Friday Crime Stories: ‘Kayak killer’ wants victim’s life insurance payout

PLUS: Police finally identify dead child found in Cleveland backyard

Angelika Graswald, who was convicted of criminally negligent homicide in the drowning death of her fiancé Vincent Viafore, is now demanding a his $491,000 accidental death insurance payoff. Proseuctors said Graswald pulled the plug on his kayak during a river outing. Nancy Grace explores the case with Crime Stories contributing reporter David Hopkins, lawyer Ashley Willcott, New York psychologist Caryn Stark, and forensics expert Karen Smith in this Crime Stories episode.

Also read: ‘Kayak killer’ Angelika Graswald wants her dead fiancé’s $491K insurance policy: Report

Investigators in Cleveland have resolved — at least partially — the mystery of a child’s remains found in the backyard of an abandoned house. The boy has been identified nearly five months after a landscaper found him as 4-year-old Eliazar Ruiz. Syndicated radio host David Mack reports.

Also read: ‘It’s hard to explain’: Police still trying to identify remains of 4-year-old boy found behind Cleveland home

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[Feature Photo: Angelika Graswald/Allyse Pulliam/Times Herald-Record via AP, Pool, File]