• Crimes,  France,  Russia,  Serial killers,  USA

    When police officers turn to the dark side: three portraits of law enforcement officers turned serial killers

    In the world of crime, some individuals have tipped over to the other side of the law, transforming themselves from representatives of order to ruthless killers. In this article, we take a look at three striking portraits that shed light on this dark transformation, revealing disturbing aspects of human nature and the complexities of the criminal psyche. Let’s discover together these fascinating stories that defy logic and raise profound questions about the duality of the human being. *** The Dark Confessions Of Gerard Schaefer: The Twisted Mind Of A Cop Hiding A Serial Killer The Gerard Schaefer case is an emblematic case of serial killing in the United States. Gerard…

  • Crimes,  Mysteries

    When malice generates fear and resentment: three mysterious cases

    Whatever the country or culture, epistolary backbiting is commonplace. In some cases, anonymous letters are so full of resentment and hatred that the consequences are disastrous for the recipients and their families. The following three cases illustrate just as much the fear generated in victims as the vice of feisty authors. Tulle’s Poison-Pen Letter Writer: The Anonymous Letters Of Discord Tulle’s poison-pen letter writer is a French criminal case that took place from 1917 to 1922 in Tulle, Corrèze. During this period, the town’s inhabitants were the victims of an avalanche of anonymous letters, some of them particularly saucy, signed “The Eye Of The Tiger”, denouncing the doings of one…

  • Cold cases,  Crimes,  Forensics,  Genetic Genealogy

    Unraveling the Past: 10 Cold Cases Solved by Genetic Genealogy

    In the world of criminal justice, the use of genetic genealogy has revolutionized the way cold cases are being solved. By leveraging DNA evidence and family trees, law enforcement agencies have successfully unraveled mysteries that have remained unsolved for decades. From identifying unidentified individuals to solving long-standing murder cases, forensic genetic genealogy has emerged as a powerful tool in solving violent crimes and providing closure to families. This article delves into 10 compelling cold cases that were cracked open by the innovative application of genetic genealogy, shedding light on the remarkable impact of this cutting-edge technique in unraveling the past and bringing justice to the victims and their loved ones.…

  • Cold cases,  Crimes,  USA

    Ylenia Carrisi And The Shattered American Dream

    Ylenia Carrisi was a 23-year-old Italian woman who disappeared in New Orleans on January 6, 1994, a week after arriving in the city. For almost thirty years, the Italian and American authorities have been at a dead end. A runaway, a bad date, the intervention of a serial killer – the hypotheses are numerous. Ylenia Carrisi, a talented young woman Born in Rome on November 29, 1970, Ylenia Carrisi is not just anyone. She is the daughter of the famous Italian singing couple Al Bano and Romina Power. They are the performers of the worldwide hit Felicità, which made the world dance in 1982. As a child, Ylenia chose to…

  • Crimes,  Mysteries

    10 Weird True Crime Mysteries

    As a Frenchman living in the United States, I always argue with my European friends that daily life is much safer here than in some of the old continent’s megalopolises such as Paris, Brussels or Birmingham, for example. However, it has to be said that the volume of serious and even appalling criminal cases in the USA is incomparable to that in Europe. In this article, I review ten particularly bizarre crime puzzles. *** The bike and the Polaroid. The chilling disappearance of Tara Calico On September 20, 1988, Tara Calico, an athletic 19-year-old American girl, left her home in Belen, New Mexico, to go cycling on Route 47. She…

  • Crimes,  DNA,  Forensics,  Genetics

    Serving Justice: An Overview Of Forensic Science

    Forensic science is a polymorphous discipline that uses science and technology to solve crimes and bring tangible evidence to justice. It encompasses a variety of scientific fields, some of which are relatively unknown to the general public. In the twenty-first century, forensic science is now crucial to the conduct of criminal investigations and the smooth running of the judicial process. In this article, we provide an overview of the various disciplines involved in forensic science. Forensic anthropology: a key discipline in the identification of human remains and the analysis of trauma Forensic anthropology is a branch of physical anthropology that focuses on the application of knowledge of anatomy, physiology and…

  • Serial killers

    Does Ted Bundy’s Natal Chart Mirror His Psychological Disorder?

    Astrology is not a science. It has no empirical basis and remains highly contested. And yet, for more than twenty centuries, astrologers have been fascinated by the stars. And today’s social media have given astrological theories a whole new resonance. In this article, we asked an astrology enthusiast about the birth chart of American serial killer Ted Bundy, who, 34 years after his execution, is still the subject of much discussion. What is a natal chart? In simple terms, the natal chart is a photograph of the position of the planets at the time of an individual’s birth on the ecliptic (or zodiac), made up of twelve signs (the astronomical…

  • Crimes,  France

    Barrie Taylor, The American Woman Who Killed Her Lover’s Estranged Wife In France

    In 2009, Barrie Taylor was sentenced to twenty years in prison by a French court. It took sixteen years for the French justice system to put behind bars this American criminal who put an end to her rival’s life in 1993, on French territory. Sixteen years playing cat-and-mouse with a devious woman whom French justice finally punished. September 1993. A family’s destiny turned upside down September 28th, 1993. Versailles, France. French police knocked on the door of a beautiful house in Versailles, the famous French royal town. A sweaty woman armed with a shovel opened the door. It was Barrie Taylor, an American known for being somewhat provocative and eccentric.…

  • Crimes,  France

    Five Major Criminal Cases That Have Shaken French Society

    France is the world’s leading tourist destination. But, like every other Western country, France has a dark side. Serial killers, appalling criminal cases, child murders. Let’s take a look at five cases that have shaken up French society. Christian Ranucci. Doubt and the guillotine Christian Ranucci was a French man who was convicted for the abduction and killing of an eight-year-old girl on Whit Monday in 1974, in Marseille. Ranucci claimed that he had no intention of harming the girl and only wished to go for a ride with her, but the murder was a result of panic and fear due to an accident. His motive for the abduction still…

  • Crimes,  France

    The Élodie Kulik Case, A Father’s Fight

    Every French person over the age of twenty is familiar with the Élodie Kulik case. This criminal case, which took place in 2002, left its mark on a French population horrified by the circumstances of the young woman’s death. The investigation was both a judicial epic and a father’s relentless struggle to find the truth. A beautiful smile died on January 11, 2002 In 2000, at the age of 22, Élodie Kulik became the youngest bank manager in France. Serious, rigorous and hard-working, she is also much appreciated for her empathy and kindness. What’s more, she had a very attractive physique. Élodie has a bright future ahead of her. On…