The FBI’s investigation into the abduction and murder of student Tammy Zywicki continues, but 20 years later, the case remains unsolved.
Chicago woman Jeanette Holt allegedly called 911 to report her vehicle stolen with her one-year-old son inside so that her case would immediate action. Police quickly found the empty car and figured out Holt’s alleged ruse. They were not amused.
A 911 call made on November 28, 2012, by Father Tom Donovan of Springfield, Ill., pastor of St. Aloysius Church, has gone viral. The gagged, masked priest called 911 from inside the church saying that he needed help getting out of a pair of handcuffs, "before this becomes a medical emergency."
On Friday, December 22, 1978, Gacy finally confessed to police that he killed at least 30 people and buried most of the remains of the victims beneath the crawl space of his home.
On the evening of December 3, 1957, Maria Ridulph, 7, was out playing in the fresh snow with friends near her home in Sycamore, Illinois. She was snatched off a street corner and and the subsequent search made national headlines until her body was found a few months later in a field 120 miles away. More than five decades later, justice finally came for the man convicted of her killing.
September 29, 1982, marked the beginning of the mysterious Tylenol Murders that claimed the life of Mary Kellerman, 12, and six others. Tylenol in the Chicago area was laced with lethal amounts of cyanide. The case was never solved.
Around 10:00 p.m. on Friday, September 27, 1996, a police officer came across an abandoned black Pontiac Bonneville alongside westbound I-72 in central Illinois. The engine was still running, the driver’s side door was wide open and the headlights were on. A driver’s license found in the vehicle belonged to a twenty-three-year-old woman named Karyn Slover.
Steven Elliot Johnson was charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse after a teenager went to police claiming that she had been held captive as a sex slaves in Johnson’s house for three years, and had given birth to her rapist’s child.
Park Ridge, Illinois, police arrested Anthony M. Nugent, 37, on August 17, 2012, after he allegedly grabbed a random girl, 16, by the head and neck, threw her down on the ground, pulled at her shorts, ripping them and spanked her.