Junko Furuta's story begins in normalcy. She was a popular and pretty young girl preparing for her next step in life. She was close to graduating from high school, she had a part-time job, and she was likely to get a full-time position not soon after graduating high school.
“My daddy is a hero, he helps me grow up strong. He helps me snuggle too. He reads me books. He ties my shoes. You’re a hero through and through. My daddy, daddy, I love you.” Bella Watts sang about her father, and murderer, Chris Watts. Watching the video of the little girl sing her daddy's praises is chilling. In the span of days, he would take her life, as well as the lives of her mother, her sister Celeste, and unborn brother. Chris Watts pleaded through the media for his family to return, “I just want everybody to come home,” an act of a desperate man, who needed to cover his tracks with his family missing and an alleged boyfriend coming out of the woodwork.
Born in 1971, Todd Christopher Kohlhepp is a serial killer who murdered (at least) seven people between 2003 and 2016. Kohlhepp confessed to the 2003 quadruple homicide at the Superbike Motorsports in Chesnee, South Carolina, along with other crimes.
If you ask most people what a criminal looks like, acts like, or does, they will talk about what criminals stereotypically are. Criminals are supposed to look rough. They're supposed to be violent, uneducated, and up to their wrists in drugs.
In the ancient Greek story of Tantalus, the ancient Greek Tantalus invited all the ancient Greek gods to what, we must assume, was a dinner comprised of dishes eaten exclusively by ancient Greeks. Because he was full of piss and vinegar (or, to be more literary perhaps, what Poe would signify as the "Imp of the Perverse"), the merry jokester killed, cooked and served his little son Pelops to his guests. (By comparison, the hairy Hebraic patriarch Abraham, in the Old Testament, was instructed by God to sacrifice his son Isaac. He was finally stopped by a visiting angel and invited to sacrifice a goat instead... Actually, that is probably not a relevant comparison).
“Very few of us are what we seem,” Agatha Christie once said. This story seems like it was taken right out of the pages of the bestsellers novels, alas it is a true story of creed and an alleged modern-day Lady Macbeth. A story so convoluted that even Shonda Rhimes doesn’t want to adapt it. Here’s how a stage actor killed one person to steal money and then another to cover up the first and lead to his own downfall. Seriously.
When we hear of a murder having been committed by someone, we often think it has to be an adult that has committed such a crime. Most of the time we would be correct, most murders that have happened are done by adults. Over the years all walks of life have shown that murder can be done by pretty much anyone. Rich or poor, white or black, tall or short, young and old, but when we think young we think a young adult, that is not the case. It is not common, but children have been known to commit those horrible crimes. So here are a few of the children who did something that most of us would not see coming.
Jeffrey Dahmer is most notably known as the infamous Milwaukee Cannibal a.k.a. Milwaukee Monster a.k.a. Cannibal Killer a.k.a... well, you get the idea. Dahmer killed and dismembered approximately 17 young men from 1978 to 1991, even going as far as to preserve their remains, and even eat them. In this article, we will dive deep, deep, DEEP down into the life and crimes of the disturbed Jeffrey Dahmer, and discover how exactly he ended up where he ended up, and what was possibly going through his mind.
When all leads dry up and new ones stop arising, a case must eventually be considered cold. Cold cases are always frustrating, especially for the investigating officers, but sometimes there is simply no available way to track down a criminal with the information and technology available. However, even cases that have long gone cold may not be hopeless: With the progression of forensic technology, especially new data on DNA testing, familial DNA procedures, and more recently, evidence from formerly cold cases can be used to find murderers and rapists, years after they seemed to have gotten away with it. These cold case mysteries that were finally solved oftentimes owe their eventual closing to such technologies and advancements in the fields of forensics and investigative law enforcement.
Whether we like to admit it or not, there's something morbidly intriguing about stories featuring violent crime. Murderers and killers are real-life boogeymen who send chills down our spine and make us question if humanity is really as good as we claim it to be.
As you all full well know, mankind is utter shit. Furthermore, this isn't a new development.