True crime podcasts

A lot of people have asked me whether I will ever write a true crime book or crime fiction. Maybe. Others asked me if I will add podcasts to my blog. No, definitely not. We all have our different ways to absorb information. We all have our diverse talents for sharing stories. I think mine is […]

Melissa Millan (Oct 13, 1960 – Nov 20, 2014)

Melissa Millan by Elizabeth Bramon An arrest was finally made in the 2014 murder of Melissa Millan of Simsbury, CT. William Winters Leverett 27, of Windsor Locks, CT was arraigned in Enfield Superior Court on Monday, September 24, 2018 on the charges of murder in the first degree for the November 20, 2014 stabbing death […]

Johnny Rush Bowman (Sept 15, 1952 – Aug 19, 1984)

Virginia State Trooper Johnny Rush Bowman (Sept 15, 1952 – Aug 19, 1984) was stabbed 45 times by an unknown attacker (or attackers) on Aug. 19, 1984, around 415 am after answering the door at his own home in Manassas, Virginia. The FBI is offering a $50,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest […]

Carissa Adaobi Nwene

Carissa Adaobi Nwene (April 15, 1994 – Nov 16, 2007) was 13 years old when a van struck her and she was left to die on the side of the road. On November 16, 2007, at 828 am the Desert Hot Springs Police Department (DHSPD) in California received a call. A severely injured child was […]

Keith Combs and Eugene Ellis

WARNING: this post has crime scene and autopsy photography from both Keith Combs and Eugene Ellis. Introduction On the morning of Sept. 25, 1993, people riding off-the-road motorcycles found the bodies of Keith Edmond Combs (Aug 20, 1973 – Sept 25, 1993) and Eugene Clifford “Cliff” Ellis (June 21, 1973 – Sept 25, 1993). They […]

The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist

As I mentioned in Sum it Up! #57, I am reading up on forensic odontology. I came across this book “The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist.” A quick glance told me it was about the wrongful convictions of both Kennedy Brewer and Levon Brooks. They were wrongfully convicted when two girls (both three years […]

1915 Colton John Doe

An unknown man I call the “1915 Colton John Doe” was found hanging from a willow tree in the Santa Ana river bottom, 2 miles southwest of Colton, San Bernardino County, California. Suicide, no identification. When I read that this unidentified man picked a willow tree to commit suicide the symbolism ran wild in my […]