Gerard John Schaefer became known as the ‘Killer Cop’ and may have murdered dozens of women
This week Married with Secrets spotlights ‘Killer Cop’ and suspected serial killer Gerard John Schaefer, who brought darkness and murder to the Sunshine State.
Schaefer was a Sheriff’s Deputy in Martin County, Florida, through the late 1960s and early 1970s, where he lived with his wife. He first came to attention of his superiors on July 21, 1972, when he abducted two teenage girls and took them to some woods. There he threatened to kill them or prostitute them, before being called away by an alert on his police radio. Luckily the girls managed to escaoe and went to the nearest police station, which happened to be the one Schaefer operated out of.
He tried to explain the kidnapping away as a
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Pop quiz: In which Colorado city did Joe Kenda spend more than 20 years as a homicide detective? If you knew the answer was Colorado Springs, you must be an ID Addict. In 2008, Discovery Communications launched Investigation Discovery, the 24/7 true crime network that has had fans (Lady Gaga among them) glued to their television sets ever since.
In honor of the channel’s 10th anniversary, we did a little investigating of our own and uncovered 20 things you might not have known about Investigation Discovery.
1. IT BEGAN AS AN ANCIENT HISTORY NETWORK.
Investigation Discovery began its life in 1996 as Discovery Civilization, a network dedicated to showcasing content related to ancient history. In 2002, The New York Times purchased a 50 percent stake in the network with an eye toward shifting its focus to current events; in 2003, it relaunched as Times Discovery. But that
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Mike DeBardeleben became known as the Mall Passer for forging money but his other crimes were far more sinister
This week Hear No Evil investigates the very disturbing case of Mike DeBardeleben, the so-called “Mall Passer” or “Mall Killer”.
During the early 1980s the Secret Service had been investigating a new counterfeit operation and had began handing out sketches of the suspect to various stores. By chance they had just left one when the clerk recognised a man trying to pass off a fake bill. After a foot chase he was apprehended and a search of his car revealed some items that made them think he was involved in some more serious crimes.
In the trunk were thousands in fake money, a stash of pornography, various drugs, stolen license plates, fake drivers licenses, a forged police badge, police lights and
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Possible white supremacist arrested
LACEY –A suspected white supremacist linked to a 1995 murder was arrested on weapons charges after police stumbled across him and another man – and a cache of guns and ammunition – during a search of the Pinelands.
Officers from Lacey and Waretown police departments, State Police, Ocean County Sheriff’s Office, and state fish and wildlife officers traversed 60 miles of woods in Lacey and Ocean Sunday, looking for “criminal activity, trespassing and off-road vehicle violations,” Lacey police Chief David Paprota wrote in a prepared statement. Around 1 p.m. officers found 42-year-old Bruce J.
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