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This Eccentric Academic Thinks the Zodiac Killer Is a Hoax

In the fall of 1969, seven-year-old David asked his father why police cars had been following his school bus every day for a couple of…

The 30-Year Search for the U.K.’s Most Famous Missing Son

There is, of course, a desperation about 69-year-old Denise Horvath-Allan, the mother of Charles Horvath-Allan, a name synonymous with the roll call of Britain’s most…

How to Kill a Black Man Twice in America: The Botham Jean Story

On September 6th, a warm Thursday night in Dallas, Botham Jean was shot and killed by his neighbor — a cop. There’s no good way…

The Awfully Familiar History of Doppelgänger Crimes

Manny Balestrero should have never walked into that life insurance office. But on January 14, 1953, he did, looking to borrow $325 from his wife’s…