The killing of this spirited young cheerleader could have come straight from a teen slasher movie.

Jessica Keen, who was murdered in 1991
Murder victim Jessica Keen (Image: Bonnie’s Blog of Crime)

Expressing her rebellious side

It was March 1991, and Jessica Keen and her mother Rebecca Smitley were clashing over the teenager’s love…

What should have been a romantic camping trip turned into a desperate fight for survival for two young women.

Claudia Brenner, right, with her girlfriend Rebecca Wight, who was murdered in 1988
Rebecca Wight (left) and Claudia Brenner (Image: Misconduct Podcast)

Welles Crowther was a young equities trader who saved many lives on September 11th, 2001.

The World Trade Center memorial, Reflecting Absence, showing Welles Remy Crowther’s name
The World Trade Center memorial that records Welles Crowther’s name (Image by Christina Schreck from Pixabay)

It seemed Jennifer Myers’ murderer had an alibi — until an expert took a closer look at a home video.

Jennifer Myers, who was murdered in 1996
Murder victim Jennifer Myers (Image: Bonnie’s Blog of Crime)

A brutal sexual assault

Without warning, a man wearing sunglasses burst in with a gun, tied Jennifer up and sexually assaulted her before robbing the gallery and fleeing. Stunned and horrified by her ordeal, she called the police and the search began for her mystery assailant.

The Friday 13th killing of Betty Gore would not have been out of place in a horror movie.

Candy Montgomery (left) and Betty Gore (Image: Podchaser)

The 24-year-old was murdered in 1984 and no one was ever caught. The family is hoping that could be set to change.

Kathy Lombardo, who was killed in 1984 (image: Oak Park’s Wednesday Journal)

A summer walk turns deadly

It was 7:30 PM on August 1st 1984, and 24-year-old Kathleen Lombardo was about to embark on her customary walk or jog around the neighbourhood of Oak…

It’s been 41 years since Gina Renee Hall was killed, but her ‘unrepentant’ murderer still won’t confirm the whereabouts of her remains.

Murder victim Gina Renee Hall
Gina Renee Hall (Image: The Charley Project)

From club to lake house

Gina Hall and her sister Dlana were living together in the Virginia town of Radford…

Out of all the circumstantial evidence, it was a fitness tracker that proved pivotal in solving April Millsap’s murder.

A family photo of April Millsap (Image: The Times Herald)

April goes missing

This latest collaboration with JD Barker is a mysterious, action-packed horror story.

The title page of Patterson’s August 2021 release The Noise

One of the biggest attractions in Arkansas has never been fully explained

Photo by Aleksandr Saenko on Unsplash

What is the Gurdon Light?

Those who have seen the Gurdon Light describe an eerie, glowing illumination of either white-blue or orange that bobs and moves through the trees and can best be viewed when the weather is cloudy or overcast.

Verity Partington

A writer and author of crime thrillers living in the UK. Partial to books, stationery, papercrafts and walking. You can find her books on Amazon here: https://a

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