California · Graves

Nicholas Markowitz’s murder, the inspiration for Alpha Dogs

August 9, 2000 Santa Ynez mountains, Goleta, California Nicholas Markowitz is murdered over an alleged $1,200 debt his half-brother owed to a drug dealer Markowitz was kidnapped while walking along a street, originally to be held as ransom to settle a debt owed by Markowitz's brother Ben to Jesse James Hollywood. Markowitz, while held hostage,… Continue reading Nicholas Markowitz’s murder, the inspiration for Alpha Dogs

Florida

Photo found of what appears to be abducted children

June 15, 1989 Port St. Joe, Florida A Polaroid photograph depicting two restrained minors is found in a convenience store parking lot The woman who found the photograph reported it to officials, and stated it had been found in a parking space that had been occupied by a white, windowless van directly before the photo’s… Continue reading Photo found of what appears to be abducted children

Crime Scene Photography · New Jersey

The remains of the Lindbergh baby is found 2 months after his abduction (graphic)

May 12, 1932 Hopewell, New Jersey The Lindbergh Baby's body is found over two months after he was taken from his bed The baby was murdered the same night he was abducted, killed by a blow to the head which shattered his skull; his tattered, tiny remains were found less than a mile from his… Continue reading The remains of the Lindbergh baby is found 2 months after his abduction (graphic)

Ohio

Woman held captive for 10 years and her daughter father by her captor escape

May 6, 2013 Cleveland, Ohio Amanda Berry and her 6-year-old daughter escape from their captor's house after nearly a decade of imprisonment, bringing help to the other two abducted girls in the house Ariel Castro kidnapped three girls between 2002 and 2004, offering them rides before bringing them to his house, luring them inside, and… Continue reading Woman held captive for 10 years and her daughter father by her captor escape