diagnosis: murder

Disturbing Documentaries

1. Dreams of a Life (2011)

This documentary tells the story of Joyce Carol Vincent, whose body was found in January 2006, decomposing in her bed in Wood Green, North London. She apparently died unnoticed in December 2003, surrounded by unopened Christmas presents with her TV still turned on. The film interviews various friends, acquaintances, and former partners to try to tell the story of Joyce.

2. The Cheshire Murders (2013)

This film studies the murder-robbery case that occurred on July 23, 2007. Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her two daughters were raped and murdered, while her husband, Dr. William Petit, was injured during a home invasion in Cheshire, Connecticut. This case was referred to as “possibly the most widely publicized crime in the state’s history.”

3. Child of Rage (1992)

The film is based on the true story of Beth Thomas, who suffered from severe behavioral problems as a result of being sexually abused as a child. Beth was adopted after it was found that she was being sexually abused by a family member. During her stay with the family, she tried to kill her brother several times and even attempted to sexually abuse him. The film was shot in Vancouver, British Columbia. 

4. The Imposter (2012)

This documentary is about the 1997 case of the French confidence trickster Frédéric Bourdin, who impersonated Nicholas Barclay, a Texas boy who disappeared at the age of 13 in 1994. The film includes interviews with Bourdin and members of Barclay’s family, as well as actual television news footage

5. Cropsey (2009)   

This film initially begins as an examination of "Cropsey”, a boogeyman-like figure from the New York urban legend, before segueing into the story of Andre Rand, a convicted child kidnapper from Staten Island.

6. The Bridge (2006)

This film covers the depressing truth about the Golden Gate Bridge, capturing a large number of suicides during the documentary.The film also features interviews with family and friends of some of the identified people who had thrown themselves from the bridge that year. The Golden Gate Bridge, which first opened in May 1937, was the most popular suicide site in the world during the documentary’s filming, with approximately 1,200 deaths by 2003

7. There’s Something Wrong With Aunt Diane (2011)

This documentary discusses the traffic collision that occurred on July 26, 2009,  where eight people were killed when a minivan driven by 36-year-old Diane Schuler, after traveling 1.7 miles in the wrong direction on the parkway, collided head-on with an oncoming SUV. The deaths included Schuler, her daughter and three nieces, and the three passengers in the SUV. The crash was the worst fatal motor vehicle accident to occur in Westchester County, New York

8. Capturing the Friedmans (2003)

This film focuses on the 1980s investigation of Arnold Friedman and his son Jesse for child molestation of several of their students. They held computer classes in their home where many children attended. During police interviews, some of the children that the Friedman’s taught reported experiencing bizarre sex games during their computer classes. Arnold Friedman committed suicide in prison in 1995, leaving a $250,000 life insurance benefit to his son. Jesse Friedman was released from New York’s Clinton Correctional Facility in 2001 after serving 13 years of his sentence.

9. Night & Fog (1955)

This documentary depicts the cruel reality of the Nazi Concentration camps. The film features footage from the liberation of camps in 1945 where malnourished humans are seen emerging out of the camps, voicing the life left in their lungs on to the camera.

10. Brothers Keeper (1992)

This documentary follows the case of Delbert Ward, an illiterate 59-year-old dairy farmer who was accused of murdering his brother Bill, in the bed that they shared for 50 years. The Ward brothers were four bachelors ranging between 59-71 and living in extreme poverty. One theory suggests that the slain brother, Bill, suffered the consequence of a sexual act gone wrong. What’s more disturbing is the fact that he was later acquitted of the crime after it was found out that the New York State Police coerced a confession out of him as he was illiterate.

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Murder Tips Master Post

I don’t condone murdering. This is purely for reference while writing fictional stories. If anyone is concerned, these have been on blogs written by chemistry majors, forensic criminologists, and forensic chemists. Information is accurate, but please don’t test them out. ((If you do test them out please tell me how it goes))

Prevention of Suspicion
-Wear shoes that are bigger than your normal size.
-Make your stride longer and trod heavier.
-If you’re a male, wear perfume. If you’re a female, wear cologne.
-You could also wear heels if you’re a male.
-Heavy makeup/contour
-Kill someone that you don’t know. Having relations with the victim makes you more of a suspect.
Prevention of Evidence
-Gloves will absorb oil from your fingers and start leaving fingerprints after about 15 minutes. Keep a supply of latex gloves on hand.
-Paint your fingertips with clear nail polish.

Disposal of Evidence
-After wiping for fingerprints, take the victim’s hands and wipe them around. Place them on cups and other everyday items. No fingerprints will look suspicious.
-Wrap your knives in plastic before using them. This will allow for no evidence on the knife.

Killing/Torture Techniques
-Instead of injecting poison through a syringe, fill the syringe with air and inject in between the toes. It will mimic a heart attack and look exactly like a heart attack so no one will suspect.
-If you kill a man on an unregistered boat in international waters and then dump the body overboard they can’t trace it back to any one legal system and you can’t be prosecuted.
-Bleach and urine mixed together make a fume that is toxic upon inhalation.
-Plastic knives can be sharpened, stabbed into the body and then twisted to shatter the knife. This is effective in causing immense amounts of pain.
-When killing by stabbing, make sure you remove the knife. It will allow the victim to bleed to death.
-Three crushed cherry pits in their food or drink will be equivalent to a lethal dose of arsenic for two adult men.
- Stab below the neck near the spinal bone, it will break the bone and permanently paralyze them while minimizing blood loss.
-Piano wire works well with slitting throats and then you can just place it back inside your piano!!

Disposal of Body
-Satellites look for holes 6-10 feet wide, so bury the body vertically.
-Bury body 6-10 feet under a dead dog. Police dogs will find the dog and the police will take it as a false alarm.
-Mixing body fluids with bleach and letting them soak will rid the blood and whatnot of the death smell.
-Dispose of body in a septic tank. The acidic properties and equipment will take care of the body for you.
-If you have the means to dispose of the body over, time, one could cut the body up into small pieces (head, feet, hands, limbs at the joints, separate the ribs and hips, etc) and from there the body could be disposed across the land, miles apart. Fresh graves would be another alternative.
-Grind the pieces into fish chum, mix them with actual fish chum, and let the fishies take care of it! As an added bonus, you might catch something!
- Literally just bury the body in a cemetery. Preferably a fresh grave but y’know whatever’s available!

(I will update this /somewhat/ regularly)

Facts about Richard Chase: The Vampire of Sacramento

Originally posted by sociopathic-compulsions

⚡️  Richard was raised in a strict household and was beaten often by his father. In his teens, he became an alcoholic and also developed a penchant for killing and mutilating animals and fire starting, all common traits amongst serial killers in their youth 

⚡️  In high school, Chase had a handful of girlfriends, none of whom he was able to maintain a steady relationship with, partly due to his inability to achieve or maintain an erection, and because of an inability to become aroused in the presence of females
⚡️  After moving out of his mother’s home because he believed she was trying to poison him, he found a place with a roommate. This roommate complained that he would walk around in the nude, even around company. 

⚡️  The roommate eventually couldn’t stand it anymore and moved out. This is when Richard began to capture, kill, and disembowel various animals, which he would then devour raw, sometimes mixing the raw organs with Coca-Cola in a blender and drinking the concoction. Chase believed that by ingesting  the creatures he was preventing his heart from shrinking

⚡️  Chase was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. After undergoing a battery of treatments involving psychotropic drugs, he was deemed no longer a danger to society and, in 1976, he was released from the psychiatric hospital under the recognizance of his mother 

⚡️  Before breaking into a home, he would check to see if the door was locked. If it was, he took it as a sign that he wasn’t invited in and would leave. 

⚡️  One day in 1977, Chase rang his mother’s doorbell and greeted her by thrusting a dead cat in her face. He then threw the cat to the ground, knelt down, ripped its stomach open with his bare hands, and stuck his hands inside the cat, smearing its blood all over his face while screaming. His mother calmly returned inside the house and did not report the incident to anyone

⚡️He died at the age of 30 in his cell. He had overdosed on Antidepressants that he had been saving for weeks.


On 28 July 2016 four bodies were discovered in a house in the town of Krasnodar. They were 66 years old woman who owned the house and her grandchildren: two girls (seven and nine years old) and a boy (eleven years old). Three bodies were found in a bathroom and one in a hallway. All victims were stabbed in the neck. On the body of seven years old girl were wounds that indicate that she tried to defend herself. On 30 July local law enforcement announced name of the man who is wanted for the murders. It’s 28 years old Denis Danilov, a son of a neighbor of the deceased women. His motive is unclear and he is currently remains at large.

Erin Marie Moran (October 18, 1960 – April 22, 2017) Actress, best known for playing Joanie Cunningham on the sitcom Happy Days and its spin-off Joanie Loves Chachi.

Moran was cast as Jenny Jones in the television series Daktari, which ran from 1966 to 1969. In 1968, she made her feature-film debut in How Sweet It Is! with Debbie Reynolds. She appeared in 80 Steps to Jonah (1969) and Watermelon Man (1970). She made regular appearances on The Don Rickles Show in 1972. She made guest appearances in The Courtship of Eddie’s Father, My Three Sons, Bearcats! and Family Affair. As a young child, she was also on the television series Gunsmoke.

Moran made several other television guest appearances, including The Love Boat, Murder, She Wrote and Diagnosis: Murder.  (Wikipedia)

Photograph of evidence found in Colton Pitonyak’s apartment. While police did not obtain a warrant to search Pitonyak’s apartment, the stepfather of missing victim Jennifer Cave forced his way into the apartment and discovered the evidence. Pictured above are the trash bags that contained Jennifer Cave’s hands and head. A medical examiner later determined that Cave had died from a single gunshot wound to her right chest. She had suffered a number of bizarre wounds after death, including a bullet fired into her severed head.

Artyom Alexandrovich Anoufriev and Nikita Vakhtangovich Lytkin are two Russian serial killers.
On April 5, 2011, Anoufriev and Lytkin were arrested in connection with a series of six murders and nine attacks on local residents in Akademgorodok of Irkutsk. The attacks, which involved a mallet and knife, began in November 2010; their first two victims survived. Anoufriev and Lytkin were arrested after a video recording showing the dead body of a woman being mutilated with a knife was found on a camera belonging to Lytkin’s uncle, who had become suspicious. According to media reports, the youths had been influenced by reading about Alexander Pichushkin and the Dnepropetrovsk maniacs (Igor Suprunyuck and Viktor Sayenko) on the Internet. A psychiatric examination found them to be sane, and they told doctors that they had chosen weak and drunk people as their victims. The court case against Anoufriev and Lytkin was scheduled to begin after the completion of the investigation by March 2012. On 2 April 2013 Anoufriev was sentenced to life imprisonment and Lytkin to 24 years.


On November 14th, 2000, 14-year old Eveliina Lappalainen did not return home from her dance class in Imatra, Finland. Eveliina had left the gym alone on her bike at 7 pm. Soon afterwards, she was reported missing and a search was conducted. Eventually it was Eveliina’s father who found her lifeless body the next morning, in a ditch at a forest area near by her school. According to the coroner’s report, Eveliina had been beaten and strangled prior to her death. Eventually she passed out and drowned in the shallow water of the ditch. It took 14 months until it was found out that she was murdered by 15-year old Otto Martikainen, a boy who went to the same school as her, just one year above her. The judgement was based largely on Martikainen’s words. Martikainen said that he met Eveliina by chance on that November evening, and as he was in a “bad mood”, he went after her. After he had caught the girl, he immediately hit her in the face. Eveliina had tried to escape, she shouted for help and scratched Martikainen. Annoyed by that he hit her three more times in the head and subsequently she passed out. Then Martikainen dragged the unconscious girl into the ditch and began to strangle her. After Martikainen left the place he did not see Eveliina moving and the girl’s head was covered in mud. According to the legal center for mental health care, Otto Martikainen killed Eveliina Lappalainen in full knowledge. Martikainen himself stated that he had originally intended to assault the Eveliina and that he didn’t mean to kill her. Eveliina’s parents demanded 12-year imprisonment. Despite the fact that Martikainen was able to keep his role in the murder hidden for such a long time and that when he came home after the crime, he calmly washed his clothes and himself, the court chose a comparatively mild sentence. Regarding his age and his emotional development, Imatra’s District Court sentenced Martikainen to seven years in prison on July 19th, 2002. In addition to imprisonment, Martikainen was sentenced to pay a total of 35 000 EUR to Eveliina’s family. Since Martikainen was a first-timer, he was released on parole in 2005, after serving only half of his sentence.


Nevograd was a Saint Petersburg neo-nazi gang that is responsible for murders of ten people between 2009 and 2010. For Nevograd members (the youngest one was 17 years old and the oldest one was 24 years old) it was important to let public know what they are doing so they often uploaded online videos of their murders. Gang members viewed themselves as “street cleaners” who would save their city and country from homeless people and immigrants. By summer 2010 all Nevograd members were arrested. The most lenient sentence was 4 years and six month, the harsher one was 24 years of imprisonment.