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The Disappearance of Nguyet Thu “Wiki” Phung

Stories of the Unsolved


Nguyet Thu “Wiki” Phung was born on September 18, 1971 in Vietnam. Around 1975, she and her family immigrated to the United States, as her parents wanted to escape the country’s communist takeover. They, Nguyet and her five siblings settled in Snohomish County, Washington.

According to those who knew her, Nguyet rarely went by her first name and would, instead, present herself as “Thu”, her middle name, even in her school yearbooks.


Nguyet was last seen leaving her parents’ apartment in Lynnwood, Washington on May 9, 1991. She’d planned to study at Shoreline Community College, before going to her clerical job at the Federal Building in Seattle, Washington, as was her regular routine.

According to one missing persons poster about her case, she was last seen at the library on the University of Washington campus. It should be noted, however, that this is the only source to…

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UNSOLVED: The murder of Brandon Polegato (2021) – Halifax, NS — True Crime Canada

Brandon Polegato, 26, was found dead from multiple gunshot wounds in the hallway of an apartment building on Washmill Lake Drive on Feb. 7, 2021. 179 more words

UNSOLVED: The murder of Brandon Polegato (2021) – Halifax, NS — True Crime Canada

The Disappearance of Steven Koecher — The True Crime Files

Case File Overview Steven Thell Koecher was born in Amarillo, Texas on November 1, 1979, to Deanne and Rolf Koecher. He was the second oldest… 14 more words

The Disappearance of Steven Koecher — The True Crime Files

The Unsolved Murder of Christina Kettlewell — The True Crime Files

Case File Overview  Christina Cecelia Mocon was born in Toronto, Ontario on August 7, 1925, to Kazmier and Mary Mocon – Polish immigrants and devout… 15 more words

The Unsolved Murder of Christina Kettlewell — The True Crime Files

HOT TOPICS • Re: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says at least 15 people are dead following Tuesday’s elementary school shooting — True Crime Society

Well, here we are again. Fourteen children will never return home because, well we know why. And it will happen again. And again. And again. 28 more words

HOT TOPICS • Re: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says at least 15 people are dead following Tuesday’s elementary school shooting — True Crime Society

Psycho For Love: Estanislao Prado Gonzalez killed his girlfriend, Luz Maria Mucino and her 2 daughters Edith and Gabriela; Sentenced to 3 terms of LWOP — Bonnie’s Blog of Crime

Victims Luz Maria Mucino, 36 Edith Mucino, 17 Find-A-Grave: Luz Maria Mucino Find-A-Grave: Edith Mucino Find-A-Grave: Gabriela Mucino Downey detectives used street-level investigative work, luck to solve a triple homicide Trial set in May slaying Man pleads guilty to 1994 Downey murders, will locate bodies Three life terms for man who killed girlfriend, two teens […]

Psycho For Love: Estanislao Prado Gonzalez killed his girlfriend, Luz Maria Mucino and her 2 daughters Edith and Gabriela; Sentenced to 3 terms of LWOP — Bonnie’s Blog of Crime

Chris Jennings

Whereabouts Still Unknown

Chris Michael Jennings, age 16, went missing from Kootenai County, Idaho on September 7, 1980.

He had accompanied his family to the North Idaho State Fair, where they were showing pigs. Chris reportedly became bored and wanted to go home, and his parents didn’t object. His brother also went home. They fed their animals, then Chris headed to a party.. He was never seen again.

In the beginning, his family believed him to be a runaway, as he had been displaying rebellious behavior and was experimenting with alcohol and drugs. There were also family problems; his parents were headed for divorce and frequently argued.

After no word from Chris in the ensuing weeks, his family grew worried and reported his disappearance to the police. There wasn’t much of an investigation at the time, and his parents eventually gave up searching.

Over a decade later, Chris’ sister was startled to receive…

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The Unsolved Murder of Susan Shearin Clary  — The True Crime Files

Hello, my loyal true crime readers! I am excited to present a guest post by true crime writer Greg Fox. In this post, Greg examines who… 17 more words

The Unsolved Murder of Susan Shearin Clary  — The True Crime Files

Duped by Saul Kassin

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Saul Kassin’sDuped: Why Innocent People Confess and Why We Believe Their Confessions(Prometheus Books, 2022) is a part of the growing body of literature that discusses false confessions, the psychology behind false accusations, and the injustice that is baked into the American judicial system. What I think this book is doing differently is explaining why false confessions are so easily believed and, even more alarmingly, how false confessions can poison every other piece of evidence in a case.

Saul Kassin is a social psychologist and professor, specializing in evidence and trial procedure, as well as the scientific study off false confession. Kassin’s experience makes this book extremely effective. Kassin’s text makes several clear-cut arguments as it explains why innocent people confess, why we believe them, and what can be done to avoid the large numbers of false confessions that are taken in the United States each year…

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Body of Bryce Dunfee found after going missing over two months ago — Missing NPF

Local authorities have not yet released the cause of death. Missing NPF will update the case file of Bryce Dunfee once this information has been released to the public. 196 more words

Body of Bryce Dunfee found after going missing over two months ago — Missing NPF

Murder • Re: Kylen Schulte and Crystal Turner (Beck) shot to death at UT campsite in La Sal mountains — True Crime Society

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Murder • Re: Kylen Schulte and Crystal Turner (Beck) shot to death at UT campsite in La Sal mountains — True Crime Society

217 – The Mysterious Death of Holly Bartlett — Dark Poutine – True Crime & Dark History

In the early hours of March 27, 2010, Holly Bartlett, 31, was found unconscious and badly injured under the A. Murray MacKay bridge in  372 more words

217 – The Mysterious Death of Holly Bartlett — Dark Poutine – True Crime & Dark History

Deadly Duo: Suzanne Rainey and Samuel “Snake” Redwine killed Donald Gene Smith and Alma Faye Marie Conley murders during a home invasion robbery; Both sentenced to 100 years in prison — Bonnie’s Blog of Crime

Victims Donald Gene Smith, 33 Alma Faye Marie Conley, 23 Find-A-Grave: Donald Gene Smith Alma Conley obituary Find-A-Grave: Alma Faye Marie Conley Two are arrested after man, woman are killed in shop Undelivered pizza may be murder clue Suspects remain in jail without bond Jury chosen for murder trial Testimony begins in double homicide trial […]

Deadly Duo: Suzanne Rainey and Samuel “Snake” Redwine killed Donald Gene Smith and Alma Faye Marie Conley murders during a home invasion robbery; Both sentenced to 100 years in prison — Bonnie’s Blog of Crime

Unsolved: The Oklahoma Girl Scout Murders (1977)

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This next case is about the Oklahoma Girl Scout Murders, this is case involves children being brutally murdered, the case remains unsolved from 1977.

The Oklahoma Girl Scout Murders is an unsolved murder case that occurred on the morning of June 13, 1977 at Camp Scott in Mayes County, Oklahoma. 3 victims were girl scouts between the ages 8-10, they were raped and murdered, and their bodies had been left on a trail leading to the showers about 150 yards from their tent at summer camp. The case was classified as solved but when a local Jail escapee with a history of violence was arrested, he was acquitted when he stood trial for the crime.

What was weird and mentioned most of the articles that I read was less than 2 months before the murders happened, while on a on-site training session, a camp counselor had her belongings ransacked and…

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Unmasked by Paul Holes

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As one of the most anticipated true crime releases of 2022, Paul Holes’ new true crime memoir, Unmasked, is an unflinching look inside the career of one of the most well-known figures in true crime and popular culture.

Holes’ memoir recounts some of the most famous and harrowing moments in his career alongside events in his personal life that shaped him as a man and as an investigator. The text emphasizes a conflation of the personal and the professional, focusing on the ways in which each element of Holes’ life influenced the other, and the complexities that surround each. The memoir covers Holes’ career from beginning to end, and the thread that runs through the entire narrative is the story of Holes’ own connection to the Golden State Killer case and the files that Holes became interested in early in his career.

Unmasked marks what seems to be the…

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Unfound Live for April 27, 2022

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A Love Affair Gone Wrong: The Murder of Antena Kropa

I enjoy reading about these old cases. Thank you!

Melanie Cole

Humboldt, Saskatchewan circa 1913, from the Saskatchewan Archival Information Network


It was Christmas night, 1929, and Antena and Stanley Kropa had been visiting at the home of their friend, J. Philip Mokolyk. Around 5:30PM, Antena took their three-year-old son home to put him to bed and Stanley followed not long after.

They were a young couple, Antena was only twenty-five, and they’d come to Canada just seven months before. Stanley worked as a railway worker and was often away with the railway gang. He was described as young and mild mannered, but unfortunately, it appears Antena was not in love with him. Just a few weeks before Christmas, she’d run off with a man named Alex Wysochan.

On December 11th, Stanley Kropa had gone to the local police chief, Denis Palmer, and appealed to him for help. He’d found out where the two lovers were staying, at a…

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127. The Disappearance of Marion Barter — Who’s That Lady?

The Prosecutors Podcast

In the case made famous by The Lady Vanishes podcast, Marion Barter sells her house and leaves her job for a year-long trip around the world. But when she disappears, some wonder if she ever intended to come home. Or was she murdered?


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The Intruder – The Muder of Albert Snyder

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When: Sunday, March 20th 1927


  1. Henry Judd Gray: Suspect
  2. Ruth Snider: Victims Wife
  3. Albert Snyder: Victim
  4. Lorraine Snyder: Daughter, 9 years old. 
  5. George Vincent McLaughlin: New York City Police Commissioner

More information about the case

Hello everyone, and welcome to Forgotten True Crime by Okie Investigations, the True Crime Podcast where we tell the stories of crimes that happened long ago. If you are a true crime fan, make sure you subscribe to the podcast. That way, when we have new episodes, you will be the first to know. Also, check us out on our Facebook page Okie Investigations and visit our blog TrueCrime.Blog where we post many cool things we found for each episode. This episode, “The Intruder,” has a lot of exciting stuff for you to dig into. Make sure you go there and check it out. You can also follow me on…

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Review: The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist – A True Story of Injustice in the American South by Radley Balko & Tucker Carrington



Public Affairs | 2018

Filed Under:*flips a table and screams*

Well, shit.

This book is sobering AF.

It’s robust, in-depth and densely investigated from every angle, with the authors conducting over 200 interviews and reviewing thousands of pages of court documents to deftly present to readers all the ins and outs of a corrupt system.

I’m wholly impressed with this nonfiction account of Mississippi’s completely fucking horrific justice system and two men in particular who should be punched in the throat every time they step outside.

Like, top to bottom, what the actual fuck are we doing as a society that anything in this book was allowed to happen?

I took some time after reading this before writing my review because I needed to collect my thoughts and emotions – namely rage. Now that I’m sitting here writing this, I’m realizing I’ve actually not gathered myself at all…

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Deadly Duo: Marty J. Malone and Jonathan Craig Curtis killed Steve Ver Woert, Malone’s ex-husband — Bonnie’s Blog of Crime

Find-A-Grave: Steve J. VerWoert Murder Suspect’s Trail Was A Sure Bet Scottsdale woman admits role in ex-husband’s death Pair Deny Plot To Murder Husband Sun., March 9, 1997 `Hit Man’ Trial In Killing Of Bothell Man Gets Under Way Too Many Hit Men Arizonan Denies He Was Hit Man — Defendant Testifies; Trial Goes To […]

Deadly Duo: Marty J. Malone and Jonathan Craig Curtis killed Steve Ver Woert, Malone’s ex-husband — Bonnie’s Blog of Crime

Current Missing Adults • Re: Pamela Winchester missing, car found at truck stop — True Crime Society

Pamela Winchester was last seen at the Circle K on US 41 in Henderson, KY on March 23. Winchester was driving from Southern Illinois, just south of the Cave In Rock area, 3 hours to a town just north of French Lick. 335 more words

Current Missing Adults • Re: Pamela Winchester missing, 

Formerly Missing Children and Adults – Found Alive • Re: Jesika Walters (35) last seen April 5th leaving party (Cincinnati, OH) — True Crime Society

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Formerly Missing Children and Adults – Found Alive • Re: Jesika Walters (35) last seen April 5th leaving party (Cincinnati, OH) — True Crime Society

The Missing Catherine Scalzo


The Missing
Catherine Lee Scalzo
Case #: 220112799
Hunterdon County

Catherine Scalzo was 40 years old when she was last seen on November 29, 2021 in the Pittstown and Eatontown areas of New Jersey, according to her sister April Ortiz. Some sources state that she was last seen in late December of 2021. Catherine is a white female with brown eyes and dark brown/black hair, standing at 5’2-5’5” and weighing about 115-125 lbs. Her date of birth is listed as 11/10/1981. She was last seen carrying a small black backpack. Catherine has a history of an undisclosed mental illness.

She was known to hang out in Pittstown and The Woodland Village, a trailer park in Eatontown. She has previously lived in Eatontown and Long Branch NJ.

If you have any information of the whereabouts of this individual, please contact the State Police Perryville Station Detective Bureau at 908-730-7042.


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Uncle John’s True Crime by Bathroom Readers’ Institute

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It’s Thursday, almost the weekend!
You know what that means?
It’s time for this week’s book review: Uncle John’s True Crime: A Classic Collection of Crooks, Cops, and Capers by the Bathroom Readers’ Institute!

Book Description

Title: Uncle John’s True Crime: A Classic Collection of Crooks, Cops, and Capers
Series: Uncle John’s Facts and Trivia
Author: Bathroom Readers’ Institute
Edition: Ebook > Libby
Length: 288
Genre/s: Nonfiction, Crime, True Crime, Reference > Trivia
Rating: 4 Golden Eggs

Blurb (Goodreads)

You’ll be on the edge of your seat reading tales of cops, robbers, criminals, and lawyers with this little tome that packs a lot of heat.

Do you like to read great stories? This book is loaded with them! We’ve rounded up the best cops-and-robber articles we’ve ever done–plus a rogue’s gallery of new offenders. You’ll read about dumb crooks and criminal masterminds, mafia henchman and low-level goons…

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Cold Case: Herbert Rice raped and strangled Eve Wilkowitz in 1980, as proven by DNA; He died in 1991 — Bonnie’s Blog of Crime

Eve Wilkowitz Find-A-Grave: Eve Helene Wilkowitz Cold Case Murder on Long Island Solved After 42-Year Mystery Detectives crack cold case more than four decades old on Long Island thanks to new DNA tech Cold case solved: DNA match helps police identify attacker who killed Eve Wilkowitz in 1980 DNA Solves 42-Year-Old Cold Case Murder of […]

Cold Case: Herbert Rice raped and strangled Eve Wilkowitz in 1980, as proven by DNA; He died in 1991 — Bonnie’s Blog of Crime

Episode 120: Lauren Smith Fields no justice in sight — CRIMEandSTUFF

When Lauren Smith Fields died in her Bridgeport, Connecticut, apartment while on a first date with a man she met on Bumble, and the police didn’t bother to notify her family, that was just the first injustice in a case that has all the worst elements of racism, white male priviledge, police incompetence and more.…

Episode 120: Lauren Smith Fields no justice in sight — CRIMEandSTUFF

Barbara Blount

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In the spring of 2008, a 58 year old woman named Barbara Blount was living a seemingly ordinary and peaceful life in Holden, Louisiana, a small town in Livingston Parish. She taught Sunday school at a local church and although she had been a widow for four years, she had several family members still living nearby and with whom she spent much of her time. Her adult son and daughter, Ricky and Kristie, lived along the same rural road as their mother. Her sister Sarah also lived in town, and Barbara frequently drove Sarah to her medical appointments. She had at least one nephew, Raymond, who lived nearby as well. She kept chicken and cattle on her property, and was generally described as a cautious and quiet person. She liked to work outdoors on her farm, collect dolls, and host regular dinners for her family members at…

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TIMELINE: FBI breaks down criminal history of I-65 killer — WTTV CBS4Indy

INDIANAPOLIS — After more than 30 years, we now know the identity of the so-called I-65 killer. We are now getting a closer look at his criminal history. On Tuesday, Indiana State Police identified Harry Edward Greenwell as the man that killed at least three women along the I-65 corridor in the late 1980s. The […]

TIMELINE: FBI breaks down criminal history of I-65 killer — WTTV CBS4Indy

Jodi Huisentruit- Spring Blog #7

The Mystery of the Unsolved Murders

Jodi Huisentruit was a news anchor from Mason City Iowa. Jodi was originally from Long Prairie MN. She went to college at St. Cloud University, was also a flight attendant for a little bit of time. She worked for KIMT as a morning news anchor.


June 27th 1995 at about 4 in the morning Jodi’s coworker called and woke her up because she was late. She said that she was going to be there in 10 minutes. She never made it to work. When Jodi hadn’t answered the second phone call at 4:30 AM or the one at 5AM they assumed she fell back asleep. When Jodi hadn’t made an appearance by 7:30AM, they called the police for a wellness check. Police walked up to her car and found her belongings spread about. The mirror on her red Mazda Miata bent backwards, the key to her car was bent…

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Combined Reviews: A Few True Crime Novels — Booksophobia

I have recently read a few true crime novels, so I thought it would be practical to combine their reviews into one post. I enjoyed all of them, though I thought that some were better than others! ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rating: 4 out of 5. This was a good read, but I expected to like it more […]

Combined Reviews: A Few True Crime Novels — Booksophobia

Harry Dennis Milligan: Bosom Buddies

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News Archive: Fred Paul Laster murder — Bonnie’s Blog of Crime

Fred Paul Laster Cold Case: Ronnie Leon Hyde charged with the 1994 murder of 16-year-old Fred Paul Laster aka The Lake City John Doe Update: Fred Paul Laster murder *The trial of Ronnie Leon Hyde has begun* INMATE INFORMATION HYDE, RONNIE LEON Jail Number: 2017006144 JSO ID: 804718 Inmate Information Housing Location: PDF Admitted: 03/07/2017 […]

News Archive: Fred Paul Laster murder — Bonnie’s Blog of Crim

Missing: Nahum Smith

Indiana Infamy

Have you seen this man?

Indianapolis Metro PD is asking for help locating a missing man.

36-year-old Nahum Smith was last seen February 18 near the Greyhound station at 350 S. Illinois Street. He is 5 feet, 11 inches tall and weighs approximately 150 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. At the time of his disappearance, he was wearing a black and gray hoodie, white thermal shirt, tan pants, and socks under a pair of slippers.

Anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of Mr. Smith is asked to call 911.

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Brianna Alexandra Maitland

Lost Voices

Brianna Maitland was born on the 8th of October 1986. She lived with her parents, Kellie and Bruce Maitland, and her older brother, on her parent’s farm in East Franklin, Vermont.

On Brianna’s 17th birthday, she decided that she wanted to move away from her parent’s farm. Her mum Kellie, says that there was no stress at home and that Brianne just wanted to be more independent and closer to a group of her friends. Her friends lived just over 15 miles (24 km) away and attended a different high school.

By the end of February 2004, Brianna moved in with her childhood friend Jillian Stout, after moving in and out of several friends’ houses. Brianna had also dropped out of high school and instead enrolled in a GED programme to complete her education.

On March the 19th, 2004, Brianna took an exam to achieve her GED. Brianna then went…

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The Double Initial Murders — Catt’s True Crime Corner

The 1970s in New York held promise for many families to get ahead and be successful. No one expected the tragedies that would befall Rochester between 1971 and 1973, or the mystery that would ensue.  7 more words

The Double Initial Murders — Catt’s True Crime Corner

24. The Moab Murders — Desert Rose

The Prosecutors Podcast

August 18, 2021, Kylen Schulte and Crystal Turner were murdered in the Moab Desert. The hunt is on to find their killer.


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Professor Turi King has written a new book about DNA….

Interesting and amazing!


Professor Turi King

“….Transworld has landed a ‘myth-busting’ book about DNA by Professor Turi King, best known for her work identifying Richard III from the remains discovered under a Leicester city car park….”

If publishers are snapping up this book, titled DNA: Why Genetics Matters, (thankyou a commenter below for finding the title) which is due out from Doubleday in spring 2024, as eagerly as this, then it’s because they’re certain it will sell well. Which it will, because Professor King’s work on showing that the remains in Leicester are indeed those of Richard III, have brought her to a worldwide stage far greater than might otherwise have been the case. Not that I an belittling Professor King’s work, far from it. She was instrumental in proving the people of the Looking for Richard project were right in their certainty that Richard lay in the remains of

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The Justice Files: New DNA testing requested for Elizabeth Salgado — ABC4 Utah

Concerned with the lack of progress, the Salgado family now wants new DNA testing on their daughter’s remains.

The Justice Files: New DNA testing requested for Elizabeth Salgado — ABC4 Utah

Forensics: Geneaology DNA evidence leads investigators to suspect in 30-year-old cold case

FORENSICS and LAW in FOCUS @ CSIDDS | News and Trends

Nona Stamey Cobb was found dead in North Carolina on July 7, 1992.
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Haneul Oh

Lost Voices

Haneul Oh is a Korean national who was living and studying in the US. She was last seen on December 20th, 2021, in Davie, Florida.

Haneul went missing under suspicious circumstances, but investigators and the FBI have refused to elaborate more.

Haneul is known to drive a 2005 Toyota Corolla, which is grey and has the New Jersey licence plate: L20NAZ.

Haneul would have turned 22 on January, 28th 2022. She is around 5″0′ and weighs around 105 pounds. She has brown eyes and black hair.

Haneul has known ties to New Jersey, Baltimore, Maryland and Korea.

If you have any information, or if you’ve seen something/someone resembling Haneul or her car, please contact the FBI immediately.

Haneul Oh. Credit: FBI


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Police: DNA IDed in search for girl missing since 2004 — Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7News

WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police investigators used advanced DNA sequencing techniques to identify a sample found as part of their investigation into the 2004 disappearance of a 17-year-old girl in the town of Montgomery, police said. But investigators say identifying the source of the DNA found near the abandoned car of Brianna Maitland…

Police: DNA IDed in search for girl missing since 2004 — Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7News

The Disappearance of Lelia Faulkner

The Disappearance of Lelia Faulkner

Stories of the Unsolved


Lelia Marie Faulkner was born on September 26, 1986 to Susan and Rick Faulkner. Growing up in Troy, Alabama, she was a smart and outgoing girl who got straight-As and was named valedictorian of her class.

After high school, Lelia moved to Montgomery, Alabama for college. However, her education got sidetracked after she met a man and got pregnant. Nine months later, she gave birth to her daughter, Madison. As Lelia and her boyfriend broke up before Madison was born, the young mother gave primary guardianship of her daughter to her parents and moved back in with them.

Back living in Troy, Lelia met Blane Gralheer Jr., who worked at his parents’ sporting goods store in town. Two months later, the pair moved in together, and while things at first appeared to be going well, their relationship soon soured. This was partly due to Lelia’s alcohol and drug…

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Current Missing Adults • — True Crime Society

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Current Missing Adults • — True Crime Society

Forensics. Missing 4 year old from 1960 Identified.

FORENSICS and LAW in FOCUS @ CSIDDS | News and Trends

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The Victims of Bobby Joe Long

Always Time For True Crime

Throughout the 1970s and 80s, Tampa Bay, Florida was brutalized by serial rapist and killer, Bobby Joe Long.

Bobby Joe Long marrying his high school sweetheart, Cynthia, in 1974
Bobby Joe Long with his two children
Survivor, Lisa McVey


Deadly Deception: the Murders of Tampa Serial Killer Bobby Joe Long By JT Hunter

Bound to Die: the Shocking True Story of Bobby Joe Long, America’s Most Savage Serial Killer by Anna Flowers

On the Case with Paula Zahn: Season 6 Episode 5 – Hanging by a Thread

Forensic Files Season 2 Episode 1 – the Common Thread

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Formerly Missing Adults and Children – Found Deceased • — True Crime Society

ScaryPoppins wrote: ↑ 8:44 AM – Today What is it about drunk men and water? There’s a ridiculous amount of men who have disappeared around water, with many of them being found in water. 103 more words

Formerly Missing Adults and Children – Found Deceased • — True Crime Society

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Victim in 1994 Riverside County cold case identified through forensic genealogy — KTLA

A woman who was found partially buried in the desert in the Thousand Palms area in 1994 was finally identified through forensic genealogy, the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office announced Monday. The woman was found on Oct. 24, 1994 and investigators exhausted all resources to identify the woman, including entering her DNA into the California […]

Victim in 1994 Riverside County cold case identified through forensic genealogy — KTLA

Forensics: After 9 DNA tests, John Doe identified in Snohomish County cold case from 1980

FORENSICS and LAW in FOCUS @ CSIDDS | News and Trends

The remains found in Snohomish County in 1980 have been identified as a missing Georgia man, Ronald David Chambers, who went missing in 1978.
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Maura Murray

The Mystery of the Unsolved Murders

Maura Murray went missing 18 years ago, February 9, 2004. Maura was 21 years old, a nursing student at the University of Massachusetts. But before that, in high school she was in advanced classes, tutored, top of her class, a multisport standout, and starting varsity as a freshman. Maura was known for how kind she was, her sister Julie said she was even kind when people were mean. When she finished high school she decided to go to West Point with her sister, Julie. West Point is a United States Military Academy. She didn’t fit in, Julie had caught her crying once, she even stole stuff while attending this school. That was majorly out of character for her. So when Maura finished and could either go on to become an officer or be discharged, she was discharged. She then began nursing school at the University of Massachusetts.

Maura Murray


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Oakey Albert “Al” Kite Jr

Lost Voices

Oakey “Al” Kite was a 53 year-old-man who lived in Aurora, Colorado. He was described by family and friends as being an all-around nice guy, very compassionate and trusting. He enjoyed spending time outdoors.

Oakey “Al” Kite. Credit:

Al lived in a condo that had a basement unit complete with a bedroom, bathroom and family room that he liked to rent out for extra money. The basement unit had just one small window in the bedroom and no exit doors. The only way in and out of the house was through the front door.

His previous renters had just moved out, so Al was looking for a new occupant to come in. To advertise his basement unit, Al posted advertisements around the library of the University of Colorado Medical School, thinking a student would be interested in renting out the unit.

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It’s been more than four decades and the murder of Michael Cochran remains unsolved….


His 85 year old mother is still looking for answers in the mysterious slaying of her son.

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The Disappearance of Celina Mays


Celina Mays was a 12 year old girl who was 8 months pregnant when she went missing in 1996.

Celina Mays was born on May 21, 1984. Before her disappearance, Celina moved to Willingboro, New Jersey to live with her father and stepmother after her mother passed away in 1994. The family lived with more than 10 other people in their home. Celina was homeschooled and her family was strictly religious, following a church called the Gospel of Christ Ministry.

Gospel of Christ Ministry

One day in 1996, 12 year old Celina informed her family that she was pregnant. Her family demanded to know who the father was, but Celina would not give them any information about him other than he was 16 and not a member of their church. At one point, her father threatened to get a paternity test done after the baby was born to figure out…

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Orange Rapist

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Murder Inc. Exclusive: Did Joseph DeAngelo murder Margaret Achterberg in Orange, California in 1983?

At 5:30 am on the morning of August 31, 1983 a 22 year old woman asleep in her home in Orange, CA was attacked by a rapist. Less than a month later 69 year old Margaret Achterberg was murdered in her Orange home. She’d been bound, gagged, beaten and raped. The detectives claimed that the killer’s “brutality rose in response to her increasing display of fear“. Joseph DeAngelo had relatives living in Orange, CA over the years and Orange is close to Irvine where DeAngelo committed two known murders, but police have never linked any crimes in Orange to the Golden State Killer. Was Joe DeAngelo the Orange Rapist?

August 31 1983 Orange Rapist Orange, CA
September 19 1983 Margaret Achterberg Murder Orange, CA

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Kelly Dae Wilson

Lost Voices

Kelly Dae Wilson was last seen on the 5th of January, 1992 in Gilmer, Texas at around 8:30pm, leaving her workplace (Northeast Texas Video on Buffalo Street) and heading to the bank to deposit a cheque. Kelly’s step-father found the 17-year-olds car the next morning, parked at her workplace’s car park, with all four tyres slashed.

Kelly’s purse and belongings were inside of the car, the only thing that was missing was her car keys. Kelly has not been seen since that night, and to this day Kelly has not been found.

Kelly Dae Wilson.

Kelly was last seen wearing a purple rugby shirt that had red, white and gold insignia, and white cuffs and collar, with stonewashed cutoff blue jeans and brown loafers. She was also wearing an assortment of rings, and her hair had been dyed blonde but her brown roots were coming through. She was around…

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True Crime and the Psychology of Serial Killers —

The crime of serial murder often seems random and violent, but it has a very specific pattern. The victims of a serial killer’s crimes mirror wider cultural categories of denigration. 696 more words

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Cherry Hill, NJ Resident, Nicholas Zizzamia, Has Been Missing Since 1979 — Underground Mysteries

February 18, 2022 — UNDERGROUND MYSTERIES Please click the “play” button above to listen to this article in a podcast form. Nicholas Peter Zizzamia, Jr. 15,020 more words

Cherry Hill, NJ Resident, Nicholas Zizzamia, Has Been Missing Since 1979 — Underground Mysteries

Unsolved murder mystery

History Out There

Screams in the night and bloodstains on the grass resulted in one of the most intense investigations in Ipswich history. The mystery remains unsolved 85 years later. I told a version of the story live on West Bremer Radio.

At around 8pm on Thursday the 16th of September 1937, Patrick Farrell of Goodna in Ipswich, Queensland, noticed a car drive along what was then the country road where he lived. It stopped at the corner a short distance from the railway bridge in a lonely part of Woogaroo Street.

After a short while, Farrell heard a woman screaming. As he approached the car, two men hurriedly jumped inside, started the engine, and swiftly drove away. When Farrell reached the spot, he saw two pools of fresh blood on the ground. He called the police.

Police at the Goodna crime scene

Farrell spoke with Constable John McErlean at the Goodna…

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The Disappearance of Roxanne Isadore

Stories of the Unsolved


Roxanne Marie Isadore was born on October 14, 1982 in High Prairie, Alberta. Her mother, Dorothy Blue, was 17 years old at the time and was already raising her other daughter, 2-year-old Nicole. Following Roxanne’s birth, Dorothy gave birth to two more girls, Nicole and Rollanda. The family are members of the Driftpile Cree Nation, which runs along the shore of Lesser Slave Lake, several hours north of Edmonton.

Following a trip to Prince Rupert, British Columbia when she was five years old, Roxanne was taken to a hospital in Valleyview, where it was learnt she’d been molested. This caused her to have nightmares, for which she received counselling. While they eventually stopped, it was decided she would return to British Columbia to live permanently with her mother. Following the move, she is said to have become a “joyful little girl”.

As she entered adolescence, Roxanne tried to kill herself…

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Indiana man arrested in Michigan woman’s 1987 slaying — catherinebroad

ST. JOSEPH, Mich. (AP) — An Indiana man has been arrested in the 1987 killing of a woman whose husband found her dead in their southwestern Michigan home after a night of bowling. 64 more words

Indiana man arrested in Michigan woman’s 1987 slaying — catherinebroad

Amy Lynn Bradley – Missing Person

The Mystery of the Unsolved Murders

Imagine going on a cruise ship for a family vacation, and one of your family members goes missing. This nightmare happened to the Bradley family on March 24, 1998. The Bradley family consisted of Ron and Iva (dad and mom), Brad (brother), and Amy. Amy Lynn Bradley is the missing person, officially declared dead in 2010, the victim of this nightmare. Amy was 23 years old, just graduated and had a good job, a nice apartment, and a dog. Life was good, especially since they were on a tropical cruise. 

Jawbone rekindles cruise ship mystery -
The Bradley’s

The family boarded the ship on March 21, 1998, leaving Puerto Rico. They were having a fantastic time, the parents lounging, the kids clubbing. Amy and Brad would stay up and dance at the cruises club. Amy even danced with the bass player of the band. At three in the morning, on March 24th, Brad headed to bed…

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Slipped Through the Cracks: The Cases of Harmony Montgomery and the Opelika Jane Doe

Lost Souls of America

Harmony Montgomery was born June 7th 2014 to mother Crystal Sorrey and Father Adam Montgomery. The pair met when Crystal was just 20, and to hear her tell it, the relationship was volatile from the start. The two had bonded over a mutual love of partying and using drugs, and Crystal says Adam was angry and abusive towards her. But when Crystal became pregnant, she says she immediately felt that nurturing feeling and wanted to make changes in her life. She named her Harmony because it reminded her of music. Adam missed the birth because he was in jail, and the couple broke up shortly afterwards. This was not Adams first run in with the law. Though I’m not sure exactly what charge he was away for at the time of his daughter’s birth in 2014, he had a lengthy criminal record including armed robbery, and for shooting someone in…

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Phillip Wade Murphy Went Missing in 1989, But His Case Was Overlooked Due To Him Being Unreported for Over 30 Years — Underground Mysteries

UNDERGROUND MYSTERIES — February 13, 2022 Phillip Wade Murphy inexplicably vanished on May 28, 1989 after being treated at a mental hospital in Illinois when he was about 22 years old. 36,258 more words

Phillip Wade Murphy Went Missing in 1989, But His Case Was Overlooked Due To Him Being Unreported for Over 30 Years — Underground Mysteries

Unmasked: My Life Solving America’s Cold Cases (ARC Review) by Paul Holes

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Thank you so much to Celadon Books for the free ARC in exchange for an honest review! All opinions are my own!

I am a newer true crime reader andUnmasked is interesting on many different levels. I think Paul Holes is a face/name that most Americans recognize. I was surprised at the depth in his memoir and so glad to read his book!

Bookish Quick Facts:

  • Title: Unmasked: My Life Solving America’s Cold Cases
  • Author: Paul Holes (with Robin Gaby Fisher)
  • Publisher & Release: Celadon Books , 4/26/22
  • Length: 288
  • Rate & Recommend: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ yes for true crime fans!

Here is the synopsis from GoodReads:

From the detective who found the Golden State Killer, a memoir of investigating America’s toughest cold cases and the rewards–and toll–of a life solving crime.

I order another bourbon, neat. This is the drink that will flip the switch. I don’t even know how…

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Missing Elderly Woman In Montreal, Quebec – Lucille Dufresne, 85 — Missing People Canada

The Montreal police department (SPVM) is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 85-year-old woman, suffering from the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Lucille Dufresne is 5’4″ and weighs around 140 pounds. 86 more words

Missing Elderly Woman In Montreal, Quebec – Lucille Dufresne, 85 — Missing People Canada

Recently Missing: Tommy Howe

The missing 43

Tommy Howe is a 24 year old who seems to have everything going for him. The recent college graduate was living the city life, in downtown Chicago with some friends. However, like many, he was struggling with the effects of the pandemic. Tommy had recently told his parents that he was stressed from working at home during the pandemic, and had decided to stay with his parents longer over the holidays. The day of his disappearance he spoke with a counselor and had planned to have a late lunch with his parents.

“He was smart enough to come home to us a little bit before Christmas and say, ‘I just think I need help with this anxiety,’” MaryMargaret Howe said.

Everything seemed under control, and his family was not too concerned about Tommy’s feeling of anxiety. However, we he didn’t come for lunch, they quickly started to worry.

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Valentine’s Day Special: LOVE GONE WRONG

Lost Souls of America

For Valentine’s Day, we here at Lost Souls of America wanted to try something a little bit different- a special episode where we share three stories with you about love gone wrong! One small thread that all of these cases have in common is that the family and loved ones of the victims all seem to look back and point out the red flags in these relationships. Behaviors that were controlling, possessive, secretive, manipulative, and just plain twisted. In some cases they expressed concern, but no one was ever fully able to pull these couples apart before it had deadly consequences.  

These cases are all solved, but if you tune into Episode 13 of the Lost Souls of America podcast, Amelia will be telling you more about a current open investigation- Lauren Smith Fields. Please do listen to her story, and share often.

Our first story begins with a woman…

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Angel of the Meadow – a Manchester mystery

Life In The Mouse House

I first found out about the Angel of the Meadow when I was researching the history of Manchester’s old Angel Meadow area and though at the time I only read the story briefly I was intrigued enough to want to find out more about this modern-day mystery.
On January 25th 2010, while clearing the site of a former car park prior to the construction of the Co-operative Group’s new headquarters close to Angel Meadow park, excavation workers discovered the skeletal remains of a female wrapped in sections of blue carpet and squeezed into a gap between a fence and a wall. The police were called to the scene and the site was immediately cordoned off while they conducted their initial investigations and removed the remains.

Angel meadow car park Photo – Manchester Evening News

A postmortem concluded that the woman would probably have been Caucasian, 18-35 years old, between 5ft 1ins and 5ft 7ins…

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The Murder of Mary Ann Birmingham

Stories of the Unsolved


Mary Ann Birmingham was born in Iqaluit, Nunavut, where she grew up with her mother, Sarah Birmingham, and her many siblings, including former Iqaluit mayor Elisapee Sheutiapik. According to those who knew her, she was a friendly and personable individual who was known for her beauty.

She was just 15 years old when she was murdered.


On May 26, 1986, Mary Ann was found stabbed to death in the family home by her sister, Barbara Sevigny. At the time of her murder, the teen was home alone. Her mother and other family members were in Montreal, as her brother, Lyte Birmingham, was undergoing cancer treatment.

Barbara had flown back to Iqaluit early and arrived in the city on the morning Mary Ann’s body was discovered.


Following Mary Ann’s murder, members of the local community put up a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and…

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Episode 4: Trust the Vibe_Craig Armstead — The Tea True Crime

Do people change? This is the story of Paula Robin May, she was 20 years old, a legal secretary from South Brunswick, New Jersey where she lived with her parents. 4,111 more words

Episode 4: Trust the Vibe_Craig Armstead — The Tea True Crime

Don Henry & Kevin Ives — Unresolved Deaths

Background:  In the pre-dawn hours of August 23, 1987, a seventy-five car, 6,000 ton cargo train made its regular night run to Little Rock, Arkansas. The train was over a mile long and was traveling at a speed of fifty-two miles per hour. 1,696 more words

Don Henry & Kevin Ives — Unresolved Deaths

Anthony “T-Bone” Matthew Croy, a Transient and Tattoo Artist Missing Since 1995 from Portland, OR, Went 27 Years Without Media Coverage. Have You Seen Him? — Underground Mysteries

January 29, 2022 — UNDERGROUND MYSTERIES Anthony Matthew Croy, also known as “Tony” or “T-Bone”, went missing around August or September of 1995, when he was 22 years old.  11,046 more words

Anthony “T-Bone” Matthew Croy, a Transient and Tattoo Artist Missing Since 1995 from Portland, OR, Went 27 Years Without Media Coverage. Have You Seen Him? — Underground Mysteries

Deadly Daughter: Cassandra DuSold charged with killing her 69-year-old mother, Dorothy DuSold, squeezing her ‘like a python’

Bonnie’s Blog of Crime

Dorothy DuSold

Dorothy Ikeda DuSold obituary
Charges: Scott Co. Woman Put Mother In Chokehold And ‘Squeezed Like A Python’
Minnesota woman admits squeezing life out of her mother ‘like a python,’ charges say
Woman charged with murder after confessing to choking her mother
Minnesota woman allegedly put mother in fatal chokehold, squeezed ‘like a python’
Daughter Says She Killed Her Mother by Squeezing Her ‘Like a Python’: Police
Minnesota Woman Charged with Murder After Allegedly Admitting to Squeezing Mother ‘Like A Python’ Until She Died


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Missing Woman in Toronto, Ontario – Ana Lulic, 34 — Missing People Canada

The Toronto Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance locating a missing woman. Ana Lulic, 34, was last seen on Sunday, January 23, 2022, at 2:20 p.m., in the Dixon Road and Martin Grove Road area. 139 more words

Missing Woman in Toronto, Ontario – Ana Lulic, 34 — Missing People Canada

Recent American True Crime Non-Fiction Reads

Thoughts on Papyrus

I. The Skies Belong to Us: Love and Terror in the Golden Age of Hijacking [2013] by Brendan I. Koerner – ★★★★

This book by journalist Brendan I. Koerner focuses on the “Golden Age of Aircraft Hijacking” and on a peculiar case of an airplane hijacking operation carried out by Vietnam veteran William Roger Holder and his girlfriend Cathy Kerkow in 1972. Before airport X-ray machines and the careful vetting of all passengers, Holder and Kerkow had accomplished a crime feat in the air of unbelievable proportions, later escaping to and from Algeria and much later even becoming “celebrities” in France, mingling with the elite. This book is not only a fascinating story of their case that often reads like an exciting thriller, but also a deep insight into the most unbelievable period in the American commercial aviation history when airplane hijacking was so common people thought of it as…

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The Unsolved Murder of Annie and Metro Zurawell

Melanie Cole

The Home of Annie and Metro Zurawell – Regina Leader-Post April 13, 1938

NOVEMBER 12, 1933

It was Sunday, and much like every other Sunday, Mrs. Annie Dutcheshen got her children ready and took them to visit her parents, Annie and Metro Zurawell, on their farm about five and a half miles south of Veregin, Saskatchewan.

A gruesome sight awaited them. The farmyard was eerily quiet on their arrival and when Mrs. Dutcheshen entered the small farmhouse she found her parents dead, lying on the floor in the kitchen. Metro was on his back, shot in the head and chest, Annie was face down and seemed to have made an effort to get to the door before she died from her own gunshot wound to the chest. The house had been ransacked, including a trunk in the bedroom, and someone had attempted to set the house on fire. The bed…

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Judy Wardrip

L.R. Gordan’s Crime Writing

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It was a chilly December evening and Janet Wardrip was nearing the end of her long drive home. For Janet, “home” meant the family-owned and operated Bethany Motel founded by her father and currently managed by herself and her younger sister, Judy. Judy had been running things all day while Janet attended a photography class in Kansas City, almost 90 miles south and west of Bethany. Janet and Judy were the only regular motel employees, and Janet planned to relieve Judy for the night as soon as she returned. When she reached the motel around 10:00 pm, she saw that Judy’s car was in the parking lot. However, as soon as Janet went inside, it became obvious that something was wrong. There was no sign of Judy or her dog, a female Lhasa Apsu named Moppet. Neither of the women left the motel for any length of…

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Why Is There An Increase In Cases Of Missing Persons?

The Millenial News

Hey Millenial News Readers ever heard of summary execution? Also known as extrajudicial killing in which a person is accused of a crime and immediately killed without the benefit of a full fair trial?

To begin with let us have a conversation about 34 missing persons and counting in 2021. “These people are mostly suspected terrorists and criminals”, human rights group says. Their disappearance/’murder’ has been linked to security agencies.

In most of these missing person cases, police officers are involved; witnesses claim that personnel who present themselves as police officers dressed in civilian clothing park their personal vehicles at the residence/work place where they pick the suspects who end up as missing persons. When their families try to search for them around all police stations, they confirm that they have not booked any of the alleged arrested persons. 

Therefore, they are rendered as missing persons. Days turn to months…

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The Disappearance of Jennifer Kesse

Stories of the Unsolved

*This article was used as the basis for the 56th episode of John Lordan’s Seriously Mysterious podcast.*


Jennifer Joyce Kesse was born on May 20, 1981 to parents Drew and Joyce Kesse. She was the oldest of two children, and is said to have been best friends with her little brother, Logan.

The pair grew up in Tampa, Florida, and Jennifer is described as having been an adventurous dynamo with a thirst for knowledge. She had the ability to light up a room, and was extremely loyal to her friends. Jennifer was also very cautious, a trait her parents instilled in her and her brother from a young age. This was due to the fact they’d been held up at gunpoint years before in New Jersey.

Jennifer graduated from Vivian Gaither High School in Tampa before attending the University of Central Florida, where she was a member of the…

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Governor Newsom Announces Rewards for Four Unsolved Crimes — San Bernardino American News

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced four $50,000 rewards for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrators of unsolved murders in Fresno, San Pablo, Visalia and unincorporated Butte County. California law authorizes the Governor to offer rewards in certain unsolved cases for information leading to apprehension of the perpetrators. Law enforcement […]

Governor Newsom Announces Rewards for Four Unsolved Crimes — San Bernardino American News

50-year-old New Hampshire murder solved, killer died in 2019 — Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7News

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Investigators in New Hampshire have solved a nearly 50-year-old murder of a Massachusetts woman, but they can’t make an arrest because they say the killer, who was serving a life sentence in another case, died in 2019. The New Hampshire Cold Case Unit reopened the case of Arlene Clevesy, 48, of…

50-year-old New Hampshire murder solved, killer died in 2019 — Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7News

Murdered in DC: The Case of the Freeway Phantom

Lost Souls of America

In April of 1971, 13 year old Carol Spinx was home alone with 3 of her 7 siblings- twin sister Carolyn, and older sister Evander. Their mother Alenteen was a single mom who was out visiting a friend, but the kids knew mom’s strict rules for when she wasn’t home- don’t open the door, don’t leave the house, stay put, behave, I’ll be back soon.

The girls had a 24 year old sister Valerie who didn’t live with them anymore, but was visiting a friend at a nearby apartment. Valerie came over and began pestering her sisters to run to the store for her, go pick up a few things. Eventually Carol said “she’s driving me nuts, I’ll go”, and she headed a couple of blocks away to the nearby 7-11.

Carol actually ran into her mother on the way to the store as she was walking home, so her…

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Recently missing: Hunter Lewis 

The missing 43

What were your childhood passions? Hunter Lewis had many passions. He loved to surf, rockclimb and play guitar. He had already gotten his pilot and scuba diving licenses. He also loved treasure hunts. He was a student, who was studying areospace engineering, hoping one day that he would get to work for NASA.

For the past two years he had been working on putting together his own treasure hunt for his friends and family to participate in, his father said. He wanted it to be “epic.” He even set up an Instagram account for this search and a fictional backstory for the event: that an old relative had left behind a treasure.

“’He started [the hunt] by sending us a letter saying that we have this family inheritance that we don’t know about, that we have a lost family treasure along this coastline,’ Corey Lewis said. ‘He was…

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195 – Death of a Saint: The Murder of Hanna Buxbaum — Dark Poutine – True Crime & Dark History

Episode 195: Hannah Buxbaum was found dead July 5, 1984 on a highway near London, Ontario after having been shot  by roadside bandits three times in the head as her husband  206 more words

195 – Death of a Saint: The Murder of Hanna Buxbaum — Dark Poutine – True Crime & Dark History

The Disappearance of Noreen Greenley — The True Crime Files

Case File Overview In September 1963 Noreen Greenley was a vibrant 13-year-old. She lived in quaint Bowmanville, Ontario with her four brothers, two sisters, and… 14 more words

The Disappearance of Noreen Greenley — The True Crime Files

Don Henry & Kevin Ives — Unresolved Deaths

Background:  In the pre-dawn hours of August 23, 1987, a seventy-five car, 6,000 ton cargo train made its regular night run to Little Rock, Arkansas. The train was over a mile long and was traveling at a speed of fifty-two miles per hour. 1,696 more words

Don Henry & Kevin Ives — Unresolved Deaths

The Disappearance of Bianca Piper

Stories of the Unsolved


Bianca Noel Piper was born as the youngest of three girls on December 26, 1991. Her parents, Shannon Tanner and David Piper, divorced in 1993, and David moved to Fredericktown, Missouri to work as a truck driver. Shannon began dating a man named Jim Felt, and in October 2004 they moved with Bianca and her siblings to Foley, Missouri.

Bianca was diagnosed with ADHD and severe bipolar disorder at a young age, conditions for which she was hospitalized. As a result, she suffered mood swings, periodic anxiety attacks, aggressive tendencies and issues with self-control. She was to take several medications on a daily basis, and when on them it was difficult to tell she struggled with her mental health. However, when off them, she became disoriented and had hallucinations.

At the time of her disappearance, she was an eighth-grader at Winfield Middle School who loves horses, Barbie and the colour…

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The Atlanta Child Murders


The Atlanta Child Murders were a series of homicides committed between 1970-1981 in Atlanta. The 28 victims consisted mainly of children, adolescents, and a few adults. The man suspected of the murders, Wayne Williams, was sentenced to life in prison, and although he was only prosecuted for two of the murders, he is believed to be the serial killer.

The first of the Atlanta Child Murders occurred in mid-1979 when 14 year old Eddie Hope Smith and Alfred Evans disappeared about 4 days apart. Both of their bodies were found on July 28 in a wooded area, with one of the victims killed by a gunshot wound. The murders continued through 1979 when 14 year old Milton Havery went missing in September, with his body not being found until November, and 9 year old Yusuf Bell disappearing while running an errand for his mother. He was later found strangled to…

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Missing in Massachusetts: The Case of Neo Maximus AKA Charlie Allen Jr.

Lost Souls of America

Charlie Malcom Allen Jr. was born April 26 1985 in Haverhill Massachusetts to parents Ann and Charles Sr. He was the oldest of 3 kids and was particularly close with his sister Brittany. The family spent most of their time shared between their Haverhill home, and their summer home in Gloucester. He graduated from Haverhill high in 2003 and went on to attend University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth where he was majoring in Psychology and considering medical school after graduation. 

Growing up, Charlie was always smart enough to do well in school without even trying. He was also athletic and outgoing, making him successful in almost anything he tried. His parents say that he put his whole heart into everything he did- if he was going to do something, he was going to be the best at it.

Two of Charlie’s many talents were Tennis, and video gaming. Now I’m…

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173: Boxcar Bill

I Said God Damn!

Play Now: Boxcar Bill

This week Stacey tells us about William “Freight Train” Guatney, a Kansas carnival worker charged with multiple murders from 1975-1979.


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The Missing Jan Cotta


The Missing
Jan Andre Cotta
Case #: (NCMEC) 1005685
Monmouth County

Jan Andre Cotta was 19 years old and 5-7 months pregnant when she was last seen at her family’s home in Wall township, New Jersey on June 26, 1973. Jan is a white female, 5’4” and 125 lbs with brown hair and blue eyes and has a mole near the left side of her mouth. She was last seen wearing blue Land Lubbers brand jeans, a white shirt with a blue design on it, brown loafers, and she was carrying a round tweed purse. She was also wearing a plain gold ring with the initials “JAC” and a gold ring set with a blue topaz birthstone and two diamonds. Her date of birth is listed as 03/26/1954. Jan may go by the alias name Jane Andrea Cotta. She is asthmatic and may also have epilepsy. She suffered temporary hearing…

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The Brooke Farthing Disappearance

Synova’s True Crime Stories

On June 22, 2013, Brooke went to a bonfire party with her sister and some friends. It was the end of the school year bash that promised a fun-filled summer. Unfortunately, Brooke would never make it home. We know where she was last seen and who she was with but somehow after all of these years, we still do not know what happened to Brooke Farthing.

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Current Missing Children • Re: NH Police searching for Harmony Montgomery, 7, missing since 2019 — True Crime Society

There’s a presser at 4pm … s/38657076Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalkstatistics: Posted by khaleeexi — 25 minutes ago

Current Missing Children • Re: NH Police searching for Harmony Montgomery, 7, missing since 2019 — True Crime Society

The Disappearance of Christina Calayca

Stories of the Unsolved


Christina Calayca was born on December 19, 1986 to Elizabeth Rutledge and Mario Calayca. According to those who knew her, she was bubbly and hard-working, and was a natural leader. She consistently put others before herself, was devoted to her family, and had an incredibly contagious laugh and smile.

Christina resided in Toronto’s Cabbagetown neighbourhood, and after graduating from George Brown College with an Early Childhood Education certificate obtained a job at St. Bernadette’s Day Care, located beside D’Arcy McGee Catholic School. She was also a leader in Youth for Christ and volunteered with an affiliated youth ministry.

At the time of her disappearance, Christina wanted to travel to the Philippines to conduct missionary work, after which she was planning to return to school and attend teacher’s college.


On August 5, 2007, Christina embarked on a camping trip to Rainbow Falls Provincial Park with…

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110. The Murder of Annie Le — Bright College Years — The Prosecutors Podcast

Five days before her wedding, Yale doctoral student, Annie Le, vanished from the Ivy League campus. Rumors swirled that she was a runaway bride–that is–until her decomposing body was found stuffed into the walls of the famed university. Sources: Crime and Safety in New Haven by Annie Le: Sponsors:Felix Gray […]

110. The Murder of Annie Le — Bright College Years — The Prosecutors Podcast

The Disappearance of Brendan Santo

Stories of the Unsolved


Brendan Thomas Santo grew up in Rochester Hills, Michigan, where he graduated from Rochester Adams High School. While in school, he was an avid hockey player and member of Rochester United, a team made up of students from Rochester Adams and Rochester high schools.

According to his aunt, Dawn Brewer, Brendan had a kind heart and was known for helping those in need, especially young children who needed a mentor. He also had a “zest for life”, which he showed through his quick wit and love for making people laugh. As such, he had many close friends.

Brendan was an intelligent and athletic young adult who loved playing lacrosse and hockey. At the time of his disappearance, he was a freshman at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan, with hopes of getting into cyber surveillance or a computer-related career field.


Brendan was visiting…

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The Beatle Bandit by Nate Hendley

True Crime Index

Nate Hendley’s The Beatle Bandit: A Serial Bank Robber’s Deadly Heist, A Cross Country Manhunt, and the Insanity Plea that Shook the Nation (Dundurn Press, 2021) is a sad and shocking tale about Matthew Kerry Smith, a twenty-four year old man who robbed a bank in North York, Ontario in 1964 while wearing a Beatle wig. During his mad dash from the bank, Smith was confronted by bank patron Jack Blanc. The two exchanged fire and Blanc was killed. This murder and robbery prompted the largest manhunt in Toronto Metropolitan Police history. 

Hendley’s text does an excellent job of not only outlining Smith’s case, trial, and the aftereffects of both, but also does a great job of giving his reader a sense of what life was like in 1960s Toronto. At the beginning of his text, he outlines what life was like in Canada both socially and politically. I really…

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The Worst Christmas Massacre — Morbid N’ Macabre™️

I will never understand this case isn’t better known. 47 year old Ronald “Gene” Simmons was single handedly responsible for this 1987 Christmas Massacre. It is the worst family annihilator case in the US, though he killed more than just family… 850 more words

The Worst Christmas Massacre — Morbid N’ Macabre™️

19-year-old found in basement after she was missing for five days

(CNN) — A missing college student was found and reunited with her family on Saturday after she went missing on December 13, Snow College officials …

19-year-old found in basement after she was missing for five days

Glenn Smith: The Unsolved Case Of A 26-Year-Old Man Who Was Found Murdered In The Hudson River — The Criminal Journal

Glenn Smith was a 26-year-old man who was found murdered in a river near Beacon, New York, more than 50 years ago. Despite the efforts of local authorities, the person responsible for his death has yet to be brought to justice.  41 more words

Glenn Smith: The Unsolved Case Of A 26-Year-Old Man Who Was Found Murdered In The Hudson River — The Criminal Journal

The Lululemon Murder


The murder of Jayna Murray, also known as the Lululemon Murder, occurred on March 11, 2011 at a Lululemon store in Bethesda, Maryland. After a long investigation and a search for suspects, it was determined that Jayna was murdered by her fellow coworker Brittany Norwood, who later staged the crime scene.

Jayna Murray was a 30 year old woman who was born in Kansas and grew up in Texas. She was said to be extremely kind and liked by those around her. Jayna was also incredibly adventurous and traveled all around the world throughout her life. At the time of her murder, she was in school working toward getting her degree.

Jayna Murray

Brittany Norwood was 28 years old at the time of the incident. She was born and raised in Seattle, Washington and was said to be very intelligent and athletic. However, she had some issues growing up that…

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The Missing Hector Harris


The Missing
Hector R. Harris
Case #: 21-38384
Cumberland County

 Hector Harris was 42 years old when he was last seen walking away from his home, located off of N. East Avenue in Vineland, New Jersey on Tuesday, August 17, 2021. He has not been seen since. He is a Hispanic male, 5 ‘3 – 5’ 5” in height, 140-150 lbs with brown eyes and black hair with a salt and pepper colored beard. He has tattoos all over his body, including a heart on his chest and his daughter’s name, Ella, on his neck. He was last seen wearing a gray T-shirt, camouflage shorts and red/gray Nike brand sneakers. He was in possession of a black backpack at the time he disappeared. One source indicates that Hector was going through some sort of mental health crisis.

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The Disappearance of Pamela Faith Roach

Stories of the Unsolved


Pamela Faith Roach, who went by her middle name, was born on June 9, 1992. She lived in Walhalla, Oconee County, South Carolina, a small town in the Blue Mountain foothills region with just over 4,200 residents.

When Faith was 11 years old, she and a friend were riding a go-kart on a dirt road when they were struck by a car. Her friend died, but Faith survived, suffering a shattered leg, a traumatic brain injury and other wounds. She was hospitalized on life support and in a coma, and had to undergo surgery to place a metal rod in her leg. She developed a limp as she outgrew the metal rod, leading her to be bullied by others at school.

According to her mother, Cindy Clark Hanvey, the accident changed Faith, turning her from a quiet, shy girl into someone who was outspoken and attention-seeking.

Faith was…

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Arrest made in fatal shooting of Boston delivery driver in Vermont — Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7News

An arrest has been made in the fatal shooting of a Boston delivery truck driver in southern Vermont more than two years ago. Jozsef Piri, 49, of Naples, Florida, was arrested Thursday in the death of Roberto Fonseca-Rivera, 44, on Nov. 1, 2019, Vermont State Police said. Fonseca-Rivera was found shot to death in his…

Arrest made in fatal shooting of Boston delivery driver in Vermont — Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7News

A Very Fatal Murder: An Abundance of ‘Very’

Consuming True Crime

By Hayden Gnat and Isabelle Odeh

The true crime genre proudly represents true tales of crime that give a glimpse into real stories, however The Onion’s “A Very Fatal Murder” is all about comedy and satire and less about the truth. In the course of seven episodes, totaling roughly an hour and fifteen minutes, The Onion plays on the genre’s expectations and stereotypes in a fake murder case to provide commentary on the effect true crime has had on us as viewers. Through these episodes, we see a parody of a young girl’s brutal murder through an abundance of jokes and ad placements, allowing for a viewer to draw parallels between the real and the fake. The host, David Pascall, takes the stereotypical true crime genre and turns it into a big joke as he describes ways in which to create the perfect murder.

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Steven Koecher

Lost Voices

Steven Koecher was born on the 1st of November, 1979, in Amarillo, Texas. After graduating from Amarillo High School in 1998, Steven attended the University of Utah and received a degree in communications.

After finishing college, Steven interned for the governor of Utah for nine months. After that, he worked for the Davis County Clipper as a freelance journalist. He worked here for a year and a half and even received some awards from the Utah Press Association for some of the articles he worked on.

In 2007, Steven then started to work for the Salt Lake Tribune’s digital advertising division. According to Steven’s mother, Steven enjoyed the work he did here, but he didn’t enjoy working the overnight shift due to the cold temperatures.

Because of the cold temperatures, Steven decided to leave his job at the Salt Lake Tribune and moved to St.George, which was in the warmer…

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10 Cold Cases of Missing People in National Parks

A very interesting read here

On My Radarº  by Jayº

byMegan Bricksfact checked byDarci Heikkinen

The National Park Service in the United States preserves untouched natural beauty. The Grand Canyon, for example, is considered one of the Modern Natural Wonders of the World. Waterfalls, geysers, rushing rivers, and still lakes, along with the plentiful wildlife and serenity of nature, are just some of the breathtaking attractions of these paths. There is another feature to these parks, however, and that is danger.

The obvious dangers include those rushing rivers and waterfalls leading to drownings, those steep drop-offs leading to injury and loss of life, and those endless trails leaving people lost in remote, confusing, and sometimes dangerous terrain. In the majority of cases, people are found, but unfortunately, in some cases, only the remains are found. In other cases, the only thing found is a mystery. There are currently 24 cold cases of missing persons listed by the…

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Murder Inc.

Manorville serial killer John Bittrolff built the garage of the Oak Beach home where Shannan Gilbert begged for help just before she disappeared!

At 2:30 am on July 18 1992, 23 year old Ivonne Rivera left a bar in Babylon, NY to head to her home in West Babylon. She was found murdered three hours later in a field outside Babylon Elementary School. Her body was nude and the Suffolk County Police Department said her death was caused by “neck compressions and blunt force injuries”. That same summer, Manorville serial killer John Bittrolff was building the garage at the home of Gus Coletti in Oak Beach (Babylon). Decades later John Bittrolff would be convicted of murdering Rita Tangredi and Colleen McNamee in 1993 and 1994. Ivonne Rivera’s murder was never solved by the Suffolk County Police Department. Was she murdered by John Bittrolff in Babylon late that July night…

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Cold Case: Ralph Williams charged with the murder of Carla Lowe in 1983, due to new technology

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Carla Lowe

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Missing in California: The Case of Khadijah Britton

Lost Souls of America

Khadijah Rose Britton was born April 22nd, 1994. Daughter of Connie and Jerry Britton, Khadijah is a proud Wailiki member of the Round Valley Tribes in Covelo California, out of Mendocino County. Khadijah had a large, loving family. She was especially close with her Aunt Laura, who has become a champion for the missing woman since her disappearance.

Khadijah grew up excelling at school and sports in her tiny community. She was especially talented in basketball, an all-star on her team- the Lady Mustangs. Her cousins and siblings, who called her Dij, remember her fondly at family parties as always being the one to get a game going. In the many interviews I listened to, you can hear the love and the longing in their voices, especially as they recount how they miss her smile that could light up a room.

Although Khadijah had an encouraging family and a bright…

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Ashley Nicole Summers

Lost Voices

Ashley Nicole Summers was born on the 16th of June, 1993. She lived in Cleveland, Ohio, and was known to frequently stay with her relatives.

On the 4th of July, 2007, fourteen-year-old (14) Ashley attended a pool party to which she was the only guest. At around 6pm that evening, Ashley decided to go and visit her aunt Christina, who lived just a ten-minute walk from the pool, but she never made it.

Ashley was last seen in the area of West 96th Street and Madison Avenue.

Due to frequently staying with relatives, Ashley’s disappearance wasn’t reported until two (2) days later – The 6th of July 2007.

Ashley Summers. Credit: FBI

Ashley’s great-uncle, Kevin Donathon, said that he spoke to Ashley the morning she went missing. Kevin grabbed Ashley’s phone and broke it, which meant that Ashley could not contact any family or friends through her mobile phone.


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#282 – MISSING PERSONS November 12 2021

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107. The Disappearance of Jason Landry Part 2 of 2

Part two

The Prosecutors Podcast conclude our investigation into the disappearance of Jason Landry with some discussion of the legal avenues available for the search.

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106. The Disappearance of Jason Landry Part 1 of 2 — One Wrong Turn

Bizarre case

The Prosecutors Podcast

In December 2020, a 21 year old left his college headed home for the Christmas holidays. But then in 66 minutes, he seemingly vanished from the face of the earth. Where is Jason Landry?


Jason is described as being 6’1” tall and weighing 170 lbs. He has brown hair, brown eyes, and facial hair.

Anyone with information about Jason’s disappearance can call the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office at 512-398-6777


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Case Update: Jane Arroyo Grande Doe Identified

Stories of the Unsolved

December 2, 2021:

The Henderson Police Department has announced the identity of an unidentified female found west of the Arroyo Grande wash in Henderson, Nevada on October 5, 1980.

Known as “Jane Arroyo Grande Doe“, the deceased has been identified as 17-year-old Tammy Corrine Terrell. The identification was made through the use of genetic genealogy, following the exhumation of her remains in 2016.

On November 10, 2021, the Henderson Police Department’s Investigative Division received a positive identification, prompting them to contact Jane Doe’s potential relatives in an attempt to identify those family members who may have gone missing. They were able to locate her two sisters, who confirmed her identity and supplied investigators with DNA.

Tammy Terrell was last seen at a restaurant in Roswell, New Mexico after attending the Roswell State Fair on the evening of September 28, 1980. She was allegedly with an unidentified White male…

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Unsolved Murder of an Undergraduate

Beyond The Black Pool

A quarter of a century has passed since twenty year old student Janet Murgatroyd, from Penwortham, Lancs, was barbarically killed and her battered, naked body was discovered floating along the River Ribble.

Janet had taken a part time position as a clerk with Lancashire Police to supplement her income as she studied at The University of Central Lancashire. Blonde, bubbly and beautiful, Miss Murgatroyd seemingly had the world at her feet, her future prospects were looking good and along with her friends she had plans to engage in interesting and exhilarating adventures.

Miss Murgatroyd

On the afternoon of 15th of June 1996, the city of Preston was buzzing with excitement. The Euro ‘96 football tournament was well underway and at 3pm that day England were due to face Scotland in a match which would determine who would gain a coveted place in the quarter finals.

Rather than watch the event…

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A Fatal Decision in New York

A combination of two of my bigger interests: true crime and history. Great stories. You should check them out.

The True Crime Blog

Hello everyone, and welcome to Forgotten True Crime by Okie Investigations, the True Crime Podcast where we tell the stories of crimes that happened long ago. If you are a true crime fan, make sure you subscribe to the podcast. That way, when we have new episodes, you will be the first to know. Also, check us out on our Facebook page Okie Investigations and visit our blog TrueCrime.Blog where we post a lot of the cool things we found for each episode. This episode, “A Fatal Decision in New York,” has a lot of exciting stuff for you to dig into. Make sure you go there and check it out.

Parts of this story may contain opinions and speculations and should be taken as such. These stories depict violent crimes of all types and may be a trigger for some listeners. Listener discretion is advised.

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The Case of Josh and Amber Hilberling

Very sad story…….


Josh Hilberling was a 23 year old man who died after his wife Amber Hilberling pushed him out of their high-rise apartment window. The case gained a lot of media attention and controversy surrounded it as people tried to determine whether Amber killed her husband on accident or purposely.

Josh Hilberling was born on May 30, 1988 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He joined the Air Force some time after graduating high school. He was described to be very kind and funny by others. Amber Hilberling was born on October 1, 1991. She came from a very well-off family. Others described her as very smart and beautiful. The couple met in early 2010 and began dating. Josh was going to be sent off for the military, so in order to stay and live together, the couple got married a few months after meeting each other.

Josh and Amber at their wedding


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True Crime: Sexual Sadist

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***Not all psychopaths are criminals, however, it is a frequent trait of a serial killer***

Sexual Sadists:

  • Among the deadliest predators on the planet
  • Are interested in inflicting pain and instilling fear psychologically
  • Are cold, cunning, and/or blood-thirsty
  • Are in pursuit of perverted fantasies
  • must have power and control
  • Murder is not enough
  • Has a sexual thought followed by action is sexually arousing to them
  • Are addicted to rape and torture before they kill
  • Are at the core psychopath’s, this is the diagnosis of 95% of serial killers
  • Are Narcissistic
  • enjoy seeing fear or inducing pain in another person
  • commits serial sexual homicide

3/20/1999-(Vigil) came face to face with a sexual sadist and survived. (Vigil) was a 21-year old prostitute and heroin addict. One morning while walking to the restaurant, a guy she knew came up to her to tell her (Ray-59-years old) was asking…

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Documentary Hopes to Bring Attention & Justice to one of St. Louis’s most haunting crimes….


It was horrible crime. To date the killer and the victim remain unknown.

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Missing – Marilyn Bergeron

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Pictured above: Marilyn Bergeron
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Marilyn Bergeron was 24-years-old when she disappeared under mysterious circumstances on the 17th of February 2008. Bergeron was last seen in Saint Romuald, Quebec, Canada. Despite numerous potential sightings of Bergeron since her disappearance, her case is still officially unsolved and Marilyn Bergeron remains a missing person.

Timeline of significant events

10th February 2008
Marilyn Bergeron suddenly left her apartment in Montreal, Canada to travel to her parent’s house in Quebec. 24-year-old Bergeron had spoken to her parents earlier in the year and told them she no longer felt safe in Montreal and wanted to move back to Quebec and would then tell her mum the reason why once she had moved back. During the next week, Bergeron took two more trips to Montreal to retrieve the rest of her things from her apartment. Six days after the initial trip to her parents…

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Ashley Miller missing from Minnesota — Missing Persons of America –

Ashley Miller, 33, has been missing from the Lake Lena Communicty near Hinkley, Minnesota since September 23, 2021, About 300 peopl Ashley, who is divorced, was reported missing by her family on September 24 when the vehicle she was driving was found east of Hinckley, Minnesota in Graces Lake. 7 more words

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Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman (2021) Movie Review ‘Disturbing Thriller’

I’ve been wanting to see this!

Movie Reviews 101

Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman – Disturbing Thriller

Director: Daniel Farrands

Writer: Daniel Farrands (Screenplay)

Starring: Chad Michael Murray, Holland Roden, Jake Hays, Lin Shaye, Greer Grammer, Olivia DeLaurentis, Julianna Collins, Gianna Adams

Plot: The intrepid FBI agents Kathleen McChesney and Robert Ressler, organize one of the largest manhunt in history to apprehend America’s most infamous serial killer, Ted Bundy.

Runtime: 1 Hour 50 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman starts as we see how Ted Bundy (Murray) hunted down the women who would become his victims, with his stranger in need of help routine. FBI agents Kathleen McChesney (Roden) and Robert Ressler (Hays) lead the hunt for the Ted, knowing the serial killer is building up a huge body count.

After catching Bundy, it only takes him a few years to…

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The Murder of Regina Curtis is Still Unsolved — True Crime Never Sleeps

When a child disappears, the police have to quickly determine how seriously they need to take the situation. Is the child simply out with a friend and lost track of time, or did something more serious happen, and the child was abducted? 1,008 more words

The Murder of Regina Curtis is Still Unsolved — True Crime Never Sleeps

The Disappearance of Michaela Nelson

EARLY LIFE: Michaela Nelson was born on April 16, 1995 to Lance and Jacquelyn Nelson. She is the oldest of five children, all of whom are deeply …

The Disappearance of Michaela Nelson

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Family of Maura Murray encourages public not to interfere with investigation into human bone fragments found in NH

The family of Maura Murray, a woman who disappeared back in 2004, have reached out to law enforcement after human bone fragments were recently discovered in the area of a popular ski resort in Lincoln, New Hampshire.

The human bone fragments were found in the area of Loon Mountain during a recent construction project according to New Hampshire State Police.

An investigation remains ongoing and diagnostic testing on the bone fragments is pending, which will help determine the historical nature, age, and possible sex of the fragments.

No additional information has been made available but state police say there is no reason to believe there is a threat to the public.

Murray’s sister, Julie, released a statement that read in part, “My family is aware of the recent discovery of bone fragments near Loon Mountain and we ask that the public not interfere with the investigation.”

Murray was last seen on Feb. 9, 2004 after crashing her car in Haverhill, N.H.

“If these bone fragments belong to a human, they deserve to be correctly identified, their relatives properly notified, and cause of death determined,” Julie Murray continued. “I have reached out to law enforcement for additional details and am awaiting their response.”

The Connecticut River Valley Killer

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               From 1978 to 1988, seven murders occurred along the border between Vermont and New Hampshire, Interstate 91. The case has gone cold in the decades since the murders ended, the victims likely to never receive justice. The man most brought up as a suspect has since died, having died by suicide in Florida. While the one living victim has identified this man as likely being her attacker, his DNA was never been tested against the DNA collected from the victims and crime scenes (Campbell).

               The possibility of a serial killer came to light after three women disappeared form Claremont, NH in the 1980s. Their remains would be found in a forest outside Kellyville, NH, but another victim had already been attacked by the time they were found. The discovery of the missing women’s remains, which were determined to have died from stab wounds, and the fourth victim stabbed in her home, investigators began to look back at earlier cases that were similar (“The Story Of This Unsolved Series Of Murders In New Hampshire Is Truly Chilling”). It wasn’t long before more cases were connected.

               On October 24, 1978, Cathy Millican, 26-years old and from Sunapee, NH, was taking photographss at the Chandler Brook Wetland Preserve, specifically of birds. Witnesses confirmed seeing her that day, but she never made it home. A day later, on October 25th, her remains were found near where she had last been seen. The second known victim, Mary Critchley, 37, was found on August 9, 1981 in Unity, NH. She had disappeared while hitchhiking from the Boston area around I-91 to Waterbury, VT two weeks earlier. The University of Vermont student was found on Stage Coach Road in Claremont, NH (Campbell)(Fuqua) (“The Story Of This Unsolved Series Of Murders In New Hampshire Is Truly Chilling”).

               Almost three years later, on May 30, 1984, 16-year old Bernice Courtemanche went missing from West Claremont, NH. The young nurse’s aid had been heading to her boyfriend’s house at the time she disappeared. Her remains would be found nearly two years later, April 9, 1986, in Kellyville, NH. Her remains were found only a thousand yards from the remains of fourth victim, Ellen Fried. Fried disappeared in July 20, 1984, after phoning her sister on a payphone. The payphone was in West Claremont, NH, the same town Courtemanche disappeared from. Fried had left her job at the Valley Regional Hospital, where she was a nurse, and stopped at the payphone to make her call. The two talked for nearly an hour, during which time she told her sister a car was driving back and forth. The action made her nervous and she asked her sister to stay on the phone while she started her car, but this precaution would be for naught. The next day, she never showed up for work and her car was found later that same day on Jarvis Road, abandoned. Jarvis Road was only a short few miles from the convenience store she had made her phone call from. On September 19, 1985, her remains were recovered from the Sugar River banks near Kellyville. While most of the victims are known to have died from stab wounds, Fried’s cause of death remains unknown (Campbell)(Fuqua) (“The Story Of This Unsolved Series Of Murders In New Hampshire Is Truly Chilling”).

               Eva Marie Morse was hitchhiking home on July 10, 1985, when she disappeared just as the four previous victims had. She had been on Router 12, between Claremont and Charlestown, NH, at the time. Morse was a single mother at the time she disappeared, and her family would wait almost a year before her remains were finally found. On April 25, 1986, loggers stumbled upon her remains a mere 500 feet from the spot Critchley’s remains were recovered from. In January of 1987, Barbara Agnew, 36, was enjoying a day out skiing in Stratton, VT, when she disappeared. 10 miles from her home, her green BMW was found abandoned at a northbound I-91 rest stop at Hartford, VT the evening she disappeared. Blood was found on the steering wheel.  Her remains were recovered on March 28, 1987, well-preserved and frozen from the cold. She was found still wearing her ski jacket, with a lift sticker still on it, by an apple tree in Hartford, VT. Chillingly, she was surrounded by snow still black with her blood. Her cause of death was reportedly repeated stabbing to her head (Campbell)(Fuqua) (“The Story Of This Unsolved Series Of Murders In New Hampshire Is Truly Chilling”).

               There are two victims that stand out amongst the rest, one due to the change in pattern, the other because she survived her encounter. Lynda Moore was stabbed in her home in Saxtons River, VT, a change from the Connecticut River Valley Killer’s usual ambush method. The murder was considered part of a home invasion in April of 1986, but was linked to the serial killings based on location, her home was near I-91, nature of the attack, and the description of her killer. Moore was found by her husband and had been stabbed a staggering 40 times. Neighbors came forward, having seen her that morning, and were able to give a description of a man that had been lingering in their neighborhood that day. The man was described as being stocky and dark haired, wearing glasses and was notably clean shaven. Witnesses believed he was between 20 and 25 and was carrying a blue backpack around (Campbell)(Fuqua) (“The Story Of This Unsolved Series Of Murders In New Hampshire Is Truly Chilling”).

               Jane Boroski, 23, was seven months pregnant on April 6, 1988, when she was heading home from the county fair of Keene, NH. On her way, she pulled over into a closed convenience store in Winchester, NH to get a drink from the vending machine there. She returned to her car to drink her soda, only for a man to appear at her car door and ask if the payphone was working. She didn’t even get time to answer before the man had opened her car door and dragged her from the car, beginning to slash at her with a knife. During the attack, he was reportedly accusing her of harming his girlfriend, to which she tried to explain that she didn’t know who his girlfriend was. At one point, Boroski was able to get away, only to be caught again. When she seemed to have given up the fight, her attacker seemingly lost interest and left. Boroski, despite her injuries, managed to get back into her car and drive away to a friend’s house for help. Eerily, Boroski realized during her drive that her attacker was in the car in front of her, and had paused to watch as her friends helped her when she arrived at their home. She had been stabbed a total 27 times. Her injuries were extensive, including lung collapse and kidney damage, but she and her baby both survived (Campbell)(Fuqua) (“The Story Of This Unsolved Series Of Murders In New Hampshire Is Truly Chilling”).  

               During the investigation into the killings, John Philpin, criminal psychologist, was called in to make a profile of the killer. He visited the crime scenes and determined that the areas had been determined preemptively by the killer, possibly meant to instill fear into his victims. According to his profile, the killer was detail oriented and would have a routine, was prone to outbursts of rage, would likely have his most significant relationship with his mother, had an abusive or absent father, which could be what he was recreating in his attacks, a history of voyeurism, and likely spent a lot of time on the road where driving nearly worked as hypnosis. While Philpin was working on his profile, Boroski agreed to undergo hypnosis. Under hypnosis, Boroski spoke about how calm and collected her attacker seemed during the attack and described the car, which she described as being a ’75-’85 Jeep Wagoneer with a license plate containing the numbers “662.” A search of this information brought up 350 possible matches (Fuqua).

               One suspect is consistently brought up by people. Michael Nicholaou was a Vietnam veteran, suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, and known to have been involved in other crimes. He murdered his ex-wife and daughter and was the main suspect in the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend (Campbell). Nicholaou met his ex-wife,  Michelle Ashley, while living in Virginia. Soon the two would be married in Holyoke, MA and had two children. Eventually the marriage began to fall apart, as sometimes happens, and Michelle took their children and fled. Nicholaou continued to harass her family until she relented and returned to him. Unfortunately, this would result in the ending of her life. When her family hadn’t heard from her for several weeks, her mother went to find them in December 1988. The apartment appeared abandoned, smelling of rotten food and items Michelle used on a regular basis left lying around. Despite the clear appearance of the apartment, she waited some time in hopes that her daughter and grandchildren would return. When they didn’t, she filed a missing persons report on them. Eventually, in 2001, a neighbor’s daughter-in-law working as a private investigator began to work on the case. She found Nicholaou in Georgia and contacted him to ask about his missing wife and children. While he initially claimed her didn’t know Michelle, he changed his story later, claiming she had run off with a drug dealer. The private investigator, Lynn-Marie Carty, was able to get into contact with Nicholaou’s son, Nick, who told her the traumatizing story of his life (Fuqua).

               In December of 2005, Nicholaou was living with a new wife, Aileen, and her daughter, Terrin. Aileen fled with her daughter to her sister’s home in Florida after Nicholaou broke her shoulder, but Nicholaou found them shortly after. Aileen’s sister called police and met them in her driveway, explaining that her brother-in-law was inside with her sister and that the situation was dire. Unfortunately, shortly after their arrival and attempts to enter the home, gunshots fired out and inside they found Nicholaou and Aileen dead and Terrin injured. Despite attempts to save her, Terrin would later die from her injuries. The incident was deemed a murder-suicide. Upon further investigation, Carty learned that, like the victims of the Connecticut River Valley Killer, Nicholaou’s missing ex-wife, Michelle, had also been a nurse (Fuqua). When shown a photograph of Nicholaou later, Boroski identified him as the man that attacked her (Campbell).

               In 1997, Gary Westover made a startling confession. Westover had been paralyzed in a car accident and was prone to nightmares that woke him up at night. One of these nights in fall of 1997, he confessed to a cousin that he believed he was going to hell. He believed that, at 47, he was dying and called for his Uncle Howard. His uncle was Howard Minnon, who had been a sheriff’s deputy in Grafton County, NH, during his life, though was retired by this time. Westover told his uncle that in his younger days, in 1978, some of his friends had arrived for a night out and insisted he join them, loading his wheelchair into their car. According to his confession, his friends picked up a woman that night and dumped her butchered body off on a back road after killing her. Westover gave the names of the three friends and Minnon called local authorities, but his information was basically ignored. This was understandably frustrating to the retired deputy, who passed away in 2006. Westover passed in 1998, taking what he knew with him. It is thought that the woman Westover claimed to have killed, along with his friends, was Barbara Agnew (Montgomry).

               Over 40 years later, the cases of the Connecticut River Valley Killer officially remain unsolved. Despite DNA evidence having been collected from some of the victims, DNA that could be tested against the suspects, no testing has been done. It is possible that the DNA will never be tested, meaning the chances of the cases ever being solved are incredibly low. For now, we only have speculation about suspects and information gathered from the living victims and witnesses.

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Family Of Molly Bish Seeks Justice 21 Years After Teenager’s Disappearance

WARREN (CBS) – Sunday marks 21 years since the day Molly Bish disappeared, and her family continues searching for justice.

Molly was 16 years old and working as a lifeguard at Comins Pond in Warren at the time.

Molly Bish (Handout photo via Boston Herald/Getty Images)

Her remains were found three years later in Palmer.

Molly’s family spent the weekend putting up signs in several towns, continuing their search for justice.

Francis “Frank” P. Sumner Sr. (Image from Worcester County DA)

Investigators named Frank Sumner Sr. a person of interest in her kidnapping earlier this month. Sumner died in 2016.

Police are asking the public for any information about him in hopes of finding some answers.

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