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.
Venture into the encrypted taunts and horrific crimes of one of America's most disturbing serial killers.
A disturbing unsolved murder and the elusive suspect who disappeared without a trace.
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"I know where you are. I know where you live. I'm going to kill you."
They called him "America’s Unknown Child."
50 years on, here’s everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the D. B. Cooper mystery.
This young woman suffered a brutal death, her head tragically lost to time.
What's more haunting than the unknown?
In 1968 her body was found. Her identity would remain a mystery for decades.
By Gary Sweeney
Lois Duncan’s once-eternal question, Who Killed My Daughter?, seems to have been finally answered.
These tragic cases prove we never really know what’s waiting in the woods.
By Carolyn Cox
Her murder bears eerie similarities to the 1992 horror film.
This 1911 death rattled Chicago citizens and media.
How did the bodies of three fur trappers end up in a frozen lake?
The internet is in a frenzy as a French engineer claims yes.
Was it the result of a deadly drug dispute, or the work of a serial killer?
By Kate Oczypok
A serial killer, or a string of brutal random killings?
The fresh takes and failures of this found footage franchise.
A look into the life and experiences of the people who chill us to the bone.