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

‘I can’t abandon him. He’s my son’: A mom spends months in Algeria searching for her child

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Jerusha Hall’s ex-husband fled with their 3-year-old in July. She hasn’t seen her boy since, but it’s not for a lack of trying.

Bulger’s family set to file wrongful death suit, report says

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The estate of gangster James “Whitey” Bulger is preparing to file a wrongful death lawsuit, The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.

‘Whitey’ Bulger wished for ‘peaceful death,’ prison letters say

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The ex-South Boston crime boss described a litany of worsening health problems that included several heart attacks and blackouts.

Two more inmates investigated in ‘Whitey’ Bulger slaying

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Investigators are focusing on Felix Wilson, who shared a cell with Bulger, and Sean McKinnon, a Vermont man serving an eight-year sentence.