JT’s Top Ten Murder Cases

In chronological order:

  1. Jack the Ripper – 1888:  First psycho-sexual serial killer came replete with the most evocative nickname ever and an unsolvable identity…
  2. Lizzie Borden – 1892:  America’s first feminist eschewed poison and hacked her way to personal liberation via financial independence…
  3. Hall/Mills – 1922:  The “Minister and the Choir Singer” was a juicy story of adultery and murder which remains unsolved despite clear suspects…
  4. Loeb/Leopold – 1924:  America’s first thrill killers murdered not for passion or greed but rather as a sociological experiment…
  5. Lindbergh Baby – 1932:  For decades investigators of the “Crime of the Century” have looked for a kidnapper instead of a baby killer…
  6. Black Dahlia – 1947:  The dismemberment of the pathetic butterfly may have been related to other similar LA crimes in the 1940’s…
  7. Marilyn Sheppard – 1954:  A classic murder mystery that spawned intricate forensic evidence and a cadre of five solid suspects…
  8. Kennedy Assassination – 1963:  A Tsunami of conspiracy theories overwhelms solid evidence that Oswald acted alone…
  9. Manson Murders – 1969:  The end of the “Love Generation” when a criminal guru manipulated young followers into savage murders…
  10. OJ Simpson – 1994:  A modern day Othello collides with the media circus in  a fascinating tale of murder, race, and sex…

Honorable Mention:

  • Lincoln Assassination
  • Speck & Whitman
  • Boston Strangler
  • Sacco & Vanzetti
  • Ted Bundy
  • Starkweather & Fugate
  • Son of Sam
  • St. Valentines Day Massacre
  • Joe Ewell
  • Jon Benet Ramsey

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