Teen disappears after accusing father of abuse

October 19, 1982Tempe, ArizonaMindi Chambers (17) disappears; it has been speculated her father killed her after she made a report of sexual misconduct In 1968, when Mindi was 2 years old, her mother Mary Xenos Chambers was murdered by being drowned in her bathtub. While authorities suspected Mary’s husband and Mindi’s father — Allen Chambers…

Woman poisons, beats, stabs terminally ill husband

October 8, 2000Ahwatukee Foothills, Phoenix, ArizonaWendi Andriano (30) poisons, beats, and stabs her husband Joe Andriano (33) On October 7, Wendi and Joe went to a barbecue, returning to their home around midnight at which point they put their two young children to bed. Around 2:15 a.m., Wendi called a coworker and neighbor (both worked…

“Pied Piper of Tucson” dies from wounds inflicted in prison

March 30, 1975 Arizona “The Pied Piper of Tucson” Charles Schmid dies of wounds sustained 10 days before Schmid (pictured, left) had killed his occasional-girlfriend Alleen Rowe (15) on May 31, 1964, after deciding to kill someone just to know how it felt. Shortly after the killing, he told another occasional-girlfriend, Gretchen Fritz, of the…