In early 2008, police in Clark County, Nevada, received an anonymous letter that included maps of the area around US 93 & Boulder Highway. Police conducted a search and on January 23 discovered a woman’s skull.
On the evening May 24, 1996, Diana and Jennifer went to a nearby mini-mart. According to a cashier, they bought cigarettes and soda around 7 p.m., then hung around outside the store until a man in a blue truck pulled up. They then got into the truck and were never seen again.
On March 27, 2003, fishermen found the body of 7-year-old Dalton Mesarchik in the Vermillion River, two and a half miles south of his hometown, Streator, Ill. He’d been bludgeoned to death with a hammer. Dalton vanished the evening before, while waiting for a church van in front of his house. Nine years later, Dalton’s murder remains unsolved.
The Portland, Tex., police are seeking the public’s help in solving the murder of Mollie Olgin and the attempted murder of her girlfriend, Mary Kristene Chapa. Olgin and Chapa were both shot in the head while at Violet Andrews park in Portland. A new video released by Tri-County Crime Stoppers contains previously unreleased information about the crime.
Was MI6 spy Gareth Williams the target of a professional hit, or an introverted computer geek seeking fetishist gratification inside a gym bag dying by misadventure? His family believes that there is still much to be revealed in this perplexing case.
In early March, 2011, 30-year-old Esmeralda Herrera was found dead in her San Antonio home. Her second story apartment was on fire, and fire investigators called the blaze suspicious. Authorities told relatives, who called the deceased woman Emmy, MySanAntionio.com that she’d been tied up. An affidavit stated that Herrera was dead before the fire started; ligature marks were found on her neck and wrists.
On December 20, 1968, the Zodiac killer claimed his first confirmed victims, David Arthur Faraday, 17, and Betty Lou Jensen, 16, who were shot dead while out on a date in Benicia, Calif. Though Zodiac claimed responsibility for 37 murders in his taunting letters to police, Faraday and Jensen are two of only seven victims authorities agree are the Zodiac’s work.
On July 25, 1841,Mary Rogers, the well-known “beautiful cigar girl” at a Manhattan tobacconist’s frequented by authors and newspapermen, disappeared, sparking an unprecedented media frenzy. The enduring mystery of her murder inspired a short story by customer Edgar Allan Poe.
Etan Patz disappeared in 1979 and has never been seen since. Almost to the day 33 years later NYPD arrested Pedro Hernandez in connection to the kidnapping. Hernandez had never been seen publicly since the arrest. Until yesterday.
The Los Angeles police department is investigating the possibility that the Manson Family may have been involved in more murders than they were tried for.