Who Killed Preschool Teacher Alicia Hummel?

In June 2015, 29-year-old Alicia Hummel of Sioux City, Iowa was murdered near a boat ramp at a popular fishing and boating spot outside Vermillion, South Dakota. Her killer has never been found, and the case remains unsolved. About Alicia Hummel Alicia Hummel was born on June 27, 1985 in Sioux City to Lora (Folkers) […]

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In June 2015, 29-year-old Alicia Hummel of Sioux City, Iowa was murdered near a boat ramp at a popular fishing and boating spot outside Vermillion, South Dakota. Her killer has never been found, and the case remains unsolved. About Alicia Hummel Alicia Hummel was born on June 27, 1985 in Sioux City to Lora (Folkers) […]

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Who Killed Ginger Gover?

Ginger Gover disappeared in July 2018 after leaving a Puyallup, Washington gas station. Her remains were found  a little over a month later. So far, no arrests have been made. About the Case On July 29, 2018, 41-year-old Ginger Gover left her home in Olympia, Washington and drove to a friend’s house in Tacoma. She […]

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Ginger Gover disappeared in July 2018 after leaving a Puyallup, Washington gas station. Her remains were found  a little over a month later. So far, no arrests have been made. About the Case On July 29, 2018, 41-year-old Ginger Gover left her home in Olympia, Washington and drove to a friend’s house in Tacoma. She […]

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Who Executed Matt Flores in 1994?

In March 1994, 26-year-old Matt Flores was shot in the back of the head at close range while exiting his vehicle in the parking lot of Applied Materials in Santa Clara, California. Even though there were more than 20 people in the parking lot at the time of the murder, no one saw his killer, […]

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In March 1994, 26-year-old Matt Flores was shot in the back of the head at close range while exiting his vehicle in the parking lot of Applied Materials in Santa Clara, California. Even though there were more than 20 people in the parking lot at the time of the murder, no one saw his killer, […]

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Who Executed Matt Flores in 1994?

In March 1994, 26-year-old Matt Flores was shot in the back of the head at close range while exiting his vehicle in the parking lot of Applied Materials in Santa Clara, California. Even though there were more than 20 people in the parking lot at the time of the murder, no one saw his killer, […]

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In March 1994, 26-year-old Matt Flores was shot in the back of the head at close range while exiting his vehicle in the parking lot of Applied Materials in Santa Clara, California. Even though there were more than 20 people in the parking lot at the time of the murder, no one saw his killer, […]

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Who Executed Matt Flores in 1994?

In March 1994, 26-year-old Matt Flores was shot in the back of the head at close range while exiting his vehicle in the parking lot of Applied Materials in Santa Clara, California. Even though there were more than 20 people in the parking lot at the time of the murder, no one saw his killer, […]

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In March 1994, 26-year-old Matt Flores was shot in the back of the head at close range while exiting his vehicle in the parking lot of Applied Materials in Santa Clara, California. Even though there were more than 20 people in the parking lot at the time of the murder, no one saw his killer, […]

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The Unusual Disappearance of Brandon Victor Swanson

19-year-old Brandon Victor Swanson disappeared near Taunton, Minnesota in the early morning hours of May 14, 2008 after driving his car into a ditch and speaking with his father on his cell phone. Despite ongoing searches over the years, Brandon has never been found. About the Case On Tuesday, May 13, 2008, Brandon Victor Swanson, […]

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19-year-old Brandon Victor Swanson disappeared near Taunton, Minnesota in the early morning hours of May 14, 2008 after driving his car into a ditch and speaking with his father on his cell phone. Despite ongoing searches over the years, Brandon has never been found. About the Case On Tuesday, May 13, 2008, Brandon Victor Swanson, […]

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The 1990 Unsolved Murder of Rachel Hurley

14-year-old Rachel Hurley from Jupiter, Florida was raped and murdered in 1990. Her case remains unsolved. About the Rachel Hurley Case On St. Patrick’s Day 1990, Rachel Hurley, 14, spent the day hanging out with friends – total of 5 girls, 2 boys – on a boat near Dubois Park  in Jupiter, Florida. Rachel was […]

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14-year-old Rachel Hurley from Jupiter, Florida was raped and murdered in 1990. Her case remains unsolved. About the Rachel Hurley Case On St. Patrick’s Day 1990, Rachel Hurley, 14, spent the day hanging out with friends – total of 5 girls, 2 boys – on a boat near Dubois Park  in Jupiter, Florida. Rachel was […]

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Christopher Kerze Disappeared in 1990: Runaway, suicide, or foul play?

28 years ago yesterday, 17-year-old Christopher Kerze vanished from his Eagan, Minnesota home. It was Friday, April 20, 1990. Christopher stayed home from school due to a headache. His mother, Loni Kerze, returned home around 3:30 p.m., and Christopher was gone. He left her a note saying: Mom, Something important came up + feeling somewhat […]

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28 years ago yesterday, 17-year-old Christopher Kerze vanished from his Eagan, Minnesota home. It was Friday, April 20, 1990. Christopher stayed home from school due to a headache. His mother, Loni Kerze, returned home around 3:30 p.m., and Christopher was gone. He left her a note saying: Mom, Something important came up + feeling somewhat […]

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Who Killed Family Man John Graves in 1990?

On New Year’s Day 1990, John Graves, 41, received a telephone call around 6:45 p.m. notifying him that an alarm was triggered at a hunting lodge he took care of near Mound City, Missouri. John and his wife, Laura figured it was another false alarm because the alarm itself was very sensitive and this happened […]

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On New Year’s Day 1990, John Graves, 41, received a telephone call around 6:45 p.m. notifying him that an alarm was triggered at a hunting lodge he took care of near Mound City, Missouri. John and his wife, Laura figured it was another false alarm because the alarm itself was very sensitive and this happened […]

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Murder in America: a Few Neighborhoods Lead Trends

In a deep dive into homicide statistics, the Wall Street Journal finds that improvements or deterioration in a small cluster of big-city neighborhoods can have an oversized impact on national murder rates.

Murder in America is deeply local, the Wall Street Journal concludes in a two-part series published this week. Homicides in the U.S. rose about 9 percent last year, according to the FBI, and more than one-third of the increase was concentrated in a cluster of Chicago neighborhoods. Meanwhile, improvements in a cluster of Los Angeles neighborhoods accounted for one quarter of the 13 percent drop in U.S. murders between 2002 and 2014.The paper analyzed the locations of thousands of homicides in four cities: Chicago and Baltimore, where violence has risen to or near 1990s levels in the past two years; and Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., where meaningful declines in violence have been sustained since the 1990s.

The data show that the neighborhoods where killings have soared in Chicago and Baltimore share worsening poverty, high numbers of vacant houses, and a lighter street presence by police following officers’ high-profile killings of young black men. In Washington and Los Angeles, gang interventions and community policing, which seeks closer contact with residents to gain trust and even information in to address crime, have helped produce long-term reductions in murders. Gentrification in the nation’s capital also has played an important role in keeping violence down. George Mason University criminologist David Weisburd said his research has shown that about 1 percent of city streets produce 25 percent of a city’s crime, and 5 percent of the streets produce half the crime. He calls it the “law of crime concentration.”

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