Crime Zone

Escape From A Serial Killer – The Story of Mary Brown

On The 13th February, 1982, a 21-year-old woman named Mary Brown accepted a ride from a man in the ski town of Breckenridge, Colorado before being raped and severely beaten with a claw hammer. The attacker, Tom Luther, was traced through his truck and apprehended. Luther told a psychiatrist that Mary reminded him of his…Read more

Voice of an Angel – the Death of Whitney Houston

At 3.30 pm on 11 February 2012 paramedics at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California responded to an emergency call from Suite 434 and upon arrival found a woman unconscious and submerged in the bathtub. They immediately performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) but she failed to respond and was pronounced dead at 3.55 pm. The local police were notified and an…Read more

Death in Paradise – the British Backpacker Murders of 2014

On 15 September 2014 the bodies of two British backpackers, 23 year old Hannah Witheridge and David Miller, 24, were discovered by a beach cleaner on Koh Tao Island, a popular tourist resort in Thailand. Both had suffered extensive head injuries and Hannah Witheridge had also been raped. An investigation was immediately launched with Thai police combing the…Read more

The Lure of the Poker Machine

Gambling is a huge business all around the world – an estimated $20 billion is spent each year in Australia alone – with more than half of this massive sum going through poker machines. Considerable research has been conducted into finding out why these machines are so attractive to gamblers, and it turns out there are…Read more

Teenage Terror – The Rampage of Charlie Starkweather

A Deputy Sheriff, patrolling a highway near Douglas, Wyoming on January 29 1958, came upon two men having an altercation near a car. When he stopped to investigate he was astonished by the approach of a young girl who yelled “It’s Starkweather – he’s going to kill me!”. The Deputy was immediately ready for serious…Read more