How One Murder Could Reshape Oklahoma
The Supreme Court may declare that half the state is still Indian country under federal law.
My Mother Taught Me To Kill
The tabloids called us “Mommy and Clyde.” This is what it was really like to be raised by a murderous sociopath—and how I finally found a moral compass behind bars.
When rape is reported in Minnesota and nothing happens
A Star Tribune examination of more than 1,000 recent sexual assault cases shows pervasive failings by law enforcement — neglecting to interview witnesses, collect crucial evidence, or conduct criminal background checks on suspects. Many cases were never even assigned to an investigator.
The Stranger in the Shelter
Told here in full for the first time, this is the horrifying story of the first murder on the Appalachian Trail, the kidnapping that followed, and how one woman learned to survive.
It Started as an Online Gaming Prank. Then It Turned Deadly
A $1.50 wager on a "Call of Duty" match led to a fake 911 call reporting a violent hostage situation in Wichita. Here’s how it all went horribly awry.
The Prostitution Empire and the Former N.Y.P.D. Detective, Always One Step Ahead of the Law
A former vice detective is at the center of one of the New York Police Department’s worst scandals in recent years. Here is his story, as uncovered by a team of Times reporters.
The 30-Year Manhunt for China’s Most Elusive Serial Killer
Why did Gao Chengyong rape and mutiliate 11 women—and why did he stop?
The Samurai Killer of South St. Louis
Seth Herter's life was full of delusions. But the murder was all too real
Tim Miller can find almost anyone. Can he find his daughter’s killer?
A man in Texas helps police find missing people. He’s spent three decades working on the hardest, coldest case of all: his daughter’s murder. Has he finally solved it?
Sentenced to Death: Who's Responsible for the Murder of Neil Early?
How the killing of a 23-year-old inmate exposed the corruption of Arizona's for-profit prison system
Blood Will Tell
The murder of Mickey Bryan, a quiet fourth-grade teacher, stunned her small Texas town. Then her husband, a beloved high school principal, was charged with killing her.Did he do it, or had there been a terrible mistake?
The Man With the Stolen Name
They know what he did. They just don’t know who he is.
A notorious mansion. An alleged assault by a Hollywood producer. A suicide. What happened to Brian Claflin?
Four years after his death in Germany, Brian Claflin’s family is still trying to understand what happened to him. The Utah artist alleged he was sexually assaulted by filmmaker Gary Goddard as a teenager.
Murder at the Alcatraz of the Rockies
In 2006, a rookie FBI agent was tasked with unraveling a murder conspiracy in America's most secure prison—home to the Unabomber, international terrorists, and drug kingpins. A story of brutality, isolation, and loyalty, by Chris Outcalt for The Atavist
The Mystery of the Most Famous Missing Person on YouTube
On July 8, 2014, just after sunrise, 28-year-old Lars Mittank arrived at an airport in Bulgaria to catch his flight home to Germany. He stepped...
Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood: What You Need to Know About Star's Death
More than 35 years after Wood was found dead, police are looking at what role – if any – her husband played
Randall Woodfield, the I-5 killer, former Green Bay Packer
With the 428th pick in the 1974 NFL draft, the Green Bay Packers selected. . . one of the most violent killers in U.S. history.
One illegal gun. 12 weeks. A dozen criminal acts. The rapid cycle of gun violence.
The span between illegal gun purchase to criminal investigation has shortened every year since 2010. In just twelve weeks, one Glock 17 changed hands multiple times and was used to wreak havoc in Washington, D.C.
She Broke Japan’s Silence on Rape
She was a news intern. He was a TV journalist. She says he raped her, and she decided to do something Japanese women rarely do: Speak out.
Living with Slenderman
Three little girls, an Internet boogeyman, and a stabbing in the woods on a sunny afternoon. Inside the trials of Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier.