On the night of 31 January, 2013, the smoke alarm started blaring from the Grafton House Hotel in Blackpool, United Kingdom. As residents went outside, they could see flames flickering from the alleyway located behind the hotel. What appeared to be a mannequin was ablaze, but as the fire rescinded, it became apparent that it wasn’t a mannequin at all.
Over the past decade, the proliferation of smartphones and social media has made it easy for teenagers to live their lives on the internet, prompting many parents to worry about their children's safety and well-being. In Surrey, England, in 2014, the case of Breck Bednar was a chilling reminder of just how dangerous the internet can be.
It was a cold winter night in Norton Fitzwarren, England, on 21 November, 2021. A married mother of two was at home with her husband when an argument broke out. Shortly afterwards, she was lying in bed alone in the bedroom, when her silence was shattered by deafening screams coming from somewhere nearby…
It was the 2nd of October, 2022, when the Takhar family left their home in Telford in the United Kingdom. Harry and his wife, Ran, climbed into the front two seats of the car while two of their children climbed in the back. As they drove, Harry experienced a panic attack and fled from the car. He hasn’t been seen since…
In February of 2016, Paul Jefferies was found dead in his home. He had been the victim of a brutal and frenzied attack. Shortly after his murder, a teenage boy appeared in hospital with injuries. He claimed they were self-inflicted, but was he really telling the truth?
In 2011, a teenage girl was found dead in bed in Dorset, southwest England. By first appearances, it seemed like this was nothing more than a tragic accident. However, it would be soon be discovered that just days earlier, the teenage girl had complained about having a stalker. Investigators would now need to uncover if something much more sinister had actually transpired.
In December of 2014, 39-year-old Angela Wrightson was attacked in her home in Hartlepool, England. She was a vulnerable woman who lived alone. The world would recoil in horror when two teenage girls were arrested in connection. They would be more disturbed to learn they had documented the attack on Snapchat.