By Michael Newton
Written via the writer of such works because the Encyclopedia of Kidnappings (2002) and The Encyclopedia of Robberies, Heists, and Capers (2002), this moment variation offers the unusual truths of legal circumstances from the 19th and 20th centuries that experience stumped investigators. Newton defines an “unsolved case” as being person who both has no suspect pointed out, a identified criminal who can't be charged for loss of concrete facts, or a miscarriage of justice. The publication has been up-to-date to incorporate ninety three new unsolved crimes, forget crimes from the 1st version which have been solved, and upload details to preexisting entries. Entries are prepared alphabetically by means of the person victim’s identify, occasion, well known nickname of an unidentified criminal, geographic position, or famous media label for a number of sufferers. Cross-references and an index support clients in finding details on their crimes of curiosity. A bibliography of resources on the finish of the quantity inspire one to seem for additional info on unsolved crimes. appropriate for school or public libraries, this ebook will entertain and tell any secret or crime aficionado with real and well-researched info
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Marie Anstey was kidnapped from Vallejo on Friday the 13th, stunned by a blow to the head, and then drowned. Her corpse was recovered from rural Lake County nine days later, an autopsy revealing traces of mescaline in her blood. Celebrating the equinox itself, on March 20, the killer clubbed Eva Blau to death and left her body in a roadside gully. Once again, the presence of drugs was noted in the coroner’s report. Nurse Donna Lass, official victim number seven, was abducted from Lake Tahoe following the autumnal equinox, on September 26, 1970.
The coroner found no evidence of sexual assault. On January 2, 1977, 10-year-old Kristine Mihelich left her Berkley home to buy a magazine and vanished on the three-block stroll. She was found in Franklin Village on January 21, near the spot where Cynthia Cadieux had been dumped one year earlier. Unlike Cadieux, however, Mihelich had not been raped or beaten; instead, she had been suffocated, “BABYSITTER” unidentified serial killer (1976–77) Between January 1976 and March 1977, an unknown killer or killers murdered seven children in Oakland County, Michigan, a region of affluent “bedroom” communities located northwest of Detroit.
Greta Keller—eight months pregnant when the murder occurred—delivered a stillborn child and soon returned to Europe, where she pursued an active singing career until her death in November 1977, at age 74. Police found a wallet and a camera in Bacon’s car after the crash. The wallet’s owner remains unidentified, and the camera’s film contained only one image—of Bacon nude and smiling on a beach. Detectives surmised that the killer snapped that picture shortly before stabbing Bacon, but despite persistent rumors of gay affairs with Howard Hughes and various actors, no suspect was ever named.