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[…]

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?[…]

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?[…]

The Abduction & Murder of Amber Hagerman

By Elise Haley AKA Crime Shark It was a warm winter day on January 13, 1996 in Arlington, Texas.  Amber Hagerman, 9, and her brother Ricky, 5, wanted to take advantage of the weather and ride their bikes.  They rode their bikes to an abandoned grocery store parking lot. After a while Ricky wanted to go Read more about The Abduction & Murder of Amber Hagerman[…]

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[…]

The Abduction & Murder of Cherilyn Hawkley

By Naptime Nancy It was Friday, October 29th, 1993, and Eureka Elementary School in Granite Bay, CA, was abuzz with Halloween festivities and the excitement of Trick or Treat weekend plans. Thirty nine year old Cherilyn Hawkley, was a beloved fifth grade teacher at Eureka Elementary. She had taught for over two decades in Chico, Read more about The Abduction & Murder of Cherilyn Hawkley[…]

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 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 Murder of Eddie Morgan

By Naptime Nancy Forty six year old Eddie Morgan knew nearly everyone in his NE Portland, OR, community. Because he took the time to say hello and get to know everyone he encountered. In result, he was beloved by many and known as ‘The Mayor of 42nd Avenue”. Eddie used to run errands on foot Read more about The Murder of Eddie Morgan[…]