Statistics in 2000 shows that out of 876,213 missing people reported, 85 to 90% were below 18 years of age. In 2010, 692,944 children had been reported missing. Ransom is a common motive behind kidnappings. Others include child custody dispute, human trafficking, or sexual exploitation.
While perhaps serial killers and their activities may be as old as humanity itself there is one case from the late 1800s from Austin, Texas, that points up the probability of nailing down America's first documented string of serial killings.
Provide proof to the FTC about the Squidoo-HubPages transaction and provide water for Californians. Yes, I've decided to put my money where my mouth is. When I began to write online, I split my royalties 50% with charity. HubPages has kept my identity, profile, and 277 of my articles on their site (without my permission). And HubPages has withheld everything from me (including ad share revenue, Amazon and eBay royalties). I've launched a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission but I might need your help to get water to our Californian friends.
How do the dead talk to us? How do we listen and unravel dastardly deaths and cunning crimes? Forensics the anatomy of crime reveals all.
Both Squidoo and HubPages broke the law when author content was sold and bought without the express permission of each content owner. I've written numerous articles detailing what was morally and ethically wrong throughout this business transaction. Today, I felt it was wise to focus solely on the legalities. I've provided proof that may also help you file a successful lawsuit.
It's not a matter of if you will have your identity (and content) stolen, but when. In the war against scrapers and thieves online, I created a pictorial guide to help you report an impersonator on Pinterest. Since Google Plus has added "Pin it" buttons to photos, I feel that Pinterest has become one of the newest methods scrapers are using to outrank original authors.
I was disappointed on January 15th to discover only a few of my articles were unfeatured on HubPages. For a sec, I thought I might be able to post my content on InfoBarrel where I earn 90% of the ad share. Guess I wasn't spammy enough. The irony is HubPages has always been able to keep authors' content, earnings, and tax information. It still bothers me that author content can "never be removed" which is one reason I never joined HubPages.
Many famous and infamous people have siblings who rarely see the limelight. Alphonse Capone, a/k/a/, "Scarface", had many siblings. Two of his brothers joined the "family" business of organized crime with Al; the third had to be one of the oddest ducks to ever walk the planet.
For centuries people have turned to magic rather than science. When poison took flight, people turned to science for help. And so began a intellectual game of cat and mouse.
A former prisoner is more likely to commit a crime which forces his return to incarceration if he has not received proper help from authorities while he is on the inside.
Luis Alfredo Garavito is considered by most everyone as the worlds most prolific serial killer. His hunting grounds were the South American jungles and villages of Colombia and Ecuador. His victims were largely homeless and poor children. He started his killings in and around 1992 and the law did not even know he was killing until 1997. This is the story of how they discovered, hunted and captured him.
Dumpster diving identity theft is a growing concern because rubbish thieves can steal your personal information. Here's how to protect yourself.
Have you ever experienced violence either directly and indirectly from a person, group or groups of people? Then you know that violence can be very devastating and comes in many forms, not just physical violence. In fact there are five major types of violence that can drastically affect your life and how you feel about yourself.
Everyone seems to hate jury duty and will offer you all kinds of advice on how to get excused. I was excited the first time I received a letter informing me that I was to do my civic duty and serve on a panel of jurists. I'm not sure how jury duty is conducted outside of Clark County, so I will give an account of what to expect in my case.
When two young women--both working professionals, one a teacher, the other a magazine "copy girl"--were found stabbed to death in their apartment in 1963, police had only one thing in mind: close the case. However, their initial suspect, a mentally incompetent black man, turned out NOT to be their killer, though he was arrested, confessed, and put behind bars.