January 16, 2018

Blaze Bernstein, 19, was reported missing on Jan. 3rd after his family became concerned when he failed to show up for a dental appointment. Bernstein was visiting his parents in Lake Forest during winter break from the University of Pennsylvania.

Bernstein’s body was found on January 10th at the Borrego Park in the Foothill Ranch area. Heavy rains caused the runoff to expose parts of the remains, which were discovered in some brush on the outskirts of the park.  

Detectives were able to identify Samuel Woodward, 20, through Bernstein’s...

August 4, 2017

As we enter into August, I’m reminded of all the campy horror movies—some psychopath murders a bunch of over-sexed teenagers in the woods or terrorizes camp counselors. Colorful stories intended to scare our peers around a campfire. But what if those urban legends, those ridiculous horror movies, were reality? That was the case with the April 11th, 1981 murders of Glenna “Sue” Sharp (age 36), John Sharp (age 15), Dana Wingate (age 17), and Tina Sharp (age 12) in what became known as the Keddie Cabin Murders.

The story starts out like t...

August 3, 2017

A week ago on July 28th, 20-year-old Lucy Xiong came home to her parents’ house on the 3200 block of East Olive Avenue. Xiong and her mother allegedly fought because she had come home late and had been drinking. Xiong ran from the home after the argument. Her mother wasn’t able to catch up to her.

Shortly after that, she made a call to her boyfriend. According to The Fresno Bee, as she spoke with him, he could hear the sounds of her stepping on gravel. She seemed winded. And just before they said goodbye to each other, Xiong shouted, “...

July 19, 2017

Occasionally, I’m going to feature stories on crimes that didn’t happen in California—crimes that I feel need to be written about in the hopes that someone knows something or can help in some way. Or maybe I’m writing about them because I need an outlet, some way to get the information out of my head and on the page. Either way, I’ve decided to spotlight the murders of Abigail Joyce Williams, 13, and Liberty Rose Lynn German, 14 from Delphi, Indiana.

This week, investigators released a sketch of a man they believe is connected to the m...

July 15, 2017

Possible evidence was found on July 13th in the case of missing San Mateo County man Richard Moss, according to ABC News 7. During low tide, volunteer divers found a Hyundai wheel lodged into the craggy rocks along the waterline and a fuel tank wedged into the sand line about 300 feet north of Montara State Beach. Officials have not yet confirmed whether this wheel belonged to the Hyundai Tiburon that Moss was driving that day.

22-year-old Moss was on his way to work on May 25th. He stopped at McDonald’s, drove through Devil’s Slide tu...

July 13, 2017

According to sheriff’s homicide Lt. Kenn Nelson, a motorist driving on Twin Oaks Valley Road noticed a man off the side of the road and called 911 about 5:30am.

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that police confirmed an African-American man in his mid-20’s had suffered fatal wounds or injuries. A homicide investigation is now underway.

Lt. Nelson did not say what type of injuries the man sustained, but that it was a homicide case, not a hit-and-run collision.

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