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Re: Bizarre Cases of the missing and murdered
« Reply #90 on: July 31, 2017, 02:05:37 AM »
https://owlcation.com/social-sciences/Murderous-Children-Jasmine-Richardson
When children murder, it's shocking. Even more shocking and unimaginable is when children murder their own parents. The youngest person ever charged with multiple counts of murder in Canada is Jasmine Richardson, who was 12 years old at the time of the crime. She and her then-23-year-old boyfriend, Jeremy Steinke, murdered not only her parents, Marc and Debra, but also her eight-year-old brother, Jacob, in cold blood.

On April 23rd, 2006, the bodies of Marc and Debra Richardson and their eight-year-old son were discovered in their home by a six-year-old boy who saw their bodies lying on the floor through a window. Marc and Debra's lifeless bodies were discovered lying on the ground on the first floor while little Jacob was found upstairs, lying on a bed. The police found that the couple's 12-year-old daughter, Jasmine Richardson, was missing from the home, and they feared that she had possibly been abducted. However, evidence started piling up quickly that ruled kidnapping out and pointed to her involvement in the murders.

Twenty-three-year-old Jeremy Steinke was a goth and self-proclaimed 300-year-old werewolf who purportedly met 12-year-old Jasmine Richardson at a punk rock concert in 2006. Jasmine immediately became enamored with him and the goth lifestyle. They were in love; while awaiting trial behind bars, Jeremy even proposed to Jasmine through an exchange of jailhouse letters. She accepted.

When Jasmine's family found out about her 23-year-old werewolf boyfriend, they became furious, grounding her and forbidding her from seeing him. For Jasmine and Jeremy this was reason enough for them to die.

Re: Bizarre Cases of the missing and murdered
« Reply #91 on: August 21, 2017, 07:50:35 AM »

OKLAHOMA -- It's a case that has been a mystery for nearly 35 years. A woman found dead, shot multiple times. The killer tried to get rid of the body by covering it with a powerful chemical, likely hoping it would dissolve the body quickly.

Investigators would like to find the killer, but they can't because they have no idea who the victim is.

"We're still hopeful. We really believe at some point we're going to get a break in this case.," Captain Bob Green, with the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office said.

The case dates back to April 1980. The young woman's body was found along the banks of a river just outside of Jones, Oklahoma. She was found by a group of fisherman.

"Well, it was a very violent crime," Green said.

To this day, the victim's true identity is still unknown. Her body was buried at a cemetery in Oklahoma City. Finding out who the woman is would hopefully lead to finding her family, and ultimately, her murderer.

"There's really no way to pursue an investigation as far as working the crime because we have no idea who she is. We have to figure that out first," Green said.

"The positioning of her arms suggested she was drug into the location where we actually located her at," Cathy Foote, a technical investigator with Oklahoma County said.

"She has been murdered, dumped, and covered in lime," Green said.

She was also shot at least three times in the chest.

According to the autopsy report, one of the bullets was still in her chest. When removing it, the medical examiner also found a dime in the wound. The dime, likely in her pocket at the time of the murder, was embedded in her chest by the force of the bullet.

The strangest part of it all is that her body was covered in lime or calcium carbonate. The chemical is sometimes used to decomposing brush and tree stumps. In this case, it did the complete opposite.

"Due to the moisture in the air from the river, it actually helped preserve the body. It almost mummified it," Green said.

In fact, investigators believe her body had been there for a couple of weeks. Typically, within that time, a body would have started to decompose. But in this case, the lime preserved her to the point they could still find wounds from where she was shot, see some of her features, and even clearly find a heart tattoo on her chest.

While investigators followed hundreds of leads, they were never able to identify the woman.

"She's known only at this time as the lime lady," Green said.

Capt. Green believes someone somewhere has to know who she is, has to wonder where she is.

"I have a theory she may have been a foster child, maybe a runaway at some point. That could be one reason why no one has been looking for her," Green said.

He says that theory is just speculation.

"She belonged to somebody. Somebody knew her. She had to have friends, family," Foote said.

Numerous sketches have been released by investigators who have tried to reconstruct her face. The efforts have been done over and over again, trying to find someone who recognizes her. Each release does bring new leads, but so far, no answers.

It's a mystery that investigators say still haunts them.

"Somebody knows something," Green said.

In recent years, "Lime Lady's" DNA has been checked against a database of missing persons from across the country. No match has been found.

She is believed to have been a white female in her early 20's, around 5 feet 7 inches tall.

If you have any information that could help police figure out who she is, please call the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office. There have been several rule outs on this lady; Here is her file on NAMUS:https://identifyus.org/en/cases/4897

Re: Bizarre Cases of the missing and murdered
« Reply #92 on: September 02, 2017, 06:35:53 AM »


Tim Hennis' case kicks the video off. Crazy story!

http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/18/us/death-row-stories-hennis/index.html
Courtroom experts call it a one-of-kind murder mystery that some people believe has yet to be completely solved. The remarkable story of Timothy Hennis and the stabbing deaths of a mother and two small girls is full of shocking legal twists and turns.
During the course of 21 years, Hennis underwent three trials for the same crimes in three courtrooms. The case puts constitutional questions about double jeopardy squarely under the spotlight.


Re: Bizarre Cases of the missing and murdered
« Reply #93 on: September 09, 2017, 05:07:52 AM »
http://unsolvedmysteries.wikia.com/wiki/Jay_Cook_and_Tanya_Van_Cuylenborg

http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?230061-WA-Jay-Cook-20-amp-Tanya-Van-Cuylenborg-18-Skagit-County-24-Nov-1987

 Jay Cook and Tanya Van Cuylenborg went missing after what was supposed to be a day trip to Seattle. After not arriving, and not calling, Tanya was found partially clothed but raped and strangled. Police began to suspect that Jay killed Tanya... until Jay's lifeless body was found bound under a bridge. What made the case even CRAZIER was that sometime after the murders took place, the families of the victims started receiving cards in the mail from all over the US being taunted with the deaths of the two teens.
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Tanya, 17, and Jay, 20, were running an errand for his father. Once they got off the ferry in Seattle that night the couple simply vanished. Scharf says, “They obviously were abducted in downtown Seattle and King County.”

Their bodies were found a few days later in two different counties. “Jay’s body was found below High Bridge which was on the Crescent Lake Road. Tanya was taken up to Skagit County, south of Alger, and she was shot and raped and left by the side of the Parson’s Creek Road,” recalls Det. Scharf.

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According to this, the police originally believed the letters to have been written by someone with some connection to the crime (and it was determined they were all written by the same person). However, in 2010 they identified the writer as a man in his 70's with "severe mental issues" and after questioning him, they don't believe he had any involvement with the murders.

Re: Bizarre Cases of the missing and murdered
« Reply #94 on: September 16, 2017, 09:44:32 AM »
Shortly after being born in 1954 to Harald and Dagmar Alexander, Frank Alexander was proclaimed a prophet of God by his father, an extremely religious zealot. And as a prophet of God, every command that Frank made had to be obeyed by everyone in the family, which included his older sister Marina and his younger twin sisters, Sabine and Petra.As Frank became a teenager, he decided that having sex with females outside of the family would make him unclean. He announced he was only going to have sex with his sisters and mother, and they all agreed because it was their way of serving God. The police in Hamburg, Germany, where the family lived, heard about the rumors, but when an investigation was launched, the Alexanders moved to the Canary Islands for more privacy. While living there, the family kept to themselves, and the neighbors didn’t see much of them. The only thing they heard was an organ being played at all hours of the day. On December 22, 1970, a doctor came home to his villa and found Sabine, who was 15 at the time and worked there, making a meal in the kitchen. Sabine took him to the patio where Frank, now 16, and Harald were resting. Both were covered in a dark substance that the doctor thought was dirt. Upon seeing his daughter, Harald said, “Sabine, dear, we want you to know at once that Frank and I have just finished killing your mother and sisters.” Instead of being mortified, Sabine took her father’s bloodstained hand, put it to her cheek, and said, “I’m sure you’ve done what was necessary.” When Harald noticed that the doctor was there, he addressed him and again admitted that he and Frank killed his 39-year-old wife, 18-year-old Marina, and 15-year-old Petra. That’s when the doctor realized that what he thought was mud and dirt on the two men was actually blood. The doctor told the living family members to wait at the villa while he called the police. When officers arrived at the apartment, they came across a scene that would make most people’s nightmares look tame. Everything was covered in blood. There was blood on the ceiling, the walls, and the floor. In the middle of the living room were the bodies of Marina and Petra. Both had their breasts and genitals removed; they were found nailed to a wall. Marina had also been disemboweled. In the bedroom, Dagmar was also dead. Like her daughters, Dagmar’s breasts and genitals were cut off. Dagmar’s heart was also cut out. A cord was tied around it, and it was nailed to the wall.Frank and Harald were arrested, and at the police station, they freely talked about the bloodbath. Frank said that his mother was giving him a look he didn’t think was appropriate, so he beat her into unconsciousness with a clothes hanger. Understanding what was happening, Harald went to the organ and started playing while singing his praises to Jesus. Frank then went into the living room and beat Marina into unconsciousness and then did the same to Petra. Once they were unconscious, Frank started cutting up the bodies while his father continued to play the organ and sing. When Frank became tired he took his turn on the organ while Harald continued hacking up the bodies.Harald said that the women knew that the “hour of killing” could happen at any time. They also knew their role as a sacrifice in the “holy time,” and they had accepted this role because they were serving God. Neither men felt guilty for what they did because they sent the women to Heaven. Frank and Harald were found unfit to stand trial and were placed into an asylum. Sabine was sent to live in a convent where she presumably still lives.

Re: Bizarre Cases of the missing and murdered
« Reply #95 on: September 18, 2017, 10:55:44 AM »
http://www.whsv.com/content/news/35-years-since-Kelly-Doves-disappearance-428887673.html

Kelly Dove disappeared from her job at the old Imperial gas station on South Main Street, near Dukes Plaza, early on the morning of June 18, 1982. Kelly's three sisters all worked at the Imperial station, then the lone building on an isolated stretch of road about a mile south of the James Madison University campus. On Thursday night, June 17, Kelly agreed to trade with one of her sisters and work the overnight shift. After midnight on June 18, Kelly called Harrisonburg police to report that a man driving a silver Ford had been harassing her. In a second call, she reported the man had come in and had been dressed improperly.She'd received a threatening phone call, and when she called police a third time, just before 2:30 a.m., she sounded panicked. Please hurry, she said. He's back. Police arrived at the station just two minutes after Kelly's third call, but they found only her purse and a magazine she'd been reading undisturbed on the counter. Kelly has never been seen again. http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/d/dove_kelly.htmlhttp://www.whsv.com/home/headlines/Cold_Case_Investigation_in_Harrisonburg_Resurfaces_159151935.html

From examiner.com

The police in Harrisonburg have had a few suspects throughout the years, but never anything positive. They have looked at connections to other similar cases, some solved, some unsolved, with no resolution as to what happened to Kelly. The man who formerly investigated this case, Lt. Hubert B. Myers, told press with the Skyline Newspaper in 1991 that police had developed one main suspect in this case, but not enough evidence could be found to charge him. This suspect had also shown deception in a lie detector test administered to him by police in regards to the Kelly Bergh Dove disappearance. Myers told press at that time that despite an amassed 400 page file on the case and 300 suspect or witness interviews, no conclusion to this case has been in sight.

Myers also stated in 1991 that their main suspect in the case had admitted to police that he had exposed himself to a woman at this very same Imperial Gas Station in years past and that he had a history of making obscene, harassing phone calls to women. A search warrant was issued to explore the property where the man lived, but nothing in connection with Kelly's disappearance emerged.

Re: Bizarre Cases of the missing and murdered
« Reply #96 on: September 22, 2017, 11:20:48 PM »
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/38096102/ns/us_news-life/t/widow-lived-corpses-husband-twin/#.WcKjE8iGPIW

The 91-year-old widow lived by herself in a tumbledown house on a desolate country road. But she wasn't alone, not really, not as long as she could visit her husband and twin sister.
No matter they were already dead. Jean Stevens simply had their embalmed corpses dug up and stored them at her house — in the case of her late husband, for more than a decade — tending to the remains as best she could until police were finally tipped off last month.
Much to her dismay.
"Death is very hard for me to take," Stevens told an interviewer.
As state police finish their investigation into a singularly macabre case — no charges have been filed — Stevens wishes she could be reunited with James Stevens, her husband of nearly 60 years who died in 1999, and June Stevens, the twin who died last October. But their bodies are with the Bradford County coroner now, off-limits to the woman who loved them best.
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Then, last year, June was diagnosed with cancer. She was in a lot of pain when Jean came to visit. The sisters shared a bed, and Jean rubbed her back. "I'm real glad you're here," June said.
On Oct. 3, June died. She was buried in her sister's backyard — but not for long.
"I think when you put them in the (ground), that's goodbye, goodbye," Stevens said. "In this way I could touch her and look at her and talk to her."
She kept her sister, who was dressed in her "best housecoat," on an old couch in a spare room off the bedroom. Jean sprayed her with expensive perfume that was June's favorite.
"I'd go in, and I'd talk, and I'd forget," Stevens said. "I put glasses on her. When I put the glasses on, it made all the difference in the world. I would fix her up. I'd fix her face up all the time."
She offered a similar rationale for keeping her husband on a couch in the detached garage. James, who had been laid to rest in a nearby cemetery, wore a dark suit, white shirt and blue knitted tie.
"I could see him, I could look at him, I could touch him. Now, some people have a terrible feeling, they say, 'Why do you want to look at a dead person? Oh my gracious,'" she said.
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There was another reason that Stevens wanted them above ground.
She is severely claustrophobic and so was her sister; she was horrified that the bodies of her loved ones would spend eternity in a casket in the ground. "That's suffocation to me, even though you aren't breathing," she said.
So she said she had them dug up, both within days of burial.
She managed to escape detection for a long time. The neighbors who mowed her lawn and took her grocery shopping either didn't know or didn't tell. Otherwise forthcoming, Stevens is vague when asked about who exhumed the bodies and who knew of her odd living arrangement. She blames a relative of her late husband's for calling the authorities about the corpses.
"I think that is dirty, rotten," she said.

Re: Bizarre Cases of the missing and murdered
« Reply #97 on: September 26, 2017, 06:27:26 PM »
Anyone know of any documentaries for these stories? I'd love to see them


Re: Bizarre Cases of the missing and murdered
« Reply #99 on: September 30, 2017, 07:32:03 AM »
Tiffany Valiante was 18-years-old and had just graduated from Oakcrest High School in Mays Landing, New Jersey. Standing 6 feet 2 inches tall, she was a star athlete who had accepted a volleyball scholarship to Mercy College in New York. Tiffany had no history of mental illness, and was by all accounts excited to head to college at the end of the summer. She also had an intense fear of the dark, which was well known by her family, friends, and teammates.
On the night of July 12, 2015, Tiffany had been attending a graduation party for her cousin. The cousins lived across the street from each other, and Tiffany left the party on foot to return home at approximately 9:30pm. She then had a brief argument with her mother Diane in front of their home, because Diane had been told that evening by the mother of Tiffany’s best friend that Tiffany had made an $86 purchase on her friend’s debit card without permission. After, Diane went inside and Tiffany stayed out front. Minutes later when Diane went back outside, Tiffany was gone. Tiffany’s friends and family began searching for her.
Unfortunately, at 11:15pm that night, Tiffany was struck and killed by a train traveling 80mph in a secluded, wooded area approximately four miles from her home. Tiffany’s death was ruled a suicide by the medical examiner within days. This determination was largely based on testimony from the train conductor who said he observed Tiffany dive onto the tracks as the train was approaching, despite sounding the horn when he spotted her next to the tracks.
However, Tiffany’s family is fighting to have her manner of death changed to “undetermined” and her case reopened via a civil lawsuit. According to Tiffany’s family, as well as a former medical examiner who independently reviewed the case, there are too many pieces of evidence pointing away from the theory of suicide and a more thorough investigation should have been done.
According to investigators, after the argument with her mother, Tiffany discarded her cell phone near the end of the driveway and began walking. A deer camera on Tiffany’s property captured images of her walking away from her home. One image shows her wearing a white headband, beige slip-on shoes, white shorts, and a T-shirt (Note: I haven’t read anything that conclusively identifies the color of the shirt she was wearing that evening, but from the images it looks to be a darker color, possibly brown or red, and it does not appear to be black.).
Tracking dogs - which were used to track Tiffany’s scent several days after her death and after periods of rain - traced Tiffany’s scent from her home and along a nearly four-mile route, losing her scent several yards from where she was hit by the train. Tiffany’s head suffered the most damage from the train, so there was simply no way for the medical examiner to determine if there was any trauma to her head before she was hit by the train. A rape kit was not performed on Tiffany’s body. Toxicology results showed there were no drugs or alcohol in Tiffany’s system. According to the independent review of the autopsy report by a former medical examiner on behalf of the Valiante family, Tiffany’s autopsy report describes her wearing a dark blue, sleeveless shirt, and it did not mention any other clothing. According to Tiffany’s family, the white shorts she was wearing were never found.
Several weeks after her death, Tiffany’s shoes and headband were found by her mother, as her mother often walked the route Tiffany was said to have taken to get to the train tracks. The shoes and headband were in the woods (previously undetected by the tracking dogs) about one-mile from her home. This means Tiffany would’ve walked the remaining three miles to where she was struck barefooted. According to the family’s lawsuit, autopsy photos of the soles of Tiffany’s feet do not show any damage, such as abrasions, which would have been expected after walking three miles over train tracks and gravel and through the woods.
There are several other things the family notes, such as cell phone records indicate her cell phone was being used more than an hour after she supposedly discarded it at the end of her driveway. The route she is said to have taken is also entirely unlit, and there was almost no illumination from the moon that evening, yet Tiffany was terrified of the dark. There was also an axe found near the scene, as well as an encampment that showed signs of drug use, perhaps used by squatters or young people as a place to hang out. The train conductor’s statements are also inconsistent as to when he first spotted Tiffany and where she jumped out from, and he admits it was difficult to see.
However, Tiffany may not have been the completely happy, untroubled young woman she was perceived to be by her family. According to a friend, Tiffany had been unhappy and had showed her, on two different occasions, where she had self-harmed (supposedly cuts on her wrist and leg). Tiffany and her mother Diane had also been known to argue a lot, and Diane had once punched Tiffany in the arm, leaving a bruise, and prompting a call to child services by Tiffany’s teacher. Child services, after three visits to the home, recommended counseling, and Tiffany and Diane attended at least one counseling session together. Tiffany had also come out as a lesbian. She had recently had a seemingly amicable breakup with a girlfriend and begun dating a girl she met online.
Did the confrontation regarding the unauthorized charge on a friend’s debit card prompt Tiffany to commit suicide? Perhaps tension between Tiffany and Diane, as well as the pressure and fear of beginning college, all simply became too much for her to deal with?
Did someone abduct Tiffany up outside of her home, assault her, and then leave her in front of the train to destroy evidence? Or did Tiffany try to flee her captors, and being disoriented, accidentally run into the path of the oncoming train?
This website has a detailed article, the photo from the deer camera, and the entire civil complaint that was filed this past July, which includes the report by the medical examiner who independently reviewed the autopsy report, crime scene photos, and other evidence.
http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local/newsworks/105731-family-of-nj-teen-killed-by-train-disputes-suicide-ruling-sues-to-prove-kidnap-murder-plot

Her autopsy that showed the soles of her feet didn't look consistent with having walked through woods.
She was also missing shorts and in a different shirt.

Re: Bizarre Cases of the missing and murdered
« Reply #100 on: September 30, 2017, 07:41:22 AM »
Anyone know of any documentaries for these stories? I'd love to see them

Don't know of documentaries off the top of my head, but there is the television program Unsolved Mysteries that, at least, some episodes are available on youtube.  And, I'm sure you could get them all on Amazon Prime, or whatever their service is called.

Most of the Unsolved Mysteries programs had segments on topics like these of about 15 minute lengths.

Re: Bizarre Cases of the missing and murdered
« Reply #101 on: October 08, 2017, 01:20:37 AM »
As adult male passengers were unable to enter a lifeboat during the Titanic’s sinking, a father was forced to place his two boys into a boat, while he remained aboard the ship. The young boys could only speak French and had no belongings to call their own, so their identity was a mystery on the rescue ship, RMS Carpathia. Newspapers commented on the story of “the Two Waifs of the Sea” and published a photo of the boys to reach their family in France.

Meanwhile, a mother was desperately searching for her two boys, who had disappeared without a trace. The story of the two waifs soon reached her in Nice, France. After describing her children to child services, the boys were later identified as four-year-old Michel and two-year-old Edmond. The boys were abducted by their father, Michel Navratil, who was traveling aboard the ship under the pseudonym of “Mr. Hoffman” and was hoping to start a new life with his children in the US.

Re: Bizarre Cases of the missing and murdered
« Reply #102 on: October 08, 2017, 01:31:06 AM »
Tiffany Valiante was 18-years-old and had just graduated from Oakcrest High School in Mays Landing, New Jersey. Standing 6 feet 2 inches tall, she was a star athlete who had accepted a volleyball scholarship to Mercy College in New York. Tiffany had no history of mental illness, and was by all accounts excited to head to college at the end of the summer. She also had an intense fear of the dark, which was well known by her family, friends, and teammates.
On the night of July 12, 2015, Tiffany had been attending a graduation party for her cousin. The cousins lived across the street from each other, and Tiffany left the party on foot to return home at approximately 9:30pm. She then had a brief argument with her mother Diane in front of their home, because Diane had been told that evening by the mother of Tiffany’s best friend that Tiffany had made an $86 purchase on her friend’s debit card without permission. After, Diane went inside and Tiffany stayed out front. Minutes later when Diane went back outside, Tiffany was gone. Tiffany’s friends and family began searching for her.
Unfortunately, at 11:15pm that night, Tiffany was struck and killed by a train traveling 80mph in a secluded, wooded area approximately four miles from her home. Tiffany’s death was ruled a suicide by the medical examiner within days. This determination was largely based on testimony from the train conductor who said he observed Tiffany dive onto the tracks as the train was approaching, despite sounding the horn when he spotted her next to the tracks.
However, Tiffany’s family is fighting to have her manner of death changed to “undetermined” and her case reopened via a civil lawsuit. According to Tiffany’s family, as well as a former medical examiner who independently reviewed the case, there are too many pieces of evidence pointing away from the theory of suicide and a more thorough investigation should have been done.
According to investigators, after the argument with her mother, Tiffany discarded her cell phone near the end of the driveway and began walking. A deer camera on Tiffany’s property captured images of her walking away from her home. One image shows her wearing a white headband, beige slip-on shoes, white shorts, and a T-shirt (Note: I haven’t read anything that conclusively identifies the color of the shirt she was wearing that evening, but from the images it looks to be a darker color, possibly brown or red, and it does not appear to be black.).
Tracking dogs - which were used to track Tiffany’s scent several days after her death and after periods of rain - traced Tiffany’s scent from her home and along a nearly four-mile route, losing her scent several yards from where she was hit by the train. Tiffany’s head suffered the most damage from the train, so there was simply no way for the medical examiner to determine if there was any trauma to her head before she was hit by the train. A rape kit was not performed on Tiffany’s body. Toxicology results showed there were no drugs or alcohol in Tiffany’s system. According to the independent review of the autopsy report by a former medical examiner on behalf of the Valiante family, Tiffany’s autopsy report describes her wearing a dark blue, sleeveless shirt, and it did not mention any other clothing. According to Tiffany’s family, the white shorts she was wearing were never found.
Several weeks after her death, Tiffany’s shoes and headband were found by her mother, as her mother often walked the route Tiffany was said to have taken to get to the train tracks. The shoes and headband were in the woods (previously undetected by the tracking dogs) about one-mile from her home. This means Tiffany would’ve walked the remaining three miles to where she was struck barefooted. According to the family’s lawsuit, autopsy photos of the soles of Tiffany’s feet do not show any damage, such as abrasions, which would have been expected after walking three miles over train tracks and gravel and through the woods.
There are several other things the family notes, such as cell phone records indicate her cell phone was being used more than an hour after she supposedly discarded it at the end of her driveway. The route she is said to have taken is also entirely unlit, and there was almost no illumination from the moon that evening, yet Tiffany was terrified of the dark. There was also an axe found near the scene, as well as an encampment that showed signs of drug use, perhaps used by squatters or young people as a place to hang out. The train conductor’s statements are also inconsistent as to when he first spotted Tiffany and where she jumped out from, and he admits it was difficult to see.
However, Tiffany may not have been the completely happy, untroubled young woman she was perceived to be by her family. According to a friend, Tiffany had been unhappy and had showed her, on two different occasions, where she had self-harmed (supposedly cuts on her wrist and leg). Tiffany and her mother Diane had also been known to argue a lot, and Diane had once punched Tiffany in the arm, leaving a bruise, and prompting a call to child services by Tiffany’s teacher. Child services, after three visits to the home, recommended counseling, and Tiffany and Diane attended at least one counseling session together. Tiffany had also come out as a lesbian. She had recently had a seemingly amicable breakup with a girlfriend and begun dating a girl she met online.
Did the confrontation regarding the unauthorized charge on a friend’s debit card prompt Tiffany to commit suicide? Perhaps tension between Tiffany and Diane, as well as the pressure and fear of beginning college, all simply became too much for her to deal with?
Did someone abduct Tiffany up outside of her home, assault her, and then leave her in front of the train to destroy evidence? Or did Tiffany try to flee her captors, and being disoriented, accidentally run into the path of the oncoming train?
This website has a detailed article, the photo from the deer camera, and the entire civil complaint that was filed this past July, which includes the report by the medical examiner who independently reviewed the autopsy report, crime scene photos, and other evidence.
http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local/newsworks/105731-family-of-nj-teen-killed-by-train-disputes-suicide-ruling-sues-to-prove-kidnap-murder-plot

Her autopsy that showed the soles of her feet didn't look consistent with having walked through woods.
She was also missing shorts and in a different shirt.

Informative summary, thank you.  I hope she gets justice.   BTW though, I think cutting actually is mental illness?  But at this point...  I don't understand why they didn't check for rape since her bottoms were off.

Re: Bizarre Cases of the missing and murdered
« Reply #103 on: October 08, 2017, 02:07:37 AM »
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/may/19/woman-killed-husband-hid-body-never-caught-leigh-ann-sabine

When Leigh Ann Sabine passed away in 2016, her neighbors and friends remembered her as a quirky woman who loved attention. That’s why all those times she made references to killing her husband, they all thought she was joking. At least, until they found his decomposing body in the attic.John Sabine was last seen alive in 1997, shortly after the couple moved to the village of Beddau in Wales.

Part of the reason why his disappearance was never seriously investigated was because nobody really knew he was there in the first place. In the decades that followed, Leigh sometimes claimed that she was never married while other times saying she left her husband in New Zealand after he had a string of affairs. Leigh was quite daring, even proud of the murder. Leigh’s hairdresser recalled Leigh telling her that she would be famous after her death because of the “body in the bag.”

 One friend said Sabine once told her bluntly that she killed her husband with a frog statue, but the friend dismissed it as one of Leigh’s stories. One time, Sabine even asked her neighbor, Michelle James, to help her carry John’s body from the garden shed to the attic. James believed the packaged body was an old medical skeleton from when Sabine trained as a nurse. It wasn’t until Leigh’s death that James went rummaging through the attic and unwrapped the body to find the mummified remains of John Sabine.

Re: Bizarre Cases of the missing and murdered
« Reply #104 on: October 14, 2017, 04:56:02 AM »
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1078520/Woman-walks-market-holding-severed-head-man-tried-rape-her.html

Crowds in a busy market fled in terror as a woman walked among them holding aloft the severed head of a man who had attacked her.
Covered in blood, she held the head high like a trophy, said police - her way of showing that she had delivered her own kind of justice to her attacker.
The gruesome scene was played out in Makkapurva village, 170 miles south east of the Indian city of Lucknow, where, last night, the woman was being held behind bars.
Lucknow
The murder took place 100 miles from the Indian city of Lucknow
According to police officer Ram Bharose, the unnamed 35-year-old woman had sliced off the man's head with a sickle she had been using to cut grass near her village.
'She was getting grass for her cattle when the man came up from behind her and tried to sexually assault her,' said Mr Bharose.
'In a bid to save her dignity, she turned on him and during a struggle managed to chop off his head with the sickle.
'We have no doubts about her story because she had bite marks on her neck and cheek when the man tried to take advantage of her sexually.'
So determined was the woman to show that she had beaten off her attacker, who she claimed had been stalking her for three months, that she decided to take his head immediately to the local market.
'She put the head on parade,' said Mr Bharose. 'She walked right through all the crowds who were buying their vegetables, holding the head up high.
'All her clothes were covered in blood, but as far as she was concerned that didn't matter. She just wanted to make a point and she definitely succeeded in doing that.
'Everybody scattered. It was a very terrifying sight.' Mr Bharose said the woman had no regrets about her actions.
'We have to follow the letter of the law and although she says she acted in self defence she will probably be charged with culpable homicide,' said the police officer.

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http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2017/aug/31/fbi-rules-montana-woman-found-shot-dead-in-trunk-i/

The FBI announced Thursday that the shooting of a Montana woman, who was found dead in the trunk of a car in Spokane last year, was a suicide.

Rita Maze, 47, of Great Falls, was found dead from a gunshot wound Sept. 6, 2016. She was found in the trunk of her black Pontiac Grand Prix, which was discovered in an industrial area near Spokane International Airport. Next to her body lay two spent shell casings and a handgun.

Before her body was discovered, Maze called police and family members claiming that a large man had struck her in the head and put her in her trunk. Her credit card also was used at least twice during the trip, in Kingston, Idaho, and Ritzville.

However, the FBI appeared to have cast doubt on the story from the mother and elementary-school cook, saying last September that they were not seeking any suspects.

Then on Thursday, the FBI released a statement saying that they had ruled Maze’s death a suicide.

“Based on the evidence gathered, analyzed and processed, we have determined Maze’s death was the result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. We will not be releasing any more details,” wrote FBI spokeswoman Sandra Yi Barker of the FBI’s Salt Lake City division.

The suicide determination follows a bizarre series of calls in which Maze kept telling her husband and daughter details of her alleged abduction.

According to the Great Falls Tribune, Maze spoke with her family for 10 minutes before the phone went dead.

“I told her that I loved her,” Maze’s daughter, Rochelle, told the Great Falls Tribune last year. “That’s the last thing she heard.”

An officer called Rita Maze’s cellphone during the search. The officer reported that someone answered the phone followed by gunshots then silence.

Montana law enforcement put out a nationwide bulletin to find Maze’s car, which was discovered by a Spokane County sheriff’s deputy.

While two empty casings were found with Maze in her trunk, she suffered only one gunshot wound to the “chest and abdomen,” according to previous reports. The cause of death was the gunshot, but the manner of death as suicide was delayed by the Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Asked why Maze would take such elaborate steps to stage her own death, Barker, the FBI spokeswoman, said she had no idea.

“That’s the big mystery,” Barker said.

However, the family believes Maze was murdered. A day after her mother’s body was found, Rochelle Maze told The Spokesman-Review that her mother was hysterical during the time she spoke to the family over the phone.

When the Spokane County deputy found Rita Maze’s car, the keys were in the ignition and a purse was in the front seat. When the deputy saw blood on the ground, and a $20 bill nearby, he called for paramedics.

“She did not hit herself, stuff herself in the trunk and drive all the way to Spokane and shoot herself,” Rochelle Maze said last year. “I believe they shot her and left the gun and keys in there to make it look like she killed herself.”

Efforts to reach Rochelle Maze on Thursday were unsuccessful.

Re: Bizarre Cases of the missing and murdered
« Reply #105 on: October 14, 2017, 01:07:13 PM »
http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?67366-TN-Knox-Co-Shotgun-Jane-Doe-WhtFem-607UFTN-21-30-Jun-87

Case History
The victim was killed by a shotgun on Jim Sterchi Road in North Knox County in 1987. Authorities speculated at the time that the unidentified woman and two male accomplices were attempting to trick and rob the resident on Jim Sterchi Road by faking a fight outside her front door.

The woman kicked the door, awakening the resident and a visitor. The resident called police and fired one shot from a shotgun when the woman attempted to open a screen door.

The two men were caught. But they were unable to identify the woman. They said they had picked her up at a Greene County rest stop just before the shooting.
She remains unidentified.

http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/607uftn.html

More: 'Shotgun female' --Around 2:30 a.m. June 1, 1987, a 12-gauge shotgun slug blew through the front door of a North Knox County home, ripping the face off a woman raising a ruckus on the porch.


Knox County Sheriff
TN-1987 Unidentified White Female
On June 1,1987 an unidentified white female was killed in what was believed to be an attempted robbery. The unidentified female suffered a single gunshot wound to the face with a 12 guage shotgun.
Caucasian female
Age 20-25 years old (range of 20-30 years)
Height: 5,5 (Aproximately)
Weight: 100-120 pounds
Hair: Brown

https://farawaypoints.livejournal.com/955588.html#comments

I don't know that I have much to add, I only saw her skull while I was in a forensic anthropology training session at the University of Tennessee. She wasn't literally shot point-blank straight on, IIRC the entry wound was towards the left side of her head as if she had started to turn away from the shotgun. The skull was pretty well shattered, as you would expect from such a close-range shotgun wound. Aside from that, I don't know much more about the case than what has already been listed on the Doe Network. Sorry I couldn't be of more help, I'd like to see this case solved and give her a name just as much as all of you.

Re: Bizarre Cases of the missing and murdered
« Reply #106 on: October 15, 2017, 06:21:36 AM »
http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cc-afn/cook-kelly-eng.htm

Cold Case Files

Kelly Jane Evelyn COOK
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Location : Standard, Alberta (AB)

Details : Kelly Jane Evelyn COOK, a 15 year-old female, lived with her parents in the village of Standard, Alberta, which is located 70 kilometers northeast of Calgary, Alberta.

On April 22, 1981, at 8:20 A.M., Kelly received a phone call from a man identifying himself as Bill CHRISTENSEN. The caller asked if she would babysit that evening. Kelly agreed and arrangements were made for the caller to pick up Kelly at her residence.

At 8:30 P.M., a full-sized North American car pulled up in front of the COOK’s residence. The unidentified male and Kelly were last seen departing the residence. Kelly was not seen alive again. Her body was discovered in the Chin Lake Reservoir (east of Lethbridge, Alberta) on June 28, 1981.

It is believed that the perpetrator of this crime had planned the abduction over a one or two-month period.

A one hundred thousand dollar reward ($100,000.00) from the Village of Standard is offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator of this crime.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard,_Alberta

" The case caught the public's attention like few other murder cases because it was so unusual, with the killer actually picking up his victim at her house while her mother watched through the window. Despite the publicity generated by this murder case, and a $100,000 reward offered by the Village of Standard for information leading to the arrest of Kelly's killer, the case currently remains unsolved."

listverse:
Kelly Jane Evelyn Cook, 15, provided babysitting services in her community of Standard, Alberta. On the morning of April 22, 1981, she received a call asking if she was available to babysit that evening. The caller gave his name as Bill Christiansen and said he would pick her up. As usual, Kelly promised her parents to call once she arrived at her babysitting job.
At 8:30 PM, the man arrived in what witnesses would later describe as a full-size North American car. Kelly was seen driving away from her residence with this man. She never called her parents.
On June 28, her body was found in the Chin Lake reservoir outside of Lethbridge, which is approximately 130 kilometers (80 mi) from Standard. She was fully clothed, her body tied to cinder blocks and tossed into the water.
Witnesses described the man as 30–45 years old in 1981, making him about 63–78 today. He was around 178 centimeters (5’10″) in height with a medium to heavy build and dark hair. There is currently a $120,000 reward being offered to anyone with information.

Re: Bizarre Cases of the missing and murdered
« Reply #107 on: October 20, 2017, 01:20:18 PM »
Two cases I covered in the past received updates this week:

http://culturecrossfire.com/etc/stalker-pics-on-cell-phone/

A family moved into a new home and became targets of a series of mysterious and threatening letters.

Update: https://www.coasttocoastam.com/article/watcher-house-on-the-market/

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http://culturecrossfire.com/etc/edward-bell-murderer/

An ex-marine catches a pedophile in the act, leading to the marine being murdered in broad daylight as his mother watched on in horror.
The killer claims to have killed at least 11 others.

Update: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/10/19/texas-killers-claim-that-murdered-11-young-women-under-scrutiny-in-documentary.html

Re: Bizarre Cases of the missing and murdered
« Reply #108 on: October 21, 2017, 10:23:10 AM »
The brutal murder of a developmentally disabled Carlsbad woman remains unsolved years after she was killed in her own home, and police need the public's help to bring justice to the family of Jodine Serrin.
Serrin lived on her own, but depended on her family for help due to her mental challenges. Late in the evening of Valentine's Day 2007, Jodine's parents went to the condo they had purchased on Swallow Lane for their daughter and walked in on what they thought was an awkward situation. Art Serrin went to find his daughter in her bedroom, and saw a man having sex with her.
According to a 10News report, Serrin told the man to get dressed and then he and his wife, Lois, went to wait for what they expected to be an embarrassed couple to join them in the kitchen. After several minutes, Serrin returned to the bedroom and found his daughter murdered, having been beaten and strangled to death. The man had escaped, possibly through a back door.
In fact, as investigators later found, she had been dead for between 12 and 24 hours.
Police have no leads, but they do have a complete genetic profile from DNA collected at the scene, according to a 2012 UT San Diego report. There is a $52,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case.
Investigators told the North County Times in 2007 the only description of the suspect is that he is white, in his 30s and has brown hair. Art Serrin said the man was heavyset.
Art Serrin said he and his wife have stayed in close contact with Hargett and other detectives, whom he described as dedicated and thorough. They also have raised money for charities and supported legislation in remembrance of their daughter.
But despite their best efforts to recover and cope in the last five years, Jodine Serrin's death haunts them.
"Pain gets less but memory ---- you do not forget," Art Serrin said.
Neither Art nor Lois has read their daughter's autopsy report, and they leave Carlsbad each Valentine's Day to avoid triggering the horrific memories of what they saw that night in her condominium on Swallow Lane.
"Somebody somewhere knows something, and eventually it's going to come out," Art Serrin told UT San Diego.
"We need to know this evil person is caught and never will be able to commit another horrendous crime," Lois Serrin told 10News.
http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2015/feb/13/work-continues-to-id-jodine-serrin-killer/
http://patch.com/california/carlsbad/missing-and-wanted-valentines-day-murder-haunts-parents-of-disabled-carlsbad-woman
http://www.10news.com/news/family-continues-fight-to-find-daughter-s-killer

Re: Bizarre Cases of the missing and murdered
« Reply #109 on: October 22, 2017, 02:25:17 AM »
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4107524.stm
Crucified nun dies in 'exorcism'
A Romanian nun has died after being bound to a cross, gagged and left alone for three days in a cold room in a convent, Romanian police have said.
Members of the convent in north-east Romania claim Maricica Irina Cornici was possessed and that the crucifixion had been part of an exorcism ritual.

Cornici was found dead on the cross on Wednesday after fellow nuns called an ambulance, according to police.

A priest and four nuns were charged with imprisonment leading to death.

Orphan

Police say the 23-year-old nun, who was denied food and drink throughout her ordeal, had been tied and chained to the cross and a towel pushed into her mouth to smother any sounds.

A post-mortem is to be carried out, although initial reports say that Cornici died from asphyxiation.

“ I don't understand why journalists are making such a fuss about this ”
Father Daniel
Local media reports that the young woman had arrived at the remote convent three months before, having initially gone there to visit a friend and opted to stay.

She grew up in an orphanage in Arad, in the west of Romania.

Mediafax news agency said Cornici suffered from schizophrenia and the symptoms of her condition caused the priest at the convent and other nuns to believe she was possessed by the devil.

"They all said she was possessed and they were trying to cast out the evil spirits," police spokeswoman Michaela Straub said.

Father Daniel who is accused of orchestrating the crime is said to be unrepentant.

"God has performed a miracle for her, finally Irina is delivered from evil," AFP quoted the priest as saying.

"I don't understand why journalists are making such a fuss about this. Exorcism is a common practice in the heart of the Romanian Orthodox church and my methods are not at all unknown to other priests," Father Daniel added.

If found guilty of killing Cornici, Father Daniel and the accused nuns could face 20 years in jail.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanacu_exorcism


Re: Bizarre Cases of the missing and murdered
« Reply #110 on: October 27, 2017, 11:51:46 PM »
http://culturecrossfire.com/etc/crime-mystery/the-slaying-of-lizzie-tomlinson/

A little girl goes missing from a busy park. The perp and her are seen by dozens of witnesses. She is found sadistically murdered soon after and the media storm that follows causes the police to bungle the investigation, leading to them arresting the wrong man. 30 years later a new lead has risen that may finally solve this cold case.

Re: Bizarre Cases of the missing and murdered
« Reply #111 on: October 29, 2017, 07:42:39 AM »
http://www.skepticfiles.org/xhate/deafgirl.htm

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A deaf teen-age girl who walked into a school
nervously seeking help was apparently kidnapped several years ago and moved
around the country, possibly by satanists, an FBI agent said Wednesday.

   "From some of the drawings she was able to provide, it is believed that
some of the people she was with since her abduction may have been tied to the
occult," FBI Agent Paul Cavanagh said.

   Authorities have had a hard time gathering information from the frightened,
confused girl, but she has given them drawings that include symbols associated
with satanism and indicated she may have been abducted from a foster home in
California, Cavanagh said.

   The girl showed up Sept. 18 at William B. Jack Elementary School in
Portland, identifying herself in sign language as Toby Cole.

   "She just stopped at the counter. She walked in and signed a little bit,"
said Judi Fox, a teacher's aide who called in a teacher who speaks in sign
language. The teacher realized the girl needed help and took her to the
Governor Baxter School for the Deaf in nearby Falmouth, where authorities
began questioning her.

   "Over the next few weeks, Toby provided information which leads us to
believe that she is possibly the victim of a kidnapping abduction," the FBI
said in a statement issued by its Boston office.

   "Toby has indicated that she is not sure Toby Cole is her real name, but
is the name given to her by her abductors," the statement said. "She stated
she believes she is 15 years of age and possibly was born on Dec. 25, 1974.
Toby seems to possess a good vocabulary and is far ahead of children in her
age bracket in intelligence and communication skills."

   Cavanagh said Wednesday from Boston that psychologists and child-care
experts dealing with the girl have pieced together enough information to
believe she was abducted from California about three years ago, then moved
several times, possibly into Canada.

   "She claims to have been abducted by a male out there who was driving a
van at the time," Cavanagh said. He said authorities had no reason to doubt
the girl's story, but had found no missing person reports matching her.
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http://www.unsolvedcanada.ca/index.php?topic=2073.0

Michael Kent
●Michael Kent, 6, of Port McNicoll, Ontario, was found stabbed to death next to Elmvale Community Centre at approximately 8:40 p.m. on Friday, February 11th, 1966. Elmvale is approximately 125 km north of Toronto; the Elmvale community centre is in George Park on George St. Michael and his family had gone to the arena with his family that evening to watch his brother play in a hockey game. At some point, as the family was milling about in the lobby, Michael became separated from his mother, and was either lured or dragged outside to the side of the arena where he was stabbed. The murder weapon was later found on the roof of the arena, but it did not yield fingerprints.
When they found six-year-old Michael Kent he was motionless, lying face down in the muddy snow on the west side of the parking lot of the arena in Elmvale, a small community 120 kilometers north of Toronto. The fair-haired boy, one of five Kent siblings, was still wearing his navy blue and white toque and his navy blue ski jacket but it was now covered with mud and blood. Michael had been stabbed seven times, four times in the abdomen and three times in the back. There was no indication he had been sexually assaulted. Police later surmised that the small boy’s face had been held down in the mud while he was killed on that winter day, February 11, 1966. A half century later, Michael’s murder remains unsolved.
When they found six-year-old Michael Kent he was motionless, lying face down in the muddy snow on the west side of the parking lot of the arena in Elmvale, a small community 120 kilometres north of Toronto. The fair-haired boy, one of five Kent siblings, was still wearing his navy blue and white tuque and his navy blue ski jacket but it was now covered with mud and blood. Michael had been stabbed seven times, four times in the abdomen and three times in the back. There was no indication he had been sexually assaulted. Police later surmised that the small boy’s face had been held down in the mud while he was killed on that winter day, February 11, 1966. A half century later, Michaels murder remains unsolved.
It is possible the killer is now dead. Perhaps he’s in prison, serving time for other offences. Or, perhaps he got away with one of the most heinous crimes, despite an intensive police investigation and despite the fact that footprints were found and the murder weapon was located immediately. A fishing knife with a four-inch long steel blade was found on the roof of the curling rink, roughly 50 feet from the spot where Michael’s body was found. Within weeks, dozens of investigators had interviewed more than 3,000 people and interrogated 50 suspects. One hundred and twenty people who were in the area of the rink the night of the killing were interviewed. Investigators went door to door to the hundreds of homes in Elmvale with a photograph of the murder weapon. Police were clearly frustrated at their inability to solve the terrible crime. "There is no apparent motive to this senseless killing" Insp. James McBride, of the Ontario Provincial Police, told the Globe and Mail newspaper in an interview weeks after the murder, as the investigation dragged on. “A murderer, that's all we âre looking for, and you tell me what a murderer looks like. As for suspects well, everybody's a suspect. I'm the only one I'm really sure about.
McBride said Michael's wounds were deep, clearly inflicted with considerable force, suggesting that the attacker was older and was not a child.
The Kent family, who lived in nearby Port McNicoll, had gone to the rink that evening because son John, 12 had a game. Michael knew the rink well. He played there on Tuesdays. On Feb. 11, mother Ann Kent took her two youngest children, infant Kevin and daughter Allison, 3, to the stands while her husband went to the dressing room to help John dress for the game. In the confusion, Michael disappeared. When John Kent joined his family in the stands, they realized Michael was missing. His body was found in the parking lot, roughly an hour after they had arrived at the rink, by a family friend.
"I searched all around the arena's inside" John Kent later told a reporter. “Who would have thought to look outside? I mean, I just figured he had wandered off somehwere; you know, he was so familiar with the place.”
Police later said they confirmed that Michael was in the dressing room and talked to teammates on his brother John’s team. He was also seen in the arena lobby.
A $5,000 reward was offered at the time for help in solving the crime. Investigators were flooded with tips, many of them anonymous. The Ontario government is now offering a $50,000 reward.
Perhaps the most cryptic lead surfaced roughly one month after the killing, in March 1966. The Globe and Mail reported that someone claimed to know the identity of the killer. A brief story appeared in the paper on March 10, 1966:
A letter was shoved under the door of the Penetanguishene office of the Midland Free Press Herald yesterday from a person claiming to know the identity of the murderer of Michael Kent, 6. The boy was killed at Elmvale Arena on Feb. 11 while a brother played hockey. His body was found in the arena yard and later a knife, believed to have been the murder weapon, was found on a section of the arena roof. The letter to the weekly newspaper was unsigned, and the writer said he wishes to remain anonymous because of personal danger.


Re: Bizarre Cases of the missing and murdered
« Reply #112 on: November 04, 2017, 03:37:50 AM »
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/8ge87v/halloween-killer-ronald-clark-o-bryan-candy-man

On Halloween night 1974, Timothy O’Bryan went trick-or-treating with his dad and friends in Deer Park, Texas. They approached a house with the lights turned off but decided to knock anyway. Nobody came to the door, and everyone in the group except Timothy’s dad moved on to the next house.He quickly caught up with the group. He was holding a handful of Pixy Stix, claiming that they had come from the previous home. He passed some around to the children, including two of his own kids.

Timothy wanted a little snack that night from his stash of candy, and his dad, Ronald Clark O’Bryan, told Timothy that he could have the Pixy Stix. The boy ate a few and died just an hour later. The police determined that the Pixy Stix were partially filled with cyanide. Luckily, the other kids had not eaten theirs yet.Ronald told authorities that the poisoned candy had come from the dark house that night, but the man living there had an alibi that checked out. He was not home that night. Police started to look toward Ronald for the murder, especially after realizing that he had just taken out life insurance policies on his children. He owed debts of over $100,000 and was hoping to use the insurance money to take care of them. Ronald maintained his innocence, but a jury took less than an hour to convict him of the murder. He was executed 10 years after his son’s death.

Re: Bizarre Cases of the missing and murdered
« Reply #113 on: November 05, 2017, 03:05:35 AM »
http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/c/campbell_elizabeth.html

On the evening of April 25, 1988, 20-year old Central Texas College student Elizabeth Campbell went to her boyfriend’s home in Killeen for a group study session. At some point, the couple got into an argument until Elizabeth stormed out of the house. Elizabeth lived with her parents in Lampasas, which was 30 miles away, but a motorist gave her a ride to Copperas Cove and dropped her off at a 7-11, which was still a considerable distance from her home. Since Elizabeth was an employee at another 7-11, the staff allowed her to use the store phone to call her boyfriend for a ride, but he refused to come pick her up. She tried calling her parents, but they did not wake up in time to answer the phone. Elizabeth then said she would try calling her brother, but since it was a long-distance call, she didn’t want to use the store phone and went outside to use the payphone. After this, Elizabeth vanished without a trace.
Elizabeth’s parents spent the next several weeks distributing thousands of missing persons fliers throughout Texas. At one point, her mother traveled to a gas station near Waco, 85 miles from where Elizabeth was last seen, and the convenience store clerk actually recognized Elizabeth from her flier. He remembered seeing a young woman matching Elizabeth’s description six days after she was reported missing. She was accompanied by an unidentified Asian man, who kept a strong grip on her arm and looked very possessive of her. When the clerk tried to speak to the woman, the man briskly dragged her out of the store. Shortly thereafter, a clerk at a convenience store in Copperas Cove also recognized Elizabeth from her flier and described a strikingly similar incident which took place two weeks after Elizabeth’s disappearance. A woman matching Elizabeth’s description entered the store alongside a possessive Asian male who held a firm grip on her arm and would not let her speak. Another sighting of Elizabeth took place on July 10 at a gas station in Garland, 150 miles away from Copperas Cove. A witness bumped into the frightened-looking woman resembling Elizabeth as she was exiting the convenience store. While police were skeptical that these women were actually Elizabeth, these sightings made her parents wonder if she was being kept alive and forced into prostitution by her unidentified male companion.
The most bizarre development took place in June 1992 when the Crockett County Sheriff’s Department in Ozona discovered that they had Elizabeth’s purse in their property room. It contained some of her identification, including her social security card and credit card, but her makeup, hair brush and keys were missing. Ozona is located 200 miles from where Elizabeth was last seen and the sheriff’s department had no record of where the purse came from or who might have turned it in.

Re: Bizarre Cases of the missing and murdered
« Reply #114 on: November 11, 2017, 02:08:07 AM »
http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/t/thomas_dorien.html

9 year old Dorien Thomas went missing in Amarillo Texas in October of 1998. He was last seen airing up his tires on his bike so he could run to a local convenience store to get some candy and chips.

Police have little clues to work with (or at least that they will release). His bike has never been found and he seemingly disappeared without a trace.

Originally it was thought that a family friend picked up Dorien and took him to Dallas. But after talking to the family friend, it was determined that this wasn't the case.

Adding more mystery to his disappearance is this.

Less than a year prior to his disappearance, Dorian and some friends found the body of Gloria Ann Covington behind the YMCA building in Amarillo. She had been stabbed to death.

A month after Covington's death, Linda Jackson was murdered. Both Gloria and Linda were last seen getting into a light colored pickup truck. It is believed that both women were prostitutes. Neither of these murders have been solved.

Was Dorien Thomas's disappearance related to either of these murders?

Something else that is intriguing. A friend of the victims (Gloria and Linda) was beaten by a white Caucasian man in September 1998. The friend stopped by a house for help...it happened to be Dorien Thomas' mom's house. The friend stated that Dorien was home at the time and that the assailant saw Dorien and his mom.

Was the assailant the same man who murdered the two prostitutes? Did he have anything to do with Dorien Thomas' disappearance?

Re: Bizarre Cases of the missing and murdered
« Reply #115 on: November 11, 2017, 07:24:10 AM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Mary_Jane_Barker

https://www.reddit.com/r/UnresolvedMysteries/comments/4gayut/a_girl_a_dog_and_a_closet_the_strange_death_of/

Mary Jane Barker was a 4-year-old girl from Bellmawr, New Jersey. At 10:30 am on February 25, 1957, Mary Jane disappeared from a yard near her house along with a 4-month-old black spaniel puppy belonging to one of her neighbours.
Mary Jane was initially presumed kidnapped, and fresh footprints along a nearby stream seemed to be those of a man, child, and dog. Bellmawr Police Chief Edward Garrity said a pair of Mary Jane's shoes fitted the smaller impression left on the mud bank.
On March 3, Barker's neighbor, 6-year-old Maria Freitta, the owner of the missing puppy, went with her aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Vecchia, to the property they had recently purchased: a vacant, newly built ranch house on 433 2nd Ave. While playing in the house, Maria opened the door to a 3' x 5' bedroom closet. Her missing puppy bounded out, alive and well. Also in the closet was Mary Jane. She was dead, in a seated position, the hood of her blue coat partially covering her hair. An inspection showed marks from her desperate attempts to escape. Although the door was unlocked, a thumb screw inside was said to make it difficult for a young child to open.
Mary Jane had lived in the closet for three days, and she had been alive when she entered it. Since she had been missing for five days, it is assumed that she had been dead for two days when found. The house was being renovated at the time. It had been searched three times previously by dozens of people looking for the lost girl. It had also been visited by workmen laying tiles in the basement in the days Mary had been alive but missing, but they apparently heard no sign of her or the dog.
The autopsy revealed no signs of violence, sexual or otherwise. It also showed that the last thing she'd consumed was some chocolate milk on the morning of her disappearance. The dog was euthanized in order to examine its stomach contents, at which time it was found that it had been with Mary Jane in the closet the whole time. Authorities were unable to determine how the dog had survived. Mary Jane's death was ultimately ruled a case of starvation with exposure as a contributing factor. Due to a hole in the closet, she could not have suffocated. Though this is certainly how her life ended, some very important questions remain:
What led Mary Jane into the closet of an unfamiliar property two blocks from her home?
What about the footprints of the man, the child and the dog?
Why wasn't Mary Jane found during the three previous searches?
Was it mere coincidence that the house belonged to relatives of the owner of the missing dog?
Was it coincidence that Maria looked in the closet to discover her missing friend?
Is it possible for a four-year-old child to starve and die of exposure while a puppy survives the same conditions?
Was this a bungled investigation, or a bizarre, tragic accident?

Re: Bizarre Cases of the missing and murdered
« Reply #116 on: November 18, 2017, 07:01:21 AM »
http://www.wbir.com/article/news/features/the-hunt-for-bigfoot-i-do-believe-its-a-living-breathing-blood-flowing-animal/275-491447103

An enraged Highland Park, Michigan father is accused of killing his son - as he begged for his life - after learning the teen may have sexually abused a toddler.

Jamar Pinkney Sr., 37, irate over hearing his 15-year-old son Jamar Pinkney Jr. had sexual contact with a 3-year-old girl made the teen strip at gunpoint, marched him to a vacant lot and shot him to death despite pleas from the boy and his mother, a relative said.

Michigan authorities filed a first-degree murder charge Wednesday against Pinkney Sr. in his son's shooting death Monday.

Defense attorney Corbett O'Meara said prosecutors should consider evidence of the father's state of mind over the sex abuse report.

"If something were to happen that would cause a reasonable person to lose control of himself, that is something the prosecution would have to take into account," O'Meara said outside Highland Park District Court.

Tensions were high in the courtroom Wednesday as the handcuffed suspect was led into the room for the arraignment, which lasted less than a minute. "No, No, No," one female relative cried before a police officer escorted her out.

The boy's mother, Lazette Cherry, told the Detroit Free Press that her son told her he had improper sexual contact with the girl.

"I called and told his father. This isn't something you sweep under the rug," she said. Cherry said the elder Pinkney arrived at the home with a gun, ordered his son to strip and marched him outside despite her protests.

"He got on his knees and begged, `No, Daddy, No,' and he pulled the trigger," Cherry said.