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.

The jarring tale of Jordan’s killer couple

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.

The lost girls of Duisburg and the Ruhr Cannibal

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 […]

Gone, Van Gogh, Gone

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 […]

The dark and disturbing Double Initial Murders

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 […]

The Cul-de-sac killer and his hatred of the elderly

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.

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.

The Spiteful Easter Sunday Massacre

Considered one of the worst family shootings in American crime history, the Easter Sunday massacre took place on March 30 1975, when James Ruppert murdered 11 family members in his mother’s house in Hamilton, Ohio.