Monday, July 22, 2013
In early 2011, the bodies of four young women were discovered in the brush off Ocean Parkway on Long Island, setting off an investigation into who they were and who killed them. All four women were petite and in their 20s and they all advertised as escorts on Craigslist and Backpage. Award-winning investigative reporter Robert Kolker tells the story of these unsolved murders. In Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery, he reveals who these women were, looks at the shadow world of escorts in the Internet age, and writes about the police investigation.
Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Serial killer Jeffery Dahmer was arrested in 1991 and charged with murdering 17 people. Derf Backderf went to school with Jeffrey Dahmer. After Dahmer's death, he finally sat down to tell his story about what it was like to have Dahmer as a classmate in "My Friend Dahmer."
Monday, January 09, 2012
When we talk about badness and human nature, we keep smacking into a persistent problem: how do you explain cruelty? James Shapiro, professor of English at Columbia University, zeroes in on the drama of this question with a maddening insight from Shakespeare, by way of the villainous Iago.
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Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Police investigating the 10 sets of human remains found on a Long Island barrier beach highway have linked one of the bodies to remains found on Fire Island in 1996, Suffolk County detectives said Tuesday.
Friday, April 22, 2011
Police scouring a stretch of Jones Beach in Long Island for human remains and evidence of a possible serial killer discovered two teeth Friday.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
New York Times police bureau chief Al Baker talks about the ongoing investigation off Ocean Parkway near Gilgo Beach in Long Island where police have discovered the remains of ten people. Crystal DeBoise, director of social services at the Sex Workers Project of the Urban Justice Center, joins the conversation and talks about how sex workers are often the victims of serial killers and how their place in society makes them vulnerable to violence.
Wednesday, April 06, 2011
By Stephen Nessen : Reporter, WNYC News
Details of the slayings at the hands of a suspected Long Island serial killer are sparse, but experts painted a vivid picture of the mind behind the killings based on past behavior of cold-blooded killers.