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.
The mystery is solved, but sometimes the solution leaves behind more questions than answers…
It was an enviable abode—until Harold Perelson turned it into a house of horrors.
By Chris Mahon
Decades later, the question remains...
Decades later, the killer's identity remains a mystery.
These real-life cases may keep you up all night.
Behind the maternal facade was a cold-blooded killer whose get-rich scheme cost her children their lives.
An eight year old is killed ... and the murderer is never found.
On a warm July night in 1919, the body of young Bella Wright was found with a bullet hole in her head.
These cold cases chill us to the bone.
What really happened on that fateful June night in 1992?
These mysterious cases continue to terrify.
Two barrels. Four bodies. A decades-long murder mystery.
By Gary Sweeney
Redditors have been trying to solve these cases for years.
Justice was finally served.
By John Freund