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The Bizarre Facebook Hoax That Escalated Into A Real-Life Double Murder

The media scrambled to make sense of this strange, baffling double homicide — the angle that most outlets came up with was “unfriending on Facebook leads to murder!” (Including 20/20, which devoted an episode to the case.) But as prosecutor Dennis Brooks explains in Too Pretty to Live: The Catfishing Murders of East Tennessee, the situation was a lot more complicated than that.

The First Time We Used Cosmetics To Catch A Murderer

In 1912 forensics was still in its infancy when a pretty girl was found dead in her parent’s parlour. Her boyfriend was the immediate suspect, but he had an alibi that couldn’t be broken. Here’s how make-up, and the people who analyse it, broke it.

This Was The First Murder Solved Using Geology

The victim was a seamstress, found dead in a bean patch, strangled by her own scarf. The suspect was a local creep who insisted he had nothing to do with the crime and was far away when it occurred. How did one detective prove what really happened? With dirt.

A Murder Mystery Unravels As The Camera Zooms Out And Changes Angles

Since we’re limited by our own perspective, every story can always be told differently. People see things differently. People remember different things. People tell stories differently. Because, well, people are different. We only remember what we can, we need the full picture to see it all.

A Murder Suspect Actually Asked Siri Where To Hide The Body

Answering “I need to hide a body” used to be one of Siri’s little jokes. She used to give suggestions. She doesn’t anymore. Why? We can’t be sure, but it miiight have something to do with an accused murderer who asked the question apparently in earnest.

Actually, The Alleged Silk Road Kingpin Hired A Hitman TWICE

There was already a lot of evidence that alleged Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht (a.k.a. Dread Pirate Roberts) was not the world’s greatest guy, and the condemning information just keeps rolling in. Newly surfaced legal documents say that the 29-year-old ordered not one but two hits on former associates.

The Dark History Behind Earth Day's Murderous, Girlfriend-Composting Co-Founder

As you step outside today to breathe in the fresh air and note our planet’s lush, life-giving fauna, take a minute to appreciate the fact that this whole day exists thanks to the hard efforts of Earth Day’s environmentally conscious, murderous conspirators. Because even though this day is founded on the vision of an Earth worth saving, it’s also founded by (or at least partially by) a man who whose conservation efforts didn’t quite extend to human life.

John McAfee Says He's Innocent And Thinks The Murder Was Actually Meant For Him

John McAfee, the anti-virus software kingpin, is reportedly wanted in connection with a murder investigation in Belize. He says he didn’t do it. And that the murder of his neighbour, Gregory Faull, might have actually been meant for him. The weirdness that surrounds McAfee is getting even crazier.

Exclusive: John McAfee Wanted For Murder

Antivirus pioneer John McAfee is allegedly a suspect in a local murder investigation in Belize, says local police. According to Marco Vidal, head of the national police force’s Gang Suppression Unit, McAfee is a suspect in the murder of American expatriate Gregory Paul, who reportedly was gunned down on Saturday night at his home in San Pedro Town.

Murderer Tricks Victim's Family Into Thinking Their Son Was Alive

Disturbing. Morbid. Calculated. Cold-blooded. Nothing can quite describe Edward Younghoon Shin, a man who murdered his business partner, Christopher Ryan Smith, and then sent emails to Smith’s family pretending to be Smith so they would think their son was still alive.

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