Throughout 1942, residents of Pascagoula, Mississippi were terrorised by a “Phantom Barber.” He would break into homes late at night but he wasn’t there to rob the home. Instead, he was there to give women and girls an unwanted, nocturnal haircut, leaving with nothing but a handful of hair.
It’s estimated that around 35,000 Australians go missing each year. That’s a startling one every 15 minutes. More than half of those that go missing are under 18-years-old. While the majority turn up after hours, days, weeks or even months, there’s a handful that never turn up again, that vanish without a trace. In summer of 2011, a teenage girl vanished in Boronia, Australia, on the way to school. The subsequent search for the teenage girl would become one of the state’s most baffling cases and led to many in the nation questioning whether a dormant child predator had come...
In 2016, body parts began washing up on a beach in Fiji, including a decapitated head. The remains would belong to Russian couple, Yuri Shipulin & Nataliya Gerasimov. The couple had vanished weeks earlier & their murders remain unsolved today.
Feilding is a town located in the Manawatu District of the North Island of New Zealand. The town is known for its outstanding beauty and has won the title of New Zealand’s “most beautiful town” 14 times. It’s an Edwardian themed town with picturesque red-bricked pavements. The area surrounding the town is mostly farmland and at parts, can be quite rural. In 2010, the murder of a local farmer would grip the community and the outcome of the investigation would completely polarise the area as well as the victim’s family.
Jaliek Rainwalker was born to a cocaine-addicted, alcoholic mother. He had been moved from pillar to post throughout his childhood, having been in seven foster and adoptive homes. Jaliek seemingly landed on his feet when he was adopted by a couple who had fostered him for two years. However, when Jaliek was 12-years-old, he inexplicably vanished under suspicious circumstances.
In 1966, 18-year-old Cheri Jo Bates was attacked after she left Riverside City College Library, California. Her killer had disabled her car and lay in wait for her to return from the library to her car, where he attacked. She was beaten and stabbed with such force she was almost decapitated. One of the main suspects in the murder in the infamous Zodiac Killer.