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 →

The Frog Boys

The date was September 26th, 2002, and a man local to the area of Daegu, South Korea was foraging for acorns in the streams surrounding Mount Waryong when he made a horrific discovery: Human remains. More horrifically, the remains belonged to five children, who had vanished from the area 11 years before. Unusually, the man... Continue Reading →

What happened to Cindy James?

On the morning of June 8th 1989, the sleepy suburb of Richmond, Vancouver woke up to a grim discovery: a dead body. The victim was 44-year-old Cindy James, a nurse who was reported missing just a few weeks before the discovery of her corpse. Cindy’s case is unusual, because right from the start police suspected she... Continue Reading →

Going Postal

In American slang, the phrase “going postal” means flying into an uncontrollable rage at work. It’s likely many of us have had moments where we’ve felt like this, but the origins of this saying are a lot darker than you’d expect. In 1986, a post office worker by the name of Patrick Sherrill shot 20 of his post office... Continue Reading →

The disappearance of Johnny Gosch

*This post contains images that some readers may find distressing* Missing children are always haunting cases, particularly when there is little to no information on them vanishing. Johnny Gosch was a 12-year-old boy from Iowa who left for his paper-round in the early hours of Sunday, September 5, 1982 and never returned home. His disappearance... 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 →

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