Crime Anatomy
The Sicario | “Mexican Hitman Origin”

The Sicario | “Mexican Hitman Origin”

March 2, 2021

The Sicario was a hitman for various Mexican Cartels. After being arrested he took a deal to bring down his former employers and now he is telling his side of the sinful journey. 

Karla Saldaña & Luciano Garza | “The Vanished Pt. 2″

Karla Saldaña & Luciano Garza | “The Vanished Pt. 2″

February 2, 2021

On the second of this two-part series we take a look at the kidnappings of Karla Saldaña (20) and Luciano Garza (14). Both were suspected to be abducted by a Mexico Cartel. However, there is a shocking twist in each case. 

 

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Miriam Rodriguez | “The Vanished Pt. 1″

Miriam Rodriguez | “The Vanished Pt. 1″

January 26, 2021

On this two-part series we look into a growing trend in parts of Mexico where mass killings and kidnappings for ransom have become the norm. In particular we discuss three cases of parents going on the offense to combat the powerful cartel in hopes of finding their children, even if that means the death of them. 

 

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James Schnick | “Would’ve Gotten Away With It Too”

James Schnick | “Would’ve Gotten Away With It Too”

January 19, 2021

When multiple members from 2 closely related families are found murdered, all signs point to it being an inside job. But who’s the culprit? 

 

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Gregory Ramos | “Breaking and Entering”

Gregory Ramos | “Breaking and Entering”

January 12, 2021

On November 2, 2018, Gail Cleavenger was uncharacteristically a no call, no show to her architectural job. That very afternoon her son, Gregory Ramos, returned from school and noticed her van in the driveway still running. When he went inside his home he found it had been totally ransacked with no sight of his mother, Gail. 

 

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Murder of Carol Stuart | “Mugger”

Murder of Carol Stuart | “Mugger”

December 29, 2020

On October 23, 1989 Boston police received a call from a man pleading for help after he and his wife were robbed on their way home from a birthing class. The caller said the suspect shot him and killed his wife. The manhunt for the killer led to a disturbing of twist!

 

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Ken Rex McElroy | “The Town Bully”

Ken Rex McElroy | “The Town Bully”

December 22, 2020

Ken Rex McElroy was shot and killed in broad daylight in front of at least 30 people. Although it’s more than likely that someone had to have had seen something, McElroys death remains a mystery till this day.

 

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Ed Buck | “Shot Through the Arm, and You’re to Blame”

Ed Buck | “Shot Through the Arm, and You’re to Blame”

December 15, 2020

Ed Buck just seemed to have bad luck. In the span of 18 months two of his "friends" had died of an apparent overdose on two separate occasions. However, things start to not add up and something nefarious seems to be taking place. 

 

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Steven Brian Pennell | “The Route 40 Killer”

Steven Brian Pennell | “The Route 40 Killer”

November 24, 2020

For one year, from 1987-1988, the small state of Delaware experienced something it had never experienced before: There was a serial killer on the loose. 

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Gary Harker & Cody James | “Two Bodies, One Truck”

Gary Harker & Cody James | “Two Bodies, One Truck”

November 17, 2020

On April 24, 1980 two brothers, 25-year-old James, and 18-year-old Richard Spurling were driving past the auction yard and spotted the black Chevrolet pick-up truck in the Davenport, Iowa.

They bought it for $140 at the auction conducted by the police department. 

A few hours later they noticed a foul odor coming from the truck—what they found was the decomposing bodies of Gary Harker and Cody James. 

 

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