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John Wayne Gacy: Still Clowning Around in Cold Cases

John Wayne Gacy was put to death almost 20 years ago. He had been convicted of the sexual assault and murder of 33 people, most of them teenagers and young men. He buried most of his victims in the crawl space of his house, some others in the yard, and the remaining ones he dumped in a nearby river. Gacy …

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John Wayne Gacy Probe Solves Cold Case

The disappearance of Edward Beaudion, a 22-year-old Chicago man who went missing in 1978, had been a cold case for decades, until his remains were finally identified via DNA that was collected to establish potential victims of notorious serial killer John Wayne Gacy. In 2011, Beaudion’s family submitted DNA to Cook County police after the department called upon relatives of …

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1957 Murder Cold Case Appealed by Lifer

In 2012, former police officer Jack McCullough was convicted of the 1957 kidnapping and murder of 7-year-old Maria Ridulph, a case that ran cold for almost 60 years. Now an Illinois court is considering an appeal filed by McCullough, whose lawyers claim that an eye-witness to 1957 events was having a “romantic notion.” A key witness of the crime was …

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Missing Arizona Mom Remains Identified

Skeletal remains found in 1988 south of Phoenix, Arizona, have been identified as Julie Grubaugh, an Arizona mom who disappeared more than 25 years ago. According to Fox News, Phoenix police say the remains were identified as Julie Grubaugh through DNA technology and that the case is now a homicide investigation. She was reported missing in November of 1986, and …

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JonBenet Ramsey Murder, Cold Case After 17 Years

Seventeen years later and no arrest has been made in the death of 6-year-old beauty pageant tot, Jonbenet Ramsey. In 1996, Ramsey’s body was found the day after Christmas in the basement of John and Patsy Ramsey’s Boulder, Col., home right after the discovery of a ransom note asserting kidnap. The young pageant prototype was found with a fractured skull …

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JonBenet Ramsey: Former DA Writes Book About Investigation

JonBenet Ramsey was found dead in her family’s home almost 16 years ago, though, honestly, you wouldn’t know it had been that long considering the amount of coverage the case still receives. Her murder is one of the world’s most perplexing unsolved mysteries, prompting a former Boulder, Colorado district attorney to pen a book about his experiences. James Kolar’s “Foreign …

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