read it here: The Bullied Student Who Persevered. I looked into a possible follow up post on the victim and found an amazing survival journey that warranted an update. Read More

Restroom Bully

True-crime research, novel writing research, and updates.

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Robin Lyons, Author, websiteBLOG POST #252: Research on a true-crime involving a bullied 8-year-old boy.

After an 8-year-old boy took his own life, the incident warranted an investigation. The authorities felt there had to be more to it—an 8-year-old doesn’t commit suicide. Read More