Adam Janos is a New York City-based writer and reporter. In addition to his work for A&E's Real Crime blog, he has reported for The Wall Street Journal and The Budapest Times, amongst others.
The serial killer seemed to be a well-adjusted adult. But his crimes included binding, torturing, raping and ultimately murdering 33 male victims, some as young as 15 years old.
We explore the serial murders committed by Earl Taylor, Robert Spangler and Jack Reeves: men who killed more than one of their wives.
There have been many high-profile crimes over the years, but only a fraction have been successfully translated into film. What does a true crime need to make it into the silver screen? Crime author Harold Schechter on what makes for good true-crime movies.
For over a decade, Whitey Bulger was America's most wanted gangster—the FBI's biggest domestic target. Wanted for 19 counts of murder, he hid in plain sight for 16 years with his girlfriend Catherine Greig. Read how he was caught.
After Candra Torres's husband was murdered by a man they had just met, she corroborated the stranger's story that it was an accident. But days later, she had a radically different account. Read Candra's story which inspired the Lifetime movie, 'A Murder to Remember.'
Josef Fritzl imprisoned his daughter Elisabeth for 24 years in a windowless basement. When she finally emerged in 2008, the story of his sadism shocked the world. Read about this shocking case.
In today's world, homicide detectives are expected to be jacks-of-all-trades: equally adept at chasing outlaws and identifying DNA evidence at the scene of the crime. But, in an overwhelmingly male-dominated field, Frances Glessner Lee, a Midwestern woman without a high school diploma, made contributions throughout the 1930s and 40s that earned her the moniker 'The Mother of Forensic Science.'
Sex trafficking is big business. Globally, it generates tens of billions of dollars in profit every year. Here in the United States, it ensnares hundreds of thousands of victims. And while the stereotypical image of a trafficking victim is a foreign national, many of the exploited are underage American girls.