The Mysterious Death of Aria Spradling

By Anthony Baker Aria Spradling was 20 years old when she disappeared after finishing a shift at the Harem Gentlemen’s Club in Dayton, Ohio — where she worked as an exotic dancer — in Sept. 2013. Though police in Aria’s hometown of Eaton, Ohio were initially helpful, jurisdiction over the case was transferred to the Read more about The Mysterious Death of Aria Spradling[…]

This Was Not Her Dream: The Murder of Karina Holmer

By: Sammy Keyes After winning a small amount of lottery money in her home country of Sweden, Karina Holmer, 20 years old, loved travel so much, she spent her winnings on a plane ticket to Boston, Massachusetts. It was 1996, a chance to be an au pair and work for a family in the wealthier Read more about This Was Not Her Dream: The Murder of Karina Holmer[…]

Beyond Her Years: The Murder of Suzanne Jovin

By: Sammy Keyes Unseasonably warm it was, early December 1998 for Yale’s campus in New Haven, Connecticut. Senior Political Science major, Suzanne Jovin, was just coming back from a pizza party she had organized for the local chapter of Best Buddies. Best Buddies is a program for those with special needs, which pairs them up Read more about Beyond Her Years: The Murder of Suzanne Jovin[…]

A Mother’s Fight For Justice: The Unsolved Case of Kyle Byrtus

By Carolyn Berardino 25-year-old Kyle Byrtus’s body was found in a Lehigh Acres field on the outskirts of Fort Myers, Florida in Lee County on August 15, 2013. He had been shot, and his murder remains unsolved. I had the pleasure of speaking with his mom, Lynne Kreger, on the phone to hear Kyle’s story Read more about A Mother’s Fight For Justice: The Unsolved Case of Kyle Byrtus[…]

The Disappearance of Ayla Reynolds

By: Sammy Keyes It was December of 2011, and Ayla Reynolds, barely a toddler, simply vanished overnight. In a house with three fully grown adults, all parents themselves, while her father slept on the basement level with his current girlfriend and her baby daughter, Ayla simply failed to be in her crib the morning after Read more about The Disappearance of Ayla Reynolds[…]

Popular Executive’s Brutal Murder Still Unsolved Since 2008

By Carolyn Berardino On the stormy Saturday evening of March 8, 2008, 55-year-old Gary Redner was hanging out at Ganly’s Pub and Restaurant, just 1/4 mile from his home in Lower Heidelberg Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, according to WFMZ-TV 69. Gary was the executive vice president of his family’s business, Redner’s Warehouse Markets, a popular Read more about Popular Executive’s Brutal Murder Still Unsolved Since 2008[…]

Can Justice Be Found For Kathy Lynn Gloddy?

By Carolyn Berardino 13-year-old Kathy Lynn Gloddy was last seen when she left her home to walk to the store on the evening of Nov. 21, 1971, in Franklin, New Hampshire. She had brought along her dog Tasha, and when Tasha returned without Kathy, her family became concerned and started to search, according The Laconia Read more about Can Justice Be Found For Kathy Lynn Gloddy?[…]

The Tragic Life and Unsolved Death of Lorraine Pacheco

By Carolyn Berardino On May 14, 1997, neighbors in Denver, Colorado found smoke coming from the apartment of Lorriane Pacheco, known as “Tiny” by her friends and family. According to Denver Police, the neighbors were able to locate her inside her burning apartment and pull her outside, but it was too late. Investigators determined that Read more about The Tragic Life and Unsolved Death of Lorraine Pacheco[…]

Who Can Help Solve the 2004 Murder of 69-year-old Lillie Oglesby?

By Carolyn Berardino In 2004, Lillie Oglesby was a 69-year-old mother of eight grown children, living alone in Dayton, Ohio, after her husband’s passing. She went to church and lived a quiet life, speaking to at least one of her children nearly every day. On the evening of May 26, 2004, her children couldn’t reach Read more about Who Can Help Solve the 2004 Murder of 69-year-old Lillie Oglesby?[…]

Tragedy in a Small Town: After 46 Years, Can the Murder of 8-year-old Debbie Makel Finally Be Solved?

By Carolyn Berardino It was Friday afternoon on October 5, 1973, when 8-year-old Debra Lynn Makel got off the bus down the street from her home in Rices Landing, Pennsylvania. Her two older brothers, ages 10 and 11, usually rode the bus with her, but on this day, they wanted to sell magazines door to Read more about Tragedy in a Small Town: After 46 Years, Can the Murder of 8-year-old Debbie Makel Finally Be Solved?[…]