Carina’s Story

Summer was slowly bleeding into fall in the Midwest. Freshly taped flyers with the face of a nineteen-year-old girl fluttered in the morning breeze around the streets of Northwest Oklahoma City. The metallic squeaking and sputtering of grocery carts sounded through a Homeland store in Bethany, Oklahoma, while two animal welfare workers trudged through the…

Remembering Columbine: 18 Years Later

This article was originally published on Crimeology.com on April 20, 2017.   On April 20, 1999, at 11:19 a.m., countless lives in both Littleton, Colorado, and the rest of the nation changed forever. Two very disturbed teenage boys attacked Columbine High School, murdering twelve students and a teacher and wounding many more before completing suicide…

Nightmare in Oklahoma: Who Killed Julie & Keagen?

December 16, 2016 was an unusually warm Friday for the winter season in Oklahoma. With Christmas just over a week away, Jill Mason and her sister Julie Mason made plans to go to Walmart the next day to gather ingredients they would need to bake cookies with Julie’s eight-year-old son, Keagen, which was a tradition…

Happy Birthday, Skylar Neese

This article was originally published on Crimeology.com on February 10, 2017.   On this day twenty-one years ago – February 10, 1996 – Dave and Mary Neese gave birth to a beautiful and healthy baby girl. They named her Skylar; a name which was suggested by a patient at the doctor’s office where Mary worked….