Foreign Crimes

Sep 30, 2013
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A forensics first occurred in 2008 in Tasmania when DNA harvested from a leech led police to a robber. by Liz Porter On a late spring afternoon in 2001, two intruders broke into a house in bushland outside the small town of Launceston, in the Australian island state of...
Sep 23, 2013
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Greece’s criminal profile is one fitting to its Mediterranean temperament of boiling blood, twisted romance and redeemed honor. by Faye Karavasili As expected, Greece’s criminal profile is one fitting to its Mediterranean temperament of boiling blood, twisted romance and...
Sep 9, 2013
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Menzies Hallett For 33 years, Menzies Hallett got away with murder because a New Zealand law prohibited Hallett’s wife from testifying against him without his permission.  by Lisa Agnes By all accounts, Menzies Hallett was an affable, confident family man who got...
Sep 5, 2013
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The tunnel started in leather goods shop Le Sac and ended inside the Baker Street branch of Lloyds Bank. After taking almost three months to tunnel under a branch of Lloyds Bank on Baker Street, on September 1, 1971, three robbers forced open more than 260 safety-deposit...
Sep 2, 2013
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An edited extract from Cold Case Files: Past crimes solved by new forensic science – winner of Australia’s 2012 Davitt Award for best true crime book and available for Kindle in the United States on amazon.com. Hard copies available at www.panmacillan.com.au by Liz Porter...
Aug 12, 2013
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Colin Ireland Colin Ireland was a nobody who wanted to become a somebody by becoming a serial killer. Like two serial killers before him, he trolled the Coleherne Pub in Earls Court for gay men to murder. by Mark Pulham Earls Court has been many things in its time. During...
Jun 20, 2013
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From Austria’s first serial killer, Hugo Schenk, to the internationally shocking case of Joseph Fritzl.        by Faye Karavasili Austria is widely known mostly for its flowing waltzes and tasty schnitzel. When one walks through its...
May 20, 2013
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DNA and the transgender Gypsy super-criminal. by Paul Buchanan On the afternoon of April 25, 2007, Michele Kiesewetter, a 22-year-old police officer in the German city of Heilbronn, drove with her partner to the parking lot of the local Theresienwiese, a sort of fairground...
Apr 25, 2013
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 Steve Wright The murders of five prostitutes by the Suffolk Strangler in 2006 set off one of the largest manhunts in British history. DNA evidence led to the arrest and conviction of a man who admitted he had sex with four of the five dead women, but was he the actual...
Apr 22, 2013
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 Hans van Meegeren Hans van Meegeren duped a string of wealthy collectors into paying vast sums for fake artwork of the Old Masters. One victim was Reichsmarschall Herman Goering. by Robert Walsh When many people are asked to name a selection of truly master criminals...

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