Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Mysterious mummified woman identified, questions remain

Investigators finally know her name, but they still don’t know when, how she died. The circumstances surrounding her death are so strange, that it’s hard to believe the case is not being investigated more aggressively as a possible homicide.

The Case of Dr. Samuel Sheppard

On the night of July 3, 1954, Marilyn Sheppard, Samuel Sheppard’s wife, was bludgeoned the death in her home while her husband slept. Police suspected Sheppard in what has become one of the great murder mysteries, inspiring three separate trials, numerous books, and both the movie and television series The Fugitive.

Today In Crime History: Natalee Holloway vanishes in Aruba

A look in photos at the disappearance of high-school senior Natalee Holloway, who vanished on May 30, 2005, while on a school trip to the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba. Her fate remains a mystery.

14 missing persons cases that remain unsolved

Some famous cases of people who were lost and never found, some under very mysterious circumstances.

Mysterious and unsolved plane crashes

Malaysia Flight 370 is not the first, nor, sadly, will it be the last flight to vanish leaving mystery and unanswered questions.

Look: Police are trying to solve this mystery

Brazilian police are trying to figure out how a Honda CG 150 Fan wound up literally strung up a pole at around 2:30 a.m. March 15, 2014. Police seem pretty sure an accident is to blame, but the physics of how exactly this could have happened are still unclear.

Police seek help identifying mystery man found dead on beach

Police in Devon and Cornwall, England, have a true mystery on their hands, and are reaching out to the public in hopes of identifying the body of a man who was found on a beach completely naked, except for his socks and one shoe. Mysteriously, an old photo of a child found near the body is also believed to have belonged to the man.

The Axeman of New Orleans

It’s an unsolved mystery that continues to haunt New Orleans: the phantom, who for many years stalked the people of the Big Easy killing them in their sleep without any consistent pattern or motive. With illustrations by artist Nathan MacDicken.

Haunted Crime Scenes: The Murder of Samuel T. Baker

Baker was found mortally wounded in a Savannah cemetery. Whether he was the victim of a botched robbery, a police conspiracy, or a drunken accident, the spirit of this murdered Confederate War veteran still haunts the cemetery today.

New Report: Natalie Woods’ Scratches and Bruises Premortem

A new report released by the Los Angeles coroner adds a new twist to the case of the mysterious death of actress Natalie Wood, who was found drowned in the waters off the coast of Southern California in 1981.

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