By CHRISTOPHER WEBER and ELLIOT SPAGAT, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) 09/27 — A man with a violent criminal history who was deported six times had no outstanding warrants when questioned last month about the disappearance of his aunt and so he was released,
By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated Press LAREDO, Texas (AP) 09/20 — Juan David Ortiz appeared to be living a typical suburban life in a subdivision where rows of new homes stand next to fields of desert brush.
By PAUL ELIAS, SAN FRANCISCO (AP) 09/19 — A Northern California jury on Tuesday found guilty a career criminal thought to be the “Gypsy Hill Killer”
By COLLEEN LONG and MICHAEL BALSAMO, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) 07/31 — Investigators are looking into whether a man suspected of killing a woman he met on a dating app in New York City may have killed others,
By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 07/17 — Three victims of a notorious Northern California serial killer and rapist said they are feeling relief after flying to California’s capital city to see the alleged attacker behind bars for the first time Thursday.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) 05/23 — A convicted Illinois killer was found guilty Wednesday of the murders of five women in Southern California more than two decades ago.Read more »
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) 05/04 — Northern California detectives still trying to identify the infamous Zodiac Killer who targeted victims in the late 1960s and taunted investigators with letters say they hope to try the same DNA tracing technology recently used to arrest a suspect in another string of cold-case serial slayings — those blamed on the Golden State Killer.Read more »
By MATT O’BRIEN and MALCOLM RITTER, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 04/28 — The use of a genealogy website to track down a suspected California serial killer illustrates both the extraordinary power of DNA-sharing services and the broad privacy concerns that surround the fast-growing commercial market for genetic analysis.
By MICHAEL BALSAMO, JONATHAN J. COOPER and GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 04/28 — Investigators hunting for the so-called Golden State Killer turned to searching genetic websites in 2017 but misidentified an Oregon man as a potential suspect.
By MICHAEL BALSAMO and JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 04/27 — Investigators who used a genealogical website to find the ex-policeman they believe is a shadowy serial killer and rapist who terrified California decades ago call the technique groundbreaking.
By DON THOMPSON and BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 04/26 — A man once sworn to protect the public from crime was accused Wednesday of living a double life terrorizing suburban neighborhoods at night,
By KATE BRUMBACK, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) 03/14 — A lawyer for a Georgia inmate known as the “stocking strangler” says newly discovered evidence proves his client’s innocence,
By JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) 03/07 — One of two brothers who admitted stalking, raping and killing young women during a string of eight murders in the 1980s is close to walking out of prison.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) 03/03 — A man already charged with killing three people in the Kansas City area was indicted Friday in the deaths of three more men,
By ROB GILLIES, Associated Press TORONTO (AP) 02/26 — One was homeless, smoked crack cocaine and worked as a prostitute. Another was from a conservative Muslim family and hid the fact that he was gay from his family.
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) 02/13 — An Ohio inmate who admitted taking part in three slayings with his brother in a killing spree that left nine dead during the 1970s and ’80s could soon be released.
By GEIR MOULSON, Associated Press BERLIN (AP) 01/22 — A German nurse who is already serving a life sentence for two murders has been charged with killing 97 more patients over several years at two hospitals in northwestern Germany,
By TERRY TANG, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) 01/19 — The nine shooting deaths around metropolitan Phoenix that occurred in just a three-week span seemed unconnected at first glance.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) 11/30 — The Latest on fatal shootings in a Tampa, Florida, neighborhood (all times local): 9:20 a.m.
The suspect in a string of fatal shootings that terrorized a Tampa neighborhood was ordered held without bond.
By TAMARA LUSH, Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. (AP) 11/29 — After enduring almost two months of fear, a Tampa neighborhood breathed a sigh of relief Wednesday after authorities announced the arrest of a suspected serial killer,