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A victim of Washington state's notorious "Green River Killer" has been identified 29 years after her disappearance, when a relative saw a TV movie about the serial murderer in April and family members gave DNA samples to investigators, authorities said Tuesday.

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Man accused of killing entire familyupdated: Fri Mar 23 2012 17:44:00

An East Texas man accused of killing his mother, father and brother in what may have been a prelude to a mass shooting.

Human remains found on Long Island, N.Y.updated: Sat Feb 18 2012 18:54:00

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.

Prosecutors want to try teen as adult in Craigslist job ad killingsupdated: Tue Jan 24 2012 17:42:00

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.

Police: Serial killer targeting California's homelessupdated: Fri Jan 06 2012 16:15:00

A manhunt for a serial killer is under way in Southern California after the fatal stabbings of three homeless men, authorities said.

Mother of Shannan Gilbert asks FBI to take over serial killer caseupdated: Tue Dec 20 2011 16:59:00

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.

New York remains are identified as those of Shannan Gilbertupdated: Mon Dec 19 2011 16:36:00

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.

Police: Remains are believed to be those of Shannan Gilbertupdated: Tue Dec 13 2011 16:05:00

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.

Cops: Human remains may be Gilbert'supdated: Tue Dec 13 2011 16:05:00

The search for Shannan Gilbert in Long Island may be over. Officials say they discovered human remains that may be hers.

Police: Pocketbook of missing woman found on Long Islandupdated: Wed Dec 07 2011 18:59:00

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.

Long Island killings done by one person?updated: Wed Dec 07 2011 18:59:00

CNN's Susan Candiotti takes a look at a new theory about a string of unsolved murders on Long Island, New York.

Cleveland demolishes serial killer's homeupdated: Tue Dec 06 2011 12:37:00

The city of Cleveland, Ohio, demolished the house in which convicted serial killer Anthony Sowell hid the bodies of his victims, officials said Tuesday.

Cleveland to demolish serial killer's homeupdated: Mon Dec 05 2011 20:59:00

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.

Police say one serial killer to blame for Long Island killingsupdated: Mon Dec 05 2011 05:28:00

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.

Convicted serial killer sentenced to deathupdated: Wed Nov 30 2011 16:00:00

Mark Goudeau, the so-called Baseline Killer convicted of murdering nine people, was sentenced to death Wednesday by an Arizona jury.

Serial killer victim ID'd after decadesupdated: Tue Nov 29 2011 15:46:00

DNA testing identifies one of eight victims of serial killer John Wayne Gacy who remained nameless for decades.

Illinois IDs Gacy victim after 3 decadesupdated: Tue Nov 29 2011 15:46:00

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.

Connelly gets 'The Drop' on readers in new novelupdated: Fri Nov 25 2011 11:19:00

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.

Still trying to identify Gacy's victimsupdated: Thu Oct 13 2011 15:49:00

Cook County, Illinois Sheriff Tom Dart explains why his department is exhuming some of the victims of John Wayne Gacy.

Authorities launch new effort to identify Gacy victimsupdated: Thu Oct 13 2011 15:49:00

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.

Woman searches for sister's killerupdated: Tue Sep 20 2011 08:23:00

The sister of a Long Island murder victim searches for the killer. Watch CNN Presents Sunday, July 24 at 8p ET.

Victims' families investigate possible serial killerupdated: Tue Sep 20 2011 08:23:00

Kim Overstreet took out an ad hoping to catch a killer.

Judge rules jury not prejudiced against convicted Ohio serial killerupdated: Tue Aug 30 2011 17:35:00

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.

'Grim Sleeper' survivor recalls attackupdated: Wed Aug 17 2011 11:36:00

Enietra Washington recounts the night she was shot by the man now suspected of being the "Grim Sleeper" serial killer.

Grim Sleeper survivor: 'You're at his will'updated: Wed Aug 17 2011 11:36:00

Enietra Washington doesn't remember the flash or the bang when she was shot.

Anthony Sowell gets death penaltyupdated: Fri Aug 12 2011 17:52:00

Convicted serial killer Anthony Sowell is sentenced to death for the murders of 11 Ohio women.

Judge agrees with jury, sentences convicted serial killer to deathupdated: Fri Aug 12 2011 17:52:00

A judge Friday upheld a Cleveland, Ohio, jury's recommendation that convicted serial killer Anthony Sowell be sentenced to death.

L.A. police expand serial killer probe, seeking ties to 230 murdersupdated: Thu Aug 11 2011 06:16:00

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.

Jury recommends death sentence for Cleveland serial killerupdated: Wed Aug 10 2011 17:58:00

Jurors in Cleveland, Ohio, recommended that convicted serial killer Anthony Sowell be sentenced to death on Wednesday.

Convicted killer: 'I'm sorry -- I know it may not sound like much'updated: Mon Aug 08 2011 20:22:00

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.

Vial of blood may link Ted Bundy to multiple cold casesupdated: Thu Aug 04 2011 19:56:00

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.

Sentencing phase begins for convicted Ohio serial killerupdated: Mon Aug 01 2011 17:24:00

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.

Sowell guilty for murders of 11 womenupdated: Mon Aug 01 2011 17:24:00

An Ohio jury convicted Anthony Sowell of multiple counts of aggravated murder in the deaths of 11 women.

Spokesman: Death penalty sought for alleged 'Grim Sleeper' killerupdated: Mon Aug 01 2011 16:02:00

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.

Sentencing phase to begin for convicted Ohio serial killerupdated: Mon Aug 01 2011 09:35:00

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 Cleveland serial killer will not be eligible for paroleupdated: Wed Jul 27 2011 19:26:00

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.

Police raise reward in Long Island serial killer caseupdated: Thu Jun 16 2011 18:05:00

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.

Controversial serial killer's paintings go on display in Las Vegasupdated: Fri May 13 2011 05:05:00

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.

Multiple Long Island killers?updated: Mon May 09 2011 18:31:00

An official says four new sets of human remains discovered on a Lond Island beach aren't linked to a serial killer.

Official: 4 sets of Long Island remains aren't linked to serial killerupdated: Mon May 09 2011 18:31:00

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: Search for evidence resumes on N.Y. beachupdated: Mon May 02 2011 08:23:00

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.

Hunt for a serial killerupdated: Mon May 02 2011 08:23:00

Several bodies are found on Long Island, New York. CNN's Susan Candiotti reports.

Bone science identifies crime victimsupdated: Fri Apr 22 2011 14:29:00

CNN's Jason Carroll looks into how bones are used to discover the identity of victims in a criminal inverstigation.

Police: Human teeth found on N.Y. beach during search over deathsupdated: Fri Apr 22 2011 14:29:00

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 dive teams scour NY bay in probe over 8 bodiesupdated: Wed Apr 20 2011 17:16:00

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.

How to track a serial killerupdated: Fri Apr 15 2011 21:30:00

CNN's Jason Carroll meets up with a former detective who helped find one of America's most infamous serial killers.

Victim's mom says man claimed to kill daughter in serial killer caseupdated: Fri Apr 15 2011 21:30:00

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.

Searching for a serial killerupdated: Wed Apr 13 2011 21:24:00

CNN's Suzanne Malveaux speaks with a forensic psychiatrist who tells us what to look for in search for a serial killer.

L.I. serial killer knows area wellupdated: Wed Apr 13 2011 16:32:00

Criminologist Casey Jordan talks about serial killings on Long Island, New York. What do clues say about the killer?

'Crazy' killings scare some in beach townsupdated: Wed Apr 13 2011 16:32:00

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.

Serial killer probe finds what could be 9th set of human remainsupdated: Wed Apr 13 2011 10:01:00

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.

9th body found on Long Island beachupdated: Wed Apr 13 2011 10:01:00

While the hunt continues for a Long Island, New York, serial killer, police have recovered the remains of a ninth body.

Police: Skull, remains found on Long Island are humanupdated: Wed Apr 13 2011 05:44:00

Remains found Monday on Long Island, New York, have been identified as being human, police said Tuesday.

Remains connected to serial killer case?updated: Tue Apr 12 2011 18:30:00

Police searching a New York beach for evidence in a suspected serial-killer case say they discovered a set of bones.

Serial killer on the loose?updated: Mon Apr 11 2011 18:13:00

Eight bodies have been found so far during a search of a Long Island, New York, beach community.

9th set of human remains thought to be found in serial killer probeupdated: Mon Apr 11 2011 18:13:00

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.

Indictment of alleged 'Grim Sleeper' serial killer unsealedupdated: Fri Mar 25 2011 06:20:00

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.

DNA links Ohio felon to 2 Cleveland murders, 7 years apartupdated: Wed Mar 09 2011 06:09:00

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.

Serial killer targeting prostitutes?updated: Tue Jan 25 2011 20:29:00

Police in New York believe the four women found dead in Long Island are the work of a serial killer.

UK serial killer taunts cameraupdated: Fri Dec 31 2010 05:58:00

Video shows "Crossbow Cannibal" Stephen Griffiths carrying a crossbow outside his apartment after killing a victim.

Video captures serial killer's chilling defianceupdated: Fri Dec 31 2010 05:58:00

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.

Police try to ID serial killer's victimsupdated: Fri Dec 17 2010 18:29:00

Los Angeles police are looking for the public's help to identify the "Grim Sleeper's" murder victims.

Police have leads on 5 women in suspected serial killer's photosupdated: Fri Dec 17 2010 18:29:00

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.

Stabbing victim's family speaksupdated: Wed Oct 20 2010 20:41:00

CNN's Susan Candiotti talks with a stabbing victim's family after the arrest of a suspected serial killer.

A look back at the Green River killerupdated: Thu Oct 14 2010 13:03:00

CNN's "Easy Prey" airs Oct. 16-17 at 8 p.m. ET, looking at three serial killings, including victims of Gary Ridgway.

Wayne Williams on trialupdated: Mon Sep 06 2010 10:24:00

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.

CNN viewers: Williams 'guilty' in Atlanta child murdersupdated: Mon Sep 06 2010 10:24:00

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.

Suspected serial killer extraditedupdated: Thu Aug 26 2010 17:18:00

Authorities say Elias Abuelazam will be flown to Michigan to face charges in a serial killings case. WJRT reports.

'Grim Sleeper' suspect pleads not guilty in killingsupdated: Mon Aug 23 2010 17:17:00

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.

13 stabbings, 5 dead in Flint, Michiganupdated: Thu Aug 12 2010 05:11:00

Flint, Michigan may have a knife wielding serial killer on its hands. CNN's Jim Acosta talked to a local reporter

Arrest made in 'Grim Sleeper' killer caseupdated: Fri Jul 16 2010 06:25:00

Authorities have arrested a suspect in the Grim Sleeper serial killer case and will charge him with 10 counts of murder.

'Grim Sleeper' suspect attacked in jail, authorities sayupdated: Fri Jul 16 2010 06:25:00

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says the man police suspect as the "Grim Sleeper" serial killer was attacked in jail.

Catching a 'Grim Sleeper' is no easy taskupdated: Fri Jul 09 2010 11:38:00

In television dramas like CBS' "Criminal Minds," serial killers are apprehended swiftly and surely.

Pizza helps police catch suspectupdated: Fri Jul 09 2010 11:38:00

New DNA technology helps lead to an arrest in the L.A. 'Grim Sleeper' case by matching DNA with the suspect's son.

Grim Sleeper serial killer suspect known as nice, funny 'fix-it' manupdated: Thu Jul 08 2010 18:42:00

For more than 20 years an elusive killer dubbed the Grim Sleeper walked the streets of south Los Angeles, California.

Judge removed from Ohio serial killings caseupdated: Fri Apr 23 2010 11:10:00

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.

New charges for Cleveland murder suspectupdated: Fri Apr 02 2010 03:07:00

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.

Jury weighs death penalty for serial killerupdated: Fri Dec 11 2009 13:27:00

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.

Serial killer suspect ID'dupdated: Wed Jul 08 2009 10:55:00

A sheriff believes Patrick Burris, who was shot and killed by police, was responsible for five murders in South Carolina.

Police say suspect in South Carolina serial killings is deadupdated: Wed Jul 08 2009 10:55:00

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.

Letter, soldier probed in pregnant GI's deathupdated: Mon Jun 30 2008 11:33:00

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.

Famous cold cases: Police nemeses, tabloid fodder updated: Fri Jan 11 2008 09:58:00

Some cases are never solved -- and continue to hold a fascination for the public. Take a look at some of the most famous cold cases:

Time.com: Cracking Down on "Murderabilia"updated: Fri Jun 08 2007 18:25:00

Notorious prisoners' artwork, notes and even nail clippings are hot items online. But a new law might put a stop to it

Phoenix police get possible break in serial sex killer caseupdated: Thu Sep 07 2006 09:21:00

Police swooped in on a suspect, tying him to one of a string of assaults linked to Phoenix's "Baseline Killer."

Police arrest two 'Serial Shooter' suspectsupdated: Fri Aug 04 2006 11:32:00

Police on Friday arrested two men they said were responsible for deadly shootings that have terrorized Phoenix for more than a year.

Author explores connection to the Boston Stranglerupdated: Mon Apr 17 2006 19:00:00

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.

Literary loopholesupdated: Tue Jun 14 2005 15:06:00

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Victim's son wants Rader bound, tortured, killedupdated: Wed May 04 2005 01:09:00

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.

BTK puzzle may reveal identity, tacticsupdated: Thu Mar 03 2005 00:43:00

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.

Authorities search cold cases for BTK linksupdated: Wed Mar 02 2005 15:50:00

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.

Ex-FBI profiler: BTK killer wanted to be in limelight againupdated: Tue Mar 01 2005 12:00:00

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.

BTK suspect charged with 10 murdersupdated: Tue Mar 01 2005 03:02:00

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.

Authorities: BTK suspect to face 10 murder countsupdated: Mon Feb 28 2005 12:15:00

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.

Pastor: BTK suspect 'pleasant to be around'updated: Mon Feb 28 2005 09:24:00

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.

DNA role in BTK suspect's arrest questionedupdated: Mon Feb 28 2005 08:47:00

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.

Report: Daughter of BTK suspect alerted policeupdated: Sat Feb 26 2005 08:11:00

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.

When crime pays, who should get the money?updated: Wed Mar 03 2004 15:25:00

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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