On May 25, 1979, Etan Patz disappeared. Etan was 6 years of age when he was abducted and has become one of the most famous missing children of the 20th Century.
On May 24, 1972, pipe bombs exploded just outside the Campbell Barracks at the U.S. Army headquarters in Heidelberg. The bombing, perpetrated by the left-wing militant group known as the Baader Meinhof gang, killed three American G.I.’s and wounded five more.
On May 23, 1943, iconic outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were shot to death by Texas and Louisiana state police.
On May 21, 1998, 15-year-old Kipland Kinkel opened fire at his Oregon high school’s cafeteria. When police went to his home after the shooting, they found that Kip had shot his parents too.
On May 19, 1992, Amy Fisher shot the wife of her lover, Joey Buttafuoco at the couple’s home. Amy became known as the “Long Island Lolita” and went on to have a varied career that included a few stints in the porn business.
On May 15, 1983, Indiana law enforcement agencies gathered to discuss the recent highway murders. Larry Eyler, 31 years-old at the time, was named the highway murderer in the coming days.
On May 9, 1997, popular Hollywood photographer Roland Kuster is found dead in his Los Angeles studio. Broken glass littered the floor and a bloody shoeprint told detectives that Kuster’s death wasn’t an accident.
On January 1, 2003, family members of Nikia Kilpatrick, 19, went to check on her at her home. They found her terrified children, 2 and 11 months, in the apartment with her bound, rotting corpse. She was the fifth known victim of Paul Durousseau, the "Killer Cabbie. "