Laureen Ann Rahn was born on a chilly Wednesday, April 6, 1966, in Manchester, New Hampshire. Almost exactly 14 years later in April 1980, she disappeared without a trace, never to be seen again.
James Mitchell DeBardeleben was a man of contradictions. A man who loathed women with a vicious, acidic anger, and yet was married five times. Although he owned the Washington based photo studio “The Naked Eye”, Mitchell used counterfeit $20 notes in various malls across 44 states. By 1982 when he was finally arrested, he was able to counterfeit and pass over $130,000.
Between 1994 and 1998 a serial killer terrorized the relatively safe country of Jordan, which then enjoyed a lower crime rate than other countries in the Middle East. Twelve brutal murders and robberies had occurred across several cities, leaving authorities embarrassed and scrambling to find the criminals responsible.
On a sunny Tuesday, June 16th, 1959, 24-year Klara Frieda Tesmer’s life ended in the green meadows of the Rhine, in the small city of Duisburg, Germany. Her cold, naked body was found the next day by five boys on their bicycles for a day out. The police investigation would ultimately arrest a nervous mechanic […]
Not many people know that the Mahmoud Khalil Museum in Cairo housed Van Gogh’s Poppy Flowers (also known as Vase and Flowers), that is valued at $55 million. Even fewer people know that on Saturday 21 August 2010, it was stolen from the museum in broad daylight and remains missing to this day. Crime is […]
Three young girls, all aged between 10 and 11 years old, were raped and murdered in Rochester, New York between 1971 and 1973. That alone, while a sad statement of fact, would be largely unremarkable in the decade of death that was the 70s. The murders remain unsolved, also a fairly common occurrence in violent […]
About 25 kilometers southeast of Tehran, Iran lies the poverty-stricken city of Pakdasht. Past the slums of the industrial city, and the burning, soot-covered chimneys, out by the barren desert once lay the shallow graves of 17 young boys and three adults who were killed between 2002 and 2004.
Looking back, there was nothing in his childhood that could have predicted how Stephen Akinmurele would later go on to viciously murder at least five elderly victims. No abuse, no violence, or at least, nothing that we know of, aside from an allegedly strict maternal grandmother.
Jillian Fuller’s body was left to burn. As the flames set by her unknown killer started to consume her apartment in 109-8700 Granville Street in Vancouver, BC, a newspaper deliveryman spotted the fire and called 911 at approximately 4 am on 4 March 1993.
Fifty five year old Robert Aynes was murdered in Indianapolis on 2 November, 2017. He was shot once in the head in the parking lot of his apartment building. Police have no motive, no suspects and few witnesses. No arrests have yet been made.