In Cold Blood: The Cassidy Family Murders

By Carolyn Berardino On April 1, 1968, the small town of Milan, Ohio was shocked by a brutal triple murder. 17-year-old Michael Cassidy came home from work at 4:00 a.m. and found his parents, Ann and William, dead of gunshot wounds. His 12-year-old sister Patricia was also dead, having been viciously beaten, possibly with the Read more about In Cold Blood: The Cassidy Family Murders[…]

Help Identify Garfield Heights John Doe: Have You Seen This Note?

By Carolyn Berardino Children playing at 4954 East 81st St in Garfield Heights, Ohio found the skeletal remains of a black male on September 11, 1991. According to the Ohio Attorney General, the note above was discovered inside his shoe. It reads, “We can’t wait to see you! Love Cynthia and Boo Boo.” It was Read more about Help Identify Garfield Heights John Doe: Have You Seen This Note?[…]

Cleveland Cavs Offer Reward in the Unsolved Murder of Ericka Weems

By Carolyn Berardino 37-year-old Ericka Weems had just moved back to her hometown of Akron, Ohio and had opened up her second daycare center, when she was gunned down inside her own home. Her body was discovered on November 2, 2020, when she was scheduled to babysit for a friend and couldn’t be reached. By Read more about Cleveland Cavs Offer Reward in the Unsolved Murder of Ericka Weems[…]

New Hope in the 1978 Unsolved Murder of Cheryl Thompson

By Carolyn Berardino Cheryl Thompson was a 19-year-old freshman at the University of Cincinnatti in 1978. She was home for spring break on March 24th, when she left her parent’s house in Mariemont, Ohio, to meet her boyfriend at Gatsby’s disco in Oakley. But according to the Ohio Attorney General, she never arrived. Her brother Read more about New Hope in the 1978 Unsolved Murder of Cheryl Thompson[…]

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[…]

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?[…]

Missing: Where Is Amy Hambrick?

By Carolyn Berardino On November 11, 2017, 29-year-old Amy Nicole Hambrick left Youngstown, Ohio to go to a friend’s house in nearby North Jackson. She never arrived and was never seen or heard from again. Amy’s mother, Debra Dolin, told WKBN 27 News that Amy was not perfect. She was a heroin addict. She was Read more about Missing: Where Is Amy Hambrick?[…]

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[…]

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?[…]

The Disappearance of Cynthia Anderson

By Naptime Nancy Twenty year old Cynthia “Cindy” Anderson had less than a week left at her job as a legal secretary before she planned to start college classes with her boyfriend. On the morning of August 4th, 1981, Cindy hopped in her white Chevy Citation and headed to work. She was wearing a white Read more about The Disappearance of Cynthia Anderson[…]