cold case

crime

Hunting England's Notorious Murderer the 'Beast of Buckland'

A young man was convicted of the murder in 1988, and served 16 years for a crime he did not commit. Now, a retired detective thinks he knows who really did it.
Hayden Vernon
3.27.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Code-Breaker Says He's Cracked the DB Cooper Plane Heist Mystery

Based on a string of numbers in one of Cooper's old letters.
River Donaghey
8.12.18
Australia Today

NSW Police Are Reopening Every Unsolved Murder From the Past 40 Years

There are 500 cases in total.
VICE Staff
5.14.18
Television

‘Wormwood’ Is the CIA LSD Murder Conspiracy Show We Need Right Now

Errol Morris is back, and he’s using actors to bring a familiar style into a fresh new direction.
Noel Ransome
12.14.17
crime

Australia’s Weirdest Unsolved Murder Began With a Shark Coughing Up a Human Arm

Authorities would never recover the rest of career criminal and police informant Jim Smith.
Stephanie Hughes
11.8.17
News

Can Pennsylvania Convict a Man for Killing a 14-Year-Old in 1974?

After 41 years, the cops think they found out who murdered Johnny Watson—but will the conviction stick in court?
Nick Keppler
3.19.15
the vice reader

How My Book Infected My Nightmares

My history of a tragic love affair in 19th-century Tennessee began to bleed into my dreams.
Alexis Coe
10.29.14
The Do It Well and Leave Something Witchy Issue

Turning Up the Heat on Detroit’s Cold Cases

About 18 months ago, the Detroit Police Department disbanded its cold case unit. Now, a group of mothers whose children have been murdered are picking up the slack.
Alison Flowers
10.6.14
Correspondent Confidential

Investigating an Unsolved KKK Murder in the Deep South

In 1964, two young black men were found dead in a river in Mississippi. Many suspected the men died at the hands of the KKK. The case was never solved. Filmmaker David Ridgen returned to Mississippi decades later with the brother of one of the victims...
David Ridgen
4.8.14
Correspondent Confidential

Investigating an Unsolved KKK Murder in the Deep South

In 1964, two young black men were found dead in a river in Mississippi. Many suspected the men died at the hands of the KKK. The case was never solved. Filmmaker David Ridgen returned to Mississippi decades later with the brother of one of the victims...
David Ridgen
2.25.14