It's been a while, /x/, far too long in fact.
But let's try to relive some of those good old days.
Put on your trench-coats and Fedoras and light up a cigarette in a dimly-lit office with a shot glass of fine liquor.
It’s time for a creepy unsolved crimes thread.
Unexplained disappearances. Perpetrators vanishing without a trace. “Suspicious” suicides. Bizarre, ritualized murders and messages from an anonymous killer. Indecipherable pieces of evidence. Incomprehensible acts of theft and terrorism. Horrific acts of violence with no apparent motive. Inexplicable or even supernatural elements to crime that defy conventional understanding. Tales of corrupt officials and conspiracies, tampering with evidence and suppressing the truth. Abduction, torture, ritual-murder, human-trafficking, secret societies and more.
Rookie Mode: Post a Wikipedia link.
Veteran Mode: Post a Wikipedia link AND a green-text summary in this thread that explains why the crime/event is so creepy, and inspires people to go and read the Wiki article.
I'll start us off with a few copy pastes to get us started off and to bump if things go slow.
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>Bobby, Sherilyn, and Madyson Jamison mysteriously disappeared on October 8, 2009, in Oklahoma.
>Large amounts of money, their cell phones, GPS's, wallets, and dog still in the car.
>Seen on security camera footage outside of their home just days before, behaving as if they were in a trance.
>Last picture on one of their cameras is of six year-old Madyson crying and looking upset.
>Other members of family say it couldn't have been her parents that took the picture.
>Everything from witchcraft, satanism, drug deal gone wrong have been offered as theories.
>2013, remains found three miles away from where truck was left.
>Still have no idea what happened
The Beaumont children disappeareance.
>Investigations led police to a 37-year-old accountant, Bevan Spencer von Einem who was 21 in the year of the Beaumont children's disappearance
>One of the witnesses, identified only as "Mr B", who was regarded as highly credible by police, related an alleged conversation in which von Einem boasted of having taken three children from a beach several years earlier, and said he had taken them home to conduct experiments.
>He said he had performed surgery on each of them, and had "connected them together".
>Witnesses began to come forward, many claiming to be in fear for their lives and telling of a secret society of highly placed Adelaide professional men who preyed on boys and young men, by drugging, raping and sometimes killing them.
>March 31st, 1922
>A German farmer is brutally murdered in his barn. His wife and daughter killed with pickaxe minutes later.
>Their 7-year-old granddaughter finds the bodies while the perpetrator is still there. She is attacked and left to die slowly amidst the bodies of her dead family. Postmortem evidence suggests that she lived long enough to tear her own hair out.
>The murderer then walks from the barn to house, where he kills maid and her two-year-old daughter in their bedrooms.
>The bodies are not found until two days later. Neighbors took a while to realize anything was wrong, because for two days after the murders were committed there was still smoke coming from the house’s chimney and the animals were being tended to.
>Evidence suggests that after killing the family, the murderer had slept in the house, eaten in the kitchen, kept warm by the fire and fed the animals for the two days between the initial crime and its discovery, with the dead bodies lying where he left them the entire time.
>A few days prior to the crime, farmer Andreas Gruber told neighbors about discovering footprints in the snow leading from the edge of the forest to the farm, but none leading back. He also spoke about hearing footsteps in the attic and finding an unfamiliar newspaper on the farm. Furthermore, the house keys went missing several days before the murders, but none of this was reported to the police.
>Elizabeth Shorts body was discovered on a vacant lot on the west side of South Norton Avenue
>She was cut into two pieces, drained of blood and washed by the killer
>Killer also carved a "Glasgow smile" onto her face
>The press got to her mother first, keeping her from police and release a heavily modified, sensationalist story
>An individual contacted the newspaper claim he was the killer, the next day he sent many personal affects belonging to Mrs. Short
>After this event almost over 50 men and women confessed to being the killer
>Despite this, the killer was never found
>Zodiac Killer is the nickname given to an
unidentified serial killer who operated in northern California in the late 1960s and early 1970s. >The Zodiac murdered victims in Benicia, Vallejo, Lake Berryessa, and San Francisco between December 1968 and October 1969.
I remember seeing a segment on unsolved mysteries years ago where some had speculated Ted kaczynski could have been the zodiac. Evidently he was a mathematician at u.c. Berkeley during the time of the murders. It was disregarded by criminal profilers because serial killers almost never change their modus operandi, but it's an interesting piece of speculation
most serial killers are of low (sub 3 digits) IQ and have a psychological desire to be caught. The rest are pretty much impossible to catch, since they do shit like kill homeless people, niggers, etc. with no clear modus operandi. Daily reminder that on average there are 1-2 active serial killers per US state.
just remember to never hitchhike, and if you do never take a ride from a trucker.
>greentext summaries and images
Yes. Thank you for doing this. Threads like this where people just post links and nothing else never last. Images and summaries make it more interesting and notable for viewers outside of the thread and encourage more discussion, like in the older days of /x/. Keep it up. Now we just need some newer cases. I'll see about contributing later.
>Little girl does really good in Beauty pageants
>Turns up missing one day
>Ransom note appears, asking for almost the exact amount of money her dad made in bonuses earlier. Tells parents not to call the cops
>Mom freaks out and calls the cops
>Find daughter's dead body in the basement.
>She was strangled, had her skull cracked, somebody fingered her
>Police think parents killed her at first, but decide they didn't do it
>Blood found in the girls panties doesn't match anyone involved in the case, doesn't match the girl
>Police later figure out that more than 40 sex offenders lived in the neighborhood
Basic scenario is, some sick fuck, probably inexperienced, kidnapped the girl, fingered her, and accidentally killed her. Then he broke into the parents house and left the kid's dead body in their basement.
not always though
>In the summer of 2000, Bish worked as a lifeguard at Comins Pond in Warren. The day before her disappearance, her mother Magi Bish claimed that she saw a man in a white sedan in the parking lot of the beach where her daughter's lifeguard post was positioned. Although the man looked suspicious to Magi, she had forgotten about him until after Molly's disappearance. The last witness to see Molly before she went missing was her mother. Molly was wearing a blue bathing suit.
>On June 9, 2003, Bish's remains were found five miles from her family home. A hunter had seen a blue bathing suit in the woods on Whiskey Hill in Palmer, Massachusetts, in the late fall of 2002. In May 2003, he mentioned this to Tim McGuigan, who then made the possible connection to Molly Bish and contacted police. An intense search of the area soon located Molly's remains