Into Thin Air: The Vanishing of Joan Risch

This post revisits a 1961 Lincoln, Massachusetts case involving a missing person. Joan Risch vanished from her home under mysterious – and bloody – circumstances. Her unusual case continues to fascinate true crime enthusiasts almost 60 years later.

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The Whitechapel Murders, Chapter 3: Horrible London, Pt. 1

This post revisits other murders that terrorized London’s East End in 1888-91. This chapter examines two that preceded the “Autumn of Terror”: Emma Elizabeth Smith and Martha Tabram. Part 1 of 3.

Warning: this post contains graphic descriptions and illustrations of murder and assault that more sensitive readers may find unsettling. Extreme caution is advised.

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The Whitechapel Murders, Chapter 2: The East End Horror

This post revisits the murders that terrorized London’s East End in 1888-91. This chapter examines the second of the so-called “canonical” murders: Annie Chapman.

Warning: this post contains graphic descriptions and illustrations of murder and assault that more sensitive readers may find unsettling. Extreme caution is advised.

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The Whitechapel Murders, Chapter 1: A Ritual In The Dark

This post revisits the murders that terrorized London’s East End in 1888-91. This chapter examines the first of the so-called “canonical” murders: Mary Ann “Polly” Nichols.

Warning: this post contains graphic descriptions and illustrations of murder and assault that more sensitive readers may find unsettling. Extreme caution is advised.

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“Please … Tell Me Where Ingrid Is”

This post looks at a 1972 North York, Ontario case involving a suspected abduction. Fourteen-year-old Ingrid Bauer stepped out into the warm August night intending to see her boyfriend. Instead, she mysteriously disappeared — and is still missing.

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Who Murdered Julie?

This post revisits a 1962 Toronto, Ontario cold case. The provincial capital was rocked when the body of shy, 16-year-old Julian Wolanski turned up in a ditch near the Humber River. Her murder remains unsolved.

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