Writing my life away. Runner/mama/wife/eternal optimist/coffee enthusiast. Masters degree in Psychology.
Police Crack Decades-Old Cold Case of the Murder of 15-Year-Old Girl
On a summer day in 1972, in the Chicago suburb of Naperville, 15-year-old Julie Ann Hanson borrowed her brother’s bike to go to a baseball game and never came home. Her body was found in a nearby field later that day, with multiple stab wounds.
Who Was the Real Norman Bates?
The actor, Anthony Perkins, perfectly embodied the creepy motel owner in Alfred Hitchcock’s movie, Psycho. The polite and handsome, yet sinister character struck a chord among the public. A franchise was born with six films and a five-season TV series that aired on A&E.
When a Beautiful Girl Was Murdered at the Age of 15
Elyse Pahler was a typical teenage girl. On the night of her murder, July 22, 1995, she did what teenage girls do all the time. She left her home in Arroyo Grande, California to hang out with friends. They planned to smoke marijuana in a nearby eucalyptus grove.
Arsenic in the Coffee Shocked This Small Maine Town Almost 18 Years Ago
Church politics can get a bit intense. This is especially true in small American towns where much of daily life centers around the church. And it appears that church politics were out of control in the tiny town of New Sweden, Maine in the spring of 2003.
The Story of How Sheila Wysocki Became a Private Investigator To Help Solve Her Best Friend’s Murder Case
Angela Samota (age 20) had a typical outing with friends on the night she was murdered. She was a junior attending Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.
As Crazy as a Movie Scene, Heather Tallchief and Robert Solis Pulled off One of the Biggest Las Vegas Heists Ever
The story begins on a fall morning in 1993 when a Las Vegas armored van pulled up in front of the Circus Circus Casino. It was 8 AM, and the truck was full of cash for the day to fill the casino ATMs across the Vegas strip.
The Lonely Hearts Killers Preyed on Women Looking For Love
Imagine a widow with a young child thinking she had found love again, only to discover she’d been the victim of a con for her money. And the people she thought were her lover and his sister were not brother and sister at all.
So You Want to Be a Runner: A Beginner’s Guide to Running
I’ll never forget my first real run. It was in high school gym class. We had to run around a track for 10 minutes. It had been years since I’d played a good game of tag or had run very far at all. And when I ran around that track that day, my breathing was ragged, my chest burned, and my legs felt like lead.
Stop Blaming Yourself for Your Kid’s Temper Tantrums
I have such a different opinion these days than I used to when I see a child throw a fit in public. Before I became a parent, I actually believed there was something the parent could or should be doing to stop their child from having a meltdown.
DNA Helped Police ID One of Serial Killer, John Wayne Gacy’s Victims Over 40 Years Later
The family of Francis Wayne Alexander finally has closure on his disappearance. By using genetic genealogy, authorities were able to identify his body which had been found 45 years ago in the crawl space of serial killer, John Wayne Gacy’s home.