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Atlanta Child Murders, Explained

The murders of children haunted the city of Atlanta for two years between 1979 and 1981 as the bodies of dozens of African American children were found all over the city. Here are the details of the case, explained.
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Son of Sam, Explained

Starting in the summer of 1976 and through the spring of 1977, six people were killed and seven people were wounded in New York City. The killer was later revealed to be David Berkowitz known as the Son of Sam.
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The Ed Kemper Case, Explained

Edmund Kemper, known as the “Co-Ed Killer,” is one of America’s most notorious serial killers. He killed 10 people including his grandparents, mother, and college aged women.
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Richard Speck, Explained

Who Is Richard Speck? Who are the victims of the mass murderer? Who is Corazon Amurao? Here are the details of the Richard Speck case, explained.
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The John Wayne Gacy Case, Explained

Who is the serial killer dubbed "The Killer Clown?" Who is John Wayne Gacy and how was he caught? What are the names of the victims? Here are the details of the case explained.
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The Samuel Little Case, Explained

Who is Samuel Little? How is the FBI trying to identify unnamed victims? Why was he referred to as the most prolific serial killer in US history by the FBI?
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The Long Island Serial Killer Case, Explained

Who is the Long Island Serial Killer? What are the Gilgo Beach Murders? How many victims were there? The murders remain unsolved with no suspect identified publicly by police. Here are five things to know about the case.
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The Rodney Alcala Case, Explained

Serial Killer Rodney Alcala was convicted of five murders in California and pleaded guilty to two murders in New York. Authorities believe he may have committed more crimes. Here are the details of the case explained.
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The Randy Kraft Case, Explained

Who is serial killer Randy Kraft? Why is he sometimes called the "Scorecard Killer?" Is he still alive? Here are the details of the case, explained.
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The Joseph Paul Franklin Case, Explained

Who is Joseph Paul Franklin? How was the racist serial killer caught? spoke to former FBI profiler John Douglas about his new book focused on the case "The Killer's Shadow: The FBI's Hunt for a White Supremacist Serial Killer."
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The Zodiac Killer Case, Explained

A group of private citizens solve a cipher from the unidentified murderer known as the Zodiac Killer. The serial killer terrorized Northern California in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Here are the details of the case, explained.
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The Colonial Parkway Murders Case, Explained

A new Oxygen series with former prosecutor Loni Coombs and former FBI agents Maureen O’Connell and Jim Clemente is looking into the four double homicides known as the Colonial Parkway Murders. “Lovers’ Lane Murders” premieres on Thursday, February 11th at 9/8 central on Oxygen.
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The Elisa Lam Case, Explained

What happened to Elisa Lam? What did the elevator surveillance footage show? And where is the Cecil Hotel? Here are some of the details of the case, explained.

About Famous Cases Explained

Watch video explainers on famous cases such as the Long Island Serial Killer, Samuel Little, Ed Kemper, Son of Sam, the Atlanta Child Murders and more.