In the early hours of June 10, 1912, eight people, six of whom were children, were slaughtered in a brutal attack. The Villisca Axe Murders were never solved despite several suspects been put forward. Was the killer fuelled by revenge after business dealings soured? Or were the murders just one of many committed by an unknown serial killer? Here Unsolved Casebook takes a look at the case.
In 1902 a fifteen-year-old girl disappeared after she left her San Francisco home to attend a meeting about a job. A month later the body of the teenager was discovered. She had been raped and strangled to death. Her killer was never caught. This is the story of the Murder of Nora Fuller.
In 1908, Caroline Luard was found murdered on the veranda of a summerhouse in the village of Seal Chart, Sevenoaks, Kent. Her murder remains unsolved.
The Peasenhall Murder is one of those historic unsolved cases that doesn't necessarily get the same coverage as other crimes of its era but it is no less fascinating. Rose Harsent, a young woman with several admirers, is discovered dead and her suspected lover is subsequently arrested and tried for the murder. Did the prime suspect get away with murder? Here Unsolved Casebook looks back at the case.
On an early December morning, a man was found dead and so began the mystery of The Somerton Man. Named after the beach on which he was found the man's true identity to this day remains unknown. Also known as Tamam Shud, due to a clue that revealed itself during the investigation, here is the story of the bizarre case.
It was early on a Saturday morning on September 16, 1922, when the bodies of Reverend Edward Wheeler Hall and his lover Eleanor Mills were discovered side-by-side under a crabapple tree in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The Hall-Mills Murders, as they would become known, proved a fascinating case. The wife of the minister, along with several family members were acquitted of committing the murders four years later. Did they get away with murder? Unsolved Casebook takes a look at the intriguing case.
Over a span of ten weeks during 1946, an unidentified serial killer would haunt the twin cities of Texarkana, Texas and Texarkana, Arkansas before seemingly vanishing into thin air. The Texarkana Phantom Moonlight Murders, on which the movie The Town That Dreaded Sundown was based upon, were never solved.
Since the murder of Elizabeth Short in January 1947, many Black Dahlia suspects have been suggested leading to myths, misinformation and lies aplenty.
The murder of Elizabeth Short is synonymous with unsolved murders, etched in history as one of the most well-known tales of a brutal and horrific killing that was never solved. Yet, the name Elizabeth Short sadly gets overlooked far too often for the considerably more alluring title of the Black Dahlia Murder. Here is the…
The vast majority of unsolved murders are a complete mystery, yes we may have a few ideas of suspects or motives but mostly the killer is just as likely a total unknown and it's this mystique and air of whodunnit that draws so many of us to the unsolved. Some unsolved cases, however, become even more intriguing as they contain a mystery within a mystery. The murder of Ida Lowry is one of those cases.
Despite taking place over a century ago the murder of Bella Wright is still theorized over today. Also known as the Green Bicycle Mystery the biggest debate that surrounds the case is whether or not the guilty party was actually found, placed on trial yet still got away with murder.
Robert Domingos and Linda Edwards were a young couple very much in love. The two were planning to marry in 1963 but on June 4th of that same year someone put an end to that plan and all their future hopes and dreams. Fifty seven years later the case remains unsolved.
Arthur Leigh Allen has the dubious honour of being the most infamous suspect in the Zodiac Killer case. But is he really the man behind the atrocious murders?
Other unidentified serial killers may have more victims but the Zodiac Killer sits only behind Jack The Ripper in terms of notoriety and infamy.
The Axeman Of New Orleans terrorized and terrified the city between 1918 and 1919. The crazed attacker, who mainly targeted Italian grocers, would break into homes and attack his victims, usually as they slept. The killer was never identified and the murders remain unsolved.
The Cincinnati Streetcar Murders, also known as the Cumminsville Murders, took place over a six-year period between 1904 and 1910. Five women were all killed by a brutal assailant within a mile of each other in an area which would become known as the "murder zone". The crimes, which are rarely ever written about, remain unsolved.
The Thames Torso Murders are a series of murders that took place between 1873 and 1889. The crimes, largely forgotten and passed over due to the interest in the Jack The Ripper Whitechapel murders of the time, involved the discoveries of the dismembered bodies of eight women. Only one of the victims was ever identified, the person or persons responsible never found.
The Indiana Dunes Mystery took place during the fourth of July weekend in 1966. Whilst enjoying a visit to the Indiana Dunes State Park three friends mysteriously vanished without a trace. They were never seen again. Did they plan there own disappearance? Were they involved in a tragic accident? Or had something far more sinister taken place?
The Tylenol Murders occurred in the Chicago area in the autumn of 1982. This was a sick and twisted mind that had a modus operandi the likes of which had rarely (if ever) been seen before. The killer never came face to face with there victims, in fact, they never even knew who would fall prey to their evil act. The Individual behind the crimes was never caught.
Between February 1976 and March 1977, The Oakland County Child Killer took the lives of at least four young children. The killer has never been identified.