Cheyenne, Wyoming’s 33-year-old mystery of what happened to baby John Doe has a chance of being solved with new advances in DNA.

Baby John Doe’s grave. Source: Cowboy State Daily.


“Serial killer” has a surprisingly specific definition. It shouldn’t be used loosely.


Lessons from Henry Lee Lucas: Don’t take ’em all seriously. Verify first.


The case exposed glaring problems in forensic science and what happens when biases taint an investigation.


The city battled a monster; the Candy Man.


Another score for DNA.

Thomas Darnell. Source: Wyandotte County Sheriff.


What caused a normal, nonviolent man to crack and brutally annihilate three children?


  1. Minimalism usually makes for the best writing.
  • Ernest Hemingway perfected this.
  • Kill any and all unnecessary words.
  • This means lead with something exciting, vigorous, and strong.
  • An adverb often means you just have not found the…


The story reads better than any mystery novel.

Jeremy Alex. Source: CUE Center for Missing Persons


Larry Eyler, the “Highway Killer” admitted to 21 deaths.

Larry Eyler’s mugshot pictured with Gacy and Alton Coleman. Source: NWI Times

Wess Haubrich

Former Contributing editor thefourohfive.com/film … Host Real Monsters podcast. #crime , #truecrime http://www.patreon.com/realmonsters

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