Crime news

Interesting news stories this week:

– If someone’s missing they’ll look – an article about search and rescue volunteers in Winnipeg. (Winnipeg Free Press)

America’s Most Wanted has been changed from a weekly format to quarterly specials, prompting its host John Walsh to ponder its future. John Walsh, whose son Adam was abducted and murdered in 1981, has become a high profile and tireless campaigner for tougher crime laws. He helped to form the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and in 1988 he started producing and hosting “Most Wanted.”

– Northern Irish detectives close to a breakthrough in the 1988 murder of a German backpacker.  Police are also examining whether more than one person was involved in the killing of 18-year-old Inga Maria Hauser and that fresh leads received from the public at the end of last year have given life to the investigation.

– A review of Federal Bureau of Prisons’ policies for library collections has begun in Connecticut after concerns that prisoners are able to access graphic horror novels and true crime books.



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