Tag: True crime

Body of missing teen found in bin in South Philadelphia

Authorities have positively identified the body of a woman found in a plastic bin last week, as police investigated a possible case of human trafficking in a South Philadelphia home. The body is that of 18-year-old Erin Schweikert, who was reported missing in September 2019. Authorities have notified her family. Authorities said the body was found in the basement of a home on the 2100 block of Porter Street. However, someone will likely be charged […]

Orsi Family Murder/Suicide

Three people are dead and two children are injured in an apparent murder-suicide in Elmore County on Saturday, July 7, 2018. The girl’s mother, Charlene “Charley” Orsi, 44, was shot and killed by her estranged husband, Robert “Bob” Orsi, 51, as she came to the family home on Granite Drive to pick up the children, Franklin said. One of the triplets died in the incident. The couple’s 13-year-old daughter wasn’t injured. She fled to a […]

The Todt Family Murders

Facing mounting financial pressure, Anthony Todt of Colchester killed his wife, three children and family dog at their house in Celebration, Florida sometime in late December 2019. On Wednesday January 15, 2020 Anthony Todt confessed to the killing of his family and their dog. Authorities took Todt, 44, into custody when they encountered him at the home at 202 Reserve Place Monday. He was arrested Wednesday on a warrant charging him with multiple counts of […]

3 arrested after ‘cages’ for children found in Alabama home

Three people have been arrested in a child abuse investigation after Lee County authorities say children were locked in cages. On Monday investigators and Lee County Department of Human Resources personnel conducted a welfare check at a home in the 5000 block of Lee Road 246 Smiths Station. There, they found four children aged 3, 4, 10 and 11 years old. They also found two wood constructed cages with hasps and locks. An investigation revealed […]

Missing Birmingham Woman Found In a Shallow Grave

Update: On 1/2/2020 Detectives with the Trussville Police Department along with investigators with the Metro Area Crime Center developed information on a possible location for the remains of Paighton Houston. That information was shared with the Birmingham Police Department and Investigators arrived on scene and discovered what appeared to be a shallow grave. Law enforcement secured the area and a search was conducted on 1/03/2020 in which human remains were located behind a residence on […]

Henry Lee Lucas

Henry Lee Lucas (August 23, 1936 – March 12, 2001) was an American serial killer whose crimes spanned from 1960 to 1983. He was convicted of murdering eleven people and condemned to death for the murder of Debra Jackson, although his sentence would be commuted to life in prison in 1998. Lucas rose to infamy after confessing to 600+ murders while in prison to the Texas Rangers and other law enforcement officials. An investigation by the Dallas Times-Herald newspaper later discredited many of Lucas’ murder confessions […]

Human Remains of Missing 19-Year-Old Aniah Blanchard, Located In Macon Co. Alabama

A month-long search for 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard has now ended in tragedy as her remains are discovered on Monday, November 25th 2019 in Macon County, Alabama. “I can confirm that human remains have been found and we have good reason to suspect they are that of Aniah Blanchard,” said District Attorney Brandon Hughes. The remains were found off Macon County Road 2. It was not far from New Hope Baptist Church. TIMELINE OF EVENTS: Wednesday […]