Update: Owens charged with Zebb Quinn’s murder

Update: Owens charged with Zebb Quinn’s murder

Those of you who follow this blog may remember the case of Zebb Quinn, the teenager who went missing from Asheville, North Carolina on January 2, 2000. Finally, seventeen years later, there is a break in the case. Robert Jason Owens, a friend who acted strangely after...
Whatever happened to Elisa Lam?

Whatever happened to Elisa Lam?

I read a lot of true crime. No matter how upsetting the story, I can usually put it aside after I’ve finished reading. Not so with the sad, strange case of Elisa Lam. Lam, a 21-year-old Vancouver woman, went missing during a solo trip to Los Angeles in 2013....
Could Jack the Ripper have been a woman?

Could Jack the Ripper have been a woman?

I know, I know. I can hear what you’re thinking. “We’ve had too many theories about Jack the Ripper already. Do we really need another?” Good question, and it has some merit. But hear me out–this is quite interesting. People are obsessed...
The bizarre true story behind the ‘Changeling’

The bizarre true story behind the ‘Changeling’

If any story proves the adage “truth is stranger than fiction,” it’s this one. It began in Los Angeles on March 10th, 1928. Christine Collins, a manager at a telephone company, sent her nine-year-old son Walter to the movies. She never saw him again,...
Who killed the babysitter?

Who killed the babysitter?

It’s a familiar horror trope that never seems to get old. A young woman is in a strange house alone, babysitting. The phone rings. The caller says malicious, terrifying things. The teenager hangs up, but the caller always phones back. Eventually, he says...