The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast. These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or firstname.lastname@example.org) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need. Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast.
These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or email@example.com) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need.
Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
Search results for "murder-for-hire" ...
Texas Monthly reports on the undercover murder-for-hire investigations of Gary Johnson, a Houston psychology teacher who works for the cops. The story reveals the techniques used by Johnson to convince people that he is an experienced professional killer and "their one best hope for a better life." The article follows Johnson's start and development in his career as an investigator. "Although the professional hit man is a staple of detective fiction, no one is really certain if there is someone in this country who makes a living as a hired gun," reports the magazine.
Carol Neulander, a mother of three and the owner of two popular bakeries, was bludgeoned to death in her Cherry Hill, N.J. home...her husband, a popular local rabbi, was a suspect in the murder. Police theorized that Rabbi Fred J. Neulander hired someone to kill his wife so he could continue an affair with a local radio personality without getting a divorce and risking the loss of his congregation." Reporter Nancy Phillips "spent hours talking abut the case" with Len Jenoff, a private investigator hired by the rabbi to investigate the death and learned that Jenoff and an accomplice had committed the murders at the rabbi's bidding.
An investigation into the killing of a mother of six shot and stabbed in front of her baby quadruplets. Police called it an elaborate murder for hire conspiracy. Under arrest were several of the "middlemen". But the mastermind, according to sources and police documents, was still free.
In the 1970s, Walter Waldhauser, Jr. was involved in four insurance and inheritance-related murders for hire. After serving less than a third of his time, Waldhauser was paroled and is now the president of a viatical company which buys the life insurance policy of terminally ill patients - for pennies on the dollar - and pockets the money when they die.
San Diego Magazine looks at a murder for hire situation between two doctors. "Orthopedic surgeon William Shoemaker, driving on Interstate 805 from his home in Rancho Santa Fe to his office in Mission Valley, had indeed been shot.... Initially, local media called the incident a random attack... It was, it turns out, a part of a Kafkaesque tale of greed, revenge and death, in which Shoemaker was just one of the innocent intended victims... San Diego police began to suspect Shoemaker's former medical partner, Dr. Ron Neufeld, who was enmeshed in a bitter legal dispute with Shoemaker." Neufeld later committed suicide.