Friday, May 20, 2022

CrimeCon 2022! Selfies Plus More!

PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION TO GET JonBenet's DNA tested by an independent lab!


Thursday, May 19, 2022

SOURCES - Bone Deep: Untangling the Twisted True Story of the Tragic Betsy Faria Murder Case by Charles Bosworth & Joel Schwartz

Updated Aug 1, 2023


Crimecon 2022! 
Carol McAfee, Russ Faria, Mary Anderson and me! They were gracious, fun, open, and I appreciate them SO much! Don't miss the interview!

 MURDER SHELF BOOK CLUB PODCAST: Bone Deep -Episodes 40, 41 and 42.

Pam Hupp claimed Betsy wrote this letter to her about Russ being abusive. 

Memories of Betsy Faria- Dateline NBC

Det Ray Floyd with Russ Faria, May 2022- after his heartfelt apology to Russ.

Louis Gumperberger, RIP. 
Shirley Neumann, mother of Pam Hupp. RIP
Is she a victim of her daughter, the serial killer? Stay tuned.

The Orbitoprefontal Cortex of the brain- possibly damaged when Pam Hupp fell in 2009; (2017).

Sources: Show, Updates, Food & Drink Information

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Buddy T, Characteristics of Adult children of Alcoholics,, Nov 5, 2021.

Cadaveric Spasm, Medico Legal Training- Autopsy, April 2021.

Charles Bosworth, Charles Bosworth Books, March 31, 2022.

Charles Bosworth Jr, & Joel J. Schwartz, Bone Deep: Untangling the Twisted True Story of the Tragic Betsy Faria Murder Case, Citadel Press, New York, New York, 2022.

Charles Matthews, Meet Russ Faria's fiancee, Carol Alford, Bio, Age, Job,, March23, 2022.

Charles Matthews, Louis Gumperberger, Bio, Obituary, wife, Pam Hupp,, March 25, 2022

Chris Hayes, The 123 hidden pics in Russ Faria's wrongful conviction,, April 1, 2022. Aug 6, 2014, Updated May 12, 2021.

Chris Hayes, Anonymous letters sent to murder victim's family, reporter and judge about Pam Hupp,, March 29, 2022.

Chris Hayes, Betsy Faria's daughter speak for the first time on their Mom's murder, Pam Hupp,, March 8, 2022.

Chris Hayes, Evidence in Betsy Faria case was nearly destroyed,, July 14, 2021.

Chris Hayes, Faria Murder trial witness prohibited from own bank accounts,,

Chris Hayes, Former police captain accused of stalking fellow officer,, July 28, 2023.

Chris Hayes, Fox Files, Former employee talks about Lincoln County treatment of Pam Hupp,, May 21, 2021.

Chris Hayes, Meet the Jurors involved in Russ Faria's wrongful conviction, March 14, 2022.

Chris Hayes, Mother of Louis Gumperberger speaks out for the first time about Pam Hupp case, May 17, 2017.

Chris Hayes, Pam Hupp charged with murder one week after fatal shooting in her home,, Aug 15, 2016, update March 7, 2022.

Chris Hayes, With $150,000 on the line, a murder witness changes her story,, Nov. 3, 2014, update May 12, 2021.

Chris Hayes, Pam Hupp speak to police for first time about Betsy Faria's murder,, July 14, 2021.

Chris Hayes, Russ Faria's kind message for the woman who tried to frame him,, May 12, 2021.

Chris Hayes, Man Killed in Pam Hupp's home was scheduled for job interview in the morning,, August 18, 2016.

Christine Byers, Police and prosecution on Betsy Faria murder case now subject to criminal investigation, July 12, 2021.

Christine Byers, Prosecutor says "The Thing About Pam' ignores her side of the story,, March 8, 2022.

Christine Byers, What the actors and their real-life counterparts have to say about 'The Thing About Pam',, April 5, 2022.

Christine Fillmore, Former investigator in Faria murder case accused of blackmail,, Dec 23, 2022.

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Flint Rehab and Courtney Maher, Personality Changes After Head Injury- Why they happen and How they cope,, Aug 13, 2020.

Grunge, The Truth About Convicte Killer Pam Hupp,, March 2022.

Jacob Long, Newly released video shows Pam Hupp's bizarre behaviorafter murder arrest, before suicide, attempt,, June 25, 2019.

Joel J. Schwartz, Rosenbaum, Schwartz and Fry,, March 2022.

Kristi Mehrota, Where are Betsy Faria's daughters today, Cinemaholic March 8, 2022.

Kristi Mehrota, Where is Russel "Russ" Faria today- UPDATE, Cinemaholic, March 8, 2022.

Marianne Martinez, Loved one of man killed by Pam Hupp speaks out, 5onYourSide,, August 26, 2016.

Missouri Judge suspended over dispute with public defenders, Springfield New Leader, Jan 4, 2017.

Nicole Sanders, Pam Hupp charged in Betsy Faria Murder; prosecutor says charges against investigators, attorneys may follow,, Feb 23 2022.

nwlawerence, St Louis Style Gooey Butter Cake, Recipes, 2022.

Obituary- Louis Royce Gumperbecker, Baue .com, Sept 24, 2016.

Pam Hupp 911 Call, St Charles County, Missouri, June 19,2019.

Pan Hupp's Neighbor Speaks Out,, April 16, 2022.

Quady Electra 750 ml, Table and Vine, April 2022.

Raymond Strickland, Louis Gumpenberger's Mother: 'My life has been hell' since his murder,, Nov 17, 2017.

Robert Patrick, Medical Examiner changes the cause of death for Pam Hupp's Mother, St Louis Nov 3, 2017.

Robert Patrick, "Monster" Pam Hupp sentenced to life in prison for killing disabled man, St Louis, Aug 13, 2019.

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Sheila Flynn, Pam Hupp detective blasts Renee Zellweger's 'despicable' portrait of the infamaous case,, April 17, 2022.

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Viswa Vannapalli, Louis Gumperbecker's murder: How did he die? Why did Pam Hupp kill him?, Cinemaholic, March 8, 2022.

Wednesday, May 4, 2022


PLEASE- Sign the petition to get the DNA in this case sent to an independent lab for genetic genealogy testing!  IT IS TIME!


 25 years ago, six-year-old JonBenét Ramsey was killed in her Boulder, Colorado home.

The ensuing years have brought false investigative starts, wild conspiracy theories, and a seemingly infinite number of accusations against nearly everyone involved with the case.
The one thing the years have not brought is an arrest.
JonBenét Ramsey deserves justice and new advances in DNA technology finally make that possible. Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, you are the only person with enough power and independence in the state to put Ramsey DNA testing decisions in the hands of a new agency that’s free from Boulder’s significant history with the case.
Since her death in 1996, advances in DNA have allowed for testing of even trace amounts of severely degraded samples. Combined with innovation in forensic genetic genealogy (which led to the arrest of the Golden State Killer), new arrests and identifications in cold cases are happening across the country at an unprecedented rate. Private labs like Othram use best-in-class technology to work directly with law enforcement and state crime labs to support the processing of samples. In fact, earlier this year, police in Denver (less than 30 miles away) used genetic genealogy and familial DNA to solve four homicides from the early 1980s.
So why is new DNA testing technology and forensic genetic genealogy searching not being used in the JonBenét case? Here’s what the Boulder Police (BPD) posted on the 25-year anniversary of the case:
“As the Department continues to use new technology to enhance the investigation, it is actively reviewing genetic DNA testing processes to see if those can be applied to this case moving forward.”
They can. Right now. Everyone who understands this technology knows that.
Boulder Police are working hard to placate the public by telling the media that they hope DNA will solve this case while, at the same time, doing very little to make that happen. And it makes sense: the same two key investigators from 1996 still have control of the case.  Isn’t it time for new perspectives and ideas?
In short, justice for JonBenét has seemingly given way to politics and the massaging of egos. She deserves better. Everyone, from the police to the family, should have a vested interest in finding the truth. The fact that those with the ability to do that are not doing it should tell us everything we need to know.
Governor Polis, you were born in Boulder 15 years before JonBenét. You have a connection to the city. Your intervention in the Colorado truck driver case shows you have compassion. You have the power. Given the lack of progress by the Boulder Police, we the undersigned petitioners ask you to move DNA decisions in this case away from the BPD to an independent agency so that JonBenét has a last chance at the justice she deserves.

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

5 STARS: Book Review: Wretched by John David Bethel


When the monster is murdered, who will work to bring the killer to justice when faced with a wall of silent approval?

Wretched delivers the disturbing high paced realism that John David Bethel is known for, pitting law enforcement and the FBI on the side of justice, even for a dangerous chronic bully like Ken Plough.  What unfolds is a story of investigation in an Iowan town, fraught with obstacles that gradually reveals a daringly complex tale that rivals true crime stories on serial killers, leaving you obsessed as you try to figure out who is kidnapping the missing women.  I highly recommend Wretched to anyone who enjoys true crime. Based on true events! This is my kind of novel! 

Jill McCracken- Host of the Murder Shelf Book Club podcast.