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    What Cold Cases are you most fascinated with?

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Kingtype, Jan 8, 2015.

    What cold cases do you find the most fascinating out of real life unsolved mysteries.

    Crime is a terrible thing.

    But it is one of my favorite subjects to research and as all of us on the forum are readers.....we all like a mystery.

    So what are just some of the real life mysteries that you have researched or find extremely interesting?

    Some of my personal ones of interest are

    The Mystery of the Somerton Man aka Taman Shud case
    http://brokenmeadows.hubpages.com/hub/The-Mystery-of-the-Somerton-Man-Taman-Shud-Case

    DB Cooper
    http://www.crimelibrary.com/criminal_mind/scams/DB_Cooper/index.html

    The Original Night Stalker
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Original_Night_Stalker

    And finally

    The Barr Abduction
    http://patch.com/pennsylvania/upperstclair/kidnap-murder-case-still-not-a-lost-cause-34-years-laae347f6994

    That last one actually happens around where I live and my uncle and various other members of my family actually helped look for her.

    And so I always been kinda connected to that one even if only a little.

    Sooooo what unsolved cases interest you?

    Have any theories for any of them?
     
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    The Black Dahlia of course, because images of the bisected body and sliced up mouth are unforgettable once you make the mistake of looking at them.
     
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    Yeah

    Favorite is disrespectful.....was kinda blanking on a good title while I was making this.

    @Wreybies

    Hey Wrey think you can change the title into something more appropriate? How about 'What Cold Cases are you most fascinated with?' or something like that.

    @GingerCoffee : Black Dahlia is quite disturbing indeed.

    I actually jumped first time I saw them.....very savage and just wrong.

    @stevesh :

    Never heard of this one.....awful. Apparently the father gave them to a group of strangers (in a news report I just watched).....? Ugh...but strange, happened around where you live to huh?
     
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    The Lizzie Borden case in Falls River, Massachusetts. Basically, Lizzie Borden was alleged to have hacked her father and step-mother with a hatchet one warm August morning in 1892. She was acquitted of charges, but her actions during the investigation and the timeline of the murders leave a gaping hole in the mystery. There's no clear right or wrong answer, anyone could've done it, even Lizzie. People have also raised theories as to why she (if she did) killed them ranging from avenging a wrong to wanting their money to escape the home.

    The Visillica Axe Murders of 1912 in Iowa. Gruesome, tragic and very terrifying. An unknown hatchet murderer hid in the family home waiting for his (or her) victims to come home, and did the evil deed during the night. To this day, no one knows who did it.
     
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    Not sure if this is a cold case per se but....

    I remember watching one of those 'most action packed/daring videos' or something, and there was this guy who drove through the streets in (the US I think?) in a tank (and thankfully no one died but him) and the cops were forced to open the hatch and shoot him because he was not going to stop driving the tank (and they didn't know if there were any shells in there either). They STILL have no clue why he did it and I'm REALLY curious.
     
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    I liked DB Cooper. I used to skydive and we all envied his jump out of the back of a 727. I think the first and last, since the doors were forever designed to stay closed in flight after that.
     
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    Jack the Ripper is the obvious one. There's also a non-murder variant in the case of Spring Heeled Jack.
     
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    Almost any cold case is, by definition, interesting, because we don't know what happened. Although it might not qualify as a true cold case, the Lindbergh baby kidnapping/murder is interesting to me, because it sure sounds like they wrongly executed Bruno Hauptmann, and many people believe that it was Lindbergh himself who killed the child.
     
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    Oh, gosh. Creepy. Especially the side story about the body found up at Brady's Run. That's not so far from me.
     
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    Creepy, tragic and sadly the man was never caught.

    But at least ....hopefully the man is dead after all these years or some kinda position where he can't hurt people. Though ya gotta wonder how many of these cases could of been prevented or cracked with today's resources and advancements.
     
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    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hinterkaifeck

    The Hinterkaifeck case is served with extra creepy. For some reason I find old mysteries more fascinating than more recent ones.
     
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    That is chilling. And that poor little girl!

    The cold cases that tug at my heart are a couple that happened in my hometown when I was a kid. There was Ruth Shifrin, whom my older sister knew:

    http://www.southwest1969.com/class_profile.cfm?member_id=1508589:

    http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2199&dat=19660425&id=Xy1UAAAAIBAJ&sjid=QToNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1446,5554005

    And little Denise Clinton, who came up from Oklahoma to visit her grandparents just in time to be kidnapped, taken to Wyoming, and killed:

    http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1310&dat=19660707&id=A-dVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=UOEDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6994,1169283

    http://www.kchistory.org/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/Local&CISOPTR=22586&CISOBOX=1&REC=1

    Neither girl's murderer has ever been found.

    I do not forget them.
     
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