Situated approximately 70 kilometres from Vancouver, Abbotsford stands as a bedroom community in Canada. The cityscape is marked by extensive farmlands, orchards, and rolling hills that lend to its quaint rural allure. However, in 1995, Abbotsford was shaken by a brutal assault on two teenage girls who were making their way home from a party. Following the grim incident, the assailant initiated a series of unsettling phone calls to the police, forewarning of impending acts of violence. Detectives raced against the clock to identify the individual before he could make good on his threats.
It was a quiet morning in the small village of Llantwit Fardre in Wales on 21 November, 2021. Abigail Fox-Roberts had become concerned after she couldn’t reach her mother, June, on the phone. She decided to drive over to her home, but as soon as she entered, it became obvious that something was amiss. In the hallway, there was a trail of blood that led Abigail right into the dining room…
Numerous safeguards are established to protect vulnerable individuals, particularly children. In an ideal world, these systems work the way they are supposed to. Unfortunately, however, the child protection system is infallible, and when it fails, children are the ones left to pay the ultimate price.
It was around 2:45 AM on January 14, 2009, when Gilbert, Arizona, police received a distressing 911 call from a woman in deep distress. She reported that her husband had strangled her and tried to sexually assault her. Rushing to the scene, police officers found the front door wide open, and moments later, a frantic woman emerged.
One night in April 2011, a man in Denver observed a large barrel emanating flames coming from the back of a bakery. He thought nothing of it at the time, but would soon learn that a teenager was missing from the area, and a man who worked in the bakery was the last person to […]
The Cape Coral Courtyard Condominiums in Cape Coral, Florida, comprise of one and two-story wood-paneled townhouses. They’re nestled at the end of a winding road and are shaded under large trees, just west of Viscaya Parkway. Madeline Munch was fast asleep in her condominium on 10 May, 1990, when she was awoken by deafening screams coming from next door. Those screams were followed by tearful pleas of “my baby, my baby, the fucking neighbours, why didn’t they wake up?”
On Friday the 11th of June, 2009, Joanne Witt’s co-workers were concerned when she failed to show up for work. Over the weekend, they routinely checked at her home. The air conditioning was switched on, but nobody answered the door. By Monday, their concern had escalated so much that they promptly reported her missing.
Layton is a city located in Davis County, Utah. With direct access to Salt Lake City, it’s known as a commuter city, boasting of around 80,000 residents. In spring of 2010, locals of Layton awoke to find police officers scouring throughout the neighborhoods. They were searching for a little boy who had inexplicably vanished.
On 23 October, 2009, the small town of Chatham, New Jersey, gathered at St. Patrick’s Church. They expected to see the priest, but they were met with an eerie silence. The search for the missing priest would reveal that darkness can lurk in even the most unexpected of places and sometimes, wolves can conceal themselves in sheep’s clothing.
On the morning of October 9, 2020, Jessica Brookes received an alarming phone call from her pregnant daughter's husband in New Boston, Texas. Concern filled his voice as he explained that he couldn't reach her and that their daughter had failed to appear at day-care. Jessica's heart raced as she hastily arrived at her daughter's home, only to be overcome with terror at the sight of blood staining the back door handle.
In the autumn of 2011, a teenage girl from North Ogden, a quaint suburb in Utah, suddenly disappeared under mysterious circumstances while fulfilling her babysitting duties at a nearby household. As authorities delved into the unsettling case, their quest for answers would ultimately thrust them into the sordid and depraved realm of drugs and predators.