True Crime Tuesday: The Cold Case of April Tinsley

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One of the most fascinating things happening in the crime-solving world right now is the use of genealogy databases, like Ancestry and 23 And Me, to solve cold cases.

Most recently, and maybe most famously, we saw it this year when the Golden State Killer was finally apprehended after 40+ years undetected.

Privacy and ethics debates aside, I actually think it’s brilliant to be looking for matches this way if it gets more wastes of fucking oxygen off the street.

In the case I want to tell you about for this week’s instalment of TCT, the Fort Wayne Police Department ran testing on DNA evidence from a 1988 cold case using a genealogy database and came back with hits on two living brothers of the DNA source.

That’s ah-meezing.

What are killers supposed to do? “Hey, family? Please don’t give your DNA over to 23 and Me. The police might find out I did some things I don’t want them to know about. Nothing crazy, I promise. Just some mild murder. Okay? Thanks, great talk.”

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Obviously, the killer in this case never got around to giving his family the heads up.

This is the Cold Case of April Tinsley.

Trigger warning: Child rape, violence against children

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True Crime Tuesday: A Graphic Novel Murder

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Gooooood morning friends, lovers, Vietnaaaaaaaam and strangers! It’s my favourite day of the blogging week once again, True Crime Tuesday! *crowd goes wild* so I thought let’s start it off with a Robin Williams reference because those are always good.

Today I’ve got a cracker of a case to share. I’ve been obsessing over it all weekend as the trial just started so there’s lots of new information spilling out.

…but first, a joke:

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This might actually be my new favourite serial killer joke. Yes, that’s a thing I’m allowed to have a favourite of. My previous favourite was:

Q: What does Jeffrey Dahmer sing while he’s making his lunch?

A: My bologna has a first name…

That doesn’t go over well at parties most of the time, so maybe just keep it between you and your murderino friends.

Anyway, now that’s you’re in a good mood, let’s completely ruin that, shall we?

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