Table of Contents
Ep. 55 - Yang Xinhai & Forensic Traumatology
Ep. 51 - The Mystery of the Isdal Woman
A diagram of pugilistic posture.
The photo on the right is the original composite sketch of the Isdal Woman in 1970 and the images on the left
The fingerprints they collected from her burned body.
This is her body where it was found in the rocks on the mountain.
This is the photo that the man who supposedly knew her took as a keepsake.
The gold work in her teeth.
Ep. 49 - The Srebrenica Massacre & Forensic Botany
Ep. 48 - The Craigslist Killer & Digital Forensics
Ep. 43 - Samuel Little & Victimology, MO's, and Signatures
Pictures drawn by Samuel Little throughout his interviews depicting victims he could not remember the names of
Map of the locations Samuel Little committed murders
Ep. 39 - Plane Crashes & Forensic Engineering
The abrupt change in direction from the original flight path of MH370
The search area for flight MH370
Le Peintre by Picasso that was lost in the flight.
(We think this is the right photo, if not we apologize)
The organizational nightmare that was Swissair 111 DNA analysis
Ep. 38 - Alexander Litvinenko & Radiation Poisoning
Ep. 31 - Steven Truscott & Forensic Entomology
Lynne Harper, unknown date.
n.a. (n.d.). Cheryl Lynne Harper. Find a Grave [internet]. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6490182/cheryl-lynne-harper.
Steven Truscott, unknown date.
Canadian Press (2007, August 28). Chronology: Key events in the Steven Truscott case. CTV News [internet]. https://www.ctvnews.ca/chronology-key-events-in-the-steven-truscott-case-1.254270.
Steven Truscott with his wife, Marlene, at the Ontario Court of Appeal. Toronto, January 31, 2007.
CTV.ca News Staff. (2007, January 31). Lawyers begin final battle to clear Truscott. CTV News. https://www.ctvnews.ca/lawyers-begin-final-battle-to-clear-truscott-1.227246.
Where Harper's body was found. The stakes in photo 2 mark the location where her body was discovered. Lawson's Bush, June 1959.
Forsyth, B. (2016, October). Case not closed: The enduring tragedy of the Harper – Truscott murder case. Canadian Military History [internet]. https://militarybruce.com/case-not-closed-the-enduring-tragedy-of-the-harper-truscott-murder-case/.
(left) “Dance of the Death” (ca. 1460, from: W. Stammler: Der Totentanz, Munich, 1948); (right) grave of Robert Touse who “expects the resurrection of the dead”
Benecke, M. (2001). A brief history of forensic entomology. Forensic science international, 120(1-2), 2-14.
Ep. 30 - Ted Kaczynski & Forensic Linguistics
Revised FBI sketch of serial bomber known as the Unabomber, based on witness recollection after killing of store manager Hugh Scrutton.
SCRIBD: handwritten notes written by Kaczynski in correspondence to Professor Maureen Murphy and her students at Huntington College regarding his views on technology.
FBI evidence photo
Check out: https://helenair.com/news/local/unabomber-ted-kaczynski-now-held-in-alcatraz-of-the-rockies/article_6d99cab5-51ce-5655-ab9c-3c14f4a08c78.html for a whole bunch of other FBI evidence photos, including the books, bomb materials, and letters found inside his cabin!
Ep. 29 - Lindbergh Kidnapping & Forensic Document Examination
Ep. 28 - Mark Twitchell & Blood Pattern Analysis
How to find the angle of impact
Example of satellites and spines
As the height of a drop increases, so does the size of the stain pattern
Different angles seen with impact and how it affects stain shape
Directionality of blood stain (the tail points in the direction the blood stain was moving)
Serum separation pattern seen
Example of a transfer pattern
Arterial spurting pattern
Expirated blood pattern (you can kind of see the air bubbles in the pattern)
Front and back spatter illustration
Message sent by Mark Twitchell to his coworkers/friends during the police investigation
The garage Twitchell lured Gilles Tetreault and Johnny Altinger to.
The mask Twitchell wore when committing his attacks.
Blood evidence found in the garage when investigators used luminol at the scene of the crime.
Ep. 26 - Feral People & the National Parks Conspiracy
Dennis Martin's missing persons poster
Ep. 24 - Anatoly Moskvin & Mummification
The Tollund Man
Tollund Man's rope
Tollund Man's face
King Tut's Mummy Mask
King Tut's Mask in situ
Ep. 23 - Unsolved Serial Killers
Kinsgbury Run 1936
Edward Andrassey Body
Edward Andrassey Head
Death Mask of the "Tattooed Man"
Searching for Victim #10
Shanty Town Fire
Searching the pool for victim #6
Postcard from suspected killer who sent it from a psychiatric hospital
Initials on the black belt found at one of the LISK crime scenes
LISK victimology map
Composite of Jack the Stripper created by police
Ep. 21 - Nova Scotia's Notorious Past
Family Tree of the Goler Clan. Image from: Cruise, D., & Griffiths, A. (2017). On South Mountain: The Dark Secrets of the Goler Clan. Nimbus Publishing.
Ep. 19 - Albert DeSalvo & Forensic Hypnosis
Albert DeSalvo (left) speaking with psychiatrist Dr Robert Mezer at Bridgewater State Hospital -- 14 January 1967
image source: https://ark.digitalcommonwealth.org/ark:/50959/5138m698c
Ep. 18 - The Cannibal Special
Fish’s piqurism pelvis - about 30 pins embedded into him
Image source: https://murderpedia.org/male.F/f/fish-albert-photos-1.htm
Letter from Albert Fish to Grace Budd's mother (his third victim)
"My dear Mrs. Budd,
In 1894 a friend of mine shipped as a deck hand on the steamer Tacoma, Capt John Davis. They sailed from San Francisco to Hong Kong China. On arriving there he and two others went ashore and got drunk. When they returned the boat was gone. At the time there was a famine in China. Meat of any kind was from $1 to 3 Dollars a pound. So great was the suffering among the very poor that all children under 12 were sold to the Butchers to be cut up and sold for food in order to keep others from starving. A boy or girl under 14 was not safe in the street. You could go in any shop and ask for steak - chops - or stew meat. Part of the naked body of a boy or girl would be brought out and just what you wanted cut from it. A boy or girls behind which is the sweetest part of the body and sold as veal cutlet brought the highest price. John staid there so long he acquired a taste for human flesh. On his return to N.Y. he stole two boys one 7 one 11. Took them to his home stripped them naked tied them in a closet then burned everything they had on. Several times every day and night he spanked them - tortured them - to make their meat good and tender. First he killed the 11 yr old boy, because he had the fattest ass and of course the most meat on it. Every part of his body was cooked and eaten except Head - bones and guts. He was roasted in the oven, (all of his ass) boiled, broiled, fried, stewed. The little boy was next, went the same. At that time I was living at 409 E 100 St, rear - right side. He told me so often how good human flesh was I made up my mind to taste it. On Sunday June the 3 - 1928 I called on you at 406 W 15 St. Brought you pot cheese - strawberries. We had lunch. Grace sat in my lap and kissed me. I made up my mind to eat her, on the pretense of taking her to a party. You said Yes she could go. I told her to remain outside. She picked wild flowers. I went upstairs and stripped all my clothes off. I knew if I did not I would get her blood on them. When all was ready I went to the window and called her. Then I hid in a closet until she was in the room. When she saw me naked she began to cry and tried to run down stairs. I grabbed her and she said she would tell her mama. First I stripped her naked. How she did kick - bite and scratch. I choked her to death then cut her in small pieces so I could take my meat to my rooms, cook and eat it. How sweet and tender her little ass was roasted in the oven. It took me 9 days to eat her entire body. I did not fuck her, though, I could of had I wished. She died a virgin.""
Rosewood J, Lo R. The Big Book of Serial Killers. Bolton (ON): LAK Publishing; 20117. 136-137.
Armin Meiwes bathroom - where Bernd Jürgen Armando Brandes died
image source: https://murderpedia.org/male.M/m/meiwes-armin-photos-4.htm
Ep. 16 - Phantom of Heilbronn & DNA Contamination
Ep. 15 - Colonel Russel Wiliams & Tire Tread Analysis
Picture of Colonel Russell Williams in his victims lingerie.
Ep. 13 - Vincent Li & Criminal Responsibility
Disposition Review Hearing of Vince Weiguang Li
Ep. 11 - Robert Pickton & Geographic Profiling
The Farm on Dominion Ave
Robert Pickton with a slaughtered pig
Goldie in Pickton's Bedroom
Bucket similar to the ones holding the women's heads
The farm from another angle
Geographic Profile of the Black Dahlia's murderer
Geographic Profile of Jack the Ripper
Ep. 06 - Fingerprinting & Stephen Akinmurele
Ep. 05 - Spooktacular Stories
The missing Sodder children (left to right): Maurice, Martha, Louis, Jennie & BettyAbbott, Karen. “The Children Who Went Up In Smoke,” December 25, 2012. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-children-who-went-up-in-smoke-172429802/?utm_source=facebook.com.
Photograph sent to Jennie Sodder, possibly of Louis Sodder.Abbott, Karen. “The Children Who Went Up In Smoke,” December 25, 2012. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-children-who-went-up-in-smoke-172429802/?utm_source=facebook.com.
Composite sketch of the suspectsPlumas County Sheriff's Office
Possible murder weapons (left & right), and the 911 phone tip of Tina's remains from 1984Plumas County Sheriff's Office
Missing children's poster of Etan Patz.NYPD