Foreign Crimes

Dec 3, 2012
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Rachel Nickell, Andre Hanscombe and their son Alex in the park Not even Scotland Yard’s famed Murder Squad is immune from locking in on one suspect to the exclusion of all others and allowing its conceit to permit a serial rapist and murderer to stay at large for years after...
Nov 19, 2012
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Stephen Farrow In early 2012 two sadistic, purposeless murders shocked Great Britain like few others have in terms of public revulsion. by Ben Johnson The sentencing of a British man who perpetrated two of the most sadistic murders the UK has ever seen took place in...
Nov 13, 2012
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 Joyce "Winsie" Hau  In January of 2012, a 14-year-old “hit man” stabbed to death a 15-year-old girl in her home in Arnhem, Holland for comments she made about her best friend and her boyfriend on Facebook. by Marie Kusters-McCarthy The Netherlands, also called...
Nov 12, 2012
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George Kaufman The first criminal investigation in Australia – and one of the first in the world – to use DNA to solve a case. by Liz Porter The affluent middle-class suburb of North Caulfield, in the southern Australian city of Melbourne, is the kind of area that sends...
Nov 5, 2012
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In 1983, over 100 antique clocks – worth millions of dollars – were stolen from the L.A.MayerMuseum for Islamic Art in Jerusalem. It took 25 years for the clocks to find their way back home. Sometimes it just takes time to solve a crime. by Deborah Rubin Fields Have you ever...
Jul 3, 2012
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July 3, 2012 An edited extract from Cold Case Files: Past crimes solved by new forensic science – available for Kindle in the United States on amazon.com. Hard copies available at www.panmacillan.com.au by Liz Porter Mark Chrystie relished the challenge of hunting criminals with...
Jun 11, 2012
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The Mona Lisa The Mona Lisa was the world’s most famous and valuable painting, yet its security depended on four ordinary hooks and the locked door of the museum – the Louvre in Paris – where it was on display. All that would be needed to take it down from the wall and to...
Jun 4, 2012
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John "Babbacombe" Lee After three attempts to hang John Lee at Exeter Prison in Devon, England, the hanging was called off. Years later he was paroled.   by Robert Walsh  It is February 23, 1885. The place is the coach house of Exeter Prison, Devon...
May 21, 2012
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Farah Jama (L) Farah Jama, a 21-year-old Somali immigrant in Australia was convicted – based on contaminated DNA evidence – of raping a woman he had never met at a bar in Melbourne he had never been to. His exoneration, after 16 months in prison, led to important reforms in...
Apr 16, 2012
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Laxmibai Karve, a 45-year-old widow from Poona, was poisoned by her doctor on the train to Bombay. by Randor Guy The slow-crawling passenger night train from Poona to Bombay pulled into Victoria Terminus, Bombay after a weary stop-at-every station journey soon after dawn....

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