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Was the Jackie Galloway murder inspired by Postmortem?


Under cover of night in Richmond, Virginia, a monster strikes, leaving a gruesome trail of stranglings that has paralyzed the city. Medical examiner Kay Scarpetta suspects the worst: a deliberate campaign by a brilliant serial killer whose signature offers precious few clues. With an unerring eye, she calls on the latest advances in forensic research to unmask the madman. But this investigation will test Kay like no other, because it’s being sabotaged from within—and someone wants her dead.

    Some interesting facts about Postmortum and Patricia Cornwell:

  • Postmortem (Kay Scarpetta) is an award-winning novel and it launched Patricia Cornwell’s career.
  • Postmortem is based on Richmond’s real-life “South Side Strangler” case.
  • Patricia Cornwell is a former reporter and has worked in a medical examiner’s office.

Read about the Jackie Galloway murder.

Who Killed the Fiancé of an Alaska Exotic Dancer Engaged to Three Men at the Same Time?

When Mechele Linehan was convicted in 2007 as a conspirator in the 1996 killing of a man who’d once thought he was going to marry her, it looked like the crime was solved.

An Anchorage jury determined Linehan, a former exotic dancer, had persuaded a former lover, John Carlin III, to kill Kent Leppink, 36, a fisherman who lived with her and told his family that the two were engaged. At the time, Linehan also was involved with a third man.

But a 2010 appeals court ruling overturned Linehan’s conviction, leaving the case wide open.

PEOPLE Staff Writer Caitlin Keating discussed the case on Friday morning’s People Now. The case is also the focus of the next episode of People Magazine Investigates. The episode, titled “Alaskan Temptress,” airs Monday on Investigation Discovery (9 p.m. ET).

“Mechele was beautiful, charismatic, and a real listening ear to every guy that walked into her exotic dancing venue,” Keating

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/mechele-linehan-alaska-exotic-dancer-killing-kent-leppink/

True crime show to explore 1981 murder of Coralville woman

The 1981 slaying of a woman in Coralville, which took more than 20 years to solve, will be featured on a true crime drama show Sunday on the Investigation Discovery channel.

The show, “On the Case with Paula Zahn,” will explore the murder of 22-year-old Vicki Lynn Klotzbach and the 22 years it took investigators, with the help of strides in DNA testing, to win a conviction. The episode, “A Murder in Coralville,” will air at 9 p.m., the city said in a statement.

Klotzbach was reported missing Oct. 20, 1981, after she failed to show at work. Three days later, her partially nude body was found in a vacant cornfield in a rural part of the city, north of Interstate Highway 80 and west of Highway 218. She had been raped and shot once

Read more at: https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/crime-and-courts/2018/01/19/paula-zahn-investigatives-cold-case-murder-vicki-lynn-klotzbach/1046842001/

Momentum, Blackfin renew copro deal; Anna Snead named development head

Momentum Content has renewed its overall co-production deal with Blackfin, one year after its initial launch.

Christina Douglas exited Discovery Communications-owned Investigation Discovery last January to lead the firm, which specializes in creating, developing and producing crime formats and unscripted programming. She is currently based out of Blackfin’s New York offices, working closely alongside CEO Geno McDermott.

“We’ve had a fast start out of the gate thanks in part to our incredible partner Blackfin,” said Douglas, in a statement.  “It’s been an honor to work with Geno McDermott who stands out among the crowd as a true visionary.”

Going into its second year, Momentum has recruited another former ID Exec. Anna Snead, who has been with Momentum as a consultant since June, has been named head of development.

In this role, Snead (pictured) will produce true-crime content alongside Douglas, driving Momentum’s development strategy across genres with an expanded emphasis on character, talent and

Read more at: http://realscreen.com/2018/01/19/momentum-blackfin-renew-copro-deal-anna-snead-named-development-head/

Lion Television ups Jennifer Silverman to VP, production

UK and New York-based prodco Lion Television, has upped Jennifer Silverman to vice-president of production.

In her expanded role, Silverman will continue to oversee production on a range of content.

In her previous role as executive producer, Silverman oversaw the creation and production of multiple series, specials and pilots in genres from true crime to nature.

Silverman joined the company in 2009 as series producer of the PBS series, History Detectives and led production for three seasons. She was also production lead for History Detectives: Special Investigations.

Additional executive producing credits include The 1980′s: The Deadliest Decade and Six Degrees of Murder for Discovery Investigation Discovery; How Dogs Got Their Shape and Puppies vs. The World for Nat Geo Wild; Follow Your Past for the Travel Channel; and Blood Feuds for American Heroes Channel.

Prior to joining Lion, Silverman was a freelance writer and producer working on series and specials for NBC, The History Channel, TLC, Discovery ID and more.

Read more at: http://realscreen.com/2018/01/19/lion-television-ups-jennifer-silverman-to-vp-production/

1980s Coralville homicide to be featured on true crime series

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1980s Coralville homicide to be featured on true crime series

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CORALVILLE — A 36-year-old Coralville homicide case will be featured this weekend on a cable true crime series.

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On The Case With Paula Zahn will feature the

Read more at: http://www.thegazette.com/subject/news/1980s-coralville-homicide-to-be-featured-on-true-crime-series-20180118

Baruch Performing Arts Center presents HONOUR: CONFESSIONS OF A MUMBAI COURTESAN

Baruch Performing Arts Center presents HONOUR: CONFESSIONS OF A MUMBAI COURTESAN Baruch Performing Arts Center presents HONOUR: Confessions of a Mumbai Courtesan at Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue (25th Street between Third and Lexington Avenues), NYC on February 8 and 9, 2018 at 7pm, and February 10, 2018 at 8pm. Tickets are $36 and may be purchased at https://ci.ovationtix.com/1091/production/977521.

HONOUR: Confessions of a Mumbai Courtesan is a fun, poignant and deeply moving coming of age story of a girl in a brothel. In this one-woman show, meet the priest, pimp, Madame, eunuch and others that make up her world. HONOUR delves into a child’s life pushed to the brink; will she escape her fate? Memoirs of Geisha meets Slumdog Millionaire in this vibrant award-winning stage show with original music, colors of India and a riveting mother-daughter tale told in the

Read more at: https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Baruch-Performing-Arts-Center-presents-HONOUR-CONFESSIONS-OF-A-MUMBAI-COURTESAN-20180117

In Our Search to Understand Violence, Casey Jordan Helps Us Find Answers


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Casey Jordan, of New Milford, is an in-demand guest on television to offer insights into crime. She has made more than 1,000 appearances on various networks.

Late on the evening of Oct. 1, Casey Jordan’s phone lit up with a news alert that there had been a shooting in Las Vegas. She didn’t wait for the phone calls that would invariably come, and instead

Read more at: http://www.connecticutmag.com/the-connecticut-story/in-our-search-to-understand-violence-casey-jordan-helps-us/article_bc0961b0-f639-11e7-be35-5f079f673be3.html

Investigation Discovery To Feature Kentucky "Tent Girl" Case

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – A doctor at Baptist Health Lexington has been taken into custody after allegedly showing up intoxicated to do a surgery. A spokesperson with Baptist Health Lexington confirms that Dr. Theodore Gerstle, a plastic surgeon, was arrested after leaving the hospital. He had just had a confrontation with hospital administration. Dr. Gestle’s privileges have been revoked pending an investigation. He has been charged with a public intoxication charge.

Read more at: http://www.lex18.com/story/37268757/investigation-discovery-to-feature-kentucky-tent-girl-case

Investigation Discovery To Feature Kentucky ‘Tent Girl’ Case

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (WBIR) — Visitors staying Saturday at a cabin in Gatlinburg got a close encounter with a baby black bear. WBIR reports here that Tanya Young said she and her group had just arrived at their cabin, went inside but didn’t lock their vehicle. Apparently lured by the smell of dog treats inside the car, a baby bear opened the vehicle’s door and climbed inside. The door closed behind it. Young said they heard the car’s horn honking, and discovered the furr…

Read more at: http://www.lex18.com/story/37268757/investigation-discovery-to-feature-kentucky-tent-girl-case