On the 1st of May, 1994, Victor Dwight Shoemaker, 5, vanished while playing with his cousins in the woods of Short Mountain, in Kirby, West Virginia. From a tragic accident to family involvement, the theories have been plentiful.
It’s estimated that around 800,000 children are reported missing each and every year. Thankfully, most of these children return home safely. But what about those who never return? For the loved ones left behind, the not knowing must be unimaginable. In this article, we shall look at five cases of missing children.
From living a life of luxury to great poverty, the case of Margaret Clement,“The Lady of the Swamp,” is one of Australia’s greatest mysteries. For years, Margaret lived a lonely existence in a derelict Victorian mansion before one day, she inexplicably disappeared.
When Barbara Follett was just 12-years-old, her first book was published. Years later, the once child prodigy would leave her home and vanish into the night, never to be seen again.
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.
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.
Susan Swedell, 19, accepted a lift from a stranger during a blizzard after her car broke down. She hasn’t been seen since.
Britney Beers, 6, disappeared while sitting on a bench in front of the apartment where she lived in Sturgis, Michigan, in 1997. A history of sexual abuse and neglect was then uncovered. She hasn’t been seen since.
On the 6th of April, 1986, Anthonette Cayedito, 9, disappeared from her home in New Mexico after an unidentified man knocked at the door.
In April 1922, two-year-old Pauline Picard disappeared from her home in Brittany, France. She was found in another town 200 miles away… or so they thought.