Christine Pelisek is a staff reporter for The Daily Beast, covering crime. She was previously a reporter at the LA Weekly, where she covered crime for the last five years. In 2008 she won three Los Angeles Press Club awards, one for her investigative story on the Grim Sleeper.

Up to Speed

The dramatic court battle between Michael Jackson's family and his last concert promoter will soon reach a conclusion. Christine Pelisek brings you up to speed on five key moments.

Anderson Case

New reports show that the mother and brother of the kidnapped teen were severely beaten before they were killed. Yet police still have no motive. Christine Pelisek reports.


The Georgia teen was found safe and sound, but her headline-grabbing abduction still doesn’t add up. Christine Pelisek on what we know so far.


Excavators are digging for remains at a notorious Florida school, hoping DNA will solve at least a dozen cold cases.