A Son Searching For His Mother’s Killer: The Unsolved Murder of Anita Taylor

By Carolyn Berardino Aaron Taylor was only 18 months old when he witnessed his mother’s brutal murder in October of 1966 in Springfield, Ohio. He was also beaten, left in his crib with bruises and a broken leg. He doesn’t remember the attacks, telling the Journal News that he even tried hypnotherapy to retrieve any Read more about A Son Searching For His Mother’s Killer: The Unsolved Murder of Anita Taylor[…]

Cold Case Cleveland: The Unsolved Murders of Sonya Green and Annette Lawrence

By Carolyn Berardino There is very little information available online regarding two cold cases in East Cleveland, Ohio. 14-year-old Sonya Green was last seen walking to school on December 15, 1982 in Cleveland Heights. Her body was found that same day on a snow bank behind Severance Center. Just 8 days later, on December 23, Read more about Cold Case Cleveland: The Unsolved Murders of Sonya Green and Annette Lawrence[…]

John Doe #1971: Can You Help Identify This Man?

By Carolyn Berardino On March 10, 1997, the remains of an unknown Asian male were found in Lake Erie, near the 9th Street pier in Cleveland, Ohio. He had been beaten. He has never been identified, and his killer remains unknown. Referred to as John Doe #1971, it was determined he was between the ages Read more about John Doe #1971: Can You Help Identify This Man?[…]

The Unsolved Murder of Lori Lynn: Was the Crime Scene Staged?

By Carolyn Berardino 60-year-old Lori Lynn, the mother of two daughters who had worked as a heavy machine operator for more than 30 years, was found face down on a tractor in a pond on her mother’s property in Liberty, Ohio on August 2, 2017. According to WKBN 27, police initially ruled the death an Read more about The Unsolved Murder of Lori Lynn: Was the Crime Scene Staged?[…]

The Unsolved Case of Evelyn Hernandez and Her Missing Boys

By Carolyn Berardino Evelyn Hernandez, 24, and her 5-year-old son Alexis went missing on May 1, 2002, just weeks before Evelyn was to deliver another baby boy. According to In Touch, her torso was discovered a month later, floating in the San Francisco Bay. Her murder remains unsolved, and her son and unborn baby have Read more about The Unsolved Case of Evelyn Hernandez and Her Missing Boys[…]

The Unsolved Abduction and Murder of Brittany Locklear

By Carolyn Berardino It was still dark outside when Connie Locklear-Chavis stood in the driveway of her home in Hoke County, North Carolina with her 5-year-old daughter Brittany Locklear, on January 7, 1998, waiting for the school bus. Connie ran inside to quickly use the bathroom, and when she came back out, Brittany was nowhere Read more about The Unsolved Abduction and Murder of Brittany Locklear[…]

Who Killed Jenny Low Chang?

By Carolyn Berardino Jenny Low Chang was a 19-year-old student at San Francisco State University in 1977. On a Sunday night, September 11, she booked a study session in the J. Paul Leonard Library basement at 6:00 p.m. When her roommate discovered Jenny wasn’t home the next morning and hadn’t slept in her bed in Read more about Who Killed Jenny Low Chang?[…]

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[…]