While nowadays, a child hitchhiking to and from school would warrant a call to child protection services, back in the 1960s, some children did. But in 1968 in Surrey, England, one such boy never came home, paving the way to one of the most exhaustive criminal investigations that Britain had ever seen and uncovering one of the most prolific pedophiles in British history.
The world watched on in horror as the September 11 attacks unfolded. United Airlines Flight 93 was the only hijacked airplane not to hit its target, all thanks to a group of everyday heroes on-board, one of whom was Todd Beamer. “You ready? Okay, let’s roll” were his last words caught during an on-board telephone call.
In the summer of 1996, Bermuda was rocked by the brutal murder of a young tourist and the injustice that ensued, leaving a black cloud hovering over this idyllic English colony.
It was a pleasant spring morning on the 23rd of April, 1976, when 3-year-old Sandy Davidson was playing in his grandmother’s garden on St Kilda Street, Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland. He followed his dog out of the front gate and vanished, never to be seen again.
Harry & Harreitte Moore were pioneer activists & leaders of the early civil rights movement in the United States. On Christmas night of 1961, they would become the first martyrs of the movement, followed by Harry T. Moore and Martin Luther King Jr.
Just as families across the world were settling down to celebrate Easter Sunday with their loved ones, a brutal crime scene was being discovered in Fresno, California. East Park Circle Drive was affluent neighborhood in Southern California.
Jessica Ridgeway was just 10-years-old when she vanished on the way to school in Westminster, Colorado. An extensive and exhaustive search ensued, consisting of over 500 volunteers. Days later, her backpack was found 6 miles away from her home, taking the investigation into an ominous turn.
On the 2nd of September, 2003, in Bellevue, Idaho, 16-year-old Sarah Marie Johnson ran out of her home screaming that somebody had murdered her parents. An investigation revealed deep secrets and a grudge Sarah had been holding over her parents.
In 2014, the small town of Colchster was rocked by two extremely brutal murders and the investigation to catch the killer was one of the biggest carried out by Essex Police. The town was held on edge as the spectre of a serial killer loomed over. Sales of stab proof vests rocketed while people refused to go anywhere alone out of fear they would become the next target.
Carmina Salcido was just 3-years-old when her father, Ramon Salcido, killed her two sisters, her mother, and four others. Ramon had slit Carmina’s throat but miraculously, she survived. “Daddy cut me,” she wept when finally rescued.