Barbara Nantais: Torrey Pines Tragedy

By Chris Maltby In 1978, Barbara Nantais was found murdered on Torrey Pines State Beach; six years later, Claire Hough was found murdered on the same beach. Was there a serial killer targeting young women?The television show 48 Hours covered the case and Claire Hough’s murderer was caught but Barbara Nantais’s case is still cold.A Read more about Barbara Nantais: Torrey Pines Tragedy[…]

She Never Returned Home

By Chris Maltby On February 23, 1999, Teresa Madrigal went grocery shopping and she never returned home. The next day, her body was found 60 miles away near the entrance of Poway lake in Poway, California. Her boyfriend did not call to report her missing for five days. Madrigal had been shot several times. On March Read more about She Never Returned Home[…]

Where is Dorien Thomas?

By Naptime Nancy Nine year old Dorien Deon Thomas had just put some air in his bike tires and headed out for a ride on October 26th, 1998. His bike was a bright aqua blue bike that said ‘Free Style’ on the sides with white tires. He and his family lived in an apartment complex Read more about Where is Dorien Thomas?[…]

The Disappearance of Tu Thi-Cam Tran

By Naptime Nancy Twenty four year old Tu Thi-Cam Tran was an Information Systems Management student at the University of Maryland in Baltimore, MD. She was living in nearby Leham, MD, with her brother and his family while she attended school. There are two different disappearance dates noted for Tran in the media. One is Read more about The Disappearance of Tu Thi-Cam Tran[…]

The Abduction & Murder of Cindy Wanner

By Naptime Nancy Thirty five year old, Cynthia Kay Wanner (Stroh) AKA Cindy, was a devoted mother of two. She and her husband moved their family from Thornton, CO, to Rancho Cordova, CA, for a fresh start. Cindy cleaned houses and often brought along her children. November 25th, 1991, was a Monday. It was the Read more about The Abduction & Murder of Cindy Wanner[…]

Who Is Responsible For the Death of Connie Jo Choate Bodensteiner?

By: Sammy Keyes* ​On August 8, 1995, 24 year old mother Connie Jo Choate Bodensteiner was found dead via ligature strangulation in an apartment storage space located in Des Moines, Iowa.  Since her death, much discussion has arisen regarding the coverage of those who go missing both in media and in law enforcement and if it correlates with economic Read more about Who Is Responsible For the Death of Connie Jo Choate Bodensteiner?[…]

The Murder of Greta Putnam

By Naptime Nancy Greta Jayne Putnam was a beautiful person, inside and out. Her family and those who knew her describe her as selfless and loving. She handmade clothing and sent them to children in Africa out of the kindness of her heart. So who could have deliberately and brutally attacked this sweet 86 year Read more about The Murder of Greta Putnam[…]

The Disappearance of Demakia Ann Phinizee

By Naptime Nancy Twenty six year old US Army Veteran, Demakia Ann Phinizee, was studying criminal justice at the time of her disappearance and working hard to support her family. She was last seen on Friday, October 12, 2007, at around noon. Demakia was dropping off a coworker at the Fillmore Center, an alternative school Read more about The Disappearance of Demakia Ann Phinizee[…]

The Murder of Ann Rippel

By Elise Haley aka Crime Shark On April 23, 1997, Ann Rippel, 41, was found face down in the Little Tonawanda Creek near Batavia, NY.  A passing by driver noticed the body.  Police believe her body was not there for long, maybe an hour, before her body was discovered. Ann was naked from the waist down, and Read more about The Murder of Ann Rippel[…]

The Disappearance of John Sapienza

By Elise Haley aka Crime Shark In the parking lot of a grocery store in New Hartford, New York sat a red 1997 Chevrolet Astro van, it had been there for about a month when it was finally reported to law enforcement. The year was 1997, the month was March. The van belong to John Read more about The Disappearance of John Sapienza[…]