Sisters abducted from mall

March 25, 1975 Wheaton, Maryland Sisters Sheila (12) and Katherine (10) Lyon disappear from a mall while looking at Easter decorations On March 25, the sisters walked alone to a nearby mall around 11 a.m. or noon, with instructions from their mother to return home by 4 p.m. When the girls had not returned by…

Woman beaten, shot to death in home

February 24, 1986 Van Nuys, California Sherri Rasmussen (29) is killed in her home; her murder remained unsolved for more than two decades Rasmussen’s body was found by her husband of three months, John Ruetten, when he returned to their condominium. Rasmussen had been beaten, with one eye swollen shut while the other was wide…