Vanishing into dark hallways

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.

The accidental discovery of a serial killer

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.

Ashes and the unavenged: The murder of Jillian Fuller

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.

The baffling murder of Robert Aynes

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.

Killing in Cairo: The unsolved murder of an entire family

WARNING: This article contains crime scene photos that show the blood of the victims. In the early morning of May 5, 2018, security guards at an upscale residential compound in the east Cairo neighborhood were called to attend to a villa with a dog that had been barking incessantly, tied up outside in the courtyard. […]

A tale of many maybes: The bewildered butcher of Yemen

As the relentless heat seared the grounds of Sana’a University in Yemen, the morgue below was frigid. Hidden in the basement, it was empty save for the dead, locked away in their cold steel cabinets. As the world welcomed the new millennium, the morgue was left behind; it was dilapidated, falling apart from inadequate funding […]

Murder in Vain

Little is known of Kanpatimar Shankariya, except that he was born in 1952 in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. And that between 1978 and 1979, he confessed to killing over 70 men and women by bludgeoning them with a hammer behind the ear, earning him the nickname, Kanpatimar, which literally means “one who strikes under the ear”. […]