Category: Notorious Crooks

The Baby Bandits

“Live fast, die young, leave a good looking corpse.” It’s a maxim rarely quoted by high school commencement speakers, but…

3 weeks ago

The Buttermilk Bluebeard, Part II

The story so far: Tipped off by the relatives of Eva Krebs, a wealthy woman who had died suspiciously, San…

2 months ago

The Buttermilk Bluebeard, Part I

Buttermilk is the new black. This ancient drink, originally a byproduct of making butter, is now a favorite of the…

2 months ago

Murder in the Seaside cottage

When police entered the modest cottage in Seaside, Calif., on Aug. 11, 1977, they saw a sight that would forever…

4 months ago

The Good Career Move

Killing someone is not generally considered a good career move. It is frowned on in the bible and there is…

5 months ago

The Demon of the Belfry: San Francisco’s Crime of the Century, Part II

In April 1895, two young women were found murdered inside Emanuel Baptist Church. Theodore Durrant, a 23-year-old medical student and…

7 months ago

The Demon of the Belfry: San Francisco’s Crime of the Century, Part I

This was the case that would have made John Walsh and Nancy Grace drool. It would have become a multi-part…

7 months ago

Retired SFPD officer recalls deadly rampage in the Sunset

San Francisco police officer Ken Katz had finished his shift at 6:40 p.m. on Jan. 19, 1979, and was on…

8 months ago