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People Magazine Investigates: Who Killed Popular Florida State Law Professor Dan Markel?

Just hours after popular Florida State University criminal-law professor Dan Markel dropped his two young sons off at daycare on July 18, 2014, he was shot in the head at point-blank range in the garage of his suburban Tallahassee home.

Markel, 41, died the next day — and police quickly surmised he’d been targeted.

But why? And by whom?

More than three years later, the open case is the focus of Monday night’s episode of People Magazine Investigates on Investigation Discovery. The episode zeroes in on the police questioning of Markel’s ex-wife, fellow law

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People Magazine Investigates Tracks the Hunt for the Golden State Serial Killer, Who Killed 12 and Raped 45

He progressed from rape to murder, wearing a ski mask and shining a flashlight into his victims’ eyes.

Over a 10-year-period — from 1976 to 1986 — he was linked by DNA and M.O. to 12 murders, 45 sexual assaults and more than 120 burglaries from Sacramento to southern California’s Orange County. He is still at large.

The case of the Golden State Serial Killer — also known as the East Area Rapist and the Original Night Stalker — is the subject of the first episode of season 2 of People Magazine Investigates, which airs Monday (10 p.m. ET) on Investigation Discovery

The breakout hit show draws from the original reporting of PEOPLE’s award-winning true crime team.

Ahead of the show, PEOPLE editor Greg Hanlon discussed the chilling case on Monday’s People Now.

“This was the ‘70s, so a lot of things we take

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Inside the Hunt For the Golden State Serial Killer Who Killed 12 and Raped 45 in California

It was around 6:30 a.m., on October 5, 1976, when Jane Sandler heard footsteps running toward her bedroom in her ranch style house in Citrus Heights, California, a middle class suburb of Sacramento.

Thinking it was her husband, who had just left for work for the day, Sandler, a 30-year-old Air Force reserve captain, said, “What did you forget?”

That’s when she looked up and saw an intruder wearing a black ski mask shining a flashlight in her face. As she clutched her three-year-old son next to her, he put a large knife to her chest and muttered, “Shut up, I will kill you.”

The intruder quickly tied their hands, blindfolded them, and tied her feet using sheets from her bed.

“He had this ritual of ripping and tearing these sheets,” Sandler, now 71 and the author of Frozen in Fear: A True Story

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/golden-state-serial-killer-east-area-rapist-original-night-stalker/

Inside the Hunt for the Golden State Serial Killer Who Killed 12 and Raped 45 in California

It was around 6:30 a.m., on October 5, 1976, when Jane Sandler heard footsteps running toward her bedroom in her ranch style house in Citrus Heights, California, a middle class suburb of Sacramento.

Thinking it was her husband, who had just left for work for the day, Sandler, a 30-year-old Air Force reserve captain, said, “What did you forget?”

That’s when she looked up and saw an intruder wearing a black ski mask shining a flashlight in her face. As she clutched her 3-year-old son next to her, he put a large knife to her chest and muttered, “Shut up, I will kill you.”

The intruder quickly tied their hands, blindfolded them, and tied her feet using sheets from her bed.

“He had this ritual of ripping and tearing these sheets,” Sandler, now 71 and the author of Frozen in Fear: A True Story

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/golden-state-serial-killer-east-area-rapist-original-night-stalker/

Who Is the ‘Golden State Killer’ and Will They Be Caught? People Magazine Investigates Will Explore the Case in …

A suspected serial killer still at-large, a toddler who disappeared in the woods and a Connecticut family held hostage in their home: These will be three of the 12 cases spotlighted when People Magazine Investigates returns next month for its second season, on Investigation Discovery.

The breakout hit show, which draws from the original reporting of PEOPLE’s award-winning true crime team, will premiere season 2 on Nov. 6 at 10 p.m. ET.

Among the cases that will be featured in the 12-episode season is an in-depth look at the hunt for the “Golden State Killer” — also known as the “The East Area Rapist” and “The Original Nightstalker” — who is suspected of killing 12 people and sexually assaulting dozens of others in California in the ’70s and ’80s.

Other episodes will focus on 2-year-old DeOrr Kunz, who

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1999 Springfield murder case featured on new TV program – The State Journal

An 18-year-old Springfield murder case is being retold in a television program that premiered on Investigation Discovery, a true-crime network, this week.

The season premiere of “Unusual Suspects: Deadly Intent” explores the 1999 killing of Lori Hayes, 25, of Auburn. The show first aired on Wednesday, but it will be rerun at 6 p.m. Saturday on the station, which is available on channel 471 on Comcast cable. The show also can be streamed by subscribers to the channel at www.investigationdiscovery.com.

Hayes’ vehicle was carjacked in the Parkway Pointe shopping area on Aug. 1, 1999. The vehicle was found later that day in the parking lot of a nearby movie theater; Hayes’ 9 1/2-month-old daughter was alone in the backseat. Hayes’ body was found in a cornfield west of Chatham the following day. She had been shot to death.

Dale W. Lash, 55, of rural Loami was

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Mystery in the Sunshine State asks: What happened to Robert Wiles?

Robert Wiles in a family photo showing him fishing

Robert Wiles was enjoying life when he went missing in a puzzling case

This week Mystery in the Sunshine State examines the disappearance and apparent kidnapping of 26-year-old Robert Wiles from the office where he works.

Robert was doing well in life and with his work, where he was the likely heir to the family business. They operated an aircraft service company out of an office in Lakeland, Florida, and all seemed to be going great.

The company, National Flight Service, was based out of Ohio but Robert liked the sun and fishing in Florida so was learning the ropes at their office in the state. There was a little bit of friction between Robert and some of the employees, who felt his lack of experience meant he was not always the best person to make decisions. His

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‘The State’ Premiere Receives Raves + More UK Acting News

‘The State’ Premiere Receives Raves + More U.K. Acting News

Hello and welcome back to the Backstage U.K. roundup of the news from theatre, film, and TV. This week we have goings on and announcements from the Edinburgh International Television Festival as well as the welcome news that a London fringe success is transferring this autumn. 

State of the nation drama.
Peter Kosminsky’s four-part drama “The State” was broadcast over consecutive nights on Channel 4 last week and has been praised by critics as “compelling” and “essential viewing”. The story follows British Muslims who travel to join ISIS and their experiences inside the radical Islamist state in Syria. Kosminsky wrote and directed but is best known for directing the TV adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s “Wolf Hall” and drama “The Promise”.

The series

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Double-murder of Loretta Long and Patrick Pryor at Ohio State on ID’s Detective

Carlo Lamarr-Marquis Owens, who is spending life in prison for the murders

Carlo Lamarr-Marquis Owens, who is spending life in prison for the murders

Tonight’s installment of Detective on Investigation Discovery probes the double murder of a couple at Ohio State University in Columbus.

The episode, titled Campus Killer, pieces together the fateful night in January 1999 when Loretta Long and her boyfriend, Patrick Pryor, planned to watch a movie at her campus apartment.

A roommate later discovered their bloody bodies, which had been gunned down.

Police’s investigation of the killings apparently accelerated after they found out Loretta was being stalked.

Long, 21, and Pryor, 20, both died from multiple gunshot wounds. Police were initially baffled by the incident, as drugs didn’t appear to be involved and a motive wasn’t quickly established.

“This thing is just so incredibly horrific because it was so off the wall; it

Read more at: http://www.monstersandcritics.com/smallscreen/double-murder-of-loretta-long-and-patrick-pryor-at-ohio-state-on-ids-detective/