During the 1980s, American pop culture was obsessed with the occult & many Americans believed that the occult was infiltrating the minds of the youth.While satanic panic was a ridiculous notion, there was one certain case that lent some legitimacy to the fear: the case of “The Acid King,” Ricky Kasso.
Janette Roberson, 27, was beaten and stabbed to death in the basement of a local department store in Reed City, Michigan, in 1983. Her killer has never been identified.
In July of 1940, the body of a strangled woman was discovered floating in Crescent Lake in Olympic National Park, Washington. The cold water had turned the fat into the body into a soap-like substance and preserved the body.
Teresita Basa was stabbed to death in her apartment in Chicago, 1977. After the case went cold, her spirit seemingly possessed another woman and named her killer.
The body of “Septic Tank Sam” was discovered in an abandoned septic tank in Tofield, Alberta, on the 1st of April, 1977. He had been brutally tortured and then murdered. His identity – and that of his killer – still remains unknown.
In 1992, two women were found in different locations in the Wyoming wilderness. The DNA found at each crime scene concluded that they were both killed by the same person. Their identity – and who killed them – has never been solved.
Teresa Sue Hilt, 22, was found murdered in her apartment in Maryville, Missouri, 1973. She had been stabbed in the chest, arm, and lower part of the body. Her killer has still not been identified.
Over the spring of 1946, a ruthless serial killer held the citizens of Texarkana in a state of perpetual fear. The identity of the so-called “Phantom Killer” who murdered 5 people in this sleepy town still remains unknown to this day.
Jodine Serrin, who suffered from mental disabilities, was found murdered in her apartment on Valentine’s Day of 2007. Despite the fact her parents saw her killer, he has still not been identified.
Joe Arridy, 23, who had an I.Q. of 46, was executed for a murder he did not commit. Unable to comprehend what was about to happen, he smiled as he entered the death chamber.