Some crimes stay a mystery no matter how hard people try to solve them. Who was Jack the Ripper? What happened to Amelia Earhart? Who killed JonBenét Ramsey? Where did D.B. Cooper disappear to? People have been asking some of these questions for years—and while there are a lot of theories, so far, there’s been no luck in solving them. Are certain crimes impossible to solve, or are people not looking in the right places? Are the answers out there for these cold cases?
These stories explore unsolved crimes old and new. Is there evidence lost to history? Are there people out there keeping secrets? Are some people just really good at hiding? These stories feed into innate human curiosity. There’s something unsettling about not having all the answers and it’s only natural to try and find them. Some questions have become impossible to answer, but the stories are fascinating nonetheless.
If you’re as fascinated (and disturbed) by unsolved true crime cases as we are, start with these stories:
And when you’re done with those, peruse the stories below.
Four years later, uncertainty remains...
It's the unanswered questions that consume us...
Will we ever know?
By Brian Asman
Will we ever have an answer?
Law enforcement was woefully slow to act.
Netflix's Unsolved Mysteries hopes to lead to an answer.
A man has been charged with the murders of Abby Williams and Libby German—but was he working alone?
By Kate Oczypok
Did she take her own life—or was it something more sinister?
Westfield, New Jersey was a picture-perfect town—until one letter writer claimed something was waiting in the walls of 657 Boulevard for "young blood."
Bizarre crime in a town near you...
Did this promising young woman fall victim to a vile plot?
The case against the alleged killers of a young nursing student was as suspicious as the circumstances of her disappearance.
He ate everything from trash, spoons, eels, snakes—and possibly even human toddlers.
Is your state's most bizarre true crime case on the list?
Part two of America's darkest and strangest.
A kidnapper confessed, but was she telling the truth?
The April/May Creepy Crate celebrates cold cases and unexplained mysteries from around the world.
The best true crime books you haven’t read—yet.
The tale of this teenager's death has so many odd facets that closure may never be found.
The investigation into the disappearance of one young boy brought several disturbing truths to the surface—but there have been no real leads as to his whereabouts to this day.