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Who Is The Green River Killer? How Detectives Played Into Gary Ridgway’s Personality To Prompt 48 Murder …

The Green River Killer evaded police for dozens of years before being caught and convicted of 48 murders in 2001. FBI profiler Mary Ellen O’Toole was a part of the team that finally forced confessions from him, a job which proved to be a daunting team effort, which took months. The extravagant interview tactics chosen by the team of detectives is shown in Saturday’s episode of Criminal Confessions, and footage from the months-long interrogation is spotlighted to show how truly trying the interactions were.

O’Toole was brought in when it became clear the Green River Killer, or Gary Ridgway, was not going to reveal necessary details, like the burial locations of his victims, on his own accord. She’s trained to interact with serial killers by casing their personalities: Ridgway had the shared characteristics of psychopathic personalities, including pathological lying and extreme narcissism. O’Toole used that to her advantage.

She explained to Newsweek her

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Detectives Say Brad McGarry’s Murder Could ‘Possibly’ Be A Hate Crime (EXCLUSIVE)

Detectives in Belmont County, OH had their work cut out for them. In May 2017, a local coal miner named Brad McGarry was found shot dead in the basement of his home and there was little evidence to point local law enforcement in the right direction. Now, in a sneak peek for Episode 3 of Oxygen’s Criminal Confessions, one of Brad’s friends revealed why she thinks Brad’s death was possibly a hate crime. Watch our exclusive Criminal Confessions sneak peek above and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel.

In the footage from the questioning, a detective asked Brad’s friend if anyone would have a motive to kill him. “There’s no reason,” the friend said. “If this is not a hate crime…I mean, I don’t know.”

Detective Sergeant Doug Cruse, of the Belmont County Sheriff’s Office, explained that the Belmont County community is a very religious and conservative community. 

Read more at: https://www.intouchweekly.com/posts/criminal-confessions-brad-mcgarry-murder/

Detectives Say Brad McGarry’s Murder Could ‘Possibly’ Be A Hate Crime (EXCLUSIVE)

Detectives in Belmont County, OH had their work cut out for them. In May 2017, a local coal miner named Brad McGarry was found shot dead in the basement of his home and there was little evidence to point local law enforcement in the right direction. Now, in a sneak peek for Episode 3 of Oxygen’s Criminal Confessions, one of Brad’s friends revealed why she thinks Brad’s death was possibly a hate crime. Watch our exclusive Criminal Confessions sneak peek above and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel.

In the footage from the questioning, a detective asked Brad’s friend if anyone would have a motive to kill him. “There’s no reason,” the friend said. “If this is not a hate crime…I mean, I don’t know.”

Detective Sergeant Doug Cruse, of the Belmont County Sheriff’s Office, explained that the Belmont County community is a very religious and conservative community. 

Read more at: https://www.intouchweekly.com/posts/criminal-confessions-brad-mcgarry-murder/

‘The Price of Duty’ First Look: See How Real-Life Detectives Deal With the Stress of Solving Tough Cases

You’ve seen how tough criminal cases affect the victims, but what about the detectives tasked with solving them?

That’s the question posed by Oxygen’s new series, The Price of Duty, premiering Monday night. The show follows dedicated detectives across the country as they recall their most complex cases and how their work impacted their personal lives. Adding color to the stories will be the detectives’ families, the victims’ families and other law enforcement involved. Think of this as the real-life Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, and these law enforcement officers as the real-life Olivia Bensons.

The Price of Duty promises to go where no true-crime show has gone before, granting unprecedented access to the people who worked on some of the most infamous cases in America, including the Erie, Pennsylvania, “Pizza Bomber,” which was also the focus of the Netflix documentary, Evil Genius: The True Story of America’s Most

Read more at: https://www.etonline.com/the-price-of-duty-first-look-see-how-real-life-detectives-deal-with-the-stress-of-solving-tough

‘The Price of Duty’ First Look: See How Real-Life Detectives Deal With the Stress of Solving Tough Cases

You’ve seen how tough criminal cases affect the victims, but what about the detectives tasked with solving them?

That’s the question posed by Oxygen’s new series, The Price of Duty, premiering Monday night. The show follows dedicated detectives across the country as they recall their most complex cases and how their work impacted their personal lives. Adding color to the stories will be the detectives’ families, the victims’ families and other law enforcement involved. Think of this as the real-life Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, and these law enforcement officers as the real-life Olivia Bensons.

The Price of Duty promises to go where no true-crime show has gone before, granting unprecedented access to the people who worked on some of the most infamous cases in America, including the Erie, Pennsylvania, “Pizza Bomber,” which was also the focus of the Netflix documentary, Evil Genius: The True Story of America’s Most

Read more at: https://www.etonline.com/the-price-of-duty-first-look-see-how-real-life-detectives-deal-with-the-stress-of-solving-tough

Internet Detectives Think This ‘Office’ Character Is The Scranton …

‘The Office’ left the air in 2013.

Fans of the show saw Jim Halpert and Pam Beesley live happily ever after. Michael Scott married Holly and lived with his kids in Denver. Dwight Schrute finally got promoted from assistant to the regional manager to running the branch at Dunder Mifflin.

But one plot line that remaind a mystery: who was the Scranton Stranger?

As fans remember, the Strangler was an unseen character that terrorized the city of Scranton. Occasionally, characters would reference him and he was eventually caught. Or so we thought. Internet sleuths have debated theories that the real killer was still on the loose and one popular account has gained traction this week.

The fan, Spencer McClure, neatly laid out the theory on Twitter that the Scranton Stranger was none other than Human Resources manager Toby Flenderson. McClure notes that he did not come up with the theory. He heard about it three years ago

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