Woman Allegedly Poisoned Lookalike with Cheesecake to Steal Her Identity
Viktoria Nasyrova faces charges of attempted murder, assault, and burglary—but her troubles began long before the cheesecake.
How Cops Use Pizza Crusts and Half-Eaten Burgers to Solve Murder Mysteries
The Savopolous murders—a grisly quadruple homicide in Washington, DC—piqued the public’s darkest fascination for a variety of reasons: the wealth of the family, the alleged torture of a ten-year-old-boy, and the case's dependence on a piece of Domino’s...
These New Orleans Cops Are More Interested in Doughnuts Than Fighting Crime
More than four years ago, three detectives in the New Orleans Police Department decided to hang up fighting crime to open a doughnut shop. There was only one problem: no one actually knew how to make doughnuts.
Did JonBenét Ramsey’s Brother Kill Her Over a Piece of Pineapple?
Just when we all thought this 20-year-old murder mystery had no chance of being solved, along comes a half-digested piece of pineapple.
A Brooklyn Murder Mystery Surrounds a Stolen Pizza Sauce Recipe
Louis Barbati, the 61-year-old fourth-generation owner of the beloved Bensonhurst pizzeria L&B Spumoni Gardens, was shot five times in his backyard on June 30 while his wife and two sons were inside his home.
Murderers Are the Best Restaurant Workers
From the beginning of my stints working front-of-house in restaurants, I always enjoyed dealing with different types of personalities.
A Sustainable Farm Rises from the Ashes of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin
In 1914, Frank Lloyd Wright's mistress was murdered, and the home he built for her was burnt to the ground. A century later, a team of farmers is trying to restore a sustainable farm on the property.
How a Lemon Phobia Lead to Murder
If life gives you lemons, make lemon meringue. But for one unfortunate soul, one piece of the fresh citrus cost him his life.
I Drank Old Fashioneds Where Jeffrey Dahmer Killed His First Victim in Milwaukee
In the fall of 1987, serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer murdered a man in his room at the Ambassador Hotel, a local landmark where you can still get a mean cocktail.
A Brief History of Women Putting Poison in Their Lovers' Food
For many reasons—money, jealousy, or even a way out of an abusive relationship—poison has remained an effective weapon for women throughout history.
A Man in India Was Beaten to Death Over Rumors He Ate Beef
A Muslim man in the northern Indian city of Dadri in Uttar Pradesh was beaten to death by a mob on Monday over rumors that he had butchered a cow and that his family was storing beef.
This Chef Threatened to Kill His Coworker Over the Right Way to Make Pizza
Sure, bad pizza is an offense, but the Italian-born cook apparently chased the victim with a knife, screaming, "Tonight, I kill you."
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