Friday, June 29, 2007

Three Weeks Ago: Chandler Serial Rapist

NOTE: If you are interested in reading my first entry regarding the Chandler Serial Rapist, please click here.

Three weeks ago on a warm June evening in Chandler, Arizona, a man simply known as Jim and his wife sat on their front porch while their fourteen year old granddaughter was seemingly safe in their mobile home. Jim had no idea of the terror going on in his home or that his

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

I Just Don't Like You

A lot of developments have been happening in the Amber LeAnn Hess case. Amber's car was found, her body was positively identified, and two 16-year-old boys have been arrested for her murder.

The boys, Nicolas Castillo and Todd Hoake, were known to Amber, and at a press conference a little while ago, the parents of Amber revealed that Todd was like family. A very good, platonic friend of hers.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

1,936 Miles

For those that don't think that child sexual predators are dangerous, manipulative, freaks-listen up.

I don't know too many people, other than family, a few friends, and a few people I have admired from afar, that I would travel 1,936 miles for. That is approximately a 28 hour drive, if driven nonstop. Yet, there are some, so desperate to meet and have sex with young children and teens, that

UPDATE: Body Found May Be Amber Hess

*To read my original post on the Amber Hess case, go here .

Her car is still missing and Amber Hess is still listed as missing. But a badly burned body found in Florence, Arizona may be Amber.

Pinal County sheriff's officials said Monday that they couldn't positively identify Amber LeAnn Hess, 17, although items at the scene are linked to her family's house, where there was blood and other

Monday, June 25, 2007

Vanished: Amber LeAnn Hess

Amber LeAnn Hess, 17
On Friday, June 22nd, the parents of Amber LeAnn Hess, 17, left for a weekend getaway. They came home Sunday, June 24th to a nightmare. There was no sign of the Queen Creek, Arizona teen. Her car is missing and their gun is missing. Blood left behind in the home suggests foul play. Local news footage shows an obviously distraught Candy Hess, Amber's mother. She pleads

Monday, June 11, 2007

Chandler Serial Rapist

(Composite of alleged Chandler Serial Child Rapist:
Hispanic male, speaks English with a Spanish accent, in his 30's, approximately 5'6" in height, muscular build, with black hair, hazel eyes, and a thin mustache. Since a 5th attack has occurred, police believe that this is the composite that resembles the suspect the most.)

The City of Chandler, Arizona is a large growing suburb of Phoenix,

For The Missing

A new site has been added to the blogroll, courtesy of Stephen McCaskill of Crime Scene Blog. For the Missing is a repository for missing cases all over the country. If you have a loved one that is missing, you can visit For The Missing, where you will find contact information and submission guidelines. I plan to contribute as much as possible to this site to help in the fight to bring the

Thursday, June 7, 2007

The Surprise

Amy Ricks had a "surprise" for her husband, Joel. This according to an article at

Amy Ricks, 34, allegedly told her husband she had a surprise for him at a relative's condo. Police say she then put a blindfold on him and hit his head with a hammer as she spun him around.
When her husband took off the blindfold, he saw sleeping bags, a knife and plastic bags nearby. He ran and called

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Carnival Of The True Crime Blogs #79

Want to see what your favorite true crime bloggers have in store for you this week? Good! Then head on over to Crime Scene Blog where you can get the latest from this week's host, Stephen McCaskill.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Excuses, Excuses

You hear it all the time- from serial killers, child molesters, murderers.

The excuses.

'I came from a broken home'; 'I was high on drugs'; 'I was molested'; 'I had a rough childhood'.

'I was abused' .

While I believe that children learn by example, I also believe that when you reach adulthood, you have a choice as to whether or not you are going to allow yourself to repeat that past. I know

Monday, June 4, 2007

Hey, Good Lookin', Whatcha Got Cookin'?


For decades they've been cooking, cleaning, taking care of kids, and trying their best to instill family tradition and values for their children. You may find when your children are very young, that motherhood is a thankless, yet very rewarding occupation. The kids run around, make messes, closely trailed by Mom in a never-ending cycle of trying to diminish chaos, in an ill-fated attempt