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

Predators Are Everywhere

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

***SEXUAL ABUSE CASE – READER DISCRETION IS ADVISED***

If you’ve ever been in an abusive relationship, you can understand how the abuser can manipulate their significant other into doing horrific acts like in the true-crime case summary you’re about to read. Nothing justifies any type of abuse.

BLOG POST #264: Predators Are Everywhere

When you take your children to the mall, to church, to visit a friend in the hospital, your child being sexually abused in the restroom never enters your mind. Read More

Foot Pursuit

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

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Robin Lyons, Fiction AuthorBLOG POST #238: Research on a true-crime involving a 32-year-old man.

Can you imagine chasing after sexual predators all day as your job?! Thank goodness there are law enforcement officers who specialize in investigating online child exploitation and sensitive crimes. They make an immense difference every day, and yet few people are aware of what they do.

When the 32-year-old man in this case requested to be friends on Facebook with a 14-year-old girl who lived over 350 miles away he didn’t know he became friends with an undercover sheriff’s officer.

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Auto Shop Indecency

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

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What is far too common in these type cases is the teacher socializing with students after school or on the weekend. That’s a BIG RED FLAG.

It doesn’t matter if the relationship is consensual. Until a student is 18, a sexual relationship with an adult is against the law.

BLOG POST #232: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific crime involving an auto shop teacher and one of his students. Read More

Beware of Athletic Performance Programs

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

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Robin Lyons, author websiteSocial distancing to stop the spread of COVID-19 will be one for the history books. The staggering number of deaths to school closures to the postponement of the Summer Olympics—it’s a crazy time.

When school resumes, parents, students, and staff will need to also resume their vigilance in identifying behavior that is illegal, inappropriate, or potentially dangerous.

BLOG POST #226: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific crime involving a high school athletic trainer. Read More