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.
He checked in as Roland T. Owen. It wasn’t his real name, and that was just the beginning of the mystery.
These chilling unsolved mysteries will give you the creeps.
By Abbey White
What happened to Maura on that cold night in New Hampshire?
The cases that haunt us...
By Aliza Polkes
For more than two decades, Massachusetts authorities have been hunting for a killer...
Now's your chance to put your sleuthing skills to the test.
Her mysterious disappearance sparked a true crime phenomenon.
Get ready to fall down the conspiracy theory rabbit hole.
Watch out for axes.
Her death fascinated Poe and remains a mystery to this day.
Will the truth be discovered?
Was he running from the law or for his life?
By Robert Walsh
Secrets haunted her—and may have ended her life.
Mary Rose Craver knew something was terribly wrong...