Category Archives: True Crime Memorabilia

How Two Hilarious Women Turned a Comedy-Murder Podcast Into a Phenomenon

In the early morning hours of August 26th, 1986, Jennifer Levin left Dorrian’s Red Hand, then a favorite watering hole of the underage Upper East Side elite, with Robert Chambers. The well-liked, beautiful Levin was bound for junior college in Boston the following week. But shortly after dawn, her brutally strangled body was found in Central Park. Chambers, 19, would later tell police he’d accidentally killed 18-year-old Levin in self-defense when she’d initiated “rough sex.” Tabloids labelled the slaying the “Preppy Murder,” and romanticized Chambers as a handsome, Kennedy-like figure destined for greatness, while Levin was posthumously slut-shamed. (“How Jennifer Courted Death”, read one Daily News headline.) Chambers’ defense doubled-down on Jennifer’s supposedly promiscuous reputation, subpoenaing the Levin family for their late daughter’s so-called “sex diary,” which never existed – all she had was an appointment notebook. Her killer pled guilty to manslaughter and served 15 years in prison.

The Keepers: A murdered nun, amateur detectives, and our fascination with true crime

In November of 1969, a young nun who taught at a prestigious Baltimore school went missing. Sister Cathy Cesnik, 29, was a great favourite of all the students at the Keough school; they were devastated when they got the news. The police launched an investigation, but no leads were forthcoming. Sister Cathy had driven down to a nearby mall to buy an engagement present for a family member at around 8.30 pm. When she didn’t return home even after several hours, her worried roommate — a Sister Russell Phillips — called a priest Cathy was friends with, and after still more time, the police.

Sister Cathy’s car was found, illegally parked about a block from her apartment building. Of Sister Cathy, there was no sign.

A still from The Keepers

A still from The Keepers

Then, two month later, her body was found in a spot that

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He helped build the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. But his 2010 killing remains unsolved.


John “Jack” Parsons Wheeler III at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in 1994, touching the name of friend and onetime classmate Timothy Hayes. (Charles Tasnadi/Associated Press)

Kathy Klyce was worried. Her husband, Jack Wheeler, a prominent consultant and former Pentagon official, had been out of touch for a few days. They had argued about his decision to head to Washington on Dec. 28, 2010, while she stayed at their condo in New York, but silence from her normally voluble husband was unusual.

She was stunned when her stepdaughter arrived, on Jan. 2, 2011, to tell her police from Newark, Del., had called: Jack was dead, they said. And the details Klyce learned when she traveled to Delaware were shattering: Jack had been beaten severely and suffered a heart attack. His body had been discovered in a landfill

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He helped build the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. How did he end up dead in a landfill?


John “Jack” Parsons Wheeler III at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in 1994, touching the name of friend and onetime classmate Timothy Hayes. (Charles Tasnadi/Associated Press)

Kathy Klyce was worried. Her husband, Jack Wheeler, a prominent consultant and former Pentagon official, had been out of touch for a few days. They had argued about his decision to head to Washington on Dec. 28, 2010, while she stayed at their condo in New York, but silence from her normally voluble husband was unusual.

She was stunned when her stepdaughter arrived, on Jan. 2, 2011, to tell her police from Newark, Del., had called: Jack was dead, they said. And the details Klyce learned when she traveled to Delaware were shattering: Jack had been beaten severely and suffered a heart attack. His body had been discovered in a landfill

Read more at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazine/he-helped-build-the-vietnam-veterans-memorial-but-his-2010-killing-remains-unsolved/2017/05/23/91442c74-2927-11e7-b605-33413c691853_story.html

Letters of evil child killer Brady bought on ‘dark web’ by macabre collectors



Notorious: Ian Brady

By Aaron Tinney

May 23 2017

Morbid crime obsessives have spent a fortune buying Ian Brady’s possessions and letters from murky websites in the wake of his death, the Belfast Telegraph can reveal.

A Northern Ireland-based collector of serial killer ‘murderabilia’ said a spike in sales of Brady’s belongings happened hours after news broke of the death of the Moors murderer a week ago.

The collector also revealed some are hunting for the ‘Ian Brady holy grail’ – a letter in which he is believed to pinpoint the spot where he disposed of the body of his fourth victim, 12-year-old Keith Bennett, which still remains undiscovered.

Several of Brady’s letters to his pen-pals and fans are now sold out on so-called ‘murderabilia’ sites which specialise in flogging items that belong to the world’s most notorious serial killers.

One of the sites, named

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How Ian Brady cried when his pet spaniel died

Dr Alan Keightley was head of religious studies at a West Midlands sixth-form college when he began writing to Ian Brady in 1992 at the suggestion of the mother of his youngest victim, Lesley Ann Downey. For years, he visited Brady in prison every month, spoke to him on the phone every day and received hundreds of letters from him.

Dr Keightley built up a detailed archive of material he has now turned into a biography of Brady that provides a disturbing and unique insight into the man himself — and the nature of evil.

More than half a century has gone by since the Moors Murders, yet they hold a fascination that will not go away, despite the passage of time.

They were the flip side of the so-called Swinging Sixties, traumatic events that shattered all sense of safety and decency in society. It is one

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Ghouls cashing in on Ian Brady’s death with Moors Murders killing spree MURDERABILIA

Hindley and Brady sexually abused, tortured and murdered Pauline Reade, 16, John Kilbride, 12, Keith Bennett, 12, Lesley Ann Downey, 10, and Edward Evans, 17.

But serial killer fans can flaunt their reverence for the killer with black t-shirts featuring an all-over print of his mugshot.

Charms are also sold featuring the police photos of both Hindley and Brady together on one chain.

Read more at: http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/614653/Ian-Brady-Dead-Moors-Murders-Myra-Hindley-Merchandise-Memorabilia-Saddleworth-Moor-Sale

Ian Brady and Myra Hindley Moors Murders merchandise for sale with ‘prices set to rocket’

Hindley and Brady sexually abused, tortured and murdered Pauline Reade, 16, John Kilbride, 12, Keith Bennett, 12, Lesley Ann Downey, 10, and Edward Evans, 17.

But serial killer fans can flaunt their reverence for the killer with black t-shirts featuring an all-over print of his mugshot.

Charms are also sold featuring the police photos of both Hindley and Brady together on one chain.

Read more at: http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/614653/Ian-Brady-Dead-Moors-Murders-Myra-Hindley-Merchandise-Memorabilia-Saddleworth-Moor-Sale

‘I dated a killer and sold her panties’

Items once owned by serial killers including famed Australian Ivan “The Backpack Killer” Milat are being peddled online by a company that profits from the sales of macabre memorabilia and collectibles.

Eric Holler, formerly known by his “stage name” Eric Gein, told News.com.au that he started his business, Serial Killer Ink, because of a lifelong fascination with some of the most depraved humans to have existed.

The site caters to those with a special interest in the worst of humanity: “necrophiles and cannibals … satanic killers … mass shooters … serial killers.”

Holler typically contacts the killers in prison and requests drawings, hand tracings, hair samples, and personal effects from them. Then he sells the goods online.

John Wayne Gacy original artwork, “Pogo the Clown’Getty Images

He has also acquired some of the items — including convicted murderer

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Florida man Eric Holler, 47, sells the personal belongings and art of serial killers

He’s the man who makes a living peddling items for the world’s most sadistic serial killers.

Eric Holler’s Serial Killer Ink is billed as a ‘true crime collectibles’ site, selling the belongings and art of ‘mass shooters, cannibals and necrophiles.’

The once-aspiring cop from Florida contacts inmates behind bars – including Australians Ivan Milat and John Bunting – to commission ‘murderabilia’.

The 47-year-old told Daily Mail Australia he has no qualms paying bloodthirsty villains to ‘help them out’. And he remains defiant in the face of the furore he’s drawn.

Crime pays: Eric Holler (posing at the grave of US musician Leon wilkesonl) makes a living peddling items for the world's most infamous serial killers

Crime pays: Eric Holler (posing at the grave of US musician Leon wilkesonl) makes a living peddling items for the world’s most infamous

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