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.
It is a parents duty to ensure the safety and well-being of their child. This includes exercising the utmost caution when it comes to welcoming people into the home. Unfortunately, some parents put their own needs before the safety of their children, and in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, in July 2020, a disturbing incident highlighted this harsh reality.
St. Clair, New South Wales, Australia, was enveloped in stillness on the night of 19 July, 2019, It was approaching midnight when the tranquillity was pierced by piercing screams echoing up and down a neighbourhood. The screams were followed by a woman begging her neighbours to call police.
China was governed by the Communist Party of China in the late 1990s, a regime that had held power since 1949. Consequently, a significant number of Chinese citizens emigrated from the country, with some choosing to settle in the United States. Among them were Ming Ming Chen and Liang Zhao, who arrived in Ohio and established their own restaurant. In 2017, however, tragedy struck, when a phone call came in to police from their restaurant.
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.
The quaint town of Manchester, Iowa, was bathing in the warm glow of the early morning sun on Mother’s Day of 2012. Families across the town were getting together in celebration, but as the day wore on, an eerie hush fell across the town, like a foreboding cloud. On the quaint residential street of Deann Drive, the silence was broken by the shrill sound of police sirens, as a gruesome crime was being uncovered.
Snow blanketed the ground of St. Mary’s Churchyard School, London, Ontario, on 6 January, 1956. Susan Cadieux was playing outside the school with her two brothers when an unknown man approached them. The boys were momentarily distracted by a little girl who had slipped on the ice. When they turned back, Susan and the man had vanished into the frigid night air.
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.
Bess Town Road is located on the outskirts of Bessemer City, North Carolina. It’s surrounded in rolling fields and dotted with various wooded areas. On the afternoon of 15 August, 2016, police were directed to the quaint road after a report of a missing girl came in…
Yale Farm Road in the small town of Varick, New York, was quiet on the afternoon of 20 November, 2008. Karl and Cindy Karlsen had just returned home from a family funeral. Before they left, Karl’s son, Levi, had come over to do some repair work to his truck in the garage. As they pulled up outside, they observed that Levi’s car was still parked in the driveway…
It was a cold and dark night in Denver, Colorado, on the 4th of February, 2013. A young woman had just finished up her shift at a local clothing store, when she climbed into her car and headed south to the city of Pueblo. She pulled into the Walmart and sat waiting for her boyfriend to show up. The next day, she failed to appear at work…
On 28 January, 2012,, at Brook Haven Trailer Park on Hurst St. in Opelika, Alabama, Yvonne Johnson's young son was playing behind their home when he stumbled upon a small human skull. Startled, he quickly returned home and informed his mother, who promptly contacted the police.