Category: True Crime
Lifetime’s Sunday night movie Terror in the Woods deals with a pair of preteen girls stabbing their friend in the woods in the name of an imaginary or paranormal legend called “Suzerain.” The parallels between this story and the 2014 Slender Man stabbing of Payton Leutner are too similar to be a coincidence.
36-years ago 18-year-old Dianne Babcock died in a plane crash in Montana. Her boyfriend, 19-year-old Jaroslaw “Jerry” Ambrozuk, was flying the plane and survived the accident. He fled the scene, leaving her to drown. 24 years later he remerged in Texas under a different identity. At the time the couple were planning to run away from Canada to start a new life in the United States, but it was only Ambrozuk who was able to successfully carry out that plan. He’s now speaking to the media for the first time tonight on NBC’s Dateline.
Dr. George Tyndall was the only gynecologist at the University of Southern California for almost 30 years. He’s currently facing charges of sexual assault by dozens of women. This week Dr. Oz‘s “True Crime Thursday” dissects this disturbing case.
Today's Dr. OZ's "True Crime Tuesday" examines the mysterious murder of Lorenzen Wright. The professional basketball player went missing July, 2010. His ex-wife Sherra Wright says he had left his home with drugs and money. A few weeks later Lorezen was found shot dead in the woods. His nearly 7-foot-tall, which usually weighed more than 200 pounds, only weighed 57 pounds when his body was found.
Tonight’s Lifetime Movie The Girl in the Bathtub is based on the disturbing and mysterious demise of Julia Law, who was found dead in her boyfriend and boss A. Charles Peruto Jr.'s condo. HThe attorney was cleared in her death after a grand jury found "no evidence of criminal activity" on his part after an 8-month investigation.
Tonight’s Dateline explores the gruesome October 2005 murder of a Georgia teacher and beauty queen that went unsolved for twelve years. The case remained cold until true crime podcast Up and Vanished stirred up interest about Tara Grinstead’s murder last year. Now two arrests have been made in connection with the crime.
26 years after her murder the family of schoolteacher Christy Mirack is finally getting justice. DNA evidence has linked her 1992 slaying to Raymond "DJ Freez" Rowe and tonight's episode of 20/20 delves into how the case was cracked.