Remains Found 36 Years Ago in Montana Are Identified

DNA analysis has identified the remains of a woman, who for decades was known only as Christy Crystal Creek, as those of Janet Lee Lucas, who was last seen in Spokane, Wash., in 1983.

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Oregon Man Is Charged With Two Murders Committed Two Decades Apart

Genetic genealogy connected Christopher Lovrien to a 1999 homicide victim, according to the authorities, who said they found the remains of a 2020 homicide victim when they searched his property.

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These Gay Men Frequented Manhattan Piano Bars. So Did Their Killer.

“Last Call,” by Elon Green, retraces the murders of four men by a serial killer in the 1990s, at a time when gay men felt pressured to hide their sexuality and were often the victims of homophobia.

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Anthony Sowell, Serial Killer Who Terrorized Cleveland, Dies at 61

Mr. Sowell, who was sentenced to death in 2011, murdered 11 women and hid the remains of his victims on his property.

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Samuel Little, America’s Most Prolific Serial Killer, Dies at 80

Mr. Little confessed to 93 murders, at least 50 of which were verified by law enforcement officers, the F.B.I. said.

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He Spent 20 Years in Prison, Until a Serial Killer Confessed to the Crime

Yoon Sung-yeo was sentenced to life for a crime he did not commit in South Korea. He was able to clear his name after a notorious serial killer confessed last year.

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California Governor Blocks Release of Manson Follower Leslie Van Houten

Gov. Gavin Newsom reversed a decision by the state parole board granting her release after about 50 years in prison.

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Devil in the Details: How David Tennant Played a Serial Killer

In 1983, Britain was gripped by the case of Dennis Nilsen, who admitted to at least 12 murders. This fall, the country has been transfixed by Tennant’s performance as Nilsen in the mini-series “Des.”

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The Gilgo Beach Murders Were a Cold Case. Then a New Police Chief Arrived.

After a decade of little movement in a series of killings on Long Island, a new sense of urgency.

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Golden State Killer Sentenced to Life in Prison Without Parole

Prosecutors said that Joseph James DeAngelo committed 13 murders and nearly 50 rapes that terrorized California in the 1970s and ’80s.

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Liz Garbus Is Taking Back the Voices Stolen by the Golden State Killer

The director has adapted Michelle McNamara’s true-crime best seller about the Golden State Killer, “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark,” into an HBO series.

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