Steven Soden was 16 when he disappeared while on a camping trip with his orphanage in April 1972. He and another boy, 12-year-old Donald Caldwell, were never seen again after the trip. This week, Soden’s family was relieved to learn that the young man’s death was not at the hands of notorious serial killer John Wayne Gacy.
This is the call placed by frantic mom Patsy Ramsey on December 26, 1996, when she discovered her six-year-old daughter JonBenét missing. A ransom note, warning Patsy not to contact police, was found in the kitchen. Hours after the call, JonBenét was discovered dead in the basement. The case remains unsolved.
Felix Vail was a controlling, violent man, whose wives and girlfriends had a habit of dying or disappearing. After allegedly doing away with three women, Felix himself has gone missing, and authorities don’t know whether the suspected serial murderer is dead or alive.
Investigators working on the case of Hannah Truelove, a 16-year-old Gainesville, Ga., high school student murdered last summer, are seeking the public’s help in tracking down her killer. Hall County Sheriff’s Sgt. Stephen Wilbanks said investigators are looking for a light silver late 1990′s to early 2000′s four-door passenger car with “substantial front end damage” that may have been seen near the Lake Lanier Club Apartments on August 23, the evening before Truelove’s body was found.
The day after Christmas, 1996, little pageant queen JonBenet Ramsey was found dead in the basement of her Boulder home. The slaying of JonBenet became a highly talked-about, and still unsolved, murder mystery.
Brandi Ellen Wells was last seen on August 2, 2006, as she prepared to go out to a club. On arrival she was out of money and nearly out of gas. Though she asked several patrons for assistance, Brandi left the club alone around midnight. Her car and personal items were found days later, but she was never seen again. The mystery of her disappearance is still unsolved.
Today’s reader photo comes to you from Sharon in Yankton, South Dakota. On the morning of September 18, 1992, the body of murdered high school senior Tammy Haas was found dumped in a ravine. Her killer is still at large.
Investigators are hoping that releasing a photo of the tattoo found on a murdered woman will help identify her. The unidentified woman’s body was found June 16, 2012, at Westfield Falls in Middletown, Conn., at around 1 p.m. by hikers, who had followed a trail of what looked like blood.
A new book by a former California Highway Patrol officer puts forth the theory that the infamous Zodiac serial killer, responsible for five unsolved murders in 1968 and 1969 San Francisco, is an old man, 91, who is currently living in Solano County. In addition to the murders, the Zodiac was known for taunting police [...]
The latest of many theories as to the identity of historic serial killer Jack the Ripper implicates Lizzie Williams, the wife of physician and Ripper suspect Sir John Williams, in the infamous Whitechapel murders of 1888. This unsolved case has perplexed experts and captured the public’s imagination ever since Jack disappeared after brutally slaughtering five English prostitutes, all the while taunting investigators from Scotland Yard.