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.
Giulia Canella swore the photo depicted her long lost husband. Was it really him?
Her burned and beaten body was found along a lonely country road. Who was the "Pyjama Girl"?
He's one of England's most infamous criminals ... but was he actually guilty?
Neighbors watched William open the back door. There, sprawled across the parlor floor, was Julia's lifeless body.
Who killed Isidor Fink? Most bafflingly of all ... how?
By Robert Walsh
Can you crack the code to this baffling cold case?
This is completely terrifying.
By Aliza Polkes
He thought they were sleeping ... until he saw the ants crawling across their bodies.
Their lives (and deaths) remain a mystery to this day.
Barbara and Patricia Grimes were murdered in 1956. New clues have raised hopes the killer might still be caught.
She hiked into the woods one winter afternoon and was never seen again.
He was one of the most prolific directors in Hollywood—until he was fatally shot by an unknown killer in his Westlake home.
She was only 16 years old when she was murdered and dumped in a cornfield.