GIRL IN THE ’57 CHEVY: THE MURDER OF LINDA PIERSON

It was a cool, fall, Wednesday night around 9:30 p.m. on November 16th, 1966, when Linda Susan Pierson was last seen cruising along Fairfield Avenue in the passenger seat of a 1957 Chevrolet. She was totally unaware that in a matter of hours she would be brutally raped and murdered. Linda was just eighteen and…

BLACK WIDOW BY PROXY: THE VIRGINIA GIBBS STORY

September 3rd happens to be my birthday. It also happens to be the date that - back in 1945 - local Cincinnati gal Virginia Gibbs chose to move forward with a rather elaborate plan to get rid of her abusive father once and for all. Unfortunately, in order to do this, another man had to…

WELCOME TO OUR NIGHTMARE: THE TOOLBOX MURDERS INVESTIGATION

When I first heard about all the work Laura Brand was doing with serial killers, specifically the Toolbox Murder case, I was seriously impressed. I never dreamed that in a matter of months I'd be on her research team, helping her track down witnesses more than 40 years after Lawrence Bittaker and Roy Norris commited…

EASTER MASSACRE: THE RUPPERT FAMILY MURDERS

It's been 45 years since one of the deadliest shootings inside a private residence in U.S. history, and it all happened right here in southwest Ohio. It was Easter Sunday, 1975 on a quiet street when 41-year-old James Ruppert killed eleven members of his family while they gathered for a holiday dinner. Multiple generations annihilated…

CLYDE BARROW’S CAPTURE MEMORIALIZED IN MIDDLETOWN

Walking into the lobby of the Middletown Police Department one probably wouldn't think they'd come face to face with one of the most notorious outlaws in American history. But you will - his mugshot anyway. 91 years ago today Clyde Barrow was arrested by Middletown, Ohio police. To honor this moment in local history they…

DEPRAVED LOVE: THE STORY OF FRED AND ROSE WEST

This Valentine's Day let's take a look at Fred and Rose West, a pair of depraved lovebirds who together sadistically killed at least a dozen young girls between 1972 and 1987 in Gloucester, England at the notorious address, 25 Cromwell Street. The married serial killers and rapists turned their love nest into a veritable house…