An East Texas man accused of killing his mother, father and brother in what may have been a prelude to a mass shooting.
Human skeletal remains have been found on Long Island, New York, authorities said Saturday. The same police department has been involved in the discovery of at least 10 other sets of human remains about 40 miles from the latest site.
Ohio prosecutors are asking that a teenager be tried as an adult in the killings of three men and the wounding of a fourth, each of whom answered a Craigslist ad for work on a cattle farm, officials said Tuesday.
A manhunt for a serial killer is under way in Southern California after the fatal stabbings of three homeless men, authorities said.
The mother of Shannan Gilbert said Tuesday that police botched an investigation into her daughter's death and the apparent murders of other victims on Long Island, New York, and she threatened to file a lawsuit against Suffolk County Police if the FBI doesn't take over the case.
A New York medical examiner's office said Saturday that a body discovered this week along a remote stretch of Long Island beach was that of Shannan Gilbert, the missing New Jersey woman whose disappearance led investigators to 10 sets of human remains and the hunt for a possible serial killer.
A year after police discovered four bodies dumped along a remote stretch of New York beach, authorities said Tuesday they believe they've found the body of a missing New Jersey woman whose disappearance triggered the search.
The search for Shannan Gilbert in Long Island may be over. Officials say they discovered human remains that may be hers.
The pocketbook of a New Jersey woman whose disappearance in 2010 led authorities to the discovery of 10 sets of human remains across two Long Island, New York, counties has been found, police said Wednesday.
CNN's Susan Candiotti takes a look at a new theory about a string of unsolved murders on Long Island, New York.
The city of Cleveland, Ohio, demolished the house in which convicted serial killer Anthony Sowell hid the bodies of his victims, officials said Tuesday.
The city of Cleveland, Ohio, on Tuesday morning will demolish the house where serial killer Anthony Sowell hid the bodies of his victims, officials said.
After a nearly year-long investigation, police say they now believe 10 sets of human remains uncovered along a desolate stretch of Long Island, New York, beach are linked to a single killer.
Mark Goudeau, the so-called Baseline Killer convicted of murdering nine people, was sentenced to death Wednesday by an Arizona jury.
DNA testing identifies one of eight victims of serial killer John Wayne Gacy who remained nameless for decades.
Laura O'Leary was a teenager when her 19-year-old brother disappeared in 1976, but she long suspected what had happened to him. She just couldn't prove it.
This has been a banner year for crime novelist Michael Connelly. A film adaptation of "The Lincoln Lawyer" was a critical success and could become a TV series next year. His most recent novel, "The Fifth Witness," hit No. 1 on the bestseller list, and Connelly topped 1 million e-books sold online. His latest novel, "The Drop," arrives in bookstores Tuesday and is poised to be another top seller.
Cook County, Illinois Sheriff Tom Dart explains why his department is exhuming some of the victims of John Wayne Gacy.
More than three decades after the arrest of serial killer John Wayne Gacy, authorities in Chicago have launched a new effort to identify eight of his 33 victims.
The sister of a Long Island murder victim searches for the killer. Watch CNN Presents Sunday, July 24 at 8p ET.
Kim Overstreet took out an ad hoping to catch a killer.
An Ohio judge on Tuesday denied a retrial for convicted serial killer Anthony Sowell, who claimed the jury forewoman in his trial was biased against him.
Enietra Washington recounts the night she was shot by the man now suspected of being the "Grim Sleeper" serial killer.
Enietra Washington doesn't remember the flash or the bang when she was shot.
Convicted serial killer Anthony Sowell is sentenced to death for the murders of 11 Ohio women.
A judge Friday upheld a Cleveland, Ohio, jury's recommendation that convicted serial killer Anthony Sowell be sentenced to death.
Los Angeles detectives have vastly expanded their investigation into the "Grim Sleeper" serial killer case and are now looking at whether any of 230 murders are connected to the alleged slayer, police said Wednesday.
Jurors in Cleveland, Ohio, recommended that convicted serial killer Anthony Sowell be sentenced to death on Wednesday.
Convicted serial killer Anthony Sowell walked jurors through his life as he testified Monday in the sentencing phase of his case, apologizing to families of his victims but offering no explanation for his actions.
Notorious serial killer Ted Bundy confessed to more than 30 murders before he was sent to Florida's electric chair in 1989, but experts have always believed there were more.
An Ohio jury on Monday began the sentencing phase for convicted serial killer Anthony Sowell, ultimately deciding whether he should receive life in prison or the death penalty for killing 11 Cleveland-area women between 2007 and 2009.
An Ohio jury convicted Anthony Sowell of multiple counts of aggravated murder in the deaths of 11 women.
Southern California prosecutors announced Monday that they will seek the death penalty against Lonnie David Franklin, the suspect in the so-called "Grim Sleeper" serial killings, a district attorney's office spokesman said.
An Ohio jury on Monday will begin the sentencing phase for convicted serial killer Anthony Sowell, ultimately deciding whether he should receive life in prison or the death penalty for killing 11 Cleveland-area women between 2007 and 2009.
Convicted Ohio serial killer Anthony Sowell won't be eligible for parole after being classified as a "sexually violent predator," court officials in Cleveland said Wednesday.
Suffolk County Police have upped the ante in their search for a killer or killers who apparently dumped their victims along a remote stretch of beach in Long Island, New York.
A Las Vegas art coordinator's planned charity sale of serial killer John Wayne Gacy's paintings is under fire from the very crime victims group that is supposed to benefit from the proceeds.
An official says four new sets of human remains discovered on a Lond Island beach aren't linked to a serial killer.
The four sets of human remains most recently discovered on a Long Island beach don't appear to be related to four others discovered nearby that have been linked to a suspected serial killer, the Suffolk County district attorney said Monday.
Police will continue their search for human remains along Long Island Monday morning following the discovery of additional remains connected to a possible serial killer.
Several bodies are found on Long Island, New York. CNN's Susan Candiotti reports.
CNN's Jason Carroll looks into how bones are used to discover the identity of victims in a criminal inverstigation.
Two teeth that appear to be human were discovered by investigators Friday in a thicketed and remote oceanfront stretch of Long Island, according to police.
Police divers returned to a section of a Long Island, New York, bay on Wednesday in their search for clues in the mysterious deaths of at least eight people.
CNN's Jason Carroll meets up with a former detective who helped find one of America's most infamous serial killers.
The mother of a woman police identified as one of eight found dead on an isolated strip of waterfront property on Long Island, New York, told CNN that a man using the victim's cell phone made taunting calls and claimed he killed 24-year-old Melissa Barthelemy.
CNN's Suzanne Malveaux speaks with a forensic psychiatrist who tells us what to look for in search for a serial killer.
Criminologist Casey Jordan talks about serial killings on Long Island, New York. What do clues say about the killer?
As police on New York's Long Island were sending dive teams to search for clues in a string of suspected serial killings Wednesday, area residents were trying to come to terms with the grisly crimes.
Police are examining what appears to be a human skull found on the outskirts of a bird sanctuary in Long Island, New York, potentially the ninth set of remains discovered in the probe of a suspected serial killer.
While the hunt continues for a Long Island, New York, serial killer, police have recovered the remains of a ninth body.
Remains found Monday on Long Island, New York, have been identified as being human, police said Tuesday.
Police searching a New York beach for evidence in a suspected serial-killer case say they discovered a set of bones.
Eight bodies have been found so far during a search of a Long Island, New York, beach community.
Police found what appears to be a human skull Monday on the outskirts of a bird sanctuary in Long Island, New York, a county police officer said, potentially the ninth set of remains discovered in the probe of a suspected serial killer.
A grand jury returned an 11-count indictment against Lonnie David Franklin Jr., the alleged "Grim Sleeper" serial killer accused of murdering 10 victims over a 20-year span, authorities announced Thursday.
A DNA investigation following the discovery of 11 bodies in a Cleveland home has linked a second man to serial killings in the area, prosecutors announced Tuesday.
Police in New York believe the four women found dead in Long Island are the work of a serial killer.
Video shows "Crossbow Cannibal" Stephen Griffiths carrying a crossbow outside his apartment after killing a victim.
Closed-circuit television footage that led British police to identify Stephen Griffiths as a serial killer shows the self-proclaimed "Crossbow Cannibal" carrying the weapon in the hallway outside his apartment shortly after he killed one of his victims, then raising his middle finger to the camera.
Los Angeles police are looking for the public's help to identify the "Grim Sleeper's" murder victims.
Visitors to the Los Angeles Police Department website have identified five women depicted in photographs found in a suspected serial killer's home this summer, but police need to independently confirm those claims, spokeswoman Norma Eisenman said Friday.
CNN's Susan Candiotti talks with a stabbing victim's family after the arrest of a suspected serial killer.
CNN's "Easy Prey" airs Oct. 16-17 at 8 p.m. ET, looking at three serial killings, including victims of Gary Ridgway.
At trial, accused serial killer Wayne Williams disputed a witness who said he saw him with the last victim, and blew up at the prosecutor.
Three decades after serial killings of African-Americans in Georgia shook much of the nation, most respondents to a nonscientific CNN poll say Wayne Williams committed what came to be called the Atlanta Child Murders.
Authorities say Elias Abuelazam will be flown to Michigan to face charges in a serial killings case. WJRT reports.
Lonnie Franklin Jr., the suspect in the "Grim Sleeper" serial killings, pleaded not guilty Monday to 10 counts of murder, a Los Angeles Superior Court official told CNN.
Flint, Michigan may have a knife wielding serial killer on its hands. CNN's Jim Acosta talked to a local reporter
Authorities have arrested a suspect in the Grim Sleeper serial killer case and will charge him with 10 counts of murder.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says the man police suspect as the "Grim Sleeper" serial killer was attacked in jail.
In television dramas like CBS' "Criminal Minds," serial killers are apprehended swiftly and surely.
New DNA technology helps lead to an arrest in the L.A. 'Grim Sleeper' case by matching DNA with the suspect's son.
For more than 20 years an elusive killer dubbed the Grim Sleeper walked the streets of south Los Angeles, California.
The Ohio Supreme Court has removed a Cleveland judge from a case after attorneys for serial killer suspect Anthony Sowell accused her of bias as a result of postings about their client on a newspaper website.
Ohio prosecutors announced new charges against accused serial killer Anthony Sowell on Thursday in connection with the rape of a 34-year-old woman in his Cleveland, Ohio, home.
A jury in Chicago on Friday was deciding whether to recommend the death penalty for a serial killer convicted in the 1990s murders of 11 women, according to Cook County Circuit Court documents.
A sheriff believes Patrick Burris, who was shot and killed by police, was responsible for five murders in South Carolina.
Investigators believe the serial killer blamed for five deaths in South Carolina died in a shootout with police in neighboring North Carolina on Monday, a South Carolina state police official said.
Authorities identified a soldier in training as a person of interest in the death of a pregnant soldier found in a North Carolina motel room, a military official said.
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Police swooped in on a suspect, tying him to one of a string of assaults linked to Phoenix's "Baseline Killer."
Police on Friday arrested two men they said were responsible for deadly shootings that have terrorized Phoenix for more than a year.
The year was 1963. John F. Kennedy was in the White House, a quarter million people heard Martin Luther King Jr. deliver his "I have a dream" speech in Washington, D.C., and a serial killer known as the Boston Strangler was terrorizing the city of Boston.
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For the first time since 1977, Steve Relford came face to face Tuesday with the suspected BTK killer -- this time in court and not in his home.
A chart showing columns of 323 letters and 14 numbers that was sent almost a year ago to a Wichita television station, apparently from the BTK killer, appears to hold clues to his identity and tactics.
Law enforcement officials in and around the largest city in Kansas are combing through their cold case files, trying to determine if there are any unsolved deaths that could be linked to the BTK killer suspect.
The man accused of being the BTK serial killer will hear the charges against him Tuesday. Dennis Rader is suspected of 10 killings in the Wichita, Kansas, area. The first was more than 30 years ago. But it was only recent evidence that allowed police to make an arrest.
Dennis Rader, the man suspected of being the infamous BTK killer, appeared via a video link Tuesday as a judge read 10 first-degree murder charges against him.
The man suspected of being the notorious BTK serial killer will have a preliminary court hearing Tuesday, a spokeswoman for the Sedgwick County district attorney's office said.
Police arrested Dennis Rader, 59, on February 26, and charged him with eight counts of first degree-murder and two other homicide charges in connection with Wichita's BTK serial killings between 1974 and 1991.
The suspect in the BTK serial killings is awaiting his first court appearance, and there are conflicting reports on the role his daughter's DNA played in his arrest.
The daughter of the man whom Wichita authorities arrested in the notorious BTK serial killings approached police with her suspicions and voluntarily gave them a blood sample, Wichita television station KAKE-TV reported Saturday night.
On February 26, California Superior Court Judge Roger Beauchesne issued a tentative ruling in a civil suit against Scott Peterson, who is charged with the murders of his wife, Laci, and their unborn child.
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