Shelley Murphy

Shelley Murphy is an investigative reporter, who works on a three-member strike force team focusing on stories that expose wrongdoing and hold public institutions accountable. She has also covered organized crime in Boston since the 1980s and is co-author of the New York Times best-seller “Whitey Bulger: America’s Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt That Brought Him to Justice.”

Murphy is a Boston native -- with the accent to prove it (wait, what accent?) -- and graduated from Northeastern University. She joined the Globe in 1993.

Latest stories

Funeral for mother and daughter brings closure to longtime mystery

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Nearly 100 people gathered in New Hampshire for a solemn and bittersweet funeral service as Marlyse Honeychurch and her daughter, Marie Elizabeth Vaughn, were laid to rest.

Daughter of killer travels to New Hampshire to attend funeral for slain half-sister

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Diane Kloepfer, of Chicago, wants to know the name of her half-sister, whose body was found in a barrel in Allenstown, N.H., in 2000.

Nathan Carman ‘directly or indirectly’ caused boat sinking that killed his mother, judge rules

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The court ruled that Carman, 25, can’t claim the insurance payout because “the facts show that Mr. Carman made improper and faulty repairs to his boat that contributed to its sinking.”

Jail where ‘Whitey’ Bulger was killed has little accounting for deaths

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One year after James “Whitey” Bulger’s death, authorities have not brought criminal charges or explained why he was put within reach of organized crime figures from Massachusetts — a move one former Bulger lawyer equated to a death sentence.