07:06 AM EDT 03/11/2014
Originally posted 02/28/2014 08:30AM
A Georgia mother is stepping up efforts to find her missing daughter, Tiffany Michelle Whitton, who vanished last September.
Tiffany Michelle Whitton, 27, was last seen outside a Walmart near her Marietta, Ga., home at 2 a.m. on Sept. 13.
No one has heard from her since, including her 6-year-old daughter.
"I suspected something was wrong when she stopped posting on Facebook," her mother, Lisa Daniels, tells PEOPLE. "We had not been on very good terms at the time but I always kept up with her through Facebook."
Originally posted 02/23/2014 11:45AM
The death of a 5-year-old New York boy whose mother chronicled his hospitalization and subsequent death on social media is being investigated by police.
Originally posted 02/21/2014 06:15PM
A once-prominent Aspen, Colo., socialite charged in the 1996 Tucson car bomb killing of her ex-husband had nothing to gain from his death and is the victim of overzealous authorities who failed to follow other leads, the woman's lawyer says.
However, prosecutors during opening statement Wednesday described Pamela Phillips as a gold digger who hired a former boyfriend to kill businessman Gary Triano to collect on a $2 million life insurance policy. They say she wanted the payout to maintain her lavish lifestyle as her finances dwindled.
It's been nearly two decades since Triano died when his car exploded as he was leaving a Tucson-area country club after playing golf.
Authorities say Phillips paid ex-boyfriend Ronald Young $400,000 to carry out the hit. Young was convicted in 2010 and sentenced to two life terms in prison, but jurors aren't allowed to consider his case while determining Phillips's fate.
Originally posted 02/21/2014 04:45PM
The Oscar Pistorius trial is less than two weeks away and newly leaked documents show startling revelations about the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of the Olympic star's girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
On Valentine's Day last year, security guards from Pistorius's South African luxury estate called him after the early morning shooting and asked if "everything was in order," according to a court document obtained by South African television station eNCA.
[H]e indicated that he was fine," the document reportedly says, adding, "He never asked for their assistance and did not make a report about the shooting incident to them."
Pistorius, who has claimed the shooting was a case of mistaken identity – he thought he was shooting an intruder and not Steenkamp, 29, – previously said he immediately scrambled for help.
Originally posted 02/21/2014 08:00AM
Miranda Barbour is currently in the headlines for her claims that she murdered 22 men through Craigslist. While the truth of her confession – and along with it, the label of "serial killer" – have yet to be proven, here are some popular misconceptions about serial killers as well as the actual facts.
Originally posted 02/20/2014 06:45PM
Although he denies wrongdoing, Steven Capobianco guessed it was "undeniable" he would become the prime suspect in the nearly two-week-old disappearance of his ex-girlfriend, Carly "Charli" Scott, who's pregnant with his child.
Now, Maui police are finally revealing what they think of Capobianco. After interviewing him, they have officially called him a person of interest, though they're still asking the public for help in finding the 27-year-old Scott.
"We encourage the community, the public, to call with any information they have no matter how minute or how small they believe it is because we'll follow up on every lead or tip," police Capt. John Jakubczak told a news conference Tuesday.
Originally posted 02/20/2014 05:00PM
She's being dubbed the real-life Dexter, a self-described serial killer who shocked the world when she claimed that she had killed dozens of people – all of whom had harmed children or owed money. "When I hit 22, I stopped counting," she said in a jailhouse interview with The Daily Item in Sunbury, Pa., on Feb. 14.
So does her husband – and murder case co-defendant – think she's telling the truth about being a serial killer?
"Who's to say?" Elytte Barbour rhetorically asked reporters as he entered a court hearing this week. When asked if he thinks she's lying, he shrugged. "I didn't say that," he replied with a smirk.
Originally posted 02/20/2014 09:40AM
A judge sentenced a Michigan woman to a year behind bars Wednesday in an "almost mind-boggling" scam that tricked an insurance company and swindled big-hearted people in small communities who believed she was dying of cancer.
Originally posted 02/19/2014 05:15PM
Shortly before 2 a.m. on Feb. 9, in a hilltop neighborhood in southern Orange County, one or more people entered, without apparent resistance, a three-story luxury home and opened fire, leaving a man and woman dead and critically injuring an 8-year-old boy.
Two teenage girls in the 8,874-square-foot house were not hurt. One of them dialed 911. By morning, the quiet moneyed streets above San Juan Capistrano and its historic mission were blocked by crime-scene tape and invaded by news vans and police cars.
After days of investigation, no arrests have been made in the murders of Bradford and Andra Sachs and the wounding of their unidentified son, and residents have gone from stunned disbelief to fearful that a killer or killers are on the loose.
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