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Heather Monroe
Welcome readers! Heather Monroe is a genealogist and writer who resides in California with her partner and their nine children. •True Crime• History• Memoir•

The true crime story involving a deformed man who had an an illicit affair with his sister, murdered most of his relatives, and left San Bernardino shook

California, U.S., Prison and Correctional Records, 1851–1950


The Colorado Street Bridge is a historic and beautiful work of art that draws dejected people to its ledges in their most desperate final moments

Colorado Street Bridge, Pasadena California, 2020, Heather Monroe


The Knoxville Journal
Knoxville, Tennessee
21 Apr 1946, Sun • Page 36

Starved, overdosed, and drowned by her mother and aunts, Ocey Snead became the center of a scandalous murder in turn of the century New Jersey


A 17-year-old homecoming queen from Redlands, California, shot to death by an unknown bandit turned murderer

The Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles, California
09 Feb 1948, Mon • Page 1


The Morning Call
Allentown, Pennsylvania
01 May 1920, Sat • Page 1

He married more women in a decade than he can recall and murdered most of them


Los Angeles Evening Express
Los Angeles, California
23 Jan 1930, Thu • Page 8

Beaten and strangled to death in 1924 downtown Los Angeles, Vera Stone’s murder remains unsolved


In 1920, ten year old Aurore Gagnon, died after suffering from years of torture in the hands of her parents

Restoration of this photo, circa 1919, created by the author. For the first time in a century, we have an idea of what Aurore may have looked like in life.


An Oklahoma child abducted in plain sight following one of the deadliest tornados in US history

Joan Gay Croft, Easter of 1947, Courtesy of NAMUS

A Perfect Storm


In 2014, author Russell Edwards claimed to have finally unmasked the worlds most terrifying serial killer


Edmonton Journal
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
26 Dec 1922, Tue • Page 2

In 1922 a Los Angeles bank teller named Alberta Meadows was mauled to death so savagely, police dubbed her killer “Tiger Woman”

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