Family annihilation—wherein men kill their wives and kids (and, more often than not, themselves)—is so grotesque that it feels like it should only happen when a person is blinded by anger. But Chris Watts didn't murder his family in a fit of rage. We explore how his case breaks the family annihilator pattern.
If you fill a prison with the nation’s most dangerous people, that prison, naturally, will be a dangerous place. And even with Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary's notoriously strong security, those people occasionally strike with sensational violence. We look at some of the most grisly murders that took place at the hands of inmates at 'The Rock.'
Serial killers have long targeted prostitutes—from Jack the Ripper, an uncaught murderer who terrorized women in late 19th-century London, to the Long Island Serial Killer, an uncaught murderer whose last confirmed victim disappeared in September 2010 after advertising sex work on Craigslist. We explore the various reasons why serial killers prey upon sex workers.
In the early 1970s, Rochester, New York was plagued by a series of unsolved child murders. The three victims each had alliterative names and the killings became known as the 'double initial' or 'alphabet' murders. Will the killer or killers ever be found?
The inspector with the East Providence Police Department talks to us about his road to working in law enforcement and how he would come to value and prioritize family in the decades to come.