It’s a very different story I’m going to tell here: that of Shannon Matthews. I began this piece with Madeleine’s case because if Madeleine hadn’t disappeared, it’s likely Shannon wouldn’t have either. This case has always fascinated me and I can’t wait to tell you about it.
June 4 2010, a Friday, wasn’t just any day for 7-year-old Kyron Horman. It was the day of the annual science fair held at Skyline Elementary in Portland, Oregon, where he was in the second grade. Kyron was a science buff and was excited to attend the fair and find out about his schoolmates’ projects. He was especially proud of his own project on Red Eyed Tree Frogs.
Cheshire, Connecticut is known for two things: as the ‘Bedding Plant Capital of Connecticut’, and for the brutal slayings of a mother and her two daughters, an horrific event which sent shockwaves through the close-knit community. The day became known to locals as Cheshire’s own 9/11.
If there were ever a case in support of alien abduction, it would be that of Brian Shaffer. One moment he was surrounded by people in a crowded bar in downtown Columbus, Ohio. The next he was gone and hasn’t been seen or heard from since. As of April 1st 2019, Brian will have been missing for 13 years.
Before I began researching and writing about this case, I knew virtually nothing about it, so I was pretty much starting from the beginning. It’s been just over 2 years since the bodies of Abby and Libby were discovered on February 14th 2017 in their hometown of Delphi, Indiana. No one has been found guilty of the heinous slayings of the two girls and authorities have released relatively little information.
Ted Bundy has been in the spotlight lately, given that on the 24th of January it will have been 30 years since his execution. Of course I (binge) watched Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes, that was always going to be a thing.
Happy, pretty and successful – three words that even people who didn’t know Joanna Yeates would use to describe her. After Joanna went missing on December 17th 2010, it wasn’t long before her face was on the cover of nearly every tabloid newspaper across the UK and with that the British public were quick to find out every detail of the 25-year-old’s life.
Saying goodbye is something we do almost everyday, but we don’t think of it in a permanent sense. When we go to school, work, or leave the house for any amount of time, we usually say goodbye to someone, with the assumption that we will see them again later in the day.
First of all, Happy New Year! I hope you all enjoyed the holidays and are recovering from the festivities; I’m getting there (slowly). I’m really excited for 2019 after 2018 proved such a great year for my blog and I have your amazing support to thank for that.
Just over 9 weeks ago, during the early hours of October 15th 2018, thirteen-year-old Jayme Closs went missing from her home in Barron County, Wisconsin. The tragic circumstances of Jayme’s disappearance have resulted in extensive media attention.
The intention of summer camp is that kids can go somewhere to relax and enjoy themselves, explore nature and make new friends. For many, summer camp can be nerve-wracking as it may be the first time they have really been away from home.
One thing that surprises me about this case is the fact that not that many people actually know about it. It’s not been widely covered in true crime podcasts and I’ve not found any documentaries on it. I don’t really know why this is – there’s plenty of material to work with. However, there have never been any strong suspects and to this day it remains unsolved.
You wake up and your head’s pounding, you’re feverish and your whole body is aching. There’s no doubt in your mind that you’re coming down with the latest bug that’s been working it’s way through your family/friends/co-workers and it’s finally made it’s way to you.
Between April 1971 and September 1972, Washington DC was terrorised by a serial killer who is to this day only known as the Freeway Phantom. While at large, the Freeway Phantom brutally raped and murdered six girls, between the ages of 10-18, all of whom were African American.
In mid December 1998, Lynsey Quy went missing from her home in Southport, England. It was 18 months before investigators discovered that her husband, Mitchell Quy, had brutally murdered and dismembered her and hid the body parts in different locations around Southport.
Polly loved to sing and act in school productions and she dreamed of pursuing acting when she was older. In 1993, she was 12 years old and living with her mother, Eve, and her younger sister, Annie. Her father, Marc Klaas, and her mother had gotten divorced when Polly was very young, however, she still saw her father regularly.
Canadian Blair Adams (born Robert Dennis Blair Adams) was just 31 years old when he was found dead in the parking lot of an under-construction hotel just outside of Knoxville, Tennessee, off Interstate 40. He was naked from the waist down, surrounded by $4,000 cash in Canadian, US and German currency. Lying next to him was his untouched fanny pack full of gold bars, gold coins and jewellery.
For 9 years, this case has been heavily debated amongst Internet sleuths and throughout the true crime community. Even to this day, there is so much uncertainty surrounding it. There are so many questions that will likely never be answered. It’s just about as wacky and weird as they come.
Beautiful inside and out, 25 year old Christy was described by her friends as always being positive and optimistic about life. She cared deeply for her family, friends, and students whom she taught at Rohrerstown Elementary School, Lancaster County, PA. In return, she was loved and adored by everyone she encountered.
I’ve been wanting to write about this case for a while. What I write about is generally very sad and tragic, but this one is a little more personal to me because it’s the first murder case that I was ever really properly aware of. Before that I didn’t think much about whether or not the world was a safe place, but seeing the media coverage of this case when I was 8 years old led me to the decision that it is not. There are good people out there, but there are also people who are undoubtedly evil.