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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.

Sharyn Killsback, Curtis Brown: ‘Bandit’ Murderer Of Indian Woman In Texas Cold Case Featured On ‘Swamp Murders’

Sharyn Kills Back (Killsback), a woman murdered by bandit killer Curtis Brown and left in a Texas storm drain more than thirty years ago, will be the featured case on Swamp Murders on Investigation Discovery. Sharyn KillsBack vanished during a night walk before she was abducted. The case turned cold and went unsolved for 20 years. Swamp Murders’ episode based on the Killsback-Brown case is called “Stranger in the Night.”

 

Swamp Murders episode “Stranger in the Night”

When Sharyn Kills Back’s friend, Barbara Bouknight, left her during a nighttime walk, she never imagined she’d never see Sharyn Killsback again. For two decades no one knew what really happened to her.

 

According to Texas detectives, it was 1985 when Sharyn Kills Back left her Arlington apartment to visit a friend. She had begun the walk with Barbara, who suddenly decided not to go. By the time Barbara went back to look for

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Behind a New Investigation of a Mass. College Student’s Mysterious 2004 Disappearance

Investigative journalist Maggie Freleng, an ardent true crime fan, has found herself in the middle of a true crime story of her own — gripped by a simple, seemingly unanswerable question: What happened to Maura Murray?

Murray, like Freleng, attended the University of Massachusetts, though years apart. Murray disappeared without a trace while she was still a student, when she packed up her things at the Amherst campus and drove north to New Hampshire.

Much remains unclear about what happened after Murray left school, though it appears she vanished near a snowbank in New Hampshire where her car crashed on Feb. 9, 2004.

In the intervening years, the mystery of her going missing has spread throughout the Internet, inspiring intense rumor and conspiracy, as well as fact-based reporting from reporters.

Freleng, one such example of the latter, spent months in the area digging into the case and the theories around it. (She first

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/maura-murray-disappearance-tv-show-preview/

Expert reveals how Helen Bailey’s killer hid his guilt | Daily Mail Online

The killer fiance of author Helen Bailey tried to cover up his callous crime by employing calculated delay tactics in police interviews – but later saw his calm exterior crack when he was arrested for her murder, a new documentary reveals.

Ian Stewart, 56, drugged and smothered the writer before dragging her body into a foul sewage pit below the home they shared in Royston, Hertfordshire, in a chilling plot to inherit her £4million fortune. 

Helen was found in the cesspit hidden deep below their garage in July last year, three months after Stewart claimed his fiancee had apparently disappeared after leaving him a note saying she ‘needed some space’. 

Alongside her was her beloved dog Boris, who Stewart had mercilessly lured into the pit and buried alive because he feared the faithful pet might lead police to Helen’s body.

In Investigation

Read more at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4902804/Expert-reveals-Helen-Bailey-s-killer-hid-guilt.html

The demise of a killer: How murderous fiance of author Helen Bailey tried to hide his guilt by using delay tactics …

The killer fiance of author Helen Bailey tried to cover up his callous crime by employing calculated delay tactics in police interviews – but later saw his calm exterior crack when he was arrested for her murder, a new documentary reveals.

Ian Stewart, 56, drugged and smothered the writer before dragging her body into a foul sewage pit below the home they shared in Royston, Hertfordshire, in a chilling plot to inherit her £4million fortune. 

Helen was found in the cesspit hidden deep below their garage in July last year, three months after Stewart claimed his fiancee had apparently disappeared after leaving him a note saying she ‘needed some space’. 

Alongside her was her beloved dog Boris, who Stewart had mercilessly lured into the pit and buried alive because he feared the faithful pet might lead police to Helen’s body.

In Investigation

Read more at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4902804/Expert-reveals-Helen-Bailey-s-killer-hid-guilt.html

Brian Steckel, Sandra Long: On ‘Shattered’–New Castle Killer Used Nylon Stockings, Last Meal Cheesesteak

The Brian Steckel and Sandra Long murder case is on Shattered tonight on the ID channel. Under the episode title, “Driftwood Killer,” Shattered will chronicle the harrowing events of 1994 in New Castle, Delaware when Sandra Lee Long was found dead in a burning home. The TV crime documentary will tell Sandra Lee Long’s story from the point of view of the detective who suspected it was no accident, the sister who mourned for the former waitress, and a man who realized his brother was a killer.

 

 

On this week’s Shattered television series on Investigation Discovery, viewers learn about the case of Sandra Long, a data-entry clerk who was murdered in her New Castle home in September of 1994. The detectives working the case believed the fire was intentionally set. A medical examiner’s report confirmed Sandra Long was strangled with nylon stockings. However, it was the smoke that killed her.

 

What made

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KRIS KRINGLE THE MUSICAL, Featuring Cathy Rigby & Pamela Myers, to Bring Christmas Magic to Town Hall

KRIS KRINGLE THE MUSICAL, Featuring Cathy Rigby  Pamela Myers, to Bring Christmas Magic to Town Hall

Launch the holiday season with KRIS KRINGLE The Musical. Featuring Tony Award nominees Cathy Rigby (Peter Pan, Seussical) and Pamela Myers (Company, Into the Woods), KRIS KRINGLE The Musical plays two performances, Friday, November 24 at 3PM and 8PM, at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street, NYC).

Tickets, which range from $35 – $110, are now available at The Town Hall Box Office (noon-6pm, Mon-Fri) and via Ticketmaster.com, 800-982-2787.

KRIS KRINGLE The Musical, narrated by Cathy Rigby, weaves a new and entirely original tale that will delight audiences of all ages. Based on one of the most familiar names of holiday folklore, this is the tale of a young, starry-eyed toymaker, Kris Kringle, who crosses paths with an evil New York City toy company CEO and finds himself

Read more at: https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/KRIS-KRINGLE-THE-MUSICAL-Featuring-Cathy-Rigby-Pamela-Myers-to-Bring-Christmas-Magic-to-Town-Hall-20170920

Scott Peterson Talks About Murdered Wife Laci Peterson Case

The nation’s most cold-hearted killer since O.J. Simpson swears he was framed for the murders of his wife and unborn child! In a world exclusive interview, fiendish Scott Peterson vowed to RadarOnline.com, “This is not over! I had nothing to do with Laci’s disappearance!”

Peterson became America’s most-hated man when he was tried and convicted in the sickening 2002 slayings of his wife, Laci, and their unborn son, Conner.

The 44-year-old murderer is currently cooling his heels on Death Row in California’s notorious San Quentin Prison.

Now, according to jailhouse snitches, Peterson has been griping to fellow prisoners he was set up by cops for the killing — and believes he’ll eventually cheat his date with death.

PHOTOS: ‘There Isn’t A Day … I Don’t Think Of Him’: 6 Photos Of ‘RHOBH’ Star Kim Richards’ Murdered

Read more at: http://radaronline.com/celebrity-news/scott-peterson-talks-murdered-wife-laci-peterson-case/

Wife Killer Scott Peterson Drops Bombshell: ‘This Is Not Over!’

The nation’s most cold-hearted killer since O.J. Simpson swears he was framed for the murders of his wife and unborn child! In a world exclusive interview, fiendish Scott Peterson vowed to RadarOnline.com, “This is not over! I had nothing to do with Laci’s disappearance!”

Peterson became America’s most-hated man when he was tried and convicted in the sickening 2002 slayings of his wife, Laci, and their unborn son, Conner.

The 44-year-old murderer is currently cooling his heels on Death Row in California’s notorious San Quentin Prison.

Now, according to jailhouse snitches, Peterson has been griping to fellow prisoners he was set up by cops for the killing — and believes he’ll eventually cheat his date with death.

PHOTOS: ‘There Isn’t A Day … I Don’t Think Of Him’: 6 Photos Of ‘RHOBH’ Star Kim Richards’ Murdered

Read more at: http://radaronline.com/celebrity-news/scott-peterson-talks-murdered-wife-laci-peterson-case/

ID snaps up Oxygen’s Erica Diaz-Gant

True crime network Investigation Discovery has bolstered its roster of content developers with the appointment of Oxygen Media exec Erica Diaz-Gant.

Based out of Discovery’s offices in New York, Diaz-Gant joins the channel as senior director of development. She will be tasked with overseeing the network’s development slate, reporting directly into Jane Latman, Investigation Discovery’s executive VP of development.

Most recently, Diaz-Gant (pictured) served as executive-in-charge of NBCUniversal-owned Oxygen’s longest-running true crime series Snapped, and developed and produced the net’s second longest-running crime series Killer Couples.

Her development credits during her tenure at NBCUniversal include She Made Me Do It, #KillerPost and the Snapped: Notorious franchise.

Elsewhere, ID has elevated Brent Hatherill from his role of director of development to senior director. He will remain in Discovery’s Silver Spring, Maryland headquarters, reporting to VP of development Winona Meringolo.

Having joined

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South Pointe High grad to appear in episode of TV crime documentary series

Rock Hill fans of “Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda” may see a familiar face if they are watching the show Wednesday.

Former Rock Hill resident Austin Hutchinson, 21, a 2014 graduate of South Pointe High School in Rock Hill, plays Joseph Brown, a murder suspect, in an episode of the crime documentary television series.

“Homicide Hunter” follows the cases of Lt. Joe Kenda, a homicide detective for the Colorado Springs, Colo., police department. Kenda explores old cases while reenactments provide insights to his thought process, according to a description of the episode.

Hutchinson’s episode, titled “Review Mirror,” is set to air at 9 p.m. Wednesday, during the show’s seventh season. A representative with Jupiter Entertainment, which produces the show, confirmed that Hutchinson will appear on Wednesday’s episode.

“Homicide Hunter” airs on the Investigation Discovery, or ID, channel.

Hutchinson said he has attended classes at the Actor’s Lab in Charlotte, an acting school that

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