Unsolved: Child disappears while walking home from school

December 17, 1979Browning, MontanaMonica Still Smoking (7) disappears after school Still Smoking was last seen by a classmate who reported she may have accepted a ride while walking home from school. An “extensive search effort” was launched to find her and, on December 31, Still Smoking’s uncle found her frozen body in snow on a…

Man kills wife, two daughters after argument

December 17, 2017Kelowna, British ColumbiaJacob Forman kills his wife Clara and their two daughters Karina and Yesenia Jacob had an addition to alcohol, an issue Clara addressed with him on December 17. Angered, Jacob hit Clara once with a small sledgehammer which knocked her to the ground. Clara asked “what are you doing?” before Jacob…

Woman kidnapped, buried alive for 83 hours during ransom

December 17, 1968 Decatur, Georgia 20-year-old Barbara Mackle is abducted and buried alive in a ransom attempt Barbara was chosen because her father, Robert Mackle, was a wealthy land developer. A little before 4 a.m., Gary Stephen Krist and Ruth Eisemann-Schier knocked on the motel door belonging to Barbara and her mother Jane Braznell Mackle.…