It was the murder of the century but only North Dakota still seems interested.

It could be argued that the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife in 1914 which was a major factor in launching Europe into World War I was the murder of the Century.  But it's Lee Harvey Oswald, the Book Depository, the grassy knoll, and the killing of police officer J.D. Tippit and President John F. Kennedy in 1963  that still seems to find its way into North Dakota search engines.

The assassination of JFK is the most searched true crime story in North Dakota

At least according to a study from Edwards Kirby.  The study does have its limitations as it focuses on 63 true crime cases that had some form of national impact. So I presume the North Dakota murder cases of Dru Sjodin or Savanna Greywind were not included.  I would like to think these women's cases would spur more interest than a widely publicized case that is now nearly 60 years old.  But the Kennedy case sure does have its conspiracies.

The death of Caylee Anthony tops searches nationwide.

I'm very intrigued by true crime cases but have to admit to not watching a minute of the Anthony case.  For that, I blame TV rabble-rouser Nancy Grace.  Go ahead and love Nancy if you like but her chasing of every case involving pretty white girls really rubs me the wrong way. I'm also frustrated that every real-life crime feature on Netflix turns out to be an 8-part series that takes ten hours to watch.  I don't care if it's OJ Simpson let's try to get it in at two hours or less.  Like when New Kids On The Block star Donnie Wahlberg hosts Very Scary People on HLN.


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