Man disappears shortly after leaving his van

November 16, 1982Elk Mountain, WyomingPaul Donald “Don” Kemp (35) disappears Kemp had been involved in a car accident 5 years before his disappearance, which left him with a disability. During his time in recovery, he began to develop a fixation with Abraham Lincoln — a subject he had been interested in since childhood — and…

9-year-old abducted, stabbed, thrown into pond to drown

November 4, 1987Providence, Rhode IslandFrankie Lee Barnes (9) is abducted and murdered Barnes went missing on November 4, after calling his mother at work to ask if he could play outside. She agreed under the condition he be home by dinner. He was reported missing later that evening. Another young boy, Jason Wolf (6), went…

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…

Girl is tortured, killed by two teens

October 7, 1981Luling, LouisianaBarbara Jo “Bobbi” Brown (11) is abducted, sexually assaulted, and murdered WARNING: This article contains graphic details. Discretion is advised. The Brown family matriarch was left a single mother after a car accident in 1971 claimed the lives of her husband and one of her daughters, leaving her to raise the remaining…