In April of 1943, a group of young boys discovered the skull of a woman lodged inside a Wych Elm in Hagley Woods, West Midlands. She became known as “Bella” and after the discovery, graffiti asking “Who Put Bella in the Wych Elm?” began to appear throughout the town.
In May of 1991, Timmy Wiltsey was reported missing from the Sayerville carnival, New Jersey. It would take over two decades before justice was finally served.
According to an unofficial count, almost 800 deaths have been documented at the Grand Canyon. None of these deaths have been as mysterious as the disappearance of newly married couple Glen and Bessie Hyde in the winter of 1928.
12-year-old Muriel Drinkwater was found shot dead in a forest nearby her home in Penllergaer, Swansea, Wales, in 1946. To this day, nobody has ever been charged with her murder.
When Gary Plauche’s 10-year-old son was abducted by a child molester, he wanted to make sure he paid. When the predator was being extradited, Plauche shot him dead in the airport as television cameras were rolling.
Washoe was a common chimpanzee and the first ever non-human to learn how to communicate with sign language, proving that chimps and humans could communicate in a common language. When her carer suffered a miscarriage, Washoe – who had lost her own babies -signed the word “cry” and asked for a hug.
Orville Steele and Carolyn Newell were teenage lovers that vanished one evening while at Lula Lake. The following week, their bound bodies were discovered. Carolyn had been bound, raped, beaten & strangled. Orville had been tied to a tree and strangled.
Shortly after 5PM on the 12th of September, 1943, a Sedan was spotted driving erratically and meandering through Washington Blvd., barely missing a telephone pole before crashing into a bean field near Thatcher Ave. A man emerged from the wreckage wearing just a pair of white swimming trunks. He was covered in blood and stumbled into the field before collapsing in the field.
Over the course of eight months in 1984, Florida’s Tampa strip was the hunting ground for sadistic serial killer, Bobby Joe Long. He was finally apprehended when 17-year-old Lisa McVey escaped after being abducted and held hostage for 26 hours.
In May of 1985, Katie Eastburn and two of her young daughters were murdered in their Fayetteville, North Carolina, home. Despite the fact police had the killer, it took 25 years for justice to be served.