When a North Carolina woman's body was discovered in a pool of blood at the foot of stairs in her home, her husband, Michael Peterson, became the prime suspect in her murder. But what really happened to her has been the subject of debate.
In 2020, Shirley Ann Soosay, a member of the Cree Nation, was one of the first Indigenous people to be identified using investigative genealogy. Prior to that, Soosay, who was murdered in California in July 1980, was referred to as Jane Doe Kern County.
The 1980s McMartin Preschool case was, and currently remains, the longest and most expensive criminal trial in American history. Seven teachers at the school were accused of abusing hundreds of students, sometimes as part of Satanic rituals.