When 18-year-old college student Anjelica “AJ” Hadsell disappeared in March 2015 during spring break in Norfolk, Virginia, her adopted father Welsey Hadsell organized a search party. Soon enough, however, suspicion mounted surrounding his involvement in her demise.
Category: True Crime
Naturally, there’s new Anna Duggar divorce gossip, thanks to her (still) husband Josh getting sentenced on child pornography charges. This time, though, the real question is – will the gossip stick? Is Josh’s 12.5-year prison sentence the thing that finally breaks Anna and Josh apart?
On the morning of 2007, Jayne and Eduardo Valseca were ambushed after dropping their kids at school. Jayne was released by the kidnappers, but Mexican businessman Eduardo was taken. His abductors later demanded a $8 million ransom in exchange for his life.
Leslie Neulander was found unconscious by her husband Dr. Robert Neulander on the morning of September 17, 2012. He screamed and told his daughter Jenna Neulander (23) that he’d found Leslie in the shower.
Distraught, Jenna Neulander (23) called 911 for help. When paramedics arrived, however, they didn’t find Leslie in the shower. She was in the bedroom. Was this a slip and fall accident? What really happened with Leslie Neulander?
On August 10, 2016, Carol McAfee (also known as Carol Alford) took a huge risk. She got into a car with a strange woman who she suspected was up to no good. She had her own weapons, though. When Carol got into the car with Pam Hupp, she had two knives hidden in her clothes. She wasn’t wearing any shoes, however, and that may have been what saved her life.
During the deadly racially motivated May 14, 2022, mass shooting at Tops Friendly Markets store, an assistant manager tried to call for help while gunfire showered all around her. In order not to be heard by the gunman, she whispered. Instead of helping her, the dispatcher got frustrated and hung up on her.
In the early morning hours of July 16, 2016, Asheville, NC plastic surgeon Frank “Buddy” McCutcheon was shot in the head while he slept on the couch. Before he died, a trove of previously hidden secrets had come to light that may have led to his demise.
On Monday, June 7, 2021, 52-year-old Maggie Murdaugh and her 22-year-old son Paul Murdaugh were murdered at one of their South Carolina homes, a hunting property called “Moselle.” They were shot near the dog kennels on the estate with two different weapons: Paul was killed with a shotgun while Maggie was shot with a semi-automatic assault rifle. The mystery behind their shocking death is still unsolved, but after they died an eruption of secrets overflowed from a corrupt and powerful family in small-town Hampton, South Carolina. Who killed Paul and Maggie Murdaugh?
This is a chilling tale of unbridled resentment during a night of drinking that turns into a cold cruel morning of death. In February 2020 Sarah Boone of Winter Park, FL zipped her boyfriend Jorge Torres Jr. (both 42) into a suitcase. When she found him dead the next morning, she told police they had been playing a game of hide-and-seek and she had thought he could get out of the suitcase. Videos detectives found on her cellphone told a much different story.
The Hulu documentary Captive Audience tells the remarkable and tragic story of the Stayner family from Merced, California. The documentary begins with the kidnapping and eventual return of Steven Stayner, then concludes with the arrest and conviction of Steven’s older brother, serial killer Cary Stayner. The documentary reveals that Cary received the death penalty in 2002, but doesn’t provide a recent update. Is Cary still alive? Is he still on death row?
It’s been almost three years since Randy Herman, Jr. was convicted of murdering his friend and roommate, Brooke Preston, by brutally stabbing her repeatedly in their Florida home in March of 2017. Randy’s story made national headlines and was the subject of the 2021 Hulu documentary Dead Asleep due to his claim that he was sleepwalking during the killing and had no recollection. Despite serving life in prison, Randy looks to have found “love during lockup” with a woman named Nicole Ellen!
It’s been five years since Sherri Papini shook the U.S. with an account of a harrowing kidnapping. Everyone was left with more questions than answers, and many disbelieved her story. This year she proved the doubters right when she admitted it was all a hoax.