The tragic case of Elisa Izquierdo is an all-too-familiar tale of bureaucratic ineptitude. She was known by New York’s Child Welfare Administration but their inaction led to her being murdered by her abusive mother.
Rosemarie Nitribitt, 24, was one of Germany’s most notorious high-end escorts who serviced numerous prominent figures. In 1957, she was found strangled to death in her apartment.
In July of 1940, the body of a strangled woman was discovered floating in Crescent Lake in Olympic National Park, Washington. The cold water had turned the fat into the body into a soap-like substance and preserved the body.
Teresita Basa was stabbed to death in her apartment in Chicago, 1977. After the case went cold, her spirit seemingly possessed another woman and named her killer.
The body of “Septic Tank Sam” was discovered in an abandoned septic tank in Tofield, Alberta, on the 1st of April, 1977. He had been brutally tortured and then murdered. His identity – and that of his killer – still remains unknown.
Circus life can be perilous; whether malfunctioning high wires, animal tragedies, or fires, when something goes wrong, it can be life-threatening. Here, we count down five of the most horrific circus tragedies in history.
Michaela Joy Garecht, 9, was abducted from the front of a store in Hayward, California, on 19 November, 1988, by a young man with long blonde hair. She still hasn’t been found and her abductor still remains unidentified.
In 1992, two women were found in different locations in the Wyoming wilderness. The DNA found at each crime scene concluded that they were both killed by the same person. Their identity – and who killed them – has never been solved.
The thought of getting lost or disorientated while alone in the wilderness truly is a terrifying notion. Each and every year, people are reported missing after venturing out into the wild and here we share the story of five unlucky individuals who never made it home.
Teresa Sue Hilt, 22, was found murdered in her apartment in Maryville, Missouri, 1973. She had been stabbed in the chest, arm, and lower part of the body. Her killer has still not been identified.