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Beware of Fake USPS Email

Thursday April 17, 2014
Consumers are being warned of a new scam that involves the use of email that appears to be from the U.S. Postal Service that is actually an attempt at identity theft. Scammers are using the fake USPS email messages to try to steal the recipient's personal information.

Careful inspection of the email can reveal that it is bogus, officials said. Read More...

Flashback: The 'Speed Freak Killers'

Wednesday April 16, 2014
Childhood friends Wesley Shermantine and Loren Herzog remained close even after high school, but their methamphetamine use eventually exposed the dark side of their personalities. They were eventually convicted of a few murders, but investigators believe the "Speed Freak Killers" had many more victims between 1984 and 1999. Read more....

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Band Teacher Faces Sex Charges

Monday April 14, 2014
Authorities fear there may be more victims in the case of a Colorado school contract employee who is facing two count of sexual exploitation of a child and obscenity. Police said David Hurd worked as contract band teacher, consultant and choreographer throughout the United States for many years.

Now that Hurd has been arrested, investigators are hoping any other victims will come forward. Read More...

7 Infants Found Dead in Utah Home

Monday April 14, 2014
A 39-year-old Utah woman has bee arrested after authorities discovered the bodies of seven infants in separate cardboard boxes in the garage of a home in Pleasant Grove. Megan Huntsman was arrested on six counts of murder after the dead babies were found in a home where she resided until 2011.

Police did not say why she was not charged with seven counts of murder. Read More...

Woman Kills Disabled Child

Friday April 11, 2014
A 20-year-old Louisiana woman confessed to police that she tried twice to kill her 17-month-old disabled child. Unfortunately, Erika Wigstrom of Belle Chase was successful in her second attempt on the life of her son, Lucas Ruiz.

Wigstrom has been charged with first-degree murder, prosecutors said. Read More...

California Charges Contract Killer

Thursday April 10, 2014
A man currently facing murder charges in Alabama is suspected of being a contract killer responsible for at least nine murders in California, two more in Florida and dozens more across the U.S. Jose Manuel Martinez was charged this week with nine murders in three different counties in California.

Martinez could face the death penalty if convicted in the California cases. Read More...

Suspect Charged in Amber Creek's 1997 Murder

Wednesday April 9, 2014
Fingerprint and DNA evidence has lead to the arrest of a 36-year-old Wisconsin man in connection with the death of a 14-year-old runaway girl who was killed in 1997. James Eaton has been charged with first degree intentional homicide in the death of Amber Gail Creek.

Eaton, who was never a suspect in the case previously, has also been charged with hiding a corpse. Read More...

Suspect Found in 1990 Cold Case

Tuesday April 8, 2014
Wisconsin police have linked newly analyzed evidence from the 1990 murder of a Sturtevant 18-year-old teen who vanished in July 1990. Investigators said an unnamed 60-year-old Kenosha truck driver is the main suspect in the death of Berit Beck.

The suspect has not been named or arrested, Fond du Lac County Sheriff's Office said. Read More...

Former Policeman Gets Life for Sexual Assaults

Monday April 7, 2014
A former California police officer who used his authority to coerce at least five women into performing sexual acts has been given a sentence that will keep him in prison the rest of his life. Sergio Alvarez was sentenced to 205 years to life after being convicted of 18 felony sexual assault counts.

Alvarez was a patrolman who worked alone on the night shift for the West Sacramento Police Department. Read More...

Remains Found in 1988 Identified by DNA

Saturday April 5, 2014
Human remains found by a hunter in rural Arizona in 1988 have now been identified as Northern Michigan woman who moved to Phoenix with her ex-husband in 1985 and was reported missing a year later. The remains were identified as Julie Grubaugh who was reported missing by family members on Nov. 27, 1986.

Grubaugh's missing person case has now been reclassified as a murder. Read More...

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