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Four tales of bizarre cases of people who have gone missing, murdered or both. From serial killers to hippies who vanished in a supernatural glow, the stories vary from tragic to mesmerizing. 

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My latest true crime article features four cases with crazy twists and tragic details. Maybe you can help solve a mystery....

http://culturecrossfire.com/etc/unsolved-mysteries-and-scary-stuff-bizarre-tales-of-the-missing-and-murdered-vol-2/#.VfsCSPlVikp

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http://culturecrossfire.com/etc/unsolved-mysteries-and-scary-stuff-bizarre-cases-of-the-missing-and-murdered-vol-3/#.VgQECflViko My latest true crime article features two bizarre military related deaths and a strange case of a boy who went off to the woods never to be seen again...

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My latest true crime article covers the conspiracies surrounding the Oklahoma City Bombing. Did some see things they weren't meant to and ended up killed for knowing too much? The Evidence says YES!!!
http://culturecrossfire.com/etc/unsolved-mysteries-and-scary-stuff-bizarre-cases-of-the-missing-and-murdered-vol-5/#.VhfZDnpVikp

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My latest true crime article looks into 3 true strange cases - one with a boy who goes into the woods and ends up dead under strange circumstances, another of a woman who is taken in the night with her youngsters bearing witness and finally an Air Force disappearance that some have linked to UFOs....

http://culturecrossfire.com/etc/unsolved-mysteries-and-scary-stuff-bizarre-cases-of-the-missing-and-murdered-vol-4/

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http://culturecrossfire.com/etc/unsolved-mysteries-and-scary-stuff-bizarre-cases-of-the-missing-and-murdered-vol-7/#.ViDplfmrTIU This true crime article features 3 stories including a strange revelation about the infamous Adam Walsh abduction, a legless man who dropped in on an unsuspecting village and one of the strangest twists in a murder trial ever.

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http://culturecrossfire.com/etc/unsolved-mysteries-and-scary-stuff-bizarre-cases-of-the-missing-and-murdered-vol-6/#.ViFVl_mrTIU A look at the strange deaths of several Federal prison inmates connected to the Oklahoma City terror bombing.

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The Oklahoma bombing is another one of those govt. incidents that seemed to involve a bigger conspiracy, not necessarily one orchestrated by the government. Too many unanswered questions. Who was involved and why still has not been clarified clearly.

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My latest true crime article covers the story of a vast treasure found in the deserts of New Mexico and the US Government's involvement in looting it from it's rightful owners. Up to 30 men who knew too much met untimely deaths.

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http://culturecrossfire.com/etc/unsolved-mysteries-and-scary-stuff-the-billion-dollar-victorio-peak-treasure-theft-part-2/#.VjNjr_mrTIU My latest true crime article covers more of the Victorio Peak treasure trove that has much mystery and death surrounding it. JFK, LBJ and Nixon all become involved in the tale and many people die along the way.

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http://culturecrossfire.com/etc/unsolved-mysteries-and-scary-stuff-bizarre-tales-of-the-missing-and-murdered-vol-8/#.VjNjyfmrTIU My latest true crime article contains six stories of strange disappearances, deaths and murders. All feature twists that remove them from the realm of common crimes.

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http://culturecrossfire.com/etc/unsolved-mysteries-and-scary-stuff-strange-cases-of-stalkings/#.Vjym4vmrTIU My latest true crime article features 3 stories of stalkings that take some wild turns. Some have been solved and others remain cold cases....

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http://culturecrossfire.com/etc/unsolved-mysteries-and-scary-stuff-bizarre-cases-of-the-missing-and-murdered-vol-9/#.VkYoFPmrTIW My latest true crime article features one of the saddest Jane Doe stories you'll ever hear about, a strange case where a pilot and plane go missing - only to be found in an inexplicable place, a sleep over gone wrong and a criminal who left parts of his victim laying around town for years after she goes missing...

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My latest true crime article features the strange case of a Jane Doe who is found in a motel pool, a murder that took twenty years to complete, a little girl who walked away from a summer camp only to never be seen again, and a kidnapping tale from the 1800's that made national headlines.

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My latest true crime article features a case of a woman disappearing after her home is struck by an arsonist. A crime the Ku Klux Klan tried to help solve, a rest stop murder that will turn your blood ice cold, and a college student who picked up the wrong hitchhiker.

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My latest true crime article looks at a kidnap victim held in an underground coffin, A frightening photo that shows a victim with his murderer and a long dead corpse ends up as part of a car accident...

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http://culturecrossfire.com/etc/unsolved-mysteries-vol-13/#.VmrfU_krLIU

My latest true crime article includes stories about a serial killing trucker, a boy found in the street castrated, a vagrant whose death led to an FBI probe and a man who left behind a strange series of clues after he vanished into the wilderness.

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http://culturecrossfire.com/etc/unsolved-mysteries-vol-14/#.VnQMFBUrLIU

My latest true crime article covers a brutal serial killer who documented his torture sessions in print and photography, a sealed door provides an odd clue in a murder, a real life blood sucker feasts on a prostitute and a mundane car accident is complicated by one strange feature on one of the victims.

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http://culturecrossfire.com/etc/unsolved-vol-15/#.Vn0xMhUrLIU

Three true crimes stories including a corpse that is found burnt in the same area as a UFO sighting, A woman is found butchered in a church and a teenage runaway pays back a stranger's kindness with violence.

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http://culturecrossfire.com/etc/unsolved-vol-16/#.Vobj0xUrLIU

Two true crime tales include a marine who went missing while convalescing in a hospital and the incredible story of Stalin's island gulag which turned men into cannibals.

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http://culturecrossfire.com/etc/unsolved-vol-17/#.VqI6wCorLIU 3 true stories of the missing and murdered...including a case of incest leading to a family slaughter, an arctic mystery and a child who kills for pleasure...

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My latest true crime article features a strange tale involving a tranny with a mummy, a missing child who is found in an unbelievable spot and the horrid narrative of good deeds ending in a double murder.

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http://culturecrossfire.com/etc/unsolved-vol-19/#.VrTJLvkrLIU

3 Cases of strange deaths including a party goer who vanished in the nude, a cop whose death was covered up by her own police force and an old man who is murdered in a random and brutal manner while on a road trip...

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Arnold, just thought Id let you know that I always read these links and I find them entertaining. Thanks.

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Portalesman wrote: Arnold, just thought Id let you know that I always read these links and I find them entertaining. Thanks.I see the views, so I know lots of people are reading, even if the comments are scarce. :)

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http://culturecrossfire.com/etc/unsolved-vol-20/#.Vr3c6PIrLIU Two true crime tales...first the story of a factory worker who died under mysterious circumstances while on the job. The possible police corruption involved makes one think "Making a Murderer" might be 20 years too late. Plus a story on a journalist who became too close to the case of a serial killer....

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http://culturecrossfire.com/etc/unsolved-jarydatadero/#.VscprvIrLIU Two true crime tales... one covers the story of a boy lost in the woods. The clues left behind prove to not match the theories of his disappearance. Then the most bizarre story of conception you'll probably ever read is gone over.

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http://culturecrossfire.com/etc/unsolved-larsmittank/#.VtCJ6pwrLIU

Four cases of true crime... A video shows a man's final moments, but that doesn't make the reasons for his disappearance any clearer...A college student is found dead, but the clues don't match the official story....A little girl vanishes but are strangers responsible or was it her father and his wacko friend?... and finally the case of a woman who died at a party under circumstances that her police officer father refuses to believe...

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Four cases of true crime...A child is brutally murdered and the cops have to solve the crime before a lynch mob kills the wrong man...a treasure hunter vanishes into thin air...a toddler disappears only to be found in a unbelievable location... and a little girl goes missing and her family can't seem to keep their stories straight...

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http://culturecrossfire.com/etc/unsolvedtunnelbankrobbers/#.VuLh7ZwrLIW A look at a series of bank robberies that were executed by a band of thieves who dug into banks via tunnels they created from within the sewers...then an exploration of a case of racial based injustice that led to an innocent man spending decades of his life behind bars.

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http://culturecrossfire.com/etc/robbiemiddletonmurder/#.VuwKffkrLIU My latest true crime article covers the brutal attempted murder of a child by way of setting him ablaze. I also take a look into a recent news story of a kidnapped child being reunited with her family after being apart nearly two decades.

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http://culturecrossfire.com/etc/unsolvedrandyleach/#.VvUwsvkrLIU

Two true crime cases are presented, first is the story of a high school party that ends with a missing kid and a series of bizarre clues. Next comes a strange case where a college student vanishes abruptly. The story becomes stuff of legend on campus and twists into a paranormal fable among the students. Then this week is closed out with an UPDATE on a previous case that was covered in this series!!!

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This week's offerings include a pastor who ran a Satanic sex cult, EMTs save a child from drowning after hearing a ghostly voice, a Halloween party ends in murder - and the costumed culprit has perfect disguise, and lastly a case where several kids may be aiding in kidnapping other children...

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Today's stories include a chilling scream over the phone that precedes a woman going missing from her own home, then a clown kills a woman in broad daylight-with witnesses- and escapes, the circumstances around the case will probably drive you mad. We finish with a woman and child who are found mutilated under a bridge. New clues may crack the case yet...plus an UPDATE on a previous story I covered!

http://culturecrossfire.com/etc/unsolvedjoanhansen/#.VwffvaQrLIU

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Today's double dose of death covers the story of a man who admitted to eating a woman he murdered...and yet he never went to prison and remains free to this day! Plus the strange story of a man who was murdered in a house that was locked down, no one knows how the killer got in or out...

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This week's article looks into a case where a murderer captured his crime on film and yet still walked away a free man through a set of unfortunate circumstances. An update is also given on the still evolving case of infamous serial killer John Wayne Gacy....

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http://culturecrossfire.com/etc/unsolvedlunaparkdemon/#.VyNnazArLIU This week's true crime article includes the story of a family who meets a man dressed as a demon - their lives spiral downward soon after. I also look at two cases of women who fell victim to hit and run accidents with strange clues left in their wake.

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The Luna Park Demon story seems like a sad coincidence as opposed to anything else.

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Arnold, I don't know if you've ever heard of this case. 
A woman was murdered in 1969 near the Manson killings. She was stabbed 150 times.She was finally ID'd this week. Here's a link to the story & video of the guy who found
her all those years ago.


http://www.ctvnews.ca/world/man-recalls-finding-body-of-montreal-woman-near-manson-killings-1.2878912

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tamalie wrote: The Luna Park Demon story seems like a sad coincidence as opposed to anything else.
I was somewhat torn about making it an article subject, but I was kind of creeped out. 
Thanks for the lead above lobo. I'll look into it!

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http://culturecrossfire.com/etc/unsolveddorotheapuenteserialkiller/#.VyzhJfkrLIU

This week's true crime tale takes a look at an elderly woman who turned into a serial killer after spending her life in a whirlwind of unhappy marriages, sleazy businesses and personal loss. Her career allowed her to steal from the defenseless and desperate, and her dark soul gave her the will to kill.

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A spree killer in Texas is released from prison early and goes right back to killing human prey...Plus the story of a fisherman who makes a shocking discovery in his fishing net that sets off a murder investigation.


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New link to elderly serial killer story. Server was hacked this week.

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http://culturecrossfire.com/etc/unsolved-charles-freeman/#.Vz8JF5ErLIU This week's true crime article has 3 cases. A man kills his child under orders from God, a man dies in a hotel under strange circumstances and a woman is found murdered in a dump site with a class ring providing an intriguing twist to her story.

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http://culturecrossfire.com/etc/unsolved-dennis-nilsen/#.V0h6uZErLIU This week's true crime article covers serial killer Dennis Nilsen who lived with his victim's corpses for months. He would eventually be caught after trying to get rid of the bodies in a most unconventional way...

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http://culturecrossfire.com/etc/starvation-of-blanche-monnier/#.V1GAcfkrLIU This week's true crime article contains the tale of a socialite who was tortured by her own mother for a quarter century. Then I take a look at a case of a woman who was raped and murdered, leading to a police investigation that left more questions than answers as witnesses came up dead themselves, and finally I share the story of a young girl's murder and the lynch mob that administered "justice" to an innocent man as hysteria overcame facts.

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This week's true crime tales include the story of a teenager found dead under alarming circumstances, then a look into a double homicide in a nursery, plus the case of an elderly man brutally beheaded for unknown reasons and more...

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http://culturecrossfire.com/etc/edward-bell-murderer/#.V2QPRfkrLIU This week's article contains two true crime tales. We start with the story of the day an ex-marine met up with a pervert on a Texas street, only one would walk away alive. Then I take a look at the case of a twisted lad who took his desires to a deadly level.

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http://culturecrossfire.com/etc/antoinette-davis-daughter-sex/#.V2qjMbgrLIU This week's true crime article contains the story of a mother who loaned her 5 year old daughter out for sex, then we look at the tale of a free spirit from Wisconsin who disappeared while on vacation. We close up this week with an UPDATE on a previous case!

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This week's look at some true crime cases includes a priest who brutally murdered a nun in the name of Satan, and a look at the tragedy that inspired Fastball's hit song "The Way".

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Three true crime tales are covered including the story of a teen who killed his parents so he could throw a party, a woman is brutally murdered by a mystery man while showing off real estate and the story of a woman who vanished after having car problems, only leaving behind a handful of bizarre clues.

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http://culturecrossfire.com/etc/whorehouse-91-murders/#.V4jdrLgrLIV This week's article covers the case of a Latino family that ran a whorehouse where the clients and the prostitutes had a habit of not coming out alive. It is not until the family's trial that the full extent of horrors is uncovered.

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http://culturecrossfire.com/etc/china-arnold/#.V4-OwbgrLIU This week's article includes the story of a mother who cooked her own child in the microwave while in a drunken rage, plus the story of a medical researcher who vanished on the eve of her greatest breakthrough. Another story tells of an ad in U.S. magazine that may have warned America of the Pearl Harbor attacks in 1941, and we close this week with some ghostly images that have been taken next to the sunken ships in Pearl Harbor.

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http://culturecrossfire.com/etc/man-wrongfully-executed/#.V5gAcbgrLIU My true crime article this week covers the story of a man who is sentenced to death for the crimes of the serial killer next door. I also look into the story of a woman who seemed to send strange messages from beyond the grave, and a young gal goes missing while off in the woods with a much older man. He blames a mythic creature on her disappearance...

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This week's article includes the story of an escort who was found dead after being seen by various witnesses acting erratically while wandering around the streets where a serial killer was also prowling...then a look at the in-ring death of a boxer which led to one of the most infamous pictures in the early days of sports photography, and I close with a murder captured live on a 911 call.

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A woman finds an unknown man's image on her cell phone...can the police find her stalker before he finds her? Plus the story of a family hounded by threatening letters coming from an unknown source. Last up is a look at a miscarriage of justice as a judge refuses to admit video taped evidence of police abuse as valid for a criminal trial.

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Regarding the mysterious picture on the cell phone, taking an accidental screen shot with an iphone and perhaps other smart phones isn't too hard. I've wound up with my lock screen, the weather app, and an ESPN article I was reading as accidental photos. My guess is the woman or one of her kids was messing around online, perhaps on Facebook, and accidentally saved the photo, leading to it turning up on the phone later.

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This week's article starts with the story of a Harvard grad who blundered his way through the "perfect" crime. Then a look at a sicko who murdered a young girl and then taunted her mother through the girl's cell phone. Wrapping up this week is a case of a woman who goes missing after a party - the obvious suspect concocts a story that the police can't crack.

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http://culturecrossfire.com/etc/robert-beckowitz-murder/#.V8BpeJgrLIU Two true crime tales this week... First up is the grisly tale of a man who was killed by a friend, who then used his body for a three day orgy of sex and blood lust. Then I take a look at an intriguing case of a girl who ran away in Minnesota this Summer under strange circumstances....

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http://culturecrossfire.com/etc/man-eviscerates-girlfriend-rough-sex/#.V8mg5pgrLIU This week's article includes a look into the story of a man who claimed to accidentally kill his girlfriend during "rough sex" - the evidence suggests a far more violent angle. Next is a plight of a brutal convict who is trying to claim his execution should be halted due to injuries he suffered during his last date with death. Finally this week is wrapped up with the tragic tale of what became of the soldier who was sharing a booth with President Lincoln at Ford's Theatre.

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http://culturecrossfire.com/etc/pastor-abuses-child/#.V9IEApgrLIU This week's top story covers a pastor who sexually abused several children - including attacking one girl on her father's grave. Then the mood is lightened by the story of a burglar who chose a "unique" outfit to rob a couple in, and we close up this week with a hotel homicide that left behind some bizarre clues in it's wake...

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http://culturecrossfire.com/etc/reincarnation-egyptian-priestess/#.V9lYRpgrLIU This week's article looks at the story of a woman who had compelling evidence that she was reincarnated from an ancient Egyptian priestess. Plus the story of the youngest school shooter in US history.

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This week covers a series of strange deaths in a family that suggests someone is targeting them at a whole, plus the look at 3 people present during the Pearl Harbor attack who perhaps suffered the worse fate of all the many who died that day....

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This week's article covers the story of America's first fatal skyjacking as a pilot is murdered 5,000 feet in the air. The aftermath and final twist will probably leave your blood boiling.

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This week's tales of woe include the story of how a mass panic came over Japan from someone leaving bottles laced with poison in vending machines, plus some perverts push every limit of good taste while involved in a summertime orgy, a boy is born deformed and lives a tormented life in the freak show, plus an UPDATE on a murder case I covered a few months ago!!!

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This week's stories include a cold case that was solved after over two decades, plus a man covers up a murder in the most brutal way possible, and a woman finds out that her house had been previously used as a torture chamber. Oh and since it is the Halloween season one of the stories involves a specter....

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A young mother takes her son on a road trip. She ends up dead and he proves to be missing. Letters sent by the deceased only add to the mystery, along with several other clues that do not add up to a solution as to what truly happened to the child.

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A slew of stories this week include a Jane Doe whose DNA test results shock investigators. Then a look at a party in Russia that ended in rape and cannibalism. Plus the case of a woman who killed her son for catching her while engaged in sex acts with his grandpa. We close by looking into an incident of two teens saving a kidnapped woman by pure chance.

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http://culturecrossfire.com/etc/crime-mystery/baekelands-murder/ My latest true crime article covers the story of a well off mother who engaged in incest with her son in an effort to "cure" his homosexual leanings. Both mother and son suffered from mental issues, and the whole sordid mess ended in bloodshed.

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On May 5, 1977, police were called to the apartment that 20-year-old Gregory Canatis shared with his 41-year-old father, Theodore. They found the apartment empty and covered in blood. When they went to the kitchen, they found parts of a body in a skillet, hands in the freezer, and human muscles in the refrigerator. Hours later, they found Gregory outside and brought him to the police station. When he was asked why he ate his father, he said he didn’t want to waste “good meat.” When they asked him what the meat was like, he said that it was good and that it reminded him of steak. Canatis was diagnosed as a schizophrenic and committed to a psychiatric hospital without being tried for the murder. The murder charge was eventually dismissed in 1980. In 1995, he was released for a short time and held a job as a grocery bagger. When the district attorney heard that Canatis had been released, he threatened to charge him again with the murder, so Canatis returned to the hospital.

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OKLAHOMA -- It's a case that has been a mystery for nearly 35 years. A woman found dead, shot multiple times. The killer tried to get rid of the body by covering it with a powerful chemical, likely hoping it would dissolve the body quickly.

Investigators would like to find the killer, but they can't because they have no idea who the victim is.

"We're still hopeful. We really believe at some point we're going to get a break in this case.," Captain Bob Green, with the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office said.

The case dates back to April 1980. The young woman's body was found along the banks of a river just outside of Jones, Oklahoma. She was found by a group of fisherman.

"Well, it was a very violent crime," Green said.

To this day, the victim's true identity is still unknown. Her body was buried at a cemetery in Oklahoma City. Finding out who the woman is would hopefully lead to finding her family, and ultimately, her murderer.

"There's really no way to pursue an investigation as far as working the crime because we have no idea who she is. We have to figure that out first," Green said.

"The positioning of her arms suggested she was drug into the location where we actually located her at," Cathy Foote, a technical investigator with Oklahoma County said.

"She has been murdered, dumped, and covered in lime," Green said.

She was also shot at least three times in the chest.

According to the autopsy report, one of the bullets was still in her chest. When removing it, the medical examiner also found a dime in the wound. The dime, likely in her pocket at the time of the murder, was embedded in her chest by the force of the bullet.

The strangest part of it all is that her body was covered in lime or calcium carbonate. The chemical is sometimes used to decomposing brush and tree stumps. In this case, it did the complete opposite.

"Due to the moisture in the air from the river, it actually helped preserve the body. It almost mummified it," Green said.

In fact, investigators believe her body had been there for a couple of weeks. Typically, within that time, a body would have started to decompose. But in this case, the lime preserved her to the point they could still find wounds from where she was shot, see some of her features, and even clearly find a heart tattoo on her chest.

While investigators followed hundreds of leads, they were never able to identify the woman.

"She's known only at this time as the lime lady," Green said.

Capt. Green believes someone somewhere has to know who she is, has to wonder where she is.

"I have a theory she may have been a foster child, maybe a runaway at some point. That could be one reason why no one has been looking for her," Green said.

He says that theory is just speculation.

"She belonged to somebody. Somebody knew her. She had to have friends, family," Foote said.

Numerous sketches have been released by investigators who have tried to reconstruct her face. The efforts have been done over and over again, trying to find someone who recognizes her. Each release does bring new leads, but so far, no answers.

It's a mystery that investigators say still haunts them.

"Somebody knows something," Green said.

In recent years, "Lime Lady's" DNA has been checked against a database of missing persons from across the country. No match has been found.

She is believed to have been a white female in her early 20's, around 5 feet 7 inches tall.

If you have any information that could help police figure out who she is, please call the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office. There have been several rule outs on this lady; Here is her file on NAMUS:https://identifyus.org/en/cases/4897

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Jay Cook and Tanya Van Cuylenborg went missing after what was supposed to be a day trip to Seattle. After not arriving, and not calling, Tanya was found partially clothed but raped and strangled. Police began to suspect that Jay killed Tanya... until Jay's lifeless body was found bound under a bridge. What made the case even CRAZIER was that sometime after the murders took place, the families of the victims started receiving cards in the mail from all over the US being taunted with the deaths of the two teens.
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Tanya, 17, and Jay, 20, were running an errand for his father. Once they got off the ferry in Seattle that night the couple simply vanished. Scharf says, “They obviously were abducted in downtown Seattle and King County.”

Their bodies were found a few days later in two different counties. “Jay’s body was found below High Bridge which was on the Crescent Lake Road. Tanya was taken up to Skagit County, south of Alger, and she was shot and raped and left by the side of the Parson’s Creek Road,” recalls Det. Scharf.

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According to this, the police originally believed the letters to have been written by someone with some connection to the crime (and it was determined they were all written by the same person). However, in 2010 they identified the writer as a man in his 70's with "severe mental issues" and after questioning him, they don't believe he had any involvement with the murders.

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Shortly after being born in 1954 to Harald and Dagmar Alexander, Frank Alexander was proclaimed a prophet of God by his father, an extremely religious zealot. And as a prophet of God, every command that Frank made had to be obeyed by everyone in the family, which included his older sister Marina and his younger twin sisters, Sabine and Petra.As Frank became a teenager, he decided that having sex with females outside of the family would make him unclean. He announced he was only going to have sex with his sisters and mother, and they all agreed because it was their way of serving God. The police in Hamburg, Germany, where the family lived, heard about the rumors, but when an investigation was launched, the Alexanders moved to the Canary Islands for more privacy. While living there, the family kept to themselves, and the neighbors didn’t see much of them. The only thing they heard was an organ being played at all hours of the day. On December 22, 1970, a doctor came home to his villa and found Sabine, who was 15 at the time and worked there, making a meal in the kitchen. Sabine took him to the patio where Frank, now 16, and Harald were resting. Both were covered in a dark substance that the doctor thought was dirt. Upon seeing his daughter, Harald said, “Sabine, dear, we want you to know at once that Frank and I have just finished killing your mother and sisters.” Instead of being mortified, Sabine took her father’s bloodstained hand, put it to her cheek, and said, “I’m sure you’ve done what was necessary.” When Harald noticed that the doctor was there, he addressed him and again admitted that he and Frank killed his 39-year-old wife, 18-year-old Marina, and 15-year-old Petra. That’s when the doctor realized that what he thought was mud and dirt on the two men was actually blood. The doctor told the living family members to wait at the villa while he called the police. When officers arrived at the apartment, they came across a scene that would make most people’s nightmares look tame. Everything was covered in blood. There was blood on the ceiling, the walls, and the floor. In the middle of the living room were the bodies of Marina and Petra. Both had their breasts and genitals removed; they were found nailed to a wall. Marina had also been disemboweled. In the bedroom, Dagmar was also dead. Like her daughters, Dagmar’s breasts and genitals were cut off. Dagmar’s heart was also cut out. A cord was tied around it, and it was nailed to the wall.Frank and Harald were arrested, and at the police station, they freely talked about the bloodbath. Frank said that his mother was giving him a look he didn’t think was appropriate, so he beat her into unconsciousness with a clothes hanger. Understanding what was happening, Harald went to the organ and started playing while singing his praises to Jesus. Frank then went into the living room and beat Marina into unconsciousness and then did the same to Petra. Once they were unconscious, Frank started cutting up the bodies while his father continued to play the organ and sing. When Frank became tired he took his turn on the organ while Harald continued hacking up the bodies.Harald said that the women knew that the “hour of killing” could happen at any time. They also knew their role as a sacrifice in the “holy time,” and they had accepted this role because they were serving God. Neither men felt guilty for what they did because they sent the women to Heaven. Frank and Harald were found unfit to stand trial and were placed into an asylum. Sabine was sent to live in a convent where she presumably still lives.

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Well I certainly hope that's the most fucked up thing I read today.

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So I googled the German term for the islands and here is how a source differs: They tried to flee, but it turned out that destroying your passports was not the best idea. They tried to visit a psychiatrist friend, who wasn't at home. Then they returned and went to the doctor, where the surviving daughter worked. The family, and likely their friends, could barely speak any Spanish. They hit the body parts of their victims 72 times each.

And they say we don't have a sense of humour.

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It seems that the family were followers of one Jakob Lorber, so if you ever hear his name in a conversation you should remember this incident and let out an adequate primal scream, it will likely lead to a stimulating conversation. Not that Lorber could have done anything, he was dead for over 100 years.

Oh boy look at those two wacky guys in court

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That's some weird stuff; letting your son bone his mom and his sisters

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indikator wrote: So I googled the German term for the islands and here is how a source differs: They tried to flee, but it turned out that destroying your passports was not the best idea. They tried to visit a psychiatrist friend, who wasn't at home. Then they returned and went to the doctor, where the surviving daughter worked. The family, and likely their friends, could barely speak any Spanish. They hit the body parts of their victims 72 times each.

And they say we don't have a sense of humour.

Seventy two times?  What the fuck is it with that number and religious nuts?

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http://www.whsv.com/content/news/35-years-since-Kelly-Doves-disappearance-428887673.html

Kelly Dove disappeared from her job at the old Imperial gas station on South Main Street, near Dukes Plaza, early on the morning of June 18, 1982. Kelly's three sisters all worked at the Imperial station, then the lone building on an isolated stretch of road about a mile south of the James Madison University campus. On Thursday night, June 17, Kelly agreed to trade with one of her sisters and work the overnight shift. After midnight on June 18, Kelly called Harrisonburg police to report that a man driving a silver Ford had been harassing her. In a second call, she reported the man had come in and had been dressed improperly.She'd received a threatening phone call, and when she called police a third time, just before 2:30 a.m., she sounded panicked. Please hurry, she said. He's back. Police arrived at the station just two minutes after Kelly's third call, but they found only her purse and a magazine she'd been reading undisturbed on the counter. Kelly has never been seen again. http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/d/dove_kelly.htmlhttp://www.whsv.com/home/headlines/Cold_Case_Investigation_in_Harrisonburg_Resurfaces_159151935.html

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The police in Harrisonburg have had a few suspects throughout the years, but never anything positive. They have looked at connections to other similar cases, some solved, some unsolved, with no resolution as to what happened to Kelly. The man who formerly investigated this case, Lt. Hubert B. Myers, told press with the Skyline Newspaper in 1991 that police had developed one main suspect in this case, but not enough evidence could be found to charge him. This suspect had also shown deception in a lie detector test administered to him by police in regards to the Kelly Bergh Dove disappearance. Myers told press at that time that despite an amassed 400 page file on the case and 300 suspect or witness interviews, no conclusion to this case has been in sight.

Myers also stated in 1991 that their main suspect in the case had admitted to police that he had exposed himself to a woman at this very same Imperial Gas Station in years past and that he had a history of making obscene, harassing phone calls to women. A search warrant was issued to explore the property where the man lived, but nothing in connection with Kelly's disappearance emerged.

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The 91-year-old widow lived by herself in a tumbledown house on a desolate country road. But she wasn't alone, not really, not as long as she could visit her husband and twin sister.
No matter they were already dead. Jean Stevens simply had their embalmed corpses dug up and stored them at her house — in the case of her late husband, for more than a decade — tending to the remains as best she could until police were finally tipped off last month.
Much to her dismay.
"Death is very hard for me to take," Stevens told an interviewer.
As state police finish their investigation into a singularly macabre case — no charges have been filed — Stevens wishes she could be reunited with James Stevens, her husband of nearly 60 years who died in 1999, and June Stevens, the twin who died last October. But their bodies are with the Bradford County coroner now, off-limits to the woman who loved them best.
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Then, last year, June was diagnosed with cancer. She was in a lot of pain when Jean came to visit. The sisters shared a bed, and Jean rubbed her back. "I'm real glad you're here," June said.
On Oct. 3, June died. She was buried in her sister's backyard — but not for long.
"I think when you put them in the (ground), that's goodbye, goodbye," Stevens said. "In this way I could touch her and look at her and talk to her."
She kept her sister, who was dressed in her "best housecoat," on an old couch in a spare room off the bedroom. Jean sprayed her with expensive perfume that was June's favorite.
"I'd go in, and I'd talk, and I'd forget," Stevens said. "I put glasses on her. When I put the glasses on, it made all the difference in the world. I would fix her up. I'd fix her face up all the time."
She offered a similar rationale for keeping her husband on a couch in the detached garage. James, who had been laid to rest in a nearby cemetery, wore a dark suit, white shirt and blue knitted tie.
"I could see him, I could look at him, I could touch him. Now, some people have a terrible feeling, they say, 'Why do you want to look at a dead person? Oh my gracious,'" she said.
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There was another reason that Stevens wanted them above ground.
She is severely claustrophobic and so was her sister; she was horrified that the bodies of her loved ones would spend eternity in a casket in the ground. "That's suffocation to me, even though you aren't breathing," she said.
So she said she had them dug up, both within days of burial.
She managed to escape detection for a long time. The neighbors who mowed her lawn and took her grocery shopping either didn't know or didn't tell. Otherwise forthcoming, Stevens is vague when asked about who exhumed the bodies and who knew of her odd living arrangement. She blames a relative of her late husband's for calling the authorities about the corpses.
"I think that is dirty, rotten," she said.

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I camp not to far from a place that has had a number of odd disappearances in the past. https://urbanpostmortem.wordpress.com/2015/04/07/the-vanished-town-of-glastenbury-and-the-bennington-triangle/

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An old cold case I covered has been resolved after 27 years!

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Tiffany Valiante was 18-years-old and had just graduated from Oakcrest High School in Mays Landing, New Jersey. Standing 6 feet 2 inches tall, she was a star athlete who had accepted a volleyball scholarship to Mercy College in New York. Tiffany had no history of mental illness, and was by all accounts excited to head to college at the end of the summer. She also had an intense fear of the dark, which was well known by her family, friends, and teammates.
On the night of July 12, 2015, Tiffany had been attending a graduation party for her cousin. The cousins lived across the street from each other, and Tiffany left the party on foot to return home at approximately 9:30pm. She then had a brief argument with her mother Diane in front of their home, because Diane had been told that evening by the mother of Tiffany’s best friend that Tiffany had made an $86 purchase on her friend’s debit card without permission. After, Diane went inside and Tiffany stayed out front. Minutes later when Diane went back outside, Tiffany was gone. Tiffany’s friends and family began searching for her.
Unfortunately, at 11:15pm that night, Tiffany was struck and killed by a train traveling 80mph in a secluded, wooded area approximately four miles from her home. Tiffany’s death was ruled a suicide by the medical examiner within days. This determination was largely based on testimony from the train conductor who said he observed Tiffany dive onto the tracks as the train was approaching, despite sounding the horn when he spotted her next to the tracks.
However, Tiffany’s family is fighting to have her manner of death changed to “undetermined” and her case reopened via a civil lawsuit. According to Tiffany’s family, as well as a former medical examiner who independently reviewed the case, there are too many pieces of evidence pointing away from the theory of suicide and a more thorough investigation should have been done.
According to investigators, after the argument with her mother, Tiffany discarded her cell phone near the end of the driveway and began walking. A deer camera on Tiffany’s property captured images of her walking away from her home. One image shows her wearing a white headband, beige slip-on shoes, white shorts, and a T-shirt (Note: I haven’t read anything that conclusively identifies the color of the shirt she was wearing that evening, but from the images it looks to be a darker color, possibly brown or red, and it does not appear to be black.).
Tracking dogs - which were used to track Tiffany’s scent several days after her death and after periods of rain - traced Tiffany’s scent from her home and along a nearly four-mile route, losing her scent several yards from where she was hit by the train. Tiffany’s head suffered the most damage from the train, so there was simply no way for the medical examiner to determine if there was any trauma to her head before she was hit by the train. A rape kit was not performed on Tiffany’s body. Toxicology results showed there were no drugs or alcohol in Tiffany’s system. According to the independent review of the autopsy report by a former medical examiner on behalf of the Valiante family, Tiffany’s autopsy report describes her wearing a dark blue, sleeveless shirt, and it did not mention any other clothing. According to Tiffany’s family, the white shorts she was wearing were never found.
Several weeks after her death, Tiffany’s shoes and headband were found by her mother, as her mother often walked the route Tiffany was said to have taken to get to the train tracks. The shoes and headband were in the woods (previously undetected by the tracking dogs) about one-mile from her home. This means Tiffany would’ve walked the remaining three miles to where she was struck barefooted. According to the family’s lawsuit, autopsy photos of the soles of Tiffany’s feet do not show any damage, such as abrasions, which would have been expected after walking three miles over train tracks and gravel and through the woods.
There are several other things the family notes, such as cell phone records indicate her cell phone was being used more than an hour after she supposedly discarded it at the end of her driveway. The route she is said to have taken is also entirely unlit, and there was almost no illumination from the moon that evening, yet Tiffany was terrified of the dark. There was also an axe found near the scene, as well as an encampment that showed signs of drug use, perhaps used by squatters or young people as a place to hang out. The train conductor’s statements are also inconsistent as to when he first spotted Tiffany and where she jumped out from, and he admits it was difficult to see.
However, Tiffany may not have been the completely happy, untroubled young woman she was perceived to be by her family. According to a friend, Tiffany had been unhappy and had showed her, on two different occasions, where she had self-harmed (supposedly cuts on her wrist and leg). Tiffany and her mother Diane had also been known to argue a lot, and Diane had once punched Tiffany in the arm, leaving a bruise, and prompting a call to child services by Tiffany’s teacher. Child services, after three visits to the home, recommended counseling, and Tiffany and Diane attended at least one counseling session together. Tiffany had also come out as a lesbian. She had recently had a seemingly amicable breakup with a girlfriend and begun dating a girl she met online.
Did the confrontation regarding the unauthorized charge on a friend’s debit card prompt Tiffany to commit suicide? Perhaps tension between Tiffany and Diane, as well as the pressure and fear of beginning college, all simply became too much for her to deal with?
Did someone abduct Tiffany up outside of her home, assault her, and then leave her in front of the train to destroy evidence? Or did Tiffany try to flee her captors, and being disoriented, accidentally run into the path of the oncoming train?
This website has a detailed article, the photo from the deer camera, and the entire civil complaint that was filed this past July, which includes the report by the medical examiner who independently reviewed the autopsy report, crime scene photos, and other evidence.
http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local/newsworks/105731-family-of-nj-teen-killed-by-train-disputes-suicide-ruling-sues-to-prove-kidnap-murder-plot

Her autopsy that showed the soles of her feet didn't look consistent with having walked through woods.
She was also missing shorts and in a different shirt.

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As adult male passengers were unable to enter a lifeboat during the Titanic’s sinking, a father was forced to place his two boys into a boat, while he remained aboard the ship. The young boys could only speak French and had no belongings to call their own, so their identity was a mystery on the rescue ship, RMS Carpathia. Newspapers commented on the story of “the Two Waifs of the Sea” and published a photo of the boys to reach their family in France.

Meanwhile, a mother was desperately searching for her two boys, who had disappeared without a trace. The story of the two waifs soon reached her in Nice, France. After describing her children to child services, the boys were later identified as four-year-old Michel and two-year-old Edmond. The boys were abducted by their father, Michel Navratil, who was traveling aboard the ship under the pseudonym of “Mr. Hoffman” and was hoping to start a new life with his children in the US.

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https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/may/19/woman-killed-husband-hid-body-never-caught-leigh-ann-sabine

When Leigh Ann Sabine passed away in 2016, her neighbors and friends remembered her as a quirky woman who loved attention. That’s why all those times she made references to killing her husband, they all thought she was joking. At least, until they found his decomposing body in the attic.John Sabine was last seen alive in 1997, shortly after the couple moved to the village of Beddau in Wales.

Part of the reason why his disappearance was never seriously investigated was because nobody really knew he was there in the first place. In the decades that followed, Leigh sometimes claimed that she was never married while other times saying she left her husband in New Zealand after he had a string of affairs. Leigh was quite daring, even proud of the murder. Leigh’s hairdresser recalled Leigh telling her that she would be famous after her death because of the “body in the bag.”

One friend said Sabine once told her bluntly that she killed her husband with a frog statue, but the friend dismissed it as one of Leigh’s stories. One time, Sabine even asked her neighbor, Michelle James, to help her carry John’s body from the garden shed to the attic. James believed the packaged body was an old medical skeleton from when Sabine trained as a nurse. It wasn’t until Leigh’s death that James went rummaging through the attic and unwrapped the body to find the mummified remains of John Sabine.

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Crowds in a busy market fled in terror as a woman walked among them holding aloft the severed head of a man who had attacked her.
Covered in blood, she held the head high like a trophy, said police - her way of showing that she had delivered her own kind of justice to her attacker.
The gruesome scene was played out in Makkapurva village, 170 miles south east of the Indian city of Lucknow, where, last night, the woman was being held behind bars.
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The murder took place 100 miles from the Indian city of Lucknow
According to police officer Ram Bharose, the unnamed 35-year-old woman had sliced off the man's head with a sickle she had been using to cut grass near her village.
'She was getting grass for her cattle when the man came up from behind her and tried to sexually assault her,' said Mr Bharose.
'In a bid to save her dignity, she turned on him and during a struggle managed to chop off his head with the sickle.
'We have no doubts about her story because she had bite marks on her neck and cheek when the man tried to take advantage of her sexually.'
So determined was the woman to show that she had beaten off her attacker, who she claimed had been stalking her for three months, that she decided to take his head immediately to the local market.
'She put the head on parade,' said Mr Bharose. 'She walked right through all the crowds who were buying their vegetables, holding the head up high.
'All her clothes were covered in blood, but as far as she was concerned that didn't matter. She just wanted to make a point and she definitely succeeded in doing that.
'Everybody scattered. It was a very terrifying sight.' Mr Bharose said the woman had no regrets about her actions.
'We have to follow the letter of the law and although she says she acted in self defence she will probably be charged with culpable homicide,' said the police officer.

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The FBI announced Thursday that the shooting of a Montana woman, who was found dead in the trunk of a car in Spokane last year, was a suicide.

Rita Maze, 47, of Great Falls, was found dead from a gunshot wound Sept. 6, 2016. She was found in the trunk of her black Pontiac Grand Prix, which was discovered in an industrial area near Spokane International Airport. Next to her body lay two spent shell casings and a handgun.

Before her body was discovered, Maze called police and family members claiming that a large man had struck her in the head and put her in her trunk. Her credit card also was used at least twice during the trip, in Kingston, Idaho, and Ritzville.

However, the FBI appeared to have cast doubt on the story from the mother and elementary-school cook, saying last September that they were not seeking any suspects.

Then on Thursday, the FBI released a statement saying that they had ruled Maze’s death a suicide.

“Based on the evidence gathered, analyzed and processed, we have determined Maze’s death was the result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. We will not be releasing any more details,” wrote FBI spokeswoman Sandra Yi Barker of the FBI’s Salt Lake City division.

The suicide determination follows a bizarre series of calls in which Maze kept telling her husband and daughter details of her alleged abduction.

According to the Great Falls Tribune, Maze spoke with her family for 10 minutes before the phone went dead.

“I told her that I loved her,” Maze’s daughter, Rochelle, told the Great Falls Tribune last year. “That’s the last thing she heard.”

An officer called Rita Maze’s cellphone during the search. The officer reported that someone answered the phone followed by gunshots then silence.

Montana law enforcement put out a nationwide bulletin to find Maze’s car, which was discovered by a Spokane County sheriff’s deputy.

While two empty casings were found with Maze in her trunk, she suffered only one gunshot wound to the “chest and abdomen,” according to previous reports. The cause of death was the gunshot, but the manner of death as suicide was delayed by the Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Asked why Maze would take such elaborate steps to stage her own death, Barker, the FBI spokeswoman, said she had no idea.

“That’s the big mystery,” Barker said.

However, the family believes Maze was murdered. A day after her mother’s body was found, Rochelle Maze told The Spokesman-Review that her mother was hysterical during the time she spoke to the family over the phone.

When the Spokane County deputy found Rita Maze’s car, the keys were in the ignition and a purse was in the front seat. When the deputy saw blood on the ground, and a $20 bill nearby, he called for paramedics.

“She did not hit herself, stuff herself in the trunk and drive all the way to Spokane and shoot herself,” Rochelle Maze said last year. “I believe they shot her and left the gun and keys in there to make it look like she killed herself.”

Efforts to reach Rochelle Maze on Thursday were unsuccessful.

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Case History
The victim was killed by a shotgun on Jim Sterchi Road in North Knox County in 1987. Authorities speculated at the time that the unidentified woman and two male accomplices were attempting to trick and rob the resident on Jim Sterchi Road by faking a fight outside her front door.

The woman kicked the door, awakening the resident and a visitor. The resident called police and fired one shot from a shotgun when the woman attempted to open a screen door.

The two men were caught. But they were unable to identify the woman. They said they had picked her up at a Greene County rest stop just before the shooting.
She remains unidentified.

http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/607uftn.html

More: 'Shotgun female' --Around 2:30 a.m. June 1, 1987, a 12-gauge shotgun slug blew through the front door of a North Knox County home, ripping the face off a woman raising a ruckus on the porch.


Knox County Sheriff
TN-1987 Unidentified White Female
On June 1,1987 an unidentified white female was killed in what was believed to be an attempted robbery. The unidentified female suffered a single gunshot wound to the face with a 12 guage shotgun.
Caucasian female
Age 20-25 years old (range of 20-30 years)
Height: 5,5 (Aproximately)
Weight: 100-120 pounds
Hair: Brown

https://farawaypoints.livejournal.com/955588.html#comments

I don't know that I have much to add, I only saw her skull while I was in a forensic anthropology training session at the University of Tennessee. She wasn't literally shot point-blank straight on, IIRC the entry wound was towards the left side of her head as if she had started to turn away from the shotgun. The skull was pretty well shattered, as you would expect from such a close-range shotgun wound. Aside from that, I don't know much more about the case than what has already been listed on the Doe Network. Sorry I couldn't be of more help, I'd like to see this case solved and give her a name just as much as all of you.

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Kelly Jane Evelyn COOK
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Location : Standard, Alberta (AB)

Details : Kelly Jane Evelyn COOK, a 15 year-old female, lived with her parents in the village of Standard, Alberta, which is located 70 kilometers northeast of Calgary, Alberta.

On April 22, 1981, at 8:20 A.M., Kelly received a phone call from a man identifying himself as Bill CHRISTENSEN. The caller asked if she would babysit that evening. Kelly agreed and arrangements were made for the caller to pick up Kelly at her residence.

At 8:30 P.M., a full-sized North American car pulled up in front of the COOK’s residence. The unidentified male and Kelly were last seen departing the residence. Kelly was not seen alive again. Her body was discovered in the Chin Lake Reservoir (east of Lethbridge, Alberta) on June 28, 1981.

It is believed that the perpetrator of this crime had planned the abduction over a one or two-month period.

A one hundred thousand dollar reward ($100,000.00) from the Village of Standard is offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator of this crime.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard,_Alberta

" The case caught the public's attention like few other murder cases because it was so unusual, with the killer actually picking up his victim at her house while her mother watched through the window. Despite the publicity generated by this murder case, and a $100,000 reward offered by the Village of Standard for information leading to the arrest of Kelly's killer, the case currently remains unsolved."

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Kelly Jane Evelyn Cook, 15, provided babysitting services in her community of Standard, Alberta. On the morning of April 22, 1981, she received a call asking if she was available to babysit that evening. The caller gave his name as Bill Christiansen and said he would pick her up. As usual, Kelly promised her parents to call once she arrived at her babysitting job.
At 8:30 PM, the man arrived in what witnesses would later describe as a full-size North American car. Kelly was seen driving away from her residence with this man. She never called her parents.
On June 28, her body was found in the Chin Lake reservoir outside of Lethbridge, which is approximately 130 kilometers (80 mi) from Standard. She was fully clothed, her body tied to cinder blocks and tossed into the water.
Witnesses described the man as 30–45 years old in 1981, making him about 63–78 today. He was around 178 centimeters (5’10″) in height with a medium to heavy build and dark hair. There is currently a $120,000 reward being offered to anyone with information.

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Two cases I covered in the past received updates this week:

http://culturecrossfire.com/etc/stalker-pics-on-cell-phone/

A family moved into a new home and became targets of a series of mysterious and threatening letters.

Update: https://www.coasttocoastam.com/article/watcher-house-on-the-market/

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http://culturecrossfire.com/etc/edward-bell-murderer/

An ex-marine catches a pedophile in the act, leading to the marine being murdered in broad daylight as his mother watched on in horror.
The killer claims to have killed at least 11 others.

Update: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/10/19/texas-killers-claim-that-murdered-11-young-women-under-scrutiny-in-documentary.html

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The brutal murder of a developmentally disabled Carlsbad woman remains unsolved years after she was killed in her own home, and police need the public's help to bring justice to the family of Jodine Serrin.
Serrin lived on her own, but depended on her family for help due to her mental challenges. Late in the evening of Valentine's Day 2007, Jodine's parents went to the condo they had purchased on Swallow Lane for their daughter and walked in on what they thought was an awkward situation. Art Serrin went to find his daughter in her bedroom, and saw a man having sex with her.
According to a 10News report, Serrin told the man to get dressed and then he and his wife, Lois, went to wait for what they expected to be an embarrassed couple to join them in the kitchen. After several minutes, Serrin returned to the bedroom and found his daughter murdered, having been beaten and strangled to death. The man had escaped, possibly through a back door.
In fact, as investigators later found, she had been dead for between 12 and 24 hours.
Police have no leads, but they do have a complete genetic profile from DNA collected at the scene, according to a 2012 UT San Diego report. There is a $52,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case.
Investigators told the North County Times in 2007 the only description of the suspect is that he is white, in his 30s and has brown hair. Art Serrin said the man was heavyset.
Art Serrin said he and his wife have stayed in close contact with Hargett and other detectives, whom he described as dedicated and thorough. They also have raised money for charities and supported legislation in remembrance of their daughter.
But despite their best efforts to recover and cope in the last five years, Jodine Serrin's death haunts them.
"Pain gets less but memory ---- you do not forget," Art Serrin said.
Neither Art nor Lois has read their daughter's autopsy report, and they leave Carlsbad each Valentine's Day to avoid triggering the horrific memories of what they saw that night in her condominium on Swallow Lane.
"Somebody somewhere knows something, and eventually it's going to come out," Art Serrin told UT San Diego.
"We need to know this evil person is caught and never will be able to commit another horrendous crime," Lois Serrin told 10News.
http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2015/feb/13/work-continues-to-id-jodine-serrin-killer/
http://patch.com/california/carlsbad/missing-and-wanted-valentines-day-murder-haunts-parents-of-disabled-carlsbad-woman
http://www.10news.com/news/family-continues-fight-to-find-daughter-s-killer

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Crucified nun dies in 'exorcism'
A Romanian nun has died after being bound to a cross, gagged and left alone for three days in a cold room in a convent, Romanian police have said.
Members of the convent in north-east Romania claim Maricica Irina Cornici was possessed and that the crucifixion had been part of an exorcism ritual.

Cornici was found dead on the cross on Wednesday after fellow nuns called an ambulance, according to police.

A priest and four nuns were charged with imprisonment leading to death.

Orphan

Police say the 23-year-old nun, who was denied food and drink throughout her ordeal, had been tied and chained to the cross and a towel pushed into her mouth to smother any sounds.

A post-mortem is to be carried out, although initial reports say that Cornici died from asphyxiation.

“ I don't understand why journalists are making such a fuss about this ”
Father Daniel
Local media reports that the young woman had arrived at the remote convent three months before, having initially gone there to visit a friend and opted to stay.

She grew up in an orphanage in Arad, in the west of Romania.

Mediafax news agency said Cornici suffered from schizophrenia and the symptoms of her condition caused the priest at the convent and other nuns to believe she was possessed by the devil.

"They all said she was possessed and they were trying to cast out the evil spirits," police spokeswoman Michaela Straub said.

Father Daniel who is accused of orchestrating the crime is said to be unrepentant.

"God has performed a miracle for her, finally Irina is delivered from evil," AFP quoted the priest as saying.

"I don't understand why journalists are making such a fuss about this. Exorcism is a common practice in the heart of the Romanian Orthodox church and my methods are not at all unknown to other priests," Father Daniel added.

If found guilty of killing Cornici, Father Daniel and the accused nuns could face 20 years in jail.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanacu_exorcism

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zpJAH6mxvE

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Crucified nun dies in 'exorcism'
A Romanian nun has died after being bound to a cross, gagged and left alone for three days in a cold room in a convent, Romanian police have said.
Members of the convent in north-east Romania claim Maricica Irina Cornici was possessed and that the crucifixion had been part of an exorcism ritual.

Cornici was found dead on the cross on Wednesday after fellow nuns called an ambulance, according to police.

A priest and four nuns were charged with imprisonment leading to death.

Orphan

Police say the 23-year-old nun, who was denied food and drink throughout her ordeal, had been tied and chained to the cross and a towel pushed into her mouth to smother any sounds.

A post-mortem is to be carried out, although initial reports say that Cornici died from asphyxiation.

“ I don't understand why journalists are making such a fuss about this ”
Father Daniel
Local media reports that the young woman had arrived at the remote convent three months before, having initially gone there to visit a friend and opted to stay.

She grew up in an orphanage in Arad, in the west of Romania.

Mediafax news agency said Cornici suffered from schizophrenia and the symptoms of her condition caused the priest at the convent and other nuns to believe she was possessed by the devil.

"They all said she was possessed and they were trying to cast out the evil spirits," police spokeswoman Michaela Straub said.

Father Daniel who is accused of orchestrating the crime is said to be unrepentant.

"God has performed a miracle for her, finally Irina is delivered from evil," AFP quoted the priest as saying.

"I don't understand why journalists are making such a fuss about this. Exorcism is a common practice in the heart of the Romanian Orthodox church and my methods are not at all unknown to other priests," Father Daniel added.

If found guilty of killing Cornici, Father Daniel and the accused nuns could face 20 years in jail.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanacu_exorcism

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zpJAH6mxvE

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A little girl goes missing from a busy park. The perp and her are seen by dozens of witnesses. She is found sadistically murdered soon after and the media storm that follows causes the police to bungle the investigation, leading to them arresting the wrong man. 30 years later a new lead has risen that may finally solve this cold case.

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A deaf teen-age girl who walked into a school
nervously seeking help was apparently kidnapped several years ago and moved
around the country, possibly by satanists, an FBI agent said Wednesday.

"From some of the drawings she was able to provide, it is believed that
some of the people she was with since her abduction may have been tied to the
occult," FBI Agent Paul Cavanagh said.

Authorities have had a hard time gathering information from the frightened,
confused girl, but she has given them drawings that include symbols associated
with satanism and indicated she may have been abducted from a foster home in
California, Cavanagh said.

The girl showed up Sept. 18 at William B. Jack Elementary School in
Portland, identifying herself in sign language as Toby Cole.

"She just stopped at the counter. She walked in and signed a little bit,"
said Judi Fox, a teacher's aide who called in a teacher who speaks in sign
language. The teacher realized the girl needed help and took her to the
Governor Baxter School for the Deaf in nearby Falmouth, where authorities
began questioning her.

"Over the next few weeks, Toby provided information which leads us to
believe that she is possibly the victim of a kidnapping abduction," the FBI
said in a statement issued by its Boston office.

"Toby has indicated that she is not sure Toby Cole is her real name, but
is the name given to her by her abductors," the statement said. "She stated
she believes she is 15 years of age and possibly was born on Dec. 25, 1974.
Toby seems to possess a good vocabulary and is far ahead of children in her
age bracket in intelligence and communication skills."

Cavanagh said Wednesday from Boston that psychologists and child-care
experts dealing with the girl have pieced together enough information to
believe she was abducted from California about three years ago, then moved
several times, possibly into Canada.

"She claims to have been abducted by a male out there who was driving a
van at the time," Cavanagh said. He said authorities had no reason to doubt
the girl's story, but had found no missing person reports matching her.
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http://www.unsolvedcanada.ca/index.php?topic=2073.0

Michael Kent
●Michael Kent, 6, of Port McNicoll, Ontario, was found stabbed to death next to Elmvale Community Centre at approximately 8:40 p.m. on Friday, February 11th, 1966. Elmvale is approximately 125 km north of Toronto; the Elmvale community centre is in George Park on George St. Michael and his family had gone to the arena with his family that evening to watch his brother play in a hockey game. At some point, as the family was milling about in the lobby, Michael became separated from his mother, and was either lured or dragged outside to the side of the arena where he was stabbed. The murder weapon was later found on the roof of the arena, but it did not yield fingerprints.
When they found six-year-old Michael Kent he was motionless, lying face down in the muddy snow on the west side of the parking lot of the arena in Elmvale, a small community 120 kilometers north of Toronto. The fair-haired boy, one of five Kent siblings, was still wearing his navy blue and white toque and his navy blue ski jacket but it was now covered with mud and blood. Michael had been stabbed seven times, four times in the abdomen and three times in the back. There was no indication he had been sexually assaulted. Police later surmised that the small boy’s face had been held down in the mud while he was killed on that winter day, February 11, 1966. A half century later, Michael’s murder remains unsolved.
When they found six-year-old Michael Kent he was motionless, lying face down in the muddy snow on the west side of the parking lot of the arena in Elmvale, a small community 120 kilometres north of Toronto. The fair-haired boy, one of five Kent siblings, was still wearing his navy blue and white tuque and his navy blue ski jacket but it was now covered with mud and blood. Michael had been stabbed seven times, four times in the abdomen and three times in the back. There was no indication he had been sexually assaulted. Police later surmised that the small boy’s face had been held down in the mud while he was killed on that winter day, February 11, 1966. A half century later, Michaels murder remains unsolved.
It is possible the killer is now dead. Perhaps he’s in prison, serving time for other offences. Or, perhaps he got away with one of the most heinous crimes, despite an intensive police investigation and despite the fact that footprints were found and the murder weapon was located immediately. A fishing knife with a four-inch long steel blade was found on the roof of the curling rink, roughly 50 feet from the spot where Michael’s body was found. Within weeks, dozens of investigators had interviewed more than 3,000 people and interrogated 50 suspects. One hundred and twenty people who were in the area of the rink the night of the killing were interviewed. Investigators went door to door to the hundreds of homes in Elmvale with a photograph of the murder weapon. Police were clearly frustrated at their inability to solve the terrible crime. "There is no apparent motive to this senseless killing" Insp. James McBride, of the Ontario Provincial Police, told the Globe and Mail newspaper in an interview weeks after the murder, as the investigation dragged on. “A murderer, that's all we âre looking for, and you tell me what a murderer looks like. As for suspects well, everybody's a suspect. I'm the only one I'm really sure about.
McBride said Michael's wounds were deep, clearly inflicted with considerable force, suggesting that the attacker was older and was not a child.
The Kent family, who lived in nearby Port McNicoll, had gone to the rink that evening because son John, 12 had a game. Michael knew the rink well. He played there on Tuesdays. On Feb. 11, mother Ann Kent took her two youngest children, infant Kevin and daughter Allison, 3, to the stands while her husband went to the dressing room to help John dress for the game. In the confusion, Michael disappeared. When John Kent joined his family in the stands, they realized Michael was missing. His body was found in the parking lot, roughly an hour after they had arrived at the rink, by a family friend.
"I searched all around the arena's inside" John Kent later told a reporter. “Who would have thought to look outside? I mean, I just figured he had wandered off somehwere; you know, he was so familiar with the place.”
Police later said they confirmed that Michael was in the dressing room and talked to teammates on his brother John’s team. He was also seen in the arena lobby.
A $5,000 reward was offered at the time for help in solving the crime. Investigators were flooded with tips, many of them anonymous. The Ontario government is now offering a $50,000 reward.
Perhaps the most cryptic lead surfaced roughly one month after the killing, in March 1966. The Globe and Mail reported that someone claimed to know the identity of the killer. A brief story appeared in the paper on March 10, 1966:
A letter was shoved under the door of the Penetanguishene office of the Midland Free Press Herald yesterday from a person claiming to know the identity of the murderer of Michael Kent, 6. The boy was killed at Elmvale Arena on Feb. 11 while a brother played hockey. His body was found in the arena yard and later a knife, believed to have been the murder weapon, was found on a section of the arena roof. The letter to the weekly newspaper was unsigned, and the writer said he wishes to remain anonymous because of personal danger.

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On Halloween night 1974, Timothy O’Bryan went trick-or-treating with his dad and friends in Deer Park, Texas. They approached a house with the lights turned off but decided to knock anyway. Nobody came to the door, and everyone in the group except Timothy’s dad moved on to the next house.He quickly caught up with the group. He was holding a handful of Pixy Stix, claiming that they had come from the previous home. He passed some around to the children, including two of his own kids.


Timothy wanted a little snack that night from his stash of candy, and his dad, Ronald Clark O’Bryan, told Timothy that he could have the Pixy Stix. The boy ate a few and died just an hour later. The police determined that the Pixy Stix were partially filled with cyanide. Luckily, the other kids had not eaten theirs yet.Ronald told authorities that the poisoned candy had come from the dark house that night, but the man living there had an alibi that checked out. He was not home that night. Police started to look toward Ronald for the murder, especially after realizing that he had just taken out life insurance policies on his children. He owed debts of over $100,000 and was hoping to use the insurance money to take care of them. Ronald maintained his innocence, but a jury took less than an hour to convict him of the murder. He was executed 10 years after his son’s death.

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On Halloween night 1974, Timothy O’Bryan went trick-or-treating with his dad and friends in Deer Park, Texas. They approached a house with the lights turned off but decided to knock anyway. Nobody came to the door, and everyone in the group except Timothy’s dad moved on to the next house.He quickly caught up with the group. He was holding a handful of Pixy Stix, claiming that they had come from the previous home. He passed some around to the children, including two of his own kids.


Timothy wanted a little snack that night from his stash of candy, and his dad, Ronald Clark O’Bryan, told Timothy that he could have the Pixy Stix. The boy ate a few and died just an hour later. The police determined that the Pixy Stix were partially filled with cyanide. Luckily, the other kids had not eaten theirs yet.Ronald told authorities that the poisoned candy had come from the dark house that night, but the man living there had an alibi that checked out. He was not home that night. Police started to look toward Ronald for the murder, especially after realizing that he had just taken out life insurance policies on his children. He owed debts of over $100,000 and was hoping to use the insurance money to take care of them. Ronald maintained his innocence, but a jury took less than an hour to convict him of the murder. He was executed 10 years after his son’s death.

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On the evening of April 25, 1988, 20-year old Central Texas College student Elizabeth Campbell went to her boyfriend’s home in Killeen for a group study session. At some point, the couple got into an argument until Elizabeth stormed out of the house. Elizabeth lived with her parents in Lampasas, which was 30 miles away, but a motorist gave her a ride to Copperas Cove and dropped her off at a 7-11, which was still a considerable distance from her home. Since Elizabeth was an employee at another 7-11, the staff allowed her to use the store phone to call her boyfriend for a ride, but he refused to come pick her up. She tried calling her parents, but they did not wake up in time to answer the phone. Elizabeth then said she would try calling her brother, but since it was a long-distance call, she didn’t want to use the store phone and went outside to use the payphone. After this, Elizabeth vanished without a trace.


Elizabeth’s parents spent the next several weeks distributing thousands of missing persons fliers throughout Texas. At one point, her mother traveled to a gas station near Waco, 85 miles from where Elizabeth was last seen, and the convenience store clerk actually recognized Elizabeth from her flier. He remembered seeing a young woman matching Elizabeth’s description six days after she was reported missing. She was accompanied by an unidentified Asian man, who kept a strong grip on her arm and looked very possessive of her. When the clerk tried to speak to the woman, the man briskly dragged her out of the store. Shortly thereafter, a clerk at a convenience store in Copperas Cove also recognized Elizabeth from her flier and described a strikingly similar incident which took place two weeks after Elizabeth’s disappearance. A woman matching Elizabeth’s description entered the store alongside a possessive Asian male who held a firm grip on her arm and would not let her speak. Another sighting of Elizabeth took place on July 10 at a gas station in Garland, 150 miles away from Copperas Cove. A witness bumped into the frightened-looking woman resembling Elizabeth as she was exiting the convenience store. While police were skeptical that these women were actually Elizabeth, these sightings made her parents wonder if she was being kept alive and forced into prostitution by her unidentified male companion.


The most bizarre development took place in June 1992 when the Crockett County Sheriff’s Department in Ozona discovered that they had Elizabeth’s purse in their property room. It contained some of her identification, including her social security card and credit card, but her makeup, hair brush and keys were missing. Ozona is located 200 miles from where Elizabeth was last seen and the sheriff’s department had no record of where the purse came from or who might have turned it in.

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9 year old Dorien Thomas went missing in Amarillo Texas in October of 1998. He was last seen airing up his tires on his bike so he could run to a local convenience store to get some candy and chips.

Police have little clues to work with (or at least that they will release). His bike has never been found and he seemingly disappeared without a trace.

Originally it was thought that a family friend picked up Dorien and took him to Dallas. But after talking to the family friend, it was determined that this wasn't the case.

Adding more mystery to his disappearance is this.

Less than a year prior to his disappearance, Dorian and some friends found the body of Gloria Ann Covington behind the YMCA building in Amarillo. She had been stabbed to death.

A month after Covington's death, Linda Jackson was murdered. Both Gloria and Linda were last seen getting into a light colored pickup truck. It is believed that both women were prostitutes. Neither of these murders have been solved.

Was Dorien Thomas's disappearance related to either of these murders?

Something else that is intriguing. A friend of the victims (Gloria and Linda) was beaten by a white Caucasian man in September 1998. The friend stopped by a house for help...it happened to be Dorien Thomas' mom's house. The friend stated that Dorien was home at the time and that the assailant saw Dorien and his mom.

Was the assailant the same man who murdered the two prostitutes? Did he have anything to do with Dorien Thomas' disappearance?

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Mary_Jane_Barker


https://www.reddit.com/r/UnresolvedMysteries/comments/4gayut/a_girl_a_dog_and_a_closet_the_strange_death_of/


Mary Jane Barker was a 4-year-old girl from Bellmawr, New Jersey. At 10:30 am on February 25, 1957, Mary Jane disappeared from a yard near her house along with a 4-month-old black spaniel puppy belonging to one of her neighbours.
Mary Jane was initially presumed kidnapped, and fresh footprints along a nearby stream seemed to be those of a man, child, and dog. Bellmawr Police Chief Edward Garrity said a pair of Mary Jane's shoes fitted the smaller impression left on the mud bank.
On March 3, Barker's neighbor, 6-year-old Maria Freitta, the owner of the missing puppy, went with her aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Vecchia, to the property they had recently purchased: a vacant, newly built ranch house on 433 2nd Ave. While playing in the house, Maria opened the door to a 3' x 5' bedroom closet. Her missing puppy bounded out, alive and well. Also in the closet was Mary Jane. She was dead, in a seated position, the hood of her blue coat partially covering her hair. An inspection showed marks from her desperate attempts to escape. Although the door was unlocked, a thumb screw inside was said to make it difficult for a young child to open.
Mary Jane had lived in the closet for three days, and she had been alive when she entered it. Since she had been missing for five days, it is assumed that she had been dead for two days when found. The house was being renovated at the time. It had been searched three times previously by dozens of people looking for the lost girl. It had also been visited by workmen laying tiles in the basement in the days Mary had been alive but missing, but they apparently heard no sign of her or the dog.

The autopsy revealed no signs of violence, sexual or otherwise. It also showed that the last thing she'd consumed was some chocolate milk on the morning of her disappearance. The dog was euthanized in order to examine its stomach contents, at which time it was found that it had been with Mary Jane in the closet the whole time. Authorities were unable to determine how the dog had survived. Mary Jane's death was ultimately ruled a case of starvation with exposure as a contributing factor. Due to a hole in the closet, she could not have suffocated. Though this is certainly how her life ended, some very important questions remain:

What led Mary Jane into the closet of an unfamiliar property two blocks from her home?

What about the footprints of the man, the child and the dog?
Why wasn't Mary Jane found during the three previous searches?

Was it mere coincidence that the house belonged to relatives of the owner of the missing dog?

Was it coincidence that Maria looked in the closet to discover her missing friend?

Is it possible for a four-year-old child to starve and die of exposure while a puppy survives the same conditions?

Was this a bungled investigation, or a bizarre, tragic accident?

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An enraged Highland Park, Michigan father is accused of killing his son - as he begged for his life - after learning the teen may have sexually abused a toddler.

Jamar Pinkney Sr., 37, irate over hearing his 15-year-old son Jamar Pinkney Jr. had sexual contact with a 3-year-old girl made the teen strip at gunpoint, marched him to a vacant lot and shot him to death despite pleas from the boy and his mother, a relative said.

Michigan authorities filed a first-degree murder charge Wednesday against Pinkney Sr. in his son's shooting death Monday.

Defense attorney Corbett O'Meara said prosecutors should consider evidence of the father's state of mind over the sex abuse report.

"If something were to happen that would cause a reasonable person to lose control of himself, that is something the prosecution would have to take into account," O'Meara said outside Highland Park District Court.

Tensions were high in the courtroom Wednesday as the handcuffed suspect was led into the room for the arraignment, which lasted less than a minute. "No, No, No," one female relative cried before a police officer escorted her out.

The boy's mother, Lazette Cherry, told the Detroit Free Press that her son told her he had improper sexual contact with the girl.

"I called and told his father. This isn't something you sweep under the rug," she said. Cherry said the elder Pinkney arrived at the home with a gun, ordered his son to strip and marched him outside despite her protests.

"He got on his knees and begged, `No, Daddy, No,' and he pulled the trigger," Cherry said.

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A couple die in an accident while transporting acid, with their son vanishing in the process. It is later learned drug smuggling ties into the story, but the fate of the child remains....unsolved...



https://bizarreandgrotesque.com/2016/04/01/the-case-of-juan-pedro-martinez-gomez-europes-strangest-disappearance/



Europe’s strangest disappearance, as Interpol once put it, all began with an innocent road trip. Andrés Martinez was a truck driver who lived in the south of Spain in Fuente Alamo, Murcia. He sometimes took his wife Carmen Gomez and their 10-year-old son Juan Pedro on his trips. His latest job was to transport 20,000 liters of sulfuric acid far up north to Bilbao, a city in Spain’s autonomous Basque Country. Since Juan Pedro finished the school year with such good grades, his father promised that he could go along to the trip to Bilbao. Carmen would also go to keep an eye on Juan Pedro.

On June 24, 1986, the family picked up the truck in the city of Cartagena around 7 PM. By 6 in the morning, the truck had entered Somosierra, a mountain pass to the north of Madrid. Perhaps as a result of broken brakes, Andrés was speeding at this point at 140 km (86 mi) per hour. His driving became reckless in the mountains; without slowing down once, he broke off another driver’s car mirror and then bumped into another car from behind. After the car he rear-ended got out of his way, Andrés crashed head-on with a truck that had come down from the opposite direction. The crash caused his truck to overturn, spilling the sulfuric acid out onto the side of the road and covering the area with a toxic mushroom cloud.



When the authorities arrived, they had to quickly act to neutralize the acid before it leaked into a near-by river. After the area was cleaned up, they found two bodies in the crashed truck, those of Andrés and Carmen. Juan Pedro was missing, however, and it wouldn’t be until later in the day that the police even knew that he had been riding along with his parents.
Investigators later searching the truck found a tape of children’s songs and some clothes, but no actual sign of Juan Pedro. They checked beneath the truck and the sand and lime they used to neutralize the acid, yet still were unable to find any remains. Could he have been melted by the sulfuric acid? Chemists dismissed the idea. If Juan Pedro really did fall out of the truck and into the acid, he would have at least left behind some hair or nails on the scene. Instead, there was no evidence that he was in the truck or the area at the time of the crash.



The last anybody saw of the family before the crash was at a bar around 5:30. Andrés and Carmen ordered coffee, and Juan Pedro had some milk and a pastry. There was nothing to indicate that they were upset, and the waiter watched their truck leave from the parking lot. Examining the truck, investigators discovered that there was nothing wrong with Andrés’ brakes. Nobody could say why he was speeding so recklessly, but he was doing it by his own choice. Another strange detail was found in his tachometer; the instrument recorded that Andrés had stopped his truck 12 times as he went up the mountain during a period of 20 minutes. Other truckers said that stopping even once on the mountain pass was unnecessary, let alone a dozen times.


So why did Andrés feel the need to drive so fast and stop so frequently? The most popular theory is that Juan Pedro had been abducted, and that his father was chasing after him. Others suggest that Andrés was trying to run away from somebody. After he crashed, his pursuer might have kidnapped Juan Pedro before the police showed up. (It might seem unlikely that Juan Pedro would have survived the crash, but the driver in the other car did actually live.)
Moments before the crash, the man who Andrés rear-ended told police that he pulled off the road and was assisted by a foreign man and blonde-haired woman in a white van. The woman was allegedly a nurse and looked over the man’s injuries. Two shepherds in the area, neither of whom the police were able to trace, were said to have seen a white van pull up to Andrés’ truck after his collision with the other car. A man and blonde-haired woman went into the truck and took something out of it, possibly a package or Juan Pedro.


Some believe that the mysterious couple might have been drug traffickers. In 1987, the media reported that traces of heroin had been found in the trailer where Andres was carrying the sulfuric acid. There were rumors that Andrés had done some drug smuggling before, but his family later disproved this with the help of a private detective. If drugs really were involved, perhaps drug traffickers approached Andrés that day and asked him to transport something for them. If he refused, the traffickers might have kidnapped Juan Pedro as ransom. On the other hand, Andrés could have voluntarily accepted because he didn’t want any trouble.


A second theory speculates that there was no drug smuggling or kidnapping at all. Juan Pedro might have survived the crash and left the truck. While looking for help, he stumbled upon the foreign man and blonde woman. The couple tried to drive him to a hospital, but he died on the way there. Another variation of this theory proposes that Juan Pedro was burned by the acid and tried to go to the river to soothe his burns. Considering the gigantic search for Juan Pedro after it was discovered that he was missing, it seems likely he would have been found had he wandered around the area and collapsed or died somewhere.



Juan Pedro’s family believes that he is still alive. In May 1987, a man in Madrid met a blind old woman and a boy who looked like Juan Pedro. The woman was an Iranian refugee looking for the American embassy. She said that she and her family had been in Spain for only 6 months, yet the boy she was with spoke fluent Spanish with an Andalusian accent. (Juan Pedro came from a part of Spain where the people have a similar accent.) When the man complimented the boy’s strong Spanish, the old woman got nervous and wouldn’t explain how he knew the language so well. Although the man didn’t recognize the boy at the time, he was later certain that it was Juan Pedro.

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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Mark_Kilroy

On March 14, 1989, University of Texas at Austin student Mark Kilroy was kidnapped in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, while vacationing during spring break. He was taken by his abductors to a ranch where he was tortured and sodomized for hours before being murdered in a human sacrifice ritual. Kilroy was killed with a machete blow and then had his brain removed and boiled in a pot. His killers then inserted a wire through his backbone, chopped off his legs, and buried him at the ranch along with 14 other people who had been killed there before him.

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https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-married-woman-who-kept-her-lover-in-the-attic

In April 1930, the Los Angeles Times began publishing what would end up being month's worth of eye-popping details from an exceedingly strange court case. It involved a “comely” woman named Dolly, her murdered husband, and her lover, a man known as the “garret ghost” who, at Dolly’s behest, lived a “bat-like life in hidden rooms.”

Dolly Oesterreich had a lover, Otto Sanhuber, who had secretly lived in the attic of the house for years. This wasn't even the first secret attic the guy lived in: Before the Oesterreichs moved to Los Angeles, Otto spent ten years stashed away in the attic of their Milwaukee home. He began an affair with Dolly while working for Fred. When the neighbors became suspicious of his frequent visits, Dolly convinced him to quit his job and move into the attic. You know, as one does.

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https://bizarreandgrotesque.com/2015/08/12/the-death-to-pedophiles-skull/

On February 10, 2012, a professional diver looking for sea urchins off the resort of Antibes in southeastern France found something far grislier: a human skull. The skull, which was discovered on a seabed that was 10 meters (32 feet) deep into the water, had the words “Death to pedophiles” drawn on it, along with the scribbling of a shooting target.

The diver called the police, and several more dives in the area turned up a pair of arm bones, a leg bone, and part of a jawbone. Forensic tests determined that the bones had belonged to four different people, two men and two women. The skull was estimated to have been that of a 50-year-old man, and the rest of the bones, which were difficult to examine, might have come from people under the age of 30. It’s possible that the bones had been underwater for over a decade.

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In this remarkable photo from 1853, a man named Joseph Avery can be seen desperately clinging to a log in the middle of the Niagara River. Avery was part of a group of three men that were boating along the river, their vessel losing control in the strong current and smashing into a rock.
Avery's two companions were carried straight to their death over the waterfall, but Avery was able to scramble onto a log that was caught between two rocks. After holding on for eighteen hours, Avery managed to climb onto a rescue boat that was guided downriver. Unfortunately, the boat capsized almost immediately, tossing Avery straight into the river and over the falls.
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http://murderpedia.org/female.K/k/knight-katherine.htm
Katherine Knight was the first Australian woman to ever be sentenced to life without parole, and for very good reason. One fateful night in the year 2000, Knight went to see her boyfriend, John Price, with whom she was currently having a fight. During the night, Price stabbed him at least 37 times with a butcher knife, as he bled out on the floor of his home. But, unfortunately, it didn't stop there.

Knight then skinned him and hung the skin on a meat hook in the lounge. She then butchered parts of his body and made an extravagant meal out of them, "serving up the meat with baked potato, pumpkin, zucchini, cabbage, yellow squash and gravy." When police discovered the dishes, they were set neatly at the table, with the names of his children on cards at each place setting. It appears that she was planning on serving his body parts to his own children.

Knight claimed to remember doing none of this, but a judge didn't buy it. She is still serving out her life imprisonment in New South Wales.

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High-profile one. Harold Holt, Australian Prime Minister, went for a swim 50 years ago today.

Never been seen since.

Not many heads of government go so AWOL. Cyrus the Great is the only other one I can think of OTTOMH. There were rumours that the Soviets got him. Allies said they murdered him; detractors that he defected to them.

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I was just looking up a Stampede guy named Roger Daggitt and it seems that he was a underworld figure who died at age 39 when he was shot in the head. So I wondered if you have any interest in these shady wrestler stories (like Wayne Bock). They certainly seem to be interesting people

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http://www.itslikethis.org/the-abduction-of-chris-carrier/

On the last day of school in 1974, every kid in America was thinking of the fun they’d have on their Christmas break, including 5th grade Chris Carrier. But Chris’ Christmas holiday would not be filled with joy; instead, it would be rocked with terror.

On the walk home from school that afternoon, Chris was two doors away from his house when a strange man walked up to him and introduced himself as one of his father’s friends. The older man told Chris he was throwing a party for his dad, and asked if he wanted to help prepare the decorations. Chris eagerly agreed, and hopped into the back of the man’s motor home.
While little Chris made himself comfortable, the stranger sped past the Miami city limit sign. Reaching the outskirts of town, the man stopped the truck, pulled out a map, handed it to Chris, and asked him to find a particular road. While Chris busied himself with the search, the man excused himself “to get something.”


Moments later, as Chris leaned over the map, he felt a sharp stabbing pain in his back. He twirled to see the strange man standing over him holding an ice pick. The man grabbed Chris out of the vehicle and proceeded to stab the young boy in the chest several more times.


Through the pain, Chris pled with his abductor; if the man would only stop hurting him, he wouldn’t tell anybody.


The man threw Chris back into the motorhome, promising the boy he’d drop him off somewhere. From the floor of the vehicle, Chris asked the man why he was doing this to him. The only answer the older man gave him was that Chris’ dad “had cost him a lot of money.”

Roughly an hour later, the man pulled the vehicle over and led Chris into the Florida Everglades. The man told Chris to wait; his dad was coming to pick him up.

Of course, Chris’ father wasn’t coming. He didn’t even know where his son was.

It would be six terrible days in the wilderness before a hunter would find Chris. The little boy was not only hungry and weak, but had been stabbed several times, and even shot in the head, though he had no memory of it.

The tragedy left Chris blind in his left eye. Miraculously, he suffered no damage to his brain. The worst part of the whole ordeal in Chris’ mind was that his captor was still on the loose.

Police sketch artists put together a few drafts of what the assailant might look like based on Chris’ description of his attacker. Chris’ father and uncle immediately recognized the man in the drawing; David McAllister had been hired by the family to nurse a great-uncle after he suffered a stroke.
Even though a motor home and pistol matching the caliber of Chris’ wound were found at McAllister’s home, forensics were not what they are today, and McAllister was never brought to justice for the crime he committed.
Chris had a rough adolescence. He was acutely aware of his disfigured appearance, and he couldn’t play any of his favorite sports because of the harsh injuries he’d sustained.

But around the age of 13, Chris began to change. He was no longer consumed with animosity, bitterness, revenge, or self-pity. He realized he couldn’t stay angry forever.

22 years would pass between the date of the attack, and a life-changing phone call. A police officer on the other end of the line said McAllister, now blind from glaucoma and bed-ridden in a nursing home, had admitted to being Chris’ captor.

The next day, accompanied by a friend, Chris went to the facility where McAllister was, to meet the man who had changed his life.

Chris’ recollection of that encounter should challenge all of us:
When I first spoke to David, he was rather callous. I suppose he thought I was another police officer. A friend who had accompanied me wisely asked him a few simple questions that led to him admitting that he had abducted me. He then asked, “Did you ever wish you could tell that young boy that you were sorry for what you did?”

David answered empathetically, “I wish I could.”
That was when I introduced myself to him. Unable to see, he clasped my hand and told me he was sorry for what he had done to me. In return, I offered him my forgiveness and friendship.”

Chris meant what he said. He visited McAllister in the nursing home many more times, talking about both of their lives. Finally, one day, Chris got a chance to tell McAllister about the life-saving forgiveness that only Jesus Christ can offer. McAllister – in the presence of the one he’d tried to kill – bowed his heart to Christ.

Three weeks later, the elderly kidnapper and attempted murderer died. Forgiven.

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http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-santa-shooting28-2008dec28-story.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Covina_massacre

At approximately 11:30 p.m. PST, Bruce Jeffrey Pardo, dressed in a Santa Claus suit, knocked on the door of his former in-laws' house, occupied by about 25 people, with a gift-wrapped package containing a homemade flamethrower in one hand and a 9mm semi-automatic handgun in the other hand; he also had three additional 9mm semi-automatic handguns in his possession. When the door opened, Pardo fired the handgun at the eight-year-old daughter of Leticia Yuzefpolsky, a sister of Sylvia Pardo,[6] as she ran to greet him, injuring her in the face. He then fired indiscriminately at fleeing party-goers. Police speculate that Pardo may have stood over and pointedly executed some of the victims, using the other handguns.[7]

After the shootings, Pardo unwrapped the package containing the homemade flamethrower, and used it to spray racing fuel gasoline to set the home ablaze.[8][9] Nine people died from either gunfire or flames, and three others were wounded: the eight-year-old girl who was shot in the face with severe but non-life-threatening injuries, a 16-year-old girl shot and wounded in the back, and a 20-year-old woman who suffered a broken ankle jumping out of the second-floor window.[9][10] There was one survivor who called the authorities during the attack, after escaping to a neighbor's house.[11] The resulting fire soared approximately 40 to 50 feet and took 80 firefighters an hour-and-a-half to extinguish. Due to the intensity of the fire, identification of the victims was done with dental and medical records.

Covina police Saturday released the names of the nine people they believe perished but who have not been officially identified by the coroner's office: Pardo's ex-wife, Sylvia Pardo, 43; her parents, Joseph and Alicia Ortega, 80 and 70 respectively; three of her four siblings, James Ortega, 52, Charles Ortega, 50, and Alicia Ortiz, 46; James' wife, Teresa Ortega, 51; and Charles' wife, Cheri Ortega, 45; and Michael Ortiz, 17, Alicia Ortiz's son. The slayings left 15 children without one or both parents.

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http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/07/07/brazil-soccer-referee-killed-during-match-his-head-displayed-on-stake-midfield.html
A soccer referee was beheaded and his head displayed atop a wooden stake at midfield after a match erupted in violence in Brazil.
On June 30, 2013, during a soccer game in northern Brazil, referee Otávio da Silva and player Josenir dos Santos got into a fist fight after dos Santos was expelled from the game. Dos Santos refused to leave the field, and the ensuing fight escalated until da Silva stabbed the player, who died on his way to the hospital. Friends and family of dos Santos rushed the field and stoned the referee to death before dismembering his body.

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http://articles.latimes.com/1987-02-27/news/mn-4087_1_arsenic-poisoning

A woman slowly poisons her son, then husband and daughter, ultimately killing her husband. She is eventually exposed, but avoids capture and begins a new life. After being re-married for a few years, she fakes her own death - only to return to her husband under the guise of being her own twin sister!
Authorities eventually catch on to her ruse and send her to prison. There she is granted several furloughs away from the penitentiary, finally escaping during one approved leave. She was apprehended four days later, suffering from exposure after being exposed to freezing rain for several days. She died of a heart attack in the hospital shortly after.

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PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania (CNN) --A fire that authorities six years ago thought killed a 10-day-old girl was a ruse to kidnap the infant, Philadelphia police said Monday.

The baby, Delimar Vera, was sleeping in the upstairs front bedroom when a fire broke out at her family's two-story row house in north Philadelphia on December 15, 1997.

Luz Cuevas, her mother, could not find Delimar when she ran into the room. She eventually ran out of the house, overcome by smoke and burned on her face. Her two other children also survived, police said.

Remains of the infant's body were never found, and police concluded they had been incinerated in the flames.

The official cause of the fire was listed as an overheated extension cord attached to a space heater.

But Cuevas never fully believed her daughter died in the fire.

In January, she attended a birthday party for the child of an acquaintance and was struck by the resemblance of a 6-year-old girl to herself and her other children.

Telling the girl she had bubble gum in her hair, Cuevas was able to take strands of her hair in hopes a DNA test would prove she was right, according to Philadelphia police Lt. Michael Boyle of the special victims unit.

A state legislator helped put Cuevas in touch with police, who launched an investigation and had DNA tests performed that confirmed the girl is her daughter.

Police say Carolyn Correa, 41, a resident of Willingboro, New Jersey, a Philadelphia suburb, started the fire and kidnapped Delimar, whom she passed off as her own daughter.

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https://nypost.com/2016/09/25/hoarder-may-not-have-known-sons-corpse-was-in-her-home/

It’s a plot twist not even Alfred Hitchcock would think of.

The elderly Brooklyn woman found this month living with the skeletal remains of her son, possibly for as long as 20 years, is a legally blind hoarder who may not have even known he was there, NYPD sources said.

The chilling discovery of the skeleton was made Sept. 15 when a relative showed up at Rita Wolfensohn’s Midwood home to fetch her belongings and take them to her in the hospital.

In a debris-choked second-floor bedroom, sister-in-law Josette Buchman found a “completely intact” skeleton, dressed in jeans, socks and a shirt, lying on its back on a thin mattress on the floor, police sources told The Post.

“It’s like some reverse ‘Psycho’ scene,” a law enforcement source said at the time, referring to Hitchcock’s 1960 horror flick in which a son, Norman Bates, keeps his dead mother’s remains in a basement.

But investigators now believe Wolfensohn may not have known she was living with the corpse of her son. Cobwebs and garbage filled the room where the body was found — as if “a garbage truck had dumped its load” inside, police sources said.

The room reeked of rotting food, but not of ­decaying flesh, the sources said.

When police questioned the ailing woman, she spoke about her son as if he had simply moved out.

Her brother, Joseph Buch­man, and his wife, Josette, would not say where Wolfensohn — whose husband, Jesse, died in 1987 — is staying, but they were seen Saturday visiting a Long Island assisted-living facility.

Joseph told The Post he hadn’t been close to Wolfensohn for years. Another relative said he wouldn’t comment on the grisly mystery until “after the funeral.”

The widow’s Brooklyn home, a well-appointed, two-story brick house worth about $700,000, had fallen into disrepair. Last week it was empty, with mail piling up. No one answered multiple calls to the home phone.

Authorities have not officially identified the body but believe the man was Wolfensohn’s son and that he died of natural causes. They would not provide a name.

According to public rec­ords, Wolfensohn had two sons, Michael and Louis. Relatives said they had not seen Louis — who today would be 49 years old — in 20 years.

Michael died in 2003 at the age of 38, according to court documents.
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A Pennsylvania woman made a disturbing discovery on Wednesday when she found a badly decomposed body in the attic of her home. Authorities suspect it’s her grandson, who disappeared two years ago.

Zanobia Richmond, 65, heard something fall in the upstairs of her Erie home Wednesday afternoon, according to Erie’s WICU 12 News. When she went to investigate, she was shocked to discover a badly decomposed body had fallen against her attic door.

Erie County Coroner Lyell Cook is now working to confirm the identity of the body, but told The Erie Times-News officials are confident the body is Richmond’s missing grandson, Dyquain Rogers.

“That is where he lived,” Cook said.

The house where police found the body believed to be that of Dyquain Rogers.
Authorities will use dental records to make a positive identification. The coroner’s office has not provided a timeline as to how long that might take.

Rogers’ mother, Carol Rogers, told WICU 12 News she was shocked by the discovery.

“I just kept pretending like he just left Erie, so I just kept focusing on that, that he left here, that’s what I kept saying,” Carol Rogers said.

Dyquain Rogers, was 21 years old on Nov. 1, 2014 – the day he was last seen alive at his grandmother’s home. Later that night, he failed to show up for his management job at a local Little Caesar’s.

When family members discovered he’d left behind his cell phone, wallet and glasses, concern turned to panic. On Nov. 3, Rogers’ grandmother reported his disappearance, according to police reports.

Richmond reportedly told police she had seen her grandson talking on his cell phone before he went missing. However, when police dialed the last number he called, the individual on the other end of the line denied knowing Rogers.

Rogers’ family and friends told police it would be out of character for him to take off without notifying anyone and they did not know him to be upset or depressed prior to his disappearance.

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http://web.archive.org/web/20021209013255/http://www.longboatobserver.com/showarticle.asp?ai=2172

If three eyewitnesses are correct, terrorist hijacker Mohamed Atta came to the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites-Longboat Key Sept. 7 — the day the media announced President George W. Bush would be coming to the area Sept. 11 to speak at a Sarasota school. Atta may have been there to meet a second hijacker, Marwan Al-Shehhi.
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President George Bush began the morning of September 11, 2001 on Longboat Key, Florida. At about 6a.m. Longboat Key Fire Marshall Carroll Mooneyhan was at the front desk of the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort as Bush prepared for his morning jog. From his vantage point Mooneyhan overheard an exchange between a Colony receptionist and a security guard.

A van occupied by men of Middle Eastern descent had pulled up to the Colony stating they had a “poolside” interview with the president. The self-proclaimed reporters then asked for a Secret Service agent by name. Guards from security relayed the request to the receptionist, who had not heard of either the agent or plans for an interview. The receptionist gave the phone over to a nearby Secret Service agent who also was unwarned of any agent by that name or any planned poolside interview. The agent told the occupants of the van to contact the president’s public relations office in Washington, D.C. and turned them away form the premises.
The reported incident is significant due to the fact that Ahmed Shah Massoud, leader of the Afghan Northern Alliance was assassinated in northern Afghanistan two days earlier on September 9 by two Al-Qaeda agents posing as reporters. During the interview they ignited their video camera that was filled with explosives killing themselves and severely wounding Massoud who died later.
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TL/DR: A dwarf injected with HGH like hormones kills his mother in a drug fueled rage. His father is believed to have been a Muslim king who had an affair with a Jew and was forced to hide his ties to his offspring due to the unrest and scandal it would cause.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Recently declassified CIA documents show that King Hussein of Jordan had a child out of wedlock with an American Jewish actress, who was later beaten to death by their son.
The file reveals that the 24-year-old king, having divorced his first wife two years earlier, “was especially desirous of female companionship during his Los Angeles visit and it was requested that appropriate arrangements be made through a controlled source of the Office in order to assure a satisfied visit.”

As Hussein sought to secure financial aid from the Dwight D. Eisenhower administration during the trip, the spy agency arranged a meet with a 32-year-old B-list movie actress named Susan Cabot.

The memo shows that the clandestine security service went through a ‘prominent’ LA attorney employed by eccentric Hollywood movie producer and aeronautics pioneer Howard Hughes, who invited Cabot to a party thrown by billionaire oilman Edwin Pauley.

But before attending the tycoon’s festive affair, Cabot (born Harriet Shapiro) was told by her handler “We want you to go to bed with him.”

“The actress said that she rejected the proposal but finally went to [Hussein’s] party,” the memo states. She later ‘became quite taken with the foreign official and found him to be most charming.”

A few days later the king asked the CIA to arrange another meeting with Cabot, this time in New York City.
As the memo notes, the two struggled to keep rumors of their budding relationship at bay, with the Muslim monarch concerned his romance with a Jewish actress could cause political turmoil in his home country.
It remains unclear how long Cabot and the King maintained their relationship. But in 1961, she gave birth to a boy named Timothy, long-rumored to be Hussein’s son.

Born a dwarf, Timothy was later adopted by Cabot’s second husband, Michael Roman.

According to The Los Angeles Times, Cabot’s son eventually grew to 5’4” following “thrice-weekly injections of a hormone derived from the pituitary glands of cadavers. A former attorney once called him a ‘failed human experiment.’”

In 1986, Cabot was found bludgeoned to death with a weightlifting bar in her San Fernando Valley home, leading to her son’s arrest. Timothy was later charged with involuntary manslaughter, claiming his mother (who suffered from mental illness) had attacked him first.
He blamed his aggressive response to the incident on use of illegal narcotics.

During Timothy’s trial, it was revealed in court that Cabot had received a monthly payment of $1,500 from the Jordanian government.

An attorney in the trial wrote in court filings: “For better or worse, it looks like child support.”

Timothy Roman was sentenced to four years in prison and a minimum sentence of probation, dying of heart failure in 2003.

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http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/966umtx.html

On March 31st, 2005, an elderly man, possibly a transient, was browsing the Christians in Action thrift store in San Angelo, Texas, when he suddenly collapsed. He was rushed to the hospital and died shortly afterwards of what was probably a heart attack. The cause of death was apparently so obvious, and the death so unsurprising, given the man's advanced age, that no autopsy was performed.

That's where the normal part of the story ends.

Obviously, in order to notify his next of kin, the man's identity needed to be established; this proved impossible to achieve, but not for the usual reason: instead of carrying no ID, this old, small, grandfatherly type carried IDs corresponding to five four different identities: Harold Frysinger, Roger S. Smith, Gerald Brown, and Peter Turner. He had also managed to damage the centre of his fingerpads to the point of deleting all of their characteristics, effectively rendering him impossible to identify through a fingerprint match. The tone of the investigation suddenly shifted: the most pressing question was no longer about who the man was, but rather about what the man had done.

What kind of past forces a person well into their golden years (the dates on the various IDs had him born in either '22 or '24) to keep up a charade of fake identities? Authorities didn't know if they were dealing with someone who was, or used to be, a career criminal, or if he was running from a single, terrible incident, but they suspected that the man's real identity had the strong potential to finally settle some old, long inactive case.

The man, unsurprisingly, had no natural teeth left. A sample of his DNA was taken, and his picture and story widely circulated. Some notable suggestions were made: the deceased bore a strong resemblance to former Boston Irish Mob boss (and FBI informant turned FBI Most Wanted) “Whitey” Bulger, but Bulger is alive and well and was arrested in California in 2011. DNA comparison proved – to general disappointment – that the man could not have been Elmer Crawford, who in 1970 murdered his pregnant wife and children and vanished from Victoria, Australia. People (who probably had recently revisited Apt Pupil) entertained the idea that he could have been Aribert Heim, Austrian SS doctor better known as “Doctor Death”, presumed to have died in 1992 in Cairo, Egypt (and subsequently found to have died in 1992 in Cairo, Egypt).

While the dead man in San Angelo most likely wasn't anybody truly infamous, the lengths to which he went to keep his true identity a secret so late in his life lead me to believe that he had indeed his reasons, likely nefarious, for not wanting to be found. I'd like to find that reason, because it could be essential in giving closure to those who are invested in another case. If I am wrong, and he was an innocent man running from someone who wanted to hurt him, his death already granted him the ultimate immunity.

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http://history.house.gov/HistoricalHighlight/Detail/36315?ret=True

Clement Vallandigham, a 19th century US lawyer, accidentally shot himself dead while defending a murder suspect – because he was trying to demonstrate that a supposed victim could have accidentally shot himself dead. (It worked, because his client was acquitted.)

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http://www.campustimes.org/2011/11/17/chris-porco-a-tale-of-gruesome-uncertainty/

On 15 November 2004, Joan and Peter Porco had been found seemingly murdered. The was blood everywhere – a medical examiner later determined that 52-year-old Peter sustained massive head injuries causing his death. Joan was lying in the bed with severe head and facial trauma. She survived but lost the left eye, a portion of the skull and her face was left disfigured.

A fireman’s ax that was used in the attack was lying in the couple’s blood-drenched bedroom.

Bizarrely, after the father Peter was attacked, he went about his regular morning routine, unaware that he was dying. He walked into the kitchen, packed a lunch, signed a cheque to cover his son’s parking tickets and attempted to unload the dishwasher. The blow to the head cut off a part of his brain where the judgments are being made. Therefore, he couldn’t assess what was going on, and did everything he normally would as per memory. Finally, he collapsed on the floor and died, leaving the macabre but mind-boggling scene for police to discover.
There’s blood evidence that Peter walked outside to get the newspaper and locked himself out of the house, but remembered the hidden key under the potted plant to get himself back in.
The events started in the early morning hours of November. 15, 2004, when their son Christopher Porco decided to butcher them brutally with a fireman’s ax while at sleep. His mother survived and was in total denial, believing her son was innocent of the charges despite the overwhelming evidence. Cristopher Porco lived with his mother during the trial and walked her to court every day until he was convicted on all counts.
On December 12, 2006, Christopher Porco was sentenced to 50 years to life on each count totaling a minimum of 50 years in prison.

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http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/966umtx.html

On March 31st, 2005, an elderly man, possibly a transient, was browsing the Christians in Action thrift store in San Angelo, Texas, when he suddenly collapsed. He was rushed to the hospital and died shortly afterwards of what was probably a heart attack. The cause of death was apparently so obvious, and the death so unsurprising, given the man's advanced age, that no autopsy was performed.

That's where the normal part of the story ends.

Obviously, in order to notify his next of kin, the man's identity needed to be established; this proved impossible to achieve, but not for the usual reason: instead of carrying no ID, this old, small, grandfatherly type carried IDs corresponding to five four different identities: Harold Frysinger, Roger S. Smith, Gerald Brown, and Peter Turner. He had also managed to damage the centre of his fingerpads to the point of deleting all of their characteristics, effectively rendering him impossible to identify through a fingerprint match. The tone of the investigation suddenly shifted: the most pressing question was no longer about who the man was, but rather about what the man had done.

What kind of past forces a person well into their golden years (the dates on the various IDs had him born in either '22 or '24) to keep up a charade of fake identities? Authorities didn't know if they were dealing with someone who was, or used to be, a career criminal, or if he was running from a single, terrible incident, but they suspected that the man's real identity had the strong potential to finally settle some old, long inactive case.

The man, unsurprisingly, had no natural teeth left. A sample of his DNA was taken, and his picture and story widely circulated. Some notable suggestions were made: the deceased bore a strong resemblance to former Boston Irish Mob boss (and FBI informant turned FBI Most Wanted) “Whitey” Bulger, but Bulger is alive and well and was arrested in California in 2011. DNA comparison proved – to general disappointment – that the man could not have been Elmer Crawford, who in 1970 murdered his pregnant wife and children and vanished from Victoria, Australia. People (who probably had recently revisited Apt Pupil) entertained the idea that he could have been Aribert Heim, Austrian SS doctor better known as “Doctor Death”, presumed to have died in 1992 in Cairo, Egypt (and subsequently found to have died in 1992 in Cairo, Egypt).

While the dead man in San Angelo most likely wasn't anybody truly infamous, the lengths to which he went to keep his true identity a secret so late in his life lead me to believe that he had indeed his reasons, likely nefarious, for not wanting to be found. I'd like to find that reason, because it could be essential in giving closure to those who are invested in another case. If I am wrong, and he was an innocent man running from someone who wanted to hurt him, his death already granted him the ultimate immunity.

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http://history.house.gov/HistoricalHighlight/Detail/36315?ret=True

Clement Vallandigham, a 19th century US lawyer, accidentally shot himself dead while defending a murder suspect – because he was trying to demonstrate that a supposed victim could have accidentally shot himself dead. (It worked, because his client was acquitted.)

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http://www.campustimes.org/2011/11/17/chris-porco-a-tale-of-gruesome-uncertainty/

On 15 November 2004, Joan and Peter Porco had been found seemingly murdered. The was blood everywhere – a medical examiner later determined that 52-year-old Peter sustained massive head injuries causing his death. Joan was lying in the bed with severe head and facial trauma. She survived but lost the left eye, a portion of the skull and her face was left disfigured.

A fireman’s ax that was used in the attack was lying in the couple’s blood-drenched bedroom.

Bizarrely, after the father Peter was attacked, he went about his regular morning routine, unaware that he was dying. He walked into the kitchen, packed a lunch, signed a cheque to cover his son’s parking tickets and attempted to unload the dishwasher. The blow to the head cut off a part of his brain where the judgments are being made. Therefore, he couldn’t assess what was going on, and did everything he normally would as per memory. Finally, he collapsed on the floor and died, leaving the macabre but mind-boggling scene for police to discover.
There’s blood evidence that Peter walked outside to get the newspaper and locked himself out of the house, but remembered the hidden key under the potted plant to get himself back in.
The events started in the early morning hours of November. 15, 2004, when their son Christopher Porco decided to butcher them brutally with a fireman’s ax while at sleep. His mother survived and was in total denial, believing her son was innocent of the charges despite the overwhelming evidence. Cristopher Porco lived with his mother during the trial and walked her to court every day until he was convicted on all counts.
On December 12, 2006, Christopher Porco was sentenced to 50 years to life on each count totaling a minimum of 50 years in prison.

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https://www.thechronicle.com.au/news/vampire-gigolo-unexplained-murder-mystery-still-ba/3224794/

In August, 2002, a 27-year-old Shane Chartres-Abbott was working as a male prostitute, specialising in sex involving bondage, discipline, dominance and submission and masochism - better known as BDSM.
On August 17 of that year, Shane met up with another prostitute, a Thai woman given the pseudonym Penny for legal reasons, to have sex in a Melbourne hotel.

The podcast tells of how the night went - with everyone having a different tale to tell - but the fact of the matter was that when a worker entered room 307 of Hotel Saville the morning after, Penny had been the victim of a heinous crime.

Found in the hotel bath, Penny was barely conscious with blood dripping from her mouth.

She had been viciously raped, brutally assaulted and, the most harrowing part, her tongue had been nearly ripped from her mouth.

It didn't take police long to arrest Shane, he of course had been the only one to have spent the night with Penny, and swiftly charged him with numerous counts of assault and rape.

Everyone's minds were made up, Shane was an easy target and of course there was the "vampire" persona he assumed for his work.

The night of the assault, Penny claimed he had told her he was "a 200 year old vampire that needed blood to survive".

On the morning of June 4, 2003 Shane walked out of his Melbourne home with his girlfriend Kathleen Price and her father Jerry.

As they made it to the front fence, Jerry felt a blow to the back of his head and fell to the ground while Kathleen was forced to her knees.

Kathleen heard Shane utter a quiet "Oh my god", saw the flash of a handgun and heard two shots.

Shane had been executed by two bullets, one in his throat another in his arm, and was lying on the ground drowning in his own blood, dead before he hit the ground the coroner said.

The two men who had done it were sprinting away from the scene and to this day, still haven't been found.

Almost a decade and a half and $30 million dollars later, Shane's murder is still a mystery.

During Shane's rape trial, the former sex worker expressed on numerous times and to numerous people, his desire to blow the lid off Melbourne's entire corrupt network.

The early 2000s in Melbourne also happened to be the peak of the city's gangland war, where executions among opposing gangs were happening almost once a month.

And Shane promised names of judges, police anyone in positions of power that had a hand in the bloody war.
The day Shane was going to give that evidence as well as divulge a peculiar plot to kill him the night of Penny's rape in the witness box - evidence that would be disseminated to the whole of Australia - he was executed.

A 14 year and $30 million Victoria Police investigation later, the killers and accomplices still roam free.

The justice denied aspect of the case was mainly what inspired Shand to take on the mammoth case.

"I just want some proceeding in the court, be it the coroners or whatever, to round off things.

I think my faith in the court system is really shaken by this," he said.

"It's not really about truth, we as journalists want truth, this is about plausibility. It's about raising reasonable doubt.

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http://music.thomastruax.com/track/joe-meek-warns-buddy-holly

Joe Meek was a music producer from the 1950’s. While this did make him famous for his producing, it is was also on good accounts that he was very much involved in the occult. He was known for his weird warnings, one of which sort of came true. While talking to Buddy Holly, Joe Meek warned him that he would die on February 3rd, 1958. When the 4th of February 1958 came, Buddy told him that he was still kicking. I would say, don’t speak so soon. 364 days later, on February 3rd of 1959, Buddy Holly died in a plane crash. The day is now known as ‘The Day Music Died’.
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https://bestmystery.wordpress.com/2017/02/23/10-creepy-unsolved-mysteries-from-japan-thatll-keep-you-up-at-night/
On November 21, 1984, around 2:10 PM, a 2-year-old girl named Makiko Tsuchiyama was found fallen on her face in a drainage ditch in an alley behind her home in Higashi-osaka city. Makiko was unconscious, and her neck seemed as though it had been strangled with a cord. Although she was rushed to the hospital, Makiko died 9 hours after being taken there.

The fact that Makiko had been playing outside by herself wasn’t unusual in the neighborhood, since other children and mothers were often outside too. Nobody, however, had seen Makiko’s murderer. Eerily, Makiko had been found unconscious on the same spot a month earlier. She had been strangled that time too, with the marks of a string around her neck. Unlike the second time, she had regained consciousness shortly after being taken to the hospital.
Immediately after this first incident, Makiko’s grandfather received a strange phone call from an unidentified woman. The woman was crying hard and speaking incomprehensibly. He tried talking to her for 2 minutes before she suddenly said “I’m sorry” and hung up. Makiko’s grandfather had not yet heard about Makiko’s incident, and thought the woman had gotten the wrong number. For the next few days, he received several more unexplained phone calls. Every time he answered, he heard only silence on the other end.

Police originally thought the first incident was an accident. They concluded that Makiko had gotten her neck hooked around a vinyl strap that had been attached to the door of her house. After Makiko died, however, they decided to launch a criminal investigation. It was strange that Makiko had been found in the alley, since she had refused to go anywhere near it since the first incident. Since there were no scratches on her face, it was suspected that somebody lured Makiko away and then strangled her in a different location. In the 30 years since Makiko’s death, neither her killer or the mysterious woman who called her grandfather have been identified.

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http://kfor.com/2018/01/24/rat-chewed-skeleton-in-wall-suggests-fatal-misstep-solves-years-old-mystery/
http://www.newser.com/story/239348/new-homeowner-adjusts-attic-board-finds-bones.html

A years-old mystery in Texas has been solved—at least in part. Three years after Houston resident Mary Cerruti seemingly disappeared, authorities have confirmed it was her skeleton discovered in the wall of her former home by new tenants last March, alongside a pair of glasses that resembled those Cerruti often wore, reports the Houston Chronicle.

It isn’t clear how the positive identification was made—Cerruti’s closest living relatives are cousins, which made DNA comparisons difficult, per KTRK—nor is it clear how Cerruti died and came to rest in a small space some 9 feet beneath an attic floor, perhaps not in that order.

The leading theory appears to be that Cerruti fell through a floorboard in the attic and became wedged in a 2-foot-wide space behind a bathroom wall, the Chronicle reported last June.

A cause of death couldn’t be determined from Cerruti’s decomposed remains, but police say foul play isn’t suspected. Still, Cerruti’s cousin, Nancy Stewart Stoddard, believes “somebody put her there” behind the wall around the time she vanished.

Whatever happened, Cerruti probably would’ve tried to figure it out because she loved mysteries, a friend tells the Chronicle. “I think she would have thought that was kind of cool that she created the mystery,” she says.
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http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/LATIN-AMERICA-Belize-in-Shock-Police-Baffled-2907858.php

On October 9, 1998 the body of 13 year old Sherilee Nichols was found along Belize’s Western Highway. She had been submerged in a pool of water with more than 40 stab wounds in her head and chest, and her body showed signs of rape. She had been reported missing 6 months earlier, but the clothes she was found in belonged to Jay Blades, a 9 year old girl who had disappeared two days before Sherilee’s body was found.

During the time that Jay was missing, three more girls disappeared. Samantha Gordon, 15, was found floating naked, with her back and knees covered with cuts, a few yards out to sea on November 8.

Jackie Malic, 12, didn't return from morning recess on her school playground; her body, with the left hand cut off, was found March 24 in the same area where Sherilee's remains had been located five months before.

About the same time, the first killing outside Belize City, in the north, occurred. Becky Gilharry, 13, was found dead on the grounds of the Santa Rita Mayan ruin in Corozal.

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That's creepy. Add one more t and take out one of the r's in Cerruti and that's my last name...not overly common to see it or something close to it in print.

Never mind that it involves a dead one stuffed in a wall.

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https://www.reddit.com/r/UnsolvedMysteries/comments/54rsa4/john_doe_found_in_a_chimney_wearing_female/
http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/crime_and_courts/chimney-skeleton-from-unidentified/article_2b8b84e6-64b4-11e1-bded-001871e3ce6c.html
On September 3rd, 1989, the owners of Good ‘n Loud Music store, located on University Avenue in Madison, Wisconsin, were doing repair work in their store. Either before or after noticing a leak, the owners removed a boiler in the basement of the store. One of the owners shined a light into the chimney that had been connected to the removed boiler, and discovered a skull through a pipe connecting the boiler to the chimney.

Police found the complete skeleton with rotting clothes inside of the chimney. The skeletal remains were determined to have been a white male between the ages 18-35 years old. He was determined to have been about 5'5-5'7" tall with brown hair, 4 inches long. He had a thin build and a pronounced overbite. The pelvic bones of the man had been severely fractured and those injuries appear to have been caused at the time of death. He was estimated to have died 2-24 months before being discovered.

At the time of his death, the man was wearing a sleeveless paisley dress, with a matching belt; a long-sleeved, button-down shirt that may have been made of Oxford-type cloth, a medium-size White Stag brand, shaggy-pile sweater, low-heeled, pointed shoes. He was wearing one pair of socks and carrying another pair. He was not wearing underwear. He also had with him a German iron cross medallion, a butter knife and a pocket comb.

It is said that there is no way the man could have gotten into the pipe from within the building (which makes sense since the pipe was connected to the boiler).

It is unknown why the man was wearing female clothing, but it is speculated that he was cross-dresser or had disguised himself as a woman.

Detectives have speculated that the man was a burglar who got stuck in the chimney and died, or a murder victim who was stuffed into the chimney.

The case remains unsolved and the man remains unidentified.
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http://mysteriousuniverse.org/2015/07/the-amazing-miracle-of-philadelphia/
A child fell ill and was near death, hanging on to life in what the doctor's figured was a vegetative state. His family turned to prayer. A Saint's picture is pinned to the child's pillow. Soon after, a boy is seen in the waiting room and later in the ICU, but no one knows who he was or where he came from. After the visit, the sickly child awakes and tells his parents of a dream he had where a boy visited him, dressed just like the boy that was seen wandering the hospital. After the child makes a full recovery, his parents take him to shrine to the Saint as a means of thanking him. The child sees a picture of the Saint as a boy and confirms it was the same boy who visited him in the hospital, sparking his recovery.

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3752226/Baby-boy-Darren-Jason-Shannon-missing-father-died-car-crash.html
Darren Jason Shannon was 11 months old when he was taken from his grandparents' house, north of Adelaide, by his father, John, on June 9, 1973.

Just hours after the kidnapping, John, 25, was killed in a head-on collision nearby but Darren - who was dressed in a long white nightdress, a blue cardigan and a nappy - was not found in the wreckage.
John had a history of mental illness.

An extensive search of surrounding hotels, motels and petrol stations by police failed to find any trace of the baby boy.
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https://nypost.com/2016/10/12/inside-saddam-husseins-secret-nyc-torture-chamber/
According to anonymous Iraqi officials, Saddam Hussein operated a secret torture chamber out of the Iraqi mission in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The palace of pain was located across the street from the residence of billionaire and former mayor Michael Bloomberg. Saddam’s Mukhabarat agents reportedly locked dissidents in the chamber for weeks at a time, usually to compel relatives to return to Iraq.
“It was a dark room. The doors were reinforced in a way that no one could break in or out,” noted one official. His colleague followed up, “You’re not going to hear anyone scream down there.” Removal of fingernails and beating with rubber hoses, wooden planks, and copper wires were standard. When victims died, they were packed in US customs–exempt packages and shipped to Baghdad. “This is diplomatic—nobody has the authority to open it or examine it.” In 2014, the chamber was converted into a kitchenette

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Arnold_OldSchool wrote: https://nypost.com/2016/09/25/hoarder-may-not-have-known-sons-corpse-was-in-her-home/

It’s a plot twist not even Alfred Hitchcock would think of.

The elderly Brooklyn woman found this month living with the skeletal remains of her son, possibly for as long as 20 years, is a legally blind hoarder who may not have even known he was there, NYPD sources said.

The chilling discovery of the skeleton was made Sept. 15 when a relative showed up at Rita Wolfensohn’s Midwood home to fetch her belongings and take them to her in the hospital.

In a debris-choked second-floor bedroom, sister-in-law Josette Buchman found a “completely intact” skeleton, dressed in jeans, socks and a shirt, lying on its back on a thin mattress on the floor, police sources told The Post....

The widow’s Brooklyn home, a well-appointed, two-story brick house worth about $700,000, had fallen into disrepair. Last week it was empty, with mail piling up. No one answered multiple calls to the home phone.


A hoarder's house that has fallen into disrepair shouldn't be described as "well-appointed".  Someone at The Post needs to check a dictionary. 
 
Sorry for being a grammar Nazi.  Back to the tales of murder, please.

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I haven't scrolled through this entire thread but anyone watch "Killing Fields" on Discovery? Season 3 is on now and that's the first wife and I have watched of it, I'm almost certain now it's pretty near impossible to kill someone and get away with it now unless you've lead a PERFECT under the radar life. The DNA stuff now will nail you every time..

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Married Jo wrote: I haven't scrolled through this entire thread but anyone watch "Killing Fields" on Discovery? Season 3 is on now and that's the first wife and I have watched of it, I'm almost certain now it's pretty near impossible to kill someone and get away with it now unless you've lead a PERFECT under the radar life. The DNA stuff now will nail you every time..

Not always.  In the Green River Killer case, the cops had Gary Ridgway's DNA but this wasn't enough for a conviction. As his lawyer pointed out, it only meant Ridgway had sex with the prositutes, not that he killed them. It was paint chips from his job  at the truck company where he worked that finally sealed the conviction.Also, OJ got off, despite DNA evidence.


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This story may not have as many bizarre elements as many of the others posted here, but it involves a cousin of mine so I thought I'd share it. 

My dad's family, parents and 4 kids, all spent their entire lives in our hometown, with the exception of my dad's older sister Gracia -- the oldest of the siblings.  Her husband's career took them first to another town in our county and then to Boardman, Ohio, outside Youngstown.  They moved to Boardman, which is about 3 hours away from our Western New York hometown in the early 70's.  My aunt and uncle also had 4 kids, three boys and one girl.  At the time of this incident, John (who's my godfather) was 17, Eileen 15, David 13, and Tom 11. 

On the night of Friday January 17th, 1975 David disappeared.  My grandmother had come down from our hometown to spend some time with the family and before dinner she and my aunt decided to walk to the post office and a nearby plaza.  John and Eileen were going to a high school basketball game that night and around this same time of day David asked John if he had an extra ticket.  John didn't and reported that he and David made some small talk for a bit and that David then went out for a walk.  My uncle Pete got home from his job shortly afterward and he, David, and Eileen (not sure where Tom was at this time, though he was likely home and just omitted from newspaper accounts) had a dinner that my aunt had prepared earlier in the afternoon and left in the oven. 

My uncle was taking night classes in engineering management at Youngstown State and after finishing his food, left the house for a 6:15 class.  When he got to the corner of his street he saw David walking on the sidewalk.  He called him over to the car and David reported that he had been checking out the ice on Boardman Lake to see if it was fit for skating, however, he'd found it was too slushy and was on his way home.  He also told my uncle that he hadn't seen my aunt or grandma while he was out.  That would be the last reported sighting of David alive. 

Around 9 PM my uncle got home from class.  My aunt and grandma had returned home at some point that evening and the three of them quickly realized that David had never come home since last seen by my uncle.  Worried, but wondering if David had gone to the basketball game after all, my uncle called the high school and got a hold of Eileen, who then found John.  Neither of them had seen David at the game.  Increasingly concerned, my uncle then got in his car and began combing the neighborhood.  When he turned up nothing he called the police and also three local hospitals.  David was a fairly severe diabetic.  He required twice daily injections of insulin, which he administered himself at 7:30 AM and 7:30 PM.  My uncle worried that if he'd been hit by a car, a hospital might have given him medications that would detrimental to his health. 

Finally, at 11:30 PM, David's red hat was found at the very corner where he'd last spoken to my uncle.  It was said that snow was trampled down for a few feet around it.  At that point, a massive community man hunt was underway, one that stretched on for days.  I was just shy of my 4th birthday at that point so I don't have any recollection of the events, but my mom said that my dad immediately hopped in the car and drove down to Boardman to help in the search.  It was to no avail. 

The following Thursday, six days after David had gone missing, his body was found, frozen, in a lot several blocks from his home.  The coroner's report attributed his death to diabetic coma, which isn't surprising, but given the severity of David's diabetes this should have happened well before 6 days elapsed.  That said, the coroner was unable to establish a time of death. He also reported that David's stomach was nearly full, indicating he had eaten within a couple hours of his death (remember, on the night he disappeared, he had left the house before eating dinner).  He had a broken right wrist as well as contusions on his face.  Oddest of all was a puncture wound in the small of his back, roughly 1/2" an inch deep.  No matching hole was evident on his clothes.  There were no signs of molestation. 

Given the circumstances -- the missing hat, the injuries, the ingested food, and the fact that he was last seen a stone's throw from his own home and heading in that direction -- it seems very reasonable to conclude that he was abducted.  However, the Boardman police never produced a single suspect.  A little while ago, I came across my grandma's collection of newspaper clippings about the incident and wondered if I could find out any more information about it.  The most informative thing I found was a 10 year old thread on an online bulletin board from the Boardman area.  It discussed not just the case of my cousin but of another boy who had disappeared in the Boardman area just two years earlier and whose body was found in a dumpster a few days later.  It too remains an unsolved case.

http://forums.vindy.com/read.php?1,28878,page=1 

As I got a little older I gathered bits and pieces of what I just wrote here, but not enough to really know what had happened.  I just knew that it was assumed he was kidnapped and it created an ungodly fear of kidnapping in me.  My dad gave me his used pocket knife when I was about 9 years old and I would take it with me to Little League practice or my youth bowling league because I often had to wait alone for my ride to pick me up and I was worried about being snatched. 

And to show you how serious David's diabetes was, my cousin Tom passed away in his 30's from diabetes related complications, after having lost his eye sight just a couple years earlier.  My aunt and uncle are also deceased but John and Eileen are still with us.  But to the best of my knowledge, no plausible suspect has ever been posited for David's death.   


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lobo316 wrote: Married Jo wrote: I haven't scrolled through this entire thread but anyone watch "Killing Fields" on Discovery? Season 3 is on now and that's the first wife and I have watched of it, I'm almost certain now it's pretty near impossible to kill someone and get away with it now unless you've lead a PERFECT under the radar life. The DNA stuff now will nail you every time..

Not always.  In the Green River Killer case, the cops had Gary Ridgway's DNA but this wasn't enough for a conviction. As his lawyer pointed out, it only meant Ridgway had sex with the prositutes, not that he killed them. It was paint chips from his job  at the truck company where he worked that finally sealed the conviction.Also, OJ got off, despite DNA evidence.



I'm not disagreeing with your assessment at all, but I would think DNA technology has come so much further since both of those were put to bed that it would make DNA evidence even more of a solid when prosecuting a case than before.

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http://www.mynbc5.com/article/missing-whiteface-skier-found-in-california/17764938

New York State Police said Constantinos “Danny” Filippidis, 49, of Toronto, was found 2,900 miles away Tuesday in Sacramento.

On Feb. 7, Constantinos “Danny” Filippidis was reported missing after he disappeared from a ski trip to Whiteface Mountain in upstate New York. Oddly, his car was still in the parking lot and all his belongings were intact at the ski lodge. Department of Environmental Conservation forest rangers, New York state police, and resort staff headed up the search that grew to include the New York state Emergency Management and Fire Prevention Department, several of Filippidis’s coworkers, the Department of Homeland Security, and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Yet nobody could find the Candian skier.

Until he turned up in Sacramento this Tuesday, alive and unharmed, six days after going missing. Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputies found Filippidis around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday morning by the car rental zone at Sacramento International Airport. He was wearing the same clothes he wore when he went missing, had a credit card and $1,000 in cash, did not know where he was or, and remembered very little about the previous few days. He said he thought he had sustained a head injury of some sort, and that he made his way across the country in a “big rig” before being dropped off by a “McDonald’s near a tall building” Monday night.
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http://abc7ny.com/archive/9534621/

At approximately 6:00 PM on February 14, 2014, 17-year-old Houston teen Antonio Saldivar borrowed his mother’s car to go visit his girlfriend. He was planning to deliver a teddy bear to her as a Valentine Day’s gift. Antonio wound up missing his curfew that night, which led his mother to repeatedly call and text his cell phone. At 4:00 AM, Antonio finally answered his phone and let his mother know he was on his way home. Within a half hour, Antonio totaled his mother’s vehicle by crashing into a concrete pillar. Antonio was nowhere to be found at the accident scene, but strangely, his shoes were left behind in the car.Antonio remained a missing person until February 27, when an employee from a Texas Port Recycling scrap metal plant discovered Antonio’s body, which was trapped underwater beneath a dock inside the Houston Ship Channel. He was found approximately 3 kilometers (2 mi) from the accident scene. It’s possible that Antonio became disoriented before wandering away from the scene and drowning, but a lot of strange details didn’t add up. Antonio never actually made it to his girlfriend’s house that night, and the Valentine’s Day teddy bear was found inside his pants between his legs.One witness told police they saw a dark SUV run Antonio’s car into the pillar. Antonio was also found inside a secure area near the scrap metal plant, which was inaccessible to the search volunteers who had been looking for him. So how did his body end up there?

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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/jul/31/iran-acid-woman-pardons-attacker

In 2004, Iranian Majid Movahedi threw acid over Ameneh Bahrami as she walked home from work, blinding her. Bahrami had previously turned down his offer of marriage, and in Movahedi’s disturbed mind, that slight apparently demanded a face full of acid. But here’s where things get interesting. Iran operates under strict sharia law, and sharia law allows “eye for an eye” style punishments. In Bahrami’s case, she took this literally.

When Movahedi came to trial, she asked the court for a special favor. She wanted Movahedi blinded by acid. And the court said yes.For the next three years, Movahedi lived knowing he was going to feel the exact same pain and fear that his victim had. In 2011, he was taken into Tehran hospital and sedated, knowing he’d be blind when he woke up. Before you think I’ve gone totally mad and started advocating cruel and unusual punishment, I should add that Bahrami called off the procedure at the last second, saying she’d never intended to actually go through with it and would rather forgive her attacker. Movahedi got to keep his sight, but crucially he got to understand exactly the sort of fear and misery his victim must have felt all those years before.

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In the summer of 1992, Andre Jones was 18-years-old and about to start his freshman year of college. His mother, Esther, was President of the Jackson Mississippi branch of the NAACP. His stepfather, Charles X. Quinn, was a Nation of Islam minister. In the early morning hours of Saturday, August 22nd, Andre and his girlfriend, Tanisha Love, were driving home when they approached a sobriety checkpoint. At the time, Andre was driving a friend’s pick-up truck.
A half hour later, Andre’s parents were awakened by a phone call from Tanisha. Andre had been arrested. At 2:00 AM, Andre called his parents from the Brandon Police station. He said he was unaware of what he’d been charged with. At 4:00 AM, Andre telephoned again, this time to say he had been transferred to the Simpson County Jail, 40 miles south of Jackson. According to Andre’s mother Esther, her son still didn’t know what the charges were against him.
Then at midnight on Saturday, the Quinns heard a knock on their door. It was a Jackson police officer. According to Esther, the officer handed her a piece of paper:

“It only had a phone number for the Simpson County Jail. There was not a note. There was not a message. It was only a number.”

Esther immediately called the police station and received some devastating news:

“I was informed that Andre had committed suicide. I was casually informed… as if they could’ve been talking to someone that didn’t even know who he was.”
According to Andre’s parents, he had never shown suicidal tendencies. He had never even suffered from depression. Andre had no previous arrest record, so when Esther and Charles Quinn started to look into his death, they naturally began with the circumstances of his arrest.
According to the police, Andre stopped just short of the checkpoint and tossed something out the window. Police identified the object as a .38 caliber handgun. Inside the truck, police said there was an open can of beer. And finally, the truck—which Andre had borrowed and driven for more than a week—turned out to be stolen.
However, Tanisha Love’s version of the events was quite different from the police report. According to Tanisha, the moment that the officers heard Andre’s name, their attitude immediately changed:

“After they asked him his name, they all went to… a little huddle, you know a football huddle… I don’t know what they were talking about because they were talking low. And after that, that’s when they came to the truck and asked Andre again, did he have his license and he said no sir, don’t have my license. And they asked him to step out the truck and that’s when they handcuffed him. They shackled his feet and they had him handcuffed at the same time. I didn’t understand what was going on.”

But according to the State Public Safety Commissioner Jim Ingram, Andre Jones was never shackled. In fact, Ingram disagreed with Tanisha’s entire account:

“There was no confrontation whatsoever with young Andre Jones. In fact, the officers were very amazed how cooperative he was.”

Charles Quinn, however, said that an inmate in Brandon told him that police used racial slurs to intimidate his son:

“One of the inmates who was transferred with Andre said that the officer said, ‘Do you know what happens to niggers for stealing a white man’s truck?’ And of course, other statements were said to put fear in Andre.”

The next day, Andre was transferred to the Simpson County Jail. That night, his body was found in a shower stall at the end of a dimly lit corridor. Authorities state that Andre tied his own shoelace to an iron grate above the showerhead and hung himself. When Charles Quinn was allowed to visit the cell, he estimated the grate was about eight feet above the floor:
Dr. Steven Hayne, the state-approved pathologist who performed the autopsy, said investigators had demonstrated that it was possible for Andre to have hung himself unaided:

“That position was easily reached by a member of the sheriff’s office who was acting as the decedent.”

Less than a week after Andre’s death, his parents hired an independent pathologist, Dr. James Bryant, to examine the remains and review the case:

“I think that he was strangled. Someone did this to him. In the usual case of a suicide by hanging, the ligature mark is along the side of the neck and doesn’t go all the way around. It’s in this fashion, whereas in the case of Andre Jones, the ligature marking went along the side of the neck and all the way into the back and criss-crossed in this fashion. This suggests to me that… someone had to come behind and wrapped the ligature around his neck.”

The official autopsy report listed no evidence of bruising on Andre’s neck or anywhere else on his body. However, Dr. Bryant’s observations were different:

“He had some bruising under one of his eyes and also he had some bruising on the shoulder of the same side. The bruising could’ve been right at the time that he died or it could’ve been some time during the day, but apparently… he suffered some kind of blunt trauma some time during the time he was in the jail.”

In fact, evidence of homicide remains elusive. Dr. Bryant's finding of homicide relies largely on a jailer's description of the body and the condition of the cell, an account that is at odds with other reports from the scene. In interviews, neither investigators nor local reporters nor prisoners' lawyers related any reports of prisoners' seeing any jailers entering the cell or hearing a struggle. Dr. Bryant also agrees that there was no evidence of a struggle, like another person's skin beneath Andre Jones's fingernails.
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http://abcnews.go.com/News/ohio-women-boy-stabbed-dismembered/story?id=12204374

Tina Herrmann was a single mother of two who worked at a Dairy Queen in Ohio. On November 10, 2010, the typically reliable Herrmann failed to show up for her shift and wasn’t answering her phone. Her boss became concerned and notified authorities. Police arrived at Hermann’s house to discover it empty and covered in blood splatters.

A search led police to the home of Matthew Hoffman, where Herrmann’s 13-year-old daughter was found bound and gagged in the basement. Hoffman was arrested for kidnapping. While in custody, he provided the location of the girl’s mom and brother. The corpses of Herrmann, her son, and a close family friend were found inside a hollowed-out tree. The three bodies had been stabbed repeatedly and stuffed into plastic garbage bags. Even Herrmann’s miniature pinscher had been killed and hidden inside the tree.Hoffman was a tree trimmer. His neighbors described him as a strange man who built fires on his front lawn to roast squirrels before eating them. Hoffman committed the murders not long after being released from a Colorado prison. He had been serving a term for arson and burglary.
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/manchester/3758209.stm

In 2004, a 14-year-old boy was stabbed in a frenzied attack in Manchester. His 15-year-old attacker plunged a kitchen knife once through his chest and again through his stomach, but didn’t quite manage to kill him. To the first cops on the scene, it must have sounded like a typical tragedy: both boys were former best friends who’d become involved with the same woman. But then other, atypical details began to emerge; like how the “woman” was a middle-aged spy they’d met in a chat room, or how the younger boy was secretly in love with his older friend.
And then things got really weird.It transpired that the woman had ordered the murder. It also transpired that she didn’t exist, despite having had frequent webcam sex with the older boy. In the subsequent investigation, detectives discovered a complex web of fiction spun around the older boy, with one purpose: to end its author’s life. It turns out the 50,000 messages the “three” had sent each other were nothing more than a perverse suicide bid on the part of the 14-year-old. At the end of the trial, the judge announced that “skilled writers of fiction would struggle to conjure up a plot such as that which arises here”.

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https://www.yahoo.com/news/son-plotted-parents-killed-went-160801926.html

Police in Russia have arrested the son of a wealthy family who tried to have his parents killed. Instead, the parents turned the tables on him, playing dead and covered in blood in pictures as if the hit the son had ordered went ahead.

According to reports in the Russian media, the 22-year-old man, who has not been named, was caught after he began making inquiries locally for a hitman to kill his parents in the hopes of cashing in early on the inheritance. He later confessed to police he had plotted their murder for some time, choosing to put out the hit because all his other attempts had ended without success.

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http://www.kcra.com/article/autopsy-girl-strangled-dismembered-on-10th-birthday-as-mom-watched/8592655

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —
A New Mexico girl was strangled to death on her 10th birthday before she was dismembered and her remains set on fire, according to an autopsy released months after police uncovered the sexual abuse they say she suffered at the hands of her mother and others leading up to her killing.
The autopsy results, made public Monday, included evidence of prior sexual abuse and indicated that Victoria was raped and strangled before her body was dismembered Aug. 23. Her spine was fractured, and she suffered both blunt and sharp injuries. Some of her organs were removed.

The medical examiner's report also showed Victoria tested positive for human papillomavirus, or HPV, which is a sexually transmitted disease.

Police found Victoria's body in a bathtub, wrapped in a smoldering blanket. They were initially called to the apartment complex over a disturbance involving the suspects, unaware of what they would find inside the home.

Michelle Martens claimed that her daughter was drugged to relax her, but toxicology tests did not turn up any drugs, only alcohol. The amount of alcohol in Victoria's system would have been enough to cause cognitive and physical impairment, according to the autopsy report.

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https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/torture-at-the-back-forty-mike-dauplaise/1111115533
https://law.justia.com/cases/wisconsin/court-of-appeals/1987/86-0269-cr-5.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hzj9WsJsm4

Margaret Anderson was with her boyfriend at a biker bar in Green Bay around Christmas time in 1983. Anderson and many others got sloppy drunk, and Anderson started to get too mouthy for the men's taste. Eventually, even her own boyfriend was fed up and decided to leave telling the others: “Here you guys can have her, you can f**k her brains out”.
Four of the bar patrons then proceeded to attempt to gang rape Anderson, but they were so full of drugs and alcohol that they could not perform. They took to beating her with pool sticks, then stuck a cue ball deep inside her vagina. One of the men eventually took the battered woman to a factory manure pit and slashed her throat deeply, leaving her to die.
Anderson somehow managed to drag herself to a nearby road, where a semi driver attempted to give her aid. She ultimately died of her wounds though. It took the police several years to round up all four of the main perps, but they eventually were properly sentenced.

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https://www.rd.com/true-stories/survival/orphaned-on-the-ocean-the-unbelievable-story-of-terry-jo-duperrault/

Due to a murderous plot, 11-year old Terry Jo Duperrault spent 84 grueling hours alone at sea until she was rescued.


In 1961, a picture was snapped of a young girl who was discovered adrift, alone, on a small lifeboat in the waters of the Bahamas. The story of how she ended up there is much more horrifying and bizarre than one can imagine.

The story begins when her father, a prominent optometrist from Green Bay, Wis. named Dr. Arthur Duperrault, chartered the luxury yacht the Bluebell from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. to the Bahamas for a family trip.

He brought with him his wife, Jean, and his kids: Brian, 14, Terry Jo, 11, and Renee, 7.

He also brought his friend and former Marine and World War II veteran Julian Harvey as his skipper, along with Harvey’s new wife, Mary Dene.

On the fifth night of the cruise Terry Jo was awoken by “screaming and stamping” on the deck above the cabin in which she slept.

Talking to reporters later, Terry Jo recalled how she, “went upstairs to see what it was, and I saw my mother and brother lying on the floor, and there was blood all over.”

She then saw Harvey walking towards her. When she asked what happened he just slapped her in the face and told her to go down below deck.

Terry Jo once more went above deck, when the water levels began to rise on her level. She ran into Harvey again, and asked him if the boat was sinking, to which he replied, “Yes.”

Left alone, Terry Jo remembered the single life raft aboard the vessel and embarked on the tiny boat out into the ocean.

Without food, water, or any covering to protect her from the heat of the sun, Terry Jo spent 84 grueling hours before she was rescued by the Captain Theo.

Unbeknownst to Terry Jo, by the time she woke up on Nov. 12, Harvey had already drowned his wife and stabbed the rest of Terry Jo’s family to death.

He likely killed his wife to collect on her $20,000 double indemnity insurance policy. When Terry Jo’s father witnessed him killing her, he must have killed the doctor, and then proceed to kill the rest of her family.

He then sunk the yacht they were on and escaped on his dinghy with his wife’s drowned corpse as evidence. His dinghy was found by the freighter the Gulf Lion and brought to a U.S. Coast Guard site.

Harvey told the Coast Guard that the yacht had broken down while he was on the dinghy. He was still with them when he heard that Terry Jo had been discovered.

“Oh my god!” Harvey reportedly stammered when he heard the news. “Why that’s wonderful!”

The next day, Harvey killed himself in his motel room, slitting thigh, ankle, and throat with a double-edged razor.

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UPDATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
One of the most infamous cases featured on NBC's Unsolved Mysteries has been SOLVED!



"The case has since been "cleared" by police. They believe that Matt's killer was a gang member named David "Bear" Meza. Ironically, he was killed just two days after Matt vanished. When interviewed by police, Meza's girlfriend identified him as the man seen in the surveillance photographs. Other circumstantial evidence also linked him to the crime. However, the possibility still exists that there were accomplices involved."
http://unsolvedmysteries.wikia.com/wiki/Matthew_Chase

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https://www.twincities.com/2018/01/06/lake-elmo-teenager-vanished-susan-swedell-cold-case-1998-30-years-ago/

During a blizzard on Jan. 19, 1988, Susan Swedell finished her shift at Kmart in Oak Park Heights at 9 p.m. and headed home to Lake Elmo to watch a movie and eat popcorn with her mother and her sister.

A half-hour later, a gas-station attendant gave her permission to leave her overheated car at the K Station, a mile from home. The clerk said she saw Swedell get into another car with a man. She hasn’t been seen since.

“We don’t know what happened that night,” said Kathy Swedell, Sue’s mother. “She was telling us that she was going to come home because it was an all-out Minnesota blizzard. When I looked out our window, I could barely see across the street, and here she was driving home. We didn’t know if she had stopped someplace or tried to walk. It was terrible. No sign of Susan. No call. Nothing. Officers did go out and look for her, but by the time they found her car, there was no sign of Susan.

When Swedell had not arrived home by 11 p.m. on that Tuesday night, her mother and sister called the sheriff’s office to request that deputies search for her car — a 1975 maroon Oldsmobile Cutlass — in ditches between Kmart and the house they rented in downtown Lake Elmo.

Deputies found the car at the K Station, at the corner of Manning Avenue and Minnesota 5.

Thinking she might have tried to walk home — during a blizzard that dumped more than 7 inches of snow on the area — they searched for Susan between the gas station and the Swedells’ house on Lake Elmo Avenue.

“As the hours passed by, all I could think was that she was frozen in a ditch somewhere,” said Christine Swedell, who was 16 at the time. “So when whoever came to the house said they found the car but didn’t find her, that just completely threw me into a whirl. I just wanted to get out there and search for her.”

Investigators didn’t learn until the next day that she had left the gas station with a man.

The gas-station attendant said Swedell pulled up to the station around 9:30 p.m., followed by a “light-colored older model car with sport wheels that was in good shape, but dirty,” said Troy Ackerknecht, a detective with the sheriff’s office.

Swedell and the man talked for a few minutes, and then Swedell came into the station and said she was having car problems, Ellickson said. “She asked if she could leave her car at the station. The attendant said, ‘Well, they’re going to plow here. You’ll need to move it.’ She moved it, and they left westbound on Highway 5.”

Swedell was wearing a short skirt and sweater and no coat or boots, according to police reports. Her manager at Kmart told police that at the end of her shift Swedell changed out of the red pants outfit she had worn to work. “He made a comment that she wasn’t dressed appropriately for the blizzard,” Ackerknecht said.

When police searched her car the next day, they found her glasses, driver’s license and purse.

After the car was found, Kathy Swedell had it brought to the house.

It sat on the street until five days later, when she drove it to Cub Foods in Stillwater to buy groceries. As she was driving, the car started smoking and steaming, so she arranged to have it towed to Lake Elmo Repair.

A mechanic discovered that the car’s petcock — a small valve at the bottom of the radiator — had been loosened, and the water had leaked out.

Did someone deliberately tamper with her car and then follow her, waiting for the car to break down?

In the weeks before she disappeared, Susan Swedell had been using telephone chat lines to talk to boys, racking up a bill of more than $300, Kathy Swedell said.

Co-workers at Kmart reported that Swedell, a graduate of Stillwater Area High School, had been receiving numerous calls at work from a man. She also continued to talk to an ex-boyfriend and had reportedly made plans to see him the night she disappeared, but he called to cancel because of the weather.

A week after Susan disappeared, Kathy Swedell returned to her job as principal secretary for the University of Minnesota math department, and Christine Swedell went back to school.

When Christine got home from school that afternoon, she couldn’t find the key to get in the house.

“We normally kept it on a shelf, right next to the door, underneath something — that’s just the way it was in Lake Elmo,” Christine Swedell said. “I was looking all over for it. I couldn’t get into the house. It was locked. That was the key. I didn’t have an extra.”

She eventually located it under a box in a back corner of the shelf. When she entered the house, she said, she “felt like someone had been there.”

There were dirty dishes in the sink that hadn’t been there in the morning, and there was a “peculiar” smell of smoke, she said.

“It smelled of something sweet,” she said. “I’ve never done drugs or had a drink, but … it was very strong. People say it might have been marijuana, but I didn’t know. I didn’t touch anything. I didn’t go upstairs. I just called Mom. Of course, it felt like forever until she got home. I was freaking out.”

Later that night, Christine found the red outfit that Susan had worn to work on the day she disappeared; it had been balled up and jammed under Susan’s bed.

None of her daughter’s personal items, including clothing, makeup or grooming products, were taken, but “somebody had been there,” Kathy Swedell said.

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3676725/Moscow-Batman-declared-war-Russian-drug-lords.html

A man claiming to be the Russian Batman has been captured on camera walking from a drug den and leaving dealers for police.

The masked vigilante, who wears a Batman costume and calls himself the Jnec Grim Reaper, has declared war on drug dealers doing business in the Khimki area outside Moscow.

So far, he claims to have captured 40 criminals and closed down a host of illegal drug labs.

The Reaper's exploits started in June when a taxi driver witnessed a man dressed as Batman entering a building that later proved to be a drug den in the middle of the night, according to Krypton Radio.

The driver told police that he had heard people screaming and things being thrown around inside.

When the mysterious man then walked out, he threw a fire bomb at the ground disappeared into the night, captured by the witness known only as Slava.
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https://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/who-was-baby-parker-case-still-unsolved-after-11-years-1.3162077

http://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/2015/07/27/baby-parker-police-release-full-letter-received-after-discovery-of-infants-body-in-2005brex-28-baby-parker

Ten years have passed since the remains of a full-term baby boy were found in a railside ravine in Brantford by a woman walking her dog.

The July 28, 2005, discovery shocked and saddened the community.

Detectives dubbed the unidentified infant Baby Parker because his body was found near Parkside Drive, not far from a municipal greenspace known as Lansdowne Park, where a group of youths is believed to have been partying days earlier.
A post mortem examination of the body, conducted at Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto, noted trauma to the baby's skull and ribs. There was no evidence of alcohol or street drugs passed on to the baby, police said.

In addition, police have released the full text of a letter received several days after the body was found in 2005. Excerpts from the letter, received on Aug. 3, 2005. and purporting to be from the mother of the newborn and providing details of events surrounding the birth, were released at the time.

The author promised to contact police again, which then fuelled hope that the case would come to a swift conclusion. However, the letter writer was not heard from again.

"If you were with a group of youths in any of the parks or local hangout spots several days prior to the discovery of the lifeless infant's body, please come forward. You may hold key information without realizing the importance," she said.

The author of the letter indicated she had been "partying" at Lansdowne Park when she started having contractions. At least one other person (possibly female) was involved during the delivery and that person discarded the baby's body and the placenta, suggesting that person may be more involved with the death of the baby than the mother, police said.

It was on July 28, 2005, at about 11:15 a.m., that a woman walking her dog discovered the body of the newborn amid brush and weeds about 20 feet from the rail trail at Parkside Drive and Dufferin Avenue, near Lansdowne Park. The dog had picked up on a scent and pulled its owner toward the bushes where she made the discovery and immediately contacted police.

Police canvassed the neighbourhood and attended at more than 200 area homes. Numerous consent DNA samples were taken from males and females, which enabled investigators to rule out several persons of interest.

On July 29, 2005, at about 7:30 p.m., an area resident approached the police mobile command centre to report finding a bloodied item near his home on July 25. After learning of the discovery of the body, the resident suspected the item may be linked. Forensics officers seized the bloodied evidence, which was later identified as the placenta matching Baby Parker's DNA.

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At 3:30 PM on an August day in 2016, Batavia Cemetery caretakers in Batavia, New York, stumbled upon two dead bodies lying in the midst of the graveyard headstones. Drug paraphernalia was strewn around their corpses. However, it was apparent by the physical state of the bodies that their demise was not related to drugs.        
About 12 hours earlier, a severe thunderstorm had blown through the region. Working jointly with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, investigators were able to determine that a lightning strike occurred in the area where the pair was found.
The autopsy revealed that the victims, 34-year-old Richard Garlock and 32-year-old Jenea Macleod, had sustained thermal injuries consistent with a lightning strike. Detective sergeant Todd Crossett explained, “It seems they had just gone to a back part of the cemetery and were just hanging out there.

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On Halloween night in 1977, the parents of 19-month-old Nima Louise Carter placed their child inside her crib at their Lawton, Oklahoma home. The next morning, Nima’s parents were shocked to discover that she was missing.
 Since the windows in Nima’s bedroom were locked, it’s theorized that her abductor had been hiding in the closet and sneaked the child out of the house while her parents were sleeping in the living room. A month later, a group of kids were playing in an abandoned house four blocks away from the Carter home. When they opened up the house’s refrigerator, they received a horrifying shock when the decomposed body of an infant came tumbling out. The child was identified as Nima Louise Carter, who died of suffocation.

George Carter is still haunted by the memory of his daughter's murder.

"My wife and I lived for years with the what-ifs,” said Carter, now 57 and a recovering alcoholic who has turned to ministering to others. "Nima cried that night when we put her down to sleep. We never got up to check on her.

"We figured we didn't want to spoil her; that she would eventually go to sleep. I now believe that person was already in her room, probably hiding in the closet. What if we had opened the closet? What if we had gotten up to check her that night? What if we had brought her in to sleep with us?

"What if? What if?”

Carter, whose wife died in 2000, is dogged by one other disturbing thought: No one was ever charged with his child's murder.
The passage of three decades has helped ease the pain for Carter, but unanswered questions still burn within. Long ago, police detectives became convinced they had identified Nima's killer, but they too were left with a sense of unfulfilled justice.

Then-Comanche County District Attorney Don Beauchamp did not file charges, explaining the evidence was too flimsy.



A terrified community
Lawton always has been a rough-and-tumble town, from its infancy in the aftermath of the 1901 Land Lottery to its steady growth as a military community. Bars and pool halls once dominated the downtown night life, as did an occasional bare-knuckle brawl, knifing or shooting.



But the abduction of children was unheard of in Lawton until April 8, 1976, when twin sisters Mary Elizabeth and Augustine "Tina” Jacqueline Carpitcher were stolen in broad daylight while they watched TV in their grandmother's home.

A young female the children knew unlatched a living room door and coaxed the children outside. The three and half years old twins followed the girl, at first blindly.

Then they became scared.

Area resident Thelma McCaig once described the scene that day in her neighborhood. McCaig noticed a teenager she would later identify as 16-year-old Jacqueline M. Roubideaux dragging two girls. McCaig said Roubideaux "had hold of the two girls by the wrists, and they were trying to pull loose.”

McCaig didn't report the incident to authorities, reasoning, "... I guess like other people, I didn't want to get involved.”

So the nightmare continued.

"She took us to a house ... It was white, near railroad tracks,” Tina Carpitcher would testify years later as a 10-year-old. "There was broken furniture inside. When we got inside she took us to the refrigerator and told us to get in. She said our aunt will be there to get us out and take us for ice cream later.”

The abductor shut the refrigerator door and left.

"I remember people were scared,” recalled Ray Anderson, then an investigator for the Comanche County district attorney who is now retired and living in Lawton. "How could this happen? Parents were going out and buying new locks for their doors.”

Two days later, children were playing in a deserted house when they heard the cries coming from a grungy refrigerator. Kathy Ford and another neighborhood child bravely opened the refrigerator door, and Tina Carpitcher miraculously jumped out alive.

Tina survived by breathing through a tiny hole in the refrigerator. Her twin sister died of asphyxia.

The then-11-year-old Kathy asked Tina who put her and her sister in the refrigerator, and she replied, "Jackie Boo or Jackie Burr,” meaning Jacqueline Roubideaux — the child's babysitter and friend of her aunt.

Roubideaux instantly became the target of a police investigation, but a lack of physical evidence and the youth of the survivor left authorities desperate for a confession. The investigation soon stalled.

Roubideaux remained free.

She maintained a quiet, shy demeanor around those who came in contact with her. She also found an occasional job as a babysitter. By 1977, she agreed to sit for a young American Indian couple known within her family circle. The husband and wife both held full-time jobs but on weekends, they liked to party.

The couple frequently called on Roubideaux to watch their baby girl — Nima.

"You know, I've learned to appreciate all the little things,” he said. "When Nima was a baby, I look back at all the time I wasted — partying and drinking.”

Carter often reflects on that wasted time whenever he recalls that Halloween night 30 years ago.

The intruder lifted Nima from her crib, and with the windows locked, crept into the hallway of the tiny Lawton home and boldly past the parents sleeping in the living room and out through a door.

"I remember the next morning,” Carter recalled. "It was one of those cool, crisp Oklahoma mornings — a day I might have otherwise enjoyed immensely.”

Instead, he and his wife lived every parent's nightmare. Their baby was gone.

George's heart raced. He and Rose checked the kitchen cabinets, the closets, outside by the doghouse, underneath the house, in the field behind the backyard fence.

Nima was not to be found.

Detectives immediately suspected George and Rose, given the high percentage of parental involvement in missing child cases.

"Naturally, we called them in for questioning,” recalled Cecil Davidson, a retired Lawton police detective who worked the case and now lives outside Meers. "They agreed to take lie-detector tests, and passed with flying colors.”

Everyone fell under the net of suspicion, including neighborhood babysitters Joy Smith and Jacqueline Roubideaux.

"Then someone remembered Roubideaux had been questioned in the Carpitcher case — almost identical circumstances,” Davidson said.

Davidson finally confronted Roubideaux about Nima's abduction and murder. Roubideaux said she was playing bingo the night Nima disappeared.

"She was very quiet,” Davidson recalled. "She never looked you in the eyes; her eyes were always somewhere else or looking at the ground. She would always get right close to telling you something critical, and then she'd back off.

"We could never get her to confess. The frustrating part was we had no physical evidence — no fingerprints, no footprints, no hair, no blood., nothing.”

Mostly Davidson remembers an odd response from Roubideaux.

"She was very angry about the fact that everybody got to play bingo, and she would get stuck babysitting,” said Davidson, scrunching his eyebrows.

"To this day, I'm convinced Jackie Roubideaux murdered Nima. But the DA never felt we had enough to prosecute.”

Not everyone is convinced Roubideaux abducted Nima, including George Carter.

Two months prior to Nima's abduction, the Carters found their dog poisoned. A few days later, they returned home to discover it trashed by vandals.

"I find it hard to think all those events were mere coincidence,” Carter said. "The Jackie Roubideaux we knew? No, it just doesn't add up. I never sensed that about her. Whenever Jackie came over, Nima would run up to her and give her a hug. But several years ago, I saw an interview with Jackie in a newspaper. She said she was on drugs at that time in her life.

"Was it someone we knew? I think so, someone who was familiar with our house. But I've never been fully convinced it was Jackie.”

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Inmate Anthony Powell was serving a life sentence for killing his mother-in-law. He met his new girlfriend, Melissa Ann Blair, through a friend named Brandy Pokovich.
Pokovich had used social media to hook him up with women who loved to date convicts. Melissa visited him at the Oregon State Penitentiary. At the end of their talk, Melissa and Anthony exchanged a passionate kiss.
Little did the guards know that Melissa was passing seven tiny balloons filled with meth into Anthony’s mouth. He swallowed them, planning to pass them in the bathroom later and retrieve them from the toilet.
Their plan backfired. The balloons ruptured in Powell’s stomach, and he died of an overdose. The judge ruled that Powell’s death was both of their faults and sentenced Melissa to two years of prison plus required treatments for her drug and mental health problems.

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http://mynorthwest.com/144981/mother-of-missing-child-has-new-baby-declared-unfit-mother/?

On November 6, 2011, Julia V. Biryukova allegedly drove her two-year-old son, Sky, to Overlake Hospital Medical Center in Bellevue, Washington. His four-year-old sister was also in the car. Afterward, she said that Sky had fallen ill and that she had to take him to the hospital, but the car ran out of gas on the way there.[4]
Julia decided to leave Sky in the car, taking his sister along on a 1.6-kilometer (1 mi) walk to find a gas station. However, when she got there, she didn’t get gas. Instead, she phoned a friend to come and get her and her daughter. When she eventually got back to the car an hour later, Sky was missing.
Suspicion fell on Julia when police found that the car hadn’t run out of gas at all and was in perfect working order. She had called the police at 9:50 AM to report Sky missing, but witnesses said they saw the car as early as 8:00 AM with no children in it. On top of this, Julia refused to take a polygraph or speak to police directly. Later, it also came out that she often left her children at home by themselves, sometimes up to 11 hours at a time. Yet in spite of all the above, Julia was never named a suspect, and Sky remains missing.

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In 1983, as the residents of Calcata, a small town 30 miles north of Rome, prepared for their annual procession honoring a holy relic, a shocking announcement from the parish priest put a damper on festivities. "This year, the holy relic will not be exposed to the devotion of the faithful. It has vanished. Sacrilegious thieves have taken it from my home." Not since the Middle Ages, when lopped-off body parts of divine do-gooders were bought, sold, and traded, has relic theft been big news. But the mysterious disappearance of Calcata's beloved curio is different.


This wasn't just the residuum of any holy human—nor was it just any body part. It was the foreskin of Jesus Christ, the snipped-off tip of the savior's penis, the only piece of his body he supposedly left on earth.
Just what the holy foreskin was doing in the priest's house—in a shoebox at the back of his wardrobe, no less—and why and how it disappeared has been debated ever since the relic vanished. Some suspect the village priest sold it for a heavenly sum; others say it was stolen by thieves and ended up on the relics black market; some even suggest Satanists or neo-Nazis are responsible. But the most likely culprit is an unlikely one: the Vatican.
Even before its disappearance, the relic had a strange history. It was discovered in Calcata in 1557, and a series of miracles soon followed (freak storms, perfumed mists engulfing the village). The church gave the finding a seal of approval by offering a 10-year indulgence to those who came to venerate. Lines of pilgrims stretched from the church doors to beyond the walls of the fortress town. Nuns and monks from nearby villages and monasteries made candlelit processions. Calcata was a must-see destination on the pilgrimage map.


That is, until 1900. Facing increasing criticism after the "rediscovery" of a holy foreskin in France, the Vatican decreed that anyone who wrote about or spoke the name of the holy foreskin would face excommunication. And 54 years later, when a monk wanted to include Calcutta in a pilgrimage tour guide, Vatican officials didn't just reject the proposal (after much debate). They upped the punishment: Now, anyone uttering its name would face the harshest form of excommunication—"infamous and to be avoided"—even as they concluded that Calcata's holy foreskin was more legit than other claimants'.
But that wasn't the end of the holy foreskin. In the late 1960s, government officials worried that crumbling cliffs and threatening earthquakes might doom the village, decided to build a new town. Hippies discovered the newly abandoned town, which was awaiting a government wrecking crew, and squatted in, then legally purchased, the vacated buildings. Some of the bohemian transplants were intrigued by Calcata's relic, which was now only shown to the public during the village's annual New Year's Day procession (even though the Vatican II reforms removed the Day of the Holy Circumcision from the church calendar). The new residents began writing about the quirky event and relic for newspapers in and around Rome, and Calcata's scandalous prepuce was isolated no more. And the church took notice.


Was this the reason Dario Magnoni, the local priest, brought the relic from the church to his home? Who knows. Magnoni refuses to speak about the relic, citing the 1954 threat of excommunication. Magnoni's predecessor, Mario Mastrocola, didn't want to talk about the relic, either, but when asked if he was surprised to hear it had been stolen, he shook his head. When pressed, he said, "The relic would not have been taken away from Calcata if I were still the priest there."
Mastrocola's ambiguous words—while not directly incriminating anyone—hinted at underhanded church dealings (interview requests with the Vatican went unanswered). And later, I found myself sitting in a wine cellar halfway up the hill between the old and new villages of Calcata. Capellone, the cellar's owner and a lifelong Calcatese, told me about his close relationship with a former local bishop, Roberto Massimiliani. Ailing in bed, the bishop told Capellone that when he was gone, so too would be the relic. Bishop Massimiliani passed away soon after, in 1975. Eight years after that, the relic disappeared. "To me, it almost felt like a confession," said Capellone. "Like he needed to tell someone before he died."
Could the "sacrilegious thieves" Magnoni mentioned in his 1983 announcement about the relic's disappearance actually have been Vatican emissaries? The thought of masked, black-clad Vatican agents on a mission to steal Jesus' foreskin does sound alluring. But for residents like Capellone, who swear the Vatican now has the relic, the thief could be Magnoni himself. Some locals claim they saw him go to Rome the day before he made the announcement, generating speculation that the Vatican asked for it and Magnoni not only failed to stand up to them, he delivered the relic himself.


Sold, stolen, or delivered to the Vatican—or even all three—the holy foreskin of Calcata is probably gone for good, even as some residents persist in the hope that it will return. And the church is certainly breathing a sigh of relief. While most of the other copies of the relic were destroyed during the Reformation and the French Revolution, Calcata's holy foreskin lived long past its expiration date, like a dinosaur surviving the meteoric blast of the scientific revolution.

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Two cases:
First up - Social media and texting help bring down a new mother and her boyfriend in a heart wrenching case of child abuse and exploitation.

Then we look at the life of a serial killer who spent nearly a decade on a killing spree, only to pick a couple who were ready and willing to fight back, ultimately ending his reign of terror after a night of violence that included knifes, guns, and mayhem.

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A businessman decapitated himself in his sports car to get back at his younger wife for leaving him, an inquest has heard.

Gerald Mellin, 54, taunted his estranged wife Mirrielle, 33, with threats of suicide.

He even showed her the rope he was going to use, which he kept in the boot of his open-top Aston Martin DB7.

The court heard that the day before his death Mrs Mellin had been awarded an extra £100 a week in maintenance from her former husband.

Mr Mellin had then sent her a text message which read: 'Congratulations XXX.'

It was the last time she heard from him.

The businessman tied one end of the rope to a tree, then climbed into his Aston Martin and wrapped the other end around his neck.

He then drove the £90,000 car into a busy main road, forcing other drivers to watch his horrific death. Y

The inquest in Swansea heard that after her husband's death she discovered he had cancelled a life insurance policy which would have paid out to her.

She said: 'He ran up an extortionate amount of debt. I've got to sell the farmhouse now, just to pay the debts.'

A suicide note was found in Mr Mellin's pocket detailing his funeral wishes.

The cause of death was given as decapitation. Recording a verdict of suicide, Coroner Phillip Rogers said: 'I'm satisfied this was a deliberate attempt by Mr Mellin to kill himself.'

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https://morbidology.com/the-unsolved-sawmill-murder-margaret-martin/

On the 21st of December, 1938, 19-year-old muskrat hunter, Anthony Rezykowski, made a gruesome discovery as he was laying traps alongside the icy cold water of Keelersburg Creek in Northmoreland Township, Wyoming County. As he approached a disused bridge, he spotted a burlap sack bobbing up and down with the flow of the water. Protruding from the burlap sack was a human hand.

The search was over: it was Margret Martin and she had been viciously abused.

She had been slashed across the abdomen and leg. It’s presumed that the killer had attempted to dismember her. In addition, she had been bludgeoned with a heavy rock. Her body was bound with a clothesline: both legs were jammed up underneath her chin. She was raped before being strangled.

Martin’s mother had the traumatising task of identifying her body.

50 State troopers were called in to search the isolated, snow-covered countryside where she was found. Within days, they expressed the belief that Martin had been murdered by a “sex maniac with a cruel, distorted mind.” They soon received an anonymous tip from somebody who claimed they had overheard the anonymous caller making the telephone call to Martin in which he offered her a job. He was described as being between 25 and 30-years-old with sandy hair. He was said to be “neat” and “suave.” This was the only tangible clue they had to go on. 3

While the search of the surrounding area was unfruitful, investigators reached a breakthrough several weeks later when they discovered the site where Martin had been tortured and murdered. Inside a steam boiler of an abandoned sawmill near Forkston, approximately 15 miles away, was a pile of burnt clothes. The burnt clothes matched what Martin was wearing on the day of her disappearance. Also discovered in the ash were several pieces of jewellery that Martin had been wearing on the day of her disappearance.

Outside the abandoned sawmill, investigators found footprints of a man and a woman in frozen mud. At one point in the track, the woman’s footprints disappeared and thereafter there were signs that some kind of object had been dragged.4

A man living nearby the sawmill reported seeing light from the sawmill fire as somebody opened the door at approximately 9PM on the same day Martin disappeared. He told investigators that he had fired several warning shots in the direction of the sawmill but didn’t think to investigate any further as he assumed it was just a trespasser. Was the killer disturbed as he attempted to dismember Martin and dispose of her body in the sawmill? Investigators believe so.
Four years after the murder, 21-year-old Orban Taylor from New York City handed himself into authorities and confessed that he had killed Martin. A former resident of Wilkes-Barre, Orban was brought in for extensive questioning and after 20 long hours, admitted that he had fabricated the confession. While some of what he had said matched the facts of the case, the majority contradicted evidence. Nevertheless, police had to investigate his claims. They could find no evidence to substantiate his claims and he wasn’t charged in relation to the murder of Martin. He was, however, charged with second degree assault in an unrelated crime. Two years later, he died in prison after drinking a cocktail of typewriter cleaning fluid, orange juice, sugar and water.6


The search for Martin’s murderer gripped the Wyoming Valley for years and even left many Kingston residents too terrified to venture outside. Pennsylvania authorities never close the cold cases in their archive. In fact, every year, unsolved murders are reopened and reviewed each and every year and Martin’s murder is no different. However, over the forthcoming years following her murder, tips and leads have dwindled significantly and police aren’t hopeful that this case will ever be solved.

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A Wisconsin man and woman were sentenced for allegedly having sex in the backseat of a cop car while being driven to jail.

Travis Husnik, 33, and Heather Basten, 29, had been pulled over for drunk driving in Oconto County on Aug. 3, the Green Bay Press Gazette reported Tuesday.

The deputy told the man to pull his pants up and ordered him to sit in the front seat, according to the local paper.

Both parties were charged with lewd and lascivious behavior and disorderly conduct.

"What do I sentence a guy who has sex in squad car to?" Conley asked during sentencing. "I'm getting to be (a) pretty old guy, and I've never seen that situation in my legal life."

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SAN DIEGO -- (KSWB) -- A downtown resident beat, raped and strangled a female friend after watching her have sex with another couple, then stuffed her body in a suitcase and put it out with the trash, a prosecutor said Monday, but a defense attorney said her client was "heartbroken'' and "humiliated'' when the woman he loved made fun of his sexual inadequacies.

In his opening statement, Deputy District Attorney Martin Doyle alleged that Joshua Matthew Palmer videotaped himself doing "unspeakable things'' to Shauna Haynes' body after he killed her at the Chadwick Hotel in San Diego on April 5, 2016.

Palmer, 34, then stuffed the 21-year-old victim's body into a suitcase and threw it in a hotel trash bin, Doyle alleged in his opening statement.

The prosecutor said Palmer went out the night of April 4, 2016, and met a woman, Chelsea Shea, who intended to have sex with him back in his room, but the defendant was unable to get aroused.

Haynes and a man she had met that night, Anthony Kern, arrived at Palmer's room and started having sex, and Shea eventually joined in, the prosecutor told the jury. At some point, Palmer sent Haynes a text saying, "I can't watch you have sex with another man.''

Doyle said Palmer got upset and kicked Kern and Shea out, but Haynes -- who worked with Palmer at a downtown restaurant and had a platonic relationship with the defendant -- stayed in the room.

The prosecutor said Palmer went out later on April 5, 2016, telling friends how proud he was of the "foursome'' he was in earlier.
he trash bin containing the victim's body was never picked up and two men saw the suitcase with what they thought were body parts sticking out and called 911, Doyle said.

The prosecutor said Palmer should be convicted of murder and murder during a rape, murder during sodomy and murder during a rape by an instrument. He faces life in prison without parole if he's found guilty.


Deputy Public Defender Katie Belisle said Palmer was "humiliated" when Haynes said "He can't get it up!" as she had sex with a random man she had just met.

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"Residents of two suburban Maryland counties were on the alert today for suspicious signs which might lead police to a masked rapist who has attacked 26 women over the last year. Officials of Prince George's County, which adjoins the District of Columbia, disclosed Friday that massive police efforts to trap the attacker had failed and the public was being called on for help. Police said the man's usual method of operation was to force his way into dwellings, threaten his victims with a knife or gun and assault them He wears Ku Klux Klan type hood, its color and material varying, according to his victims. Completely Clothed He has usually worn gloves and has been so completely clothed that until recently his race or age could not be determined, police said. But this sketchy description was finally compiled: White, in his late teens or early 20s, slender and of medium height. Police said the rapist's victims ranged in age from 18 to 50. When a victim's husband was at home, the husband was tied up and the woman assaulted in another room. Some of the women were beaten, officials said, and their homes burglarized."

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https://melmagazine.com/arturo-alva-moreno-was-9-11-victim-2-754-or-was-he-987ab8e4a6f0

Arturo Alva-Moreno Was World Trade Center Victim #2,754. Or Was He?
His daughter is certain he died at the World Trade Center. But as far as the government is concerned, he never even existed
Her father said he worked at the top of the Tower, midway between the ground and the sky. So he must have been in there, somewhere, when the plane hit and the Tower vanished on September 11, 2001.

He wasn’t supposed to be there. Not really. He was an undocumented immigrant. He had no work permit. His papers were forged. But he was definitely there, right at the top. She was sure of it. Where else could he be?

Arturo had told her he washed dishes at Windows on the World, the fancy restaurant at One World Trade Center, up on the 106th floor. He made a few bucks an hour, but he sent cash to Mexico whenever he could. The cash stopped in the second week of September 2001, and there were no more stories from the restaurant at the top of the world. But there was another phone call. The man on the line was from the Mexican Consulate, the one opposite the Chrysler Building. Someone had found Arturo’s wallet in the rubble, hidden beneath the twisted metal and scattered debris. The call confirmed what Laura already knew: Her father died in the World Trade Center.

“Many Mexicans worked in the U.S. under a false name or with a fake ID, which made it difficult for their loved ones to claim them,” Padilla explains. They — the undocumented — worked menial jobs, had no Social Security numbers, got paid in cash, sacrificed their identities. Arturo was part of this underground labor force — one of the invisible, careful not to leave a paper trail. Now, the feds wanted proof he lived in New York — “A document with his name on it, or a witness,” Padilla remembers — or his family wouldn’t receive a death certificate.

Padilla chews over the few clues. “Maybe Arturo was living under a different name like many other illegal immigrants,” he says. “But maybe he didn’t live in New York. Maybe he didn’t die in the 9/11 attacks. Who knows! The family’s payment from the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund could’ve reached $7 million. Can you believe that?”

He wonders if Arturo seized an opportunity — the ultimate opportunity — to disappear; if he exploited an American tragedy. “Many people I talked to in New York thought he was alive and living in California,” Padilla says. “I was thinking of searching for him, but I need time and money to do that.”

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Seven-year-old Yamato Tanooka of Hokkaido, Japan, was throwing rocks at people during a family outing in summer 2016. His parents wanted to teach him a lesson. So they pulled over by the side of a road next to the woods, removed him from the car, and drove away. They returned five minutes later, hoping that their punishment had worked. But he was already gone.

Yamato remained missing for six days. The woods had tall grass and plants that the search party needed to comb through to be sure that they didn’t miss finding him, in case his body was lying on the ground. It was cold at night, and it also rained, which made it seem even more hopeless to find him alive.

Meanwhile, Yamato truly believed that his parents had abandoned him because of his bad behavior. He decided to go deeper into the woods to look for shelter. After walking for 5 kilometers (3 mi), Yamato came upon an empty military base with small huts. He opened the door of one and found a thin mattress on the floor. He was able to sleep comfortably. But aside from drinking rainwater, he had nothing to eat for six days.

When the search party finally found him, Yamato was taken to the hospital. Aside from hunger and mild hypothermia, he physically recovered.

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https://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/dna-test-proves-vietnam-man-is-not-missing-army-sergeant-1.282643

A man who claimed in a controversial documentary that he was U.S. Special Forces soldier lost during the Vietnam War is an imposter, according to the missing soldier’s family, which cited DNA test results.

In “Unclaimed,” Dang Tan Ngoc alleged he was Army Sgt. 1st Class John Hartley Robertson, who went missing following a helicopter crash over Laos in 1968. The film, which premiered in the U.S. last year at the annual GI Film Festival, evoked impassioned responses from all sides of the POW/MIA issue.

At the time of the documentary, friends and members of Robertson’s family were convinced he was the missing GI. But, it was not to be.

Gail Metcalf, daughter of Robertson’s sole surviving sister, Jean Robertson-Holley, who was featured during an emotional reunion with Ngoc in the film, thanked Faunce and others for bringing Ngoc to their attention, something they have accused the government of neglecting to do. The family members reiterated that they believe the man is an American and will continue to seek his U.S. family.

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http://www.douglascountyhistoricalsociety.org/history/an-unlikely-senerio/

On July 3, 1990, a traveling portrait photographer from the Vancouver, Washington area walked into a local tavern. He had been in the Roseburg area working at a local store taking family photographs for about two weeks. He invited two women, Tracy Lee Poirier and Tamara Marie Upton, to a game of pool.

The next day the authorities found his naked four foot-four inch body on the Umpqua River near Elk Island not far from the Washington Avenue Bridge. He had been kidnapped, robbed, and killed in a “caveman-style killing”, this according to prosecutor Bill Marshall. The women had killed him by beating him with rocks. Later the prosecutor said that the man, Donald James Fish, had traveler’s checks and cash stolen from him. Police said the motive was robbery.

“Shortly after the slaying” the women were arrested. During this arrest it was found that they were driving a stolen vehicle from the Salem area.


Tracy Lee Poirier and Tamara Marie Upton, of Keizer, Oregon were charged with aggravated murder, kidnapping, and robbery.

Flash forward to May 1997. Tracy Lee Poirier is temporarily transferred to the Coos County Jail and enters into a romantic relationship with one of her guards, Pamela Kay Trimble. Even after Poirier is transferred back to the Womens Correctional Center she and Trimble continue to correspond.

In July 1998 Trimble quits her job after Coos County officials find out that she was still corresponding with Poirier and they had informed her of an impending investigation. She would have been fired if it was proven that there was private communication between the two women. Later, it was verified in the news agencies that Trimble did believe she was in love with Poirier and she had conspired to help her escape from prison by trying to get tools to her while incarcerated.

Poirier was found missing from her jail cell on August 28, 1998 after a routine breakfast time check. Apparently, she had squeezed through her jail cell window that had been pried from the outside by Trimble. Then she fled the prison on foot through a newly created hole in the fencing installed at the perimeter of the prison. She had to cross Mill Creek on foot before she could get into Trimble’s red pick-up truck. The pick up was found abandoned two days after the escape was made.

This escape led to a month long road trip where the two women, using the assumed names of Robin and Ciara Marcel, lied their way from Oregon to Providence, Rhode Island. First they headed to San Francisco but, they left San Francisco August 31 and arrived in Providence via bus on September 3. They told folks that they had left Washington state and that Poirier was escaping an abusive husband.

The FBI and California State Police assisted in looking for the women while they were on the lam.

Finally, the two women were caught on Sept 28, 1998 in Rhode Island after being recognized. A television show, “America’s Most Wanted,” had ran the story in order to help law enforcement.

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“Baby Doe” – Cold Case Case # 040491-0016

On April 4, 1991 at 10:00 AM Nags Head Officers were dispatched to the 8600 block of East Tides Drive in reference to a deceased infant in the trash can rack. When officers responded, the found the mummified body of an infant. An autopsy revealed the infant was Caucasian with blond hair. The infant was approximately 5-7 pounds at birth and 18-19 inches in length. The sex is unknown due to the condition of the body when it was discovered. The estimated age of the infant is less than 3 month. It is estimated the body was placed in the trash rack in February.

The autopsy suggests that the baby was killed with an object jammed into it's throat (death record says hair curler) which caused asphyxiation.

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http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/c...ime+%26+Courts

A forthcoming documentary suggests a Hobart woman who's serving a life sentence in prison for her role in two killings may have been a serial killer who also fed the remains of her dismembered lover to neighbors at a barbecue in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Investigation Discovery, a crime-themed cable network that reaches 85 million U.S. households, will air the true crime thriller "Dead North" about Kelly Cochran, a Northwest Indiana woman who pleaded guilty to the 2016 murder of her husband, Jason Cochran, at their home on the 7100 block of Mississippi Street of Hobart.

Cochran told Hobart police she injected her husband with heroin and smothered him with a pillow as revenge for the murder of her lover Christopher Regan, who she lured to her other home in Iron River, Michigan, with the promise of sex. Her husband burst out of the basement and shot Regan in the head with a .22 caliber rifle during the act, which the couple had plotted after making a "pact to kill off anyone involved in extramarital affairs," according to the documentary.

"Dead North" reveals that former Iron River police chief Laura Frizzo investigated whether Kelly Cochran had as many as nine victims.

The upcoming show follows Frizzo as her investigation of missing person Regan leads her "down a rabbit hole that alludes to cannibalism, reveals human remains and uncovers a deadly love triangle," according to Investigation Discovery.
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https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/201...h-noisy-pagan/
Adruid witch was attacked and stabbed by his neighbours after they had enough of his noisy pagan rituals, a court heard.

Mark and Anne Denyer attacked John Bennett as he conducted his latest back garden ceremony, which involved chanting and rhythmic beating of drums - something he did every full moon.

Denyer exchanged insults over the fence with Mr Bennett, who goes by the Pagan name Bearheart, before storming round to his bungalow with his wife

Mrs Denyer, 52, armed herself with an umbrella which she used to hit the bearded druid over the head with while her 56-year-old husband had grabbed a carving knife from the kitchen and made a "short jab" with it towards his victim.

Because Mr Bennett weighs 22 stone and has a "big belly" the blade didn't penetrate his abdomen and he suffered superficial injuries.
But fellow residents spoke of the strange noises and smells that sometimes wafted from Mr Bennett's garden.

One neighbour, who didn't want to be named, said: "We sometimes heard odd, not normal, music and smells like joss sticks and things. John has a personalised number plate for his car that says 666, which is a bit worrying.

"I think he's quite open about saying he's a witch."



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