In August of 2015, a woman was home alone when she received a very disturbing text message from her daughter who lived in Houston, Texas. It read that she was being held hostage by a former boyfriend. Time truly was of the essence, but the response of the Sheriff’s Department would lead to a plethora of questions and criticisms.
It was a pleasant spring morning in March of 2019. Residents of West Palm Beach were preparing for the day ahead; packing school lunches and preparing for the work day ahead. At around 9AM, a phone call came in to police. It was from a man who told them that he had just murdered somebody.
It was a pleasant summer afternoon in Sydney’s CBD on the 13th of August, 2019. The area was swarming with people, workers carrying out their daily duties and walking to and from meetings, and shoppers trying to find a good bargain. Just after lunchtime, however, the city was thrown into chaos as a man brandishing […]
Rising Sun is a small city of around 2,300 residents, located in Randolph Township in Indiana. It’s located around 25 miles southwest of Cincinnati, making it the perfect commuter town for those who want to break away from city life. Due to the small size, the city has a more townlike feel to it, and people like to look out for their neighbours. It’s the kind of town where people grow up and stay to raise their own families. In 2009, a teenage boy entered the police department in Rising Sun. He had a gruesome confession to make.
Hamtramck is a small community in Michigan mostly surrounded by the city of Detroit. It’s a great commuter city for those who work in the city, lying just five miles away from the centre. One night in February, 2012, a man in Hamtramck was waiting for his daughter and best friend to come home. As he just finished showering, he heard the girls pull up. Moments later, he heard screaming followed by gunshots and a car speeding off.
It was Christmas time of 2019 when a group of old high school friends gathered at a local bar in Nashville, Tennessee. As they all got caught up on their new endeavors, a man approached a woman of the group, and began to pay her some unwanted attention. Unable to take “no” for an answer, an altercation ensued between the man and the group which then spilled outside. In a matter of just seconds, a light-hearted gathering among friends transformed into a gruesome nightmare.
River Falls is a college town in Wisconsin of around 15,000 residents. It’s located around 25 minutes southeast of St. Paul, making it the perfect commuter town for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. In summer of 2012, police and paramedics in the town were asked to conduct a welfare check at the home of a family. As they entered, the distinct smell of gas emanated in the air but there was no sign of anybody. That was until they proceeded upstairs and entered a bedroom that was splattered with blood.
It was summer of 2014, when there was a knock at the front door of a family’s home in Spring, Texas. A teenage girl opened up the door to see a FedEx delivery driver. She informed him her parents weren’t home and to call back later. He returned sometime later, but this time, he kicked the front door in and barged into the family’s home. The actions of that man inside that home would poignantly illustrate the widespread impact of family violence.
It was around 10PM 12th of December, 2012, when paramedics in Sarasota, Florida, were called to a home where it was reported that a young girl had stopped breathing. When they arrived, it quickly became apparent that the case was much more complex than the caller had portrayed. Not only was the young girl not […]
Hobe Sound is an exurban area located near West Palm Beach in Florida. People are drawn to the area by its pristine beaches and unspoiled parks. In 2016, however, residents of the quaint area would come together to search for a missing woman. The woman had kept a detailed journal, and this journal would bring to the forefront of the investigation some very suspicious characters, including a violence-prone ex-husband, a potential new boyfriend, and an obsessive ventriloquist.
It was September of 2016 when a prominent couple were being driven back to their home in Georgia, Atlanta. It was late at night when their driver took a wrong turn. Moments later, the distinct sound of a gunshot emanated in the air. What happened that night would lead to one of the most controversial cases the area had ever seen, raising many questions on both privilege and race.