The murder of Mark Kilroy

It was spring break in 1989, and University of Austin student Mark Kilroy was vacationing in Matamoros, Mexico, with some friends. Arriving with fellow Americans all excited for spring break, Mark began to enjoy the buzzing atmosphere and Mexico’s lax drinking laws, and partied well into the night. At some point, Mark and his friend... Continue Reading →

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Who put Bella in the Wych Elm?

On the 18th of April, 1943, four local boys were hunting for animals in Hagley Wood near to Wychbury Hill when they came across a large Wych Elm tree. The youngsters were excited upon finding this tree, as they knew it would contain lots of birds nests that they could poach from. What they discovered instead,... Continue Reading →

What happened to Lars Mittank?

A respectable young man disappears without a trace after getting into a scuffle at a popular Bulgarian holiday resort. Nobody has heard from him for almost 5 years, and his case is as maddening as it is frightening. One of the strangest cases I’ve ever come across is that of Lars, a German man who vanished... Continue Reading →

Luis Padilla: The chaplain of El Porteñazo

When Democratic ruler Rómulo Betancourt came into power for the second time in Venezuela, the country's naval forces went into rebellion. The year was 1962, and this wasn't the first military-led rebellion attempting to overthrow the government as just a month earlier, "El Carupanazo" saw 56 people dead and the country in turmoil. Although the... Continue Reading →

The sad case of the Lipstick Killer

North Kenmore Avenue is a much sought-after residential area in the city of Chicago, with a children's park surrounding the apartments and transport links within walking distance. It lies around the corner from a prestigious Catholic school and the uptown setting is popular with young families and elderly residents alike, it's safe atmosphere and cheap... Continue Reading →

Genie- The Feral Child

It’s hard to believe that human beings can be classed as “feral”, but there have been a few isolated incidences where this was indeed the case. One of the most famous, is the story of Genie, a pseudonym used to protect the true identity of a severely neglected 13-year-old girl who had been so isolated, she had... Continue Reading →

The Pickaxe Muderess– Karla Faye Tucker

The childhood of Karla Faye Tucker was a turbulent one, with her parents' divorce overshadowing all the childhood joy she should have experienced. During divorce settlements, Karla discovered that she was the product of an affair and was not her father's child, a devastating blow for any 10-year-old. Two years later, she had already started... Continue Reading →

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