Ashton is famous for its annual World Conker Championship, as well as a horrific murder that is steeped in the local folklore and still to this day the subject of much speculation and discussion around dinner tables and in local drinking establishments. It was always thought that there may one day be a ‘deathbed confession’, but now that over 67 years have passed this is looking more and more unlikely.
On the morning of 3 May, 2002, 7-year-old Alexis Patterson vanished while walking to school in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her family said that her disappearance didn’t receive as much publicity as other missing children due to the fact that she was African American. She has never been found.
Catrine da Costa, 28, was a sex worker from Stockholm, Sweden. On 18 July, 1984, parts of her dismembered body were discovered in bin bags in Solna. There were two main suspects: two doctors. However, nobody was ever convicted of her brutal murder.
Nineteen years have gone by since anyone saw a young Irish man named Trevor Deely. On the night of 7th December 2000 he attended his work Christmas party in Dublin and simply vanished. His family have no solid clues and no sightings to pin their hopes on, and no idea if they will ever see him again.
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.
On 22 February, 1985, 8-year-old Cherrie Mahan hopped off her school bus in Winfield Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania. She never made it home. A distinctive van had been following the school bus and it was theorized whoever was in this van, abducted Cherrie.
It is now almost 10 years ago that Jane Doe was found in Manchester, England. Her skeletal remains were discovered wrapped in a carpet by construction workers on 25th January 2010, on the site of an old car park in an area known as Angel Meadows.
The name “Dardeen” resonates with the residents of Ina, Southern Illinois, who think back to a gruesome quadruple murder that took place in their sleepy hamlet in the late 1980s. Life in Ina was simple. There was a store, a gas station, a firehouse, a bank, a post office and little all else. But then in 1987, this settlement was rocked by a grisly murder that still remains unsolved today.
On December, 24, 1945, a fire destroyed the Sodder family’s home in Fayetteville, West Virginia, United States. George, Jennie, and four of their nine children escaped. The bodies of their five other children were never found. What happened to them?
William Ebeneezer Jones Jr. was just three-years-old when he vanished in Vineland, New Jersey. He had been playing outside with his sister who said that “the bogeyman” had taken him.