Murder http://nhpr.org en Vigil Held For Fallen Brentwood Police Officer Steve Arkell http://nhpr.org/post/vigil-held-fallen-brentwood-police-officer-steve-arkell <p>During a vigil for fallen Brentwood police Officer Steve Arkell was held Tuesday night, hundreds of Brentwood residents and members of surrounding towns gathered, candles in hand, to mourn and celebrate the life of a man who served the community he grew up in.</p><p> Wed, 14 May 2014 09:30:00 +0000 Ryan Lessard 48444 at http://nhpr.org Vigil Held For Fallen Brentwood Police Officer Steve Arkell Anatomy Of A Murder http://nhpr.org/post/anatomy-murder <p>Manchester has seen four homicides so far this year. That’s twice the city’s annual average of two, but police say these types of violent crimes are often anomalies, making it difficult to call this year’s spike a trend, and only one of this year’s cases remains unsolved.</p><p>As part of our Queen City Crime series, we examine the anatomy of how these homicides are solved by taking a closer look at a 1999 case that proved to be one of the most taxing investigations ever undertaken by the Manchester Police Department.</p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Sara Plourde 35364 at http://nhpr.org Anatomy Of A Murder Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery http://nhpr.org/post/lost-girls-unsolved-american-mystery <p>Nearly three years have passed since<a href="http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/l/long_island_serial_killer/index.html"> Long Island police uncovered the bodies of four dead girls </a>along their local ocean parkway. Following the discovery, authorities uncovered commonalities among the deceased that included internet prostitution and a poor, working class socio-economic background. These revelations, coupled with a fifth girl who disappeared nearby under similar circumstances, resulted in the pursuit of a faceless serial killer who left behind very few leads.</p><p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 15:02:33 +0000 Virginia Prescott 31972 at http://nhpr.org Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery Lost Girls: An Abbreviated Timeline http://nhpr.org/post/lost-girls-abbreviated-timeline <p><a href="http://www.nhpr.org/post/lost-girls-unsolved-american-mystery">We spoke with author Robert Kolker</a> about the unsolved case, dubbed the Long Island Serial Killer by the press and public. Here's an abbreviated version of the timeline in <em>Lost Girls </em>of the events surrounding the ongoing investigation. The full story and timeline is discussed in <a href="http://www.harpercollins.com/book/index.aspx?isbn=9780062183637"><em>Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery. </em></a></p><p><strong>April 20, 1996:</strong> Two female legs, wrapped in a plastic bag, are discovered on Fire Island west of Davis Park Beach.</p><p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 15:01:19 +0000 Molly Donahue 32141 at http://nhpr.org Lost Girls: An Abbreviated Timeline The Cheshire Murders: The Crime That Rocked A Small Town http://nhpr.org/post/cheshire-murders-crime-rocked-small-town <p>In July of 2007, the sleepy suburban town of Cheshire, Connecticut woke up to a house set ablaze, three fatalities, one survivor, and two suspects caught fleeing the scene.&nbsp; What had started as a home invasion and robbery had ended in rape, arson, and a triple homicide.&nbsp; A new full-length documentary <a href="http://www.hbo.com/documentaries/the-cheshire-murders/index.html">debuting on Monday, July 22<sup>nd</sup> on HBO </a>explores how the Cheshire murders scarred the town, terrorized the survivors, and sparked public debate in a state poised to abolish capital punishment.&nbsp; <strong>Kate Davis and David Heilbroner</strong>, who together produced and directed <em>The Cheshire Murders</em>, joined us to discuss their film.</p><p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 13:18:56 +0000 Virginia Prescott 31469 at http://nhpr.org The Cheshire Murders: The Crime That Rocked A Small Town Lead: The Criminal Element http://nhpr.org/post/lead-criminal-element <P>Boing Boing Science Editor <STRONG>Maggie Koerth-Baker</STRONG> has <A href="http://boingboing.net/2013/01/03/leaded-gasoline-and-the-20th-c.html">tracked trending scientific evidence</A> that suggests leaded gasoline was the primary catalyst for national fluctuations violent crime, IQ, and ADHD.</P> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 14:33:15 +0000 Virginia Prescott 20171 at http://nhpr.org Suspect In Lizzi Marriott Case To Be Arraigned In Dover http://nhpr.org/post/suspect-lizzi-marriott-case-be-arraigned-dover <p>The suspect charged in the death of UNH student Lizzi Marriott will be arraigned in Dover District court Monday.</p><p>At a press conference Saturday afternoon, authorities revealed they had information confirming the 19-year-old's death, but that they have yet to recover her body.</p><blockquote><p>"This is still an active and ongoing investigation. We are, at this point only 24 hours in and, as you are aware, the search for her was ongoing for a period of about two days or so. But now, obviously, that has changed."</p> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 09:32:04 +0000 Jonathan Lynch 14768 at http://nhpr.org Suspect In Lizzi Marriott Case To Be Arraigned In Dover