PLEASE READ: Taking a Break

Taking a break

Just wanted to give you a heads up that I am taking a week off from blogging and approving comments, as well as Twitter.

I need a break. The last post I wrote on Kenneka Jenkins caused quite a stir, and the trolls came out. I deleted all the nasty comments towards me and the article so you were never able to view them. But it just wore me out and pissed me off, so I became Negative Nancy BIG time. read more

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What Really Happened to Kenneka Jenkins?

Kenneka Jenkins
Kenneka Jenkins

19-year-old Kenneka Jenkins was found dead in a hotel freezer in Rosemont, Illinois on September 10, 2017 after attending a party in one of the hotel rooms. Her death was ruled accidental but others disagree.

About the Case

Around 11:30 p.m. on September 8, 2017, 19-year-old Kenneka Jenkins left her west side Chicago home. She told her mother she was going to hang out with friends and go bowling. In reality, the teen was going to a party. read more

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The 1985 Murder of NY Teen Kimberly Simon

In September 1985, the nearly naked body of 16-year-old Kimberly Simon was found by police along Mohawk River in Whitesboro, New York. The teen had been beaten, raped, and strangled to death. Police arrested 19-year-old Steven Barnes who spent nearly 20 years in prison for her murder until DNA proved his innocence. He was released from prison in 2008 and exonerated of all charges in early 2009. The real killer (or killers) remains free. read more

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The 2011 Death of Justin Hepburn

Justin Hepburn
Credit: Southeast Missourian

In 2011, four-year-old, Justin Hepburn was found dead in his bedroom by his babysitter. His father’s girlfriend, Sacha Brown was charged with murder but acquitted in 2014, partially from a weak investigation into Justin’s death.

About the Case

Justin Hepburn resided with his father, Chris Hepburn and Hepburn’s girlfriend, Sacha Brown in Ware, Illinois, a tiny town located east of the Mississippi River. Hepburn and Brown had been together for about a year. Justin’s mother, Kandi Mullins had not seen her son in over a year. read more

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Susan Winters: Suicide or murder? Police and family say murder

Susan Winters
Credit: Las Vegas Review-Journal

Lawyer and part-time judge, Susan Winters was found dead from a combination of ethylene glycol poisoning and oxycodone intoxication in 2015. Her death was initially ruled a suicide but later changed to undetermined. In 2017, her husband, psychologist Brent Dennis was arrested for murder.

About the Case

At 6:48 a.m. on January 3, 2015, psychologist Brent Dennis of Las Vegas called 911 after finding his wife, Susan Winters, 48, unresponsive in bed. Susan was still alive when paramedics arrived. She was rushed to the hospital. Susan died at 2:26 p.m. after Dennis instructed doctors to take his wife off life support. read more

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True Crime Diva on Reddit and Elsewhere

It has come to my attention that a user on Reddit is sharing my articles. No biggie. However, this person is NOT giving me proper credit. Shocker. Smh.

So, of course people who previously visited or currently visit my blog are asking if that’s me. I have had this happen on Twitter as well.

if the user name is not “truecrimediva” then it is not me.

The only exception is Facebook because some asshole used “truecrimediva” as their personal profile username before I created my page. On Facebook, I go by “originaltruecrimediva.” read more

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Ebonee Shanetta Spears: Young Mother Acted Erratically Before 2016 Disappearance

30-year-old Ebonee Shanetta Spears disappeared from Wilmington, North Carolina on January 15, 2016. Ebonee acted paranoid prior to her disappearance. She has not been found.

About the Case

Ebonee Shanetta SpearsEbonee Shanetta Spears was a single mother to a daughter and resided at Point-Taylor Estates in the 1300 block of Brooklyn Lane in Wilmington, North Carolina. On January 15, 2016, Ebonee ate breakfast with her parents, Alfonso and Harriet Rivers, at their home on Price Drive. The night before, Ebonee acted paranoid and disoriented. Her parents met her in the parking lot of the police department hoping police might commit her to a psychiatric hospital. read more

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