True Crime Chat Group

Welcome to our new program, True Crime Chat!  Our aim is to discuss one true crime topic monthly, the topic being selected from group members’ suggestions. We will use and share resources, such as books, articles, documentaries, etc. before each session.  This program is open to the public and is held entirely via Zoom.  For adults.

Registration required.  We’ll send the Zoom link out just before the program.  Interested? Please email us at registrations@boontonholmeslibrary.org. Upcoming topics:

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  • Thu., Feb. 10:  Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women; As of 2016, the National Crime Information Center has reported 5,712 cases of missing American Indian and Alaska Native women and girls. Strikingly, the U.S Department of Justice missing persons database has only reported 116 cases.  The majority of these murders are committed by non-Native people on Native-owned land. The lack of communication combined with jurisdictional issues between state, local, federal, and tribal law enforcement, make it nearly impossible to begin the investigative process. Please click here to learn more.
Lizzie Borden on RealMurderMysteries.com
  • Thu., Mar. 10: Lizzie Borden! – Did she or didn’t she?  Although found not guilty of the 1892 murders of her father and stepmother, her innocence or guilty is still widely debated. Side note: stepmother Abby Borden received 18 whacks, not 40.




How the Donner Party Was Doomed By a Disastrous Shortcut - HISTORY
The Tragedy of the Donner Party

Thu., May12: JonBenet Ramsay, her 1996 murder remains unsolved.

How the Donner Party Was Doomed By a Disastrous Shortcut - HISTORY
Madeleine McCann
  • Thu., Aug.11: Madeleine McCann Disappearance – Madeleine is an almost 4 year old British child who disappeared on the evening of 3 May 2007 from her bed in a holiday apartment at a resort in Praia da Luz, in the Algarve region of Portugal. The Daily Telegraph described the disappearance as “the most heavily reported missing-person case in modern history”. Madeleine’s whereabouts remain unknown.