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The Original Night Stalker: A Serial Killer Who Was Never Caught

The Original Night Stalker is a serial killer and rapist who operated in both the northern and southern parts of California from 1976 until the mid-1980s. He is assumed to be one of the most active serial rapists and murderers in California history. He is also one of the most active unidentified serial killers in world history. The only reasons we know he exists are the links between his horrific crimes and the DNA taken from several crime scenes. Even with the DNA database that California is now keeping of criminals, the killer has yet to be caught.
The name "Original Night Stalker" derives from that of a serial killer/rapist arrested in California after the crimes of this serial killer were committed. The crimes of the "Night Stalker" Richard Ramirez differed from those of the Original Night Stalker in many ways and other evidence rules Richard out as the perpetrator of the previous crimes. Richard was caught and nearly killed by a mob before police could catch…

The Long Island Serial Killer

Few things are as terrifying as knowing a serial killer is on the loose and not knowing if he or she is still active. Unfortunately, that is the situation the residents of Long Island face with the so-called Long Island or Gilgo Beach Killer. The killer's victims come from several states, but the dumping ground is always in Long Island, leading police and locals to wonder if the killer is one of their neighbors. It is a tough case with few leads, but police are continuing to work on it, as of early 2014.
The true beginnings of the Long Island Killer case go back to at least 1996, but realization that a serial killer is at work in the area did not come until 2010. The discoveries of at least 10 related bodies began with the unrelated disappearance of a young escort named Shannan Gilbert. Shannan had been working when she ran off from her client's house, as her driver watched. She screamed for help, banging on people's doors and even calling 911 to say, "they" we…

Infamous Killer Couples in History

Serial killings and murders are typically a difficult thing to understand for those of us who do not commit them. Most of us respond to knowledge of these deeds with shock and disgust. How could a person behave so sinisterly? This feeling of shock is even worse when a couple commits the killings. How could two people like this find each other? How can both people be so sick that neither attempted to put a stop to it? Such was the case with the following killer couples. Two sick individuals managed to find each other and neither had enough conscious to stop the killings that followed.
Infamous Killer Couples: Caril Ann Fugate and Charles Starkweather
Charles Starkweather was 19 years old when he and his 14-year-old girlfriend, Caril Ann Fugate, went on a killing spree. Like many killer couples, the pair had a sort of twisted, parasitic relationship. They relied on each other for self-confidence and happiness, though neither would find it.
After Charles Starkweather and Caril Ann Fugat…

The Murders at Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin

Frank Lloyd Wright was an architectural genius who designed and oversaw the construction of many famous buildings in the late 1800's and early 1900's. His beautiful designs and his knack for building one-of-a-kind structures made him very famous during his lifetime. That is why, in 1914, people were shocked to hear that Frank’s house–Taliesin–was set ablaze and seven of his friends and loved ones were murdered on the property. At the time, Frank Lloyd Wright’s mistress and her two children were living at the home. One of their own servants was responsible for the tragedy.
In 1909, Frank Lloyd Wright left his wife and children for a woman named Mamah Borthwick Cheney. Mamah was the wife of one of Frank’s clients. She left her husband and took her two children to go live with Frank. The couple spent the next few of years traveling in order to avoid the negative stigma of their affair.
Frank Lloyd Wright built Taliesin in 1911 in Spring Green, Wisconsin. Mamah, her children and F…