Mystery – What happened to Jimmy?

James Hoffa’s middle name is Riddle. How fitting for a man who has been missing and presumed dead for over 46 years. It is quite the riddle. Jimmy, was born in 1913 in Brazil, IN. After his father died when he was 7 years old, his mother moved the family to Detroit. He would stayContinue reading “Mystery – What happened to Jimmy?”

Christie, Cheryl, and Danny

I became aware of this case when I was very young. It has the honor of being my first True Crime case that I ever learned of. Farrah Fawcett, portrayed Diane Downs in the TV movie, Small Sacrifices, which was based on the book of the same name, by Ann Rule. Here is the storyContinue reading “Christie, Cheryl, and Danny”

Mystery – Lizzie Borden

Lizzie Borden took an axe, and gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done, She gave her father forty one. Many of us have heard of Lizzie Borden, we have heard the reported incident of her parent’s demise. But the biggest question remains, did she actually do it? Lizzie Borden wasContinue reading “Mystery – Lizzie Borden”

Steven and Katie

Today I bring you a case that has creeped me out since I learned of it. It involves a baby, a father, and a daughter. It starts off normal, get’s happy, becomes unhappy, and then it moves well past that into creepy, and then ends deadly. Alyssa was 17 years old and pregnant. Her boyfriendContinue reading “Steven and Katie”

The Night Stalker

This is the last Saturday of September. This month I have showcased some of the bigger names in true crime, Charles Manson, Ted Bundy, and Jeffrey Dahmer. This week we are jumping into the Night Stalker, Richard Ramirez. Richard was born in 1960 in El Paso, TX. He was the youngest of five kids, andContinue reading “The Night Stalker”

Madame LaLaurie

American Horror Story: Coven, had introduced us to many characters. See a previous post about Marie Laveau here: https://amateurconnoisseur.com/2021/04/21/queen-of-new-orleans/. Another character that was introduced during that season, was also a real person, Madame Delphine LaLaurie, portrayed by the brilliant Kathy Bates. Delphine LaLaurie is infamous. She was born in March of 1787 in New Orleans,Continue reading “Madame LaLaurie”

Khachaturian Sisters

The cases showcased on Tuesdays this month have been about abuse within families. Sadly this is something that is more common that not, and it seems that the laws protect the abuser and not the victims. Today is a case that is within the last decade and one that seems to have followed the trendContinue reading “Khachaturian Sisters”

Mystery – Charles Jr

This case had inspired Agatha Christie when she wrote her novel, Murder on the Orient Express. Unfortunately Hercule Poirot is not here to help solve it. I’ve reached back almost 100 years ago to discuss this mystery case. There was a man arrested, tried, convicted, and ultimately executed for the crime of kidnapping Charles A.Continue reading “Mystery – Charles Jr”