Murderer Richard Crafts killed his wife on November 18, 1986, then tried to dispose of his criminal evidence in the most efficient way to ensure he wouldn't get caught — by feeding his victim's body into an industrial wood chipper. Without bodily evidence, investigators were stumped for a time. But despite his best efforts, Crafts turned out to be a sloppy killer. Although he got away with his crimes for a while, Crafts was eventually tracked and brought to justice in 1989 using meticulous investigation and revolutionary DNA analysis. Not every murderer gets so creative with their methods of human body disposal, but Crafts's heinous act ultimately revolutionized criminal forensics and DNA identification.
A Few Gruesome Remains Were Uncovered, But There Was No Trace Of A Full Body
Crafts Made Suspicious Purchases While His Wife Was Away For Work
The Attack Was Premeditated
A Snowplow Driver Noticed A Man With A Wood Chipper In The Midst Of A Blizzard
His Wife Hired A Private Investigator To Track Crafts, Whom She Suspected Of Having An Affair
His Alibis Cast Further Suspicion On Him