Pennsylvania · unsolved

Unsolved: the body of The Boy In The Box is found

February 25, 1957 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The nude body of an unidentified boy is found wrapped in a blanket and discarded in a cardboard box The boy was approximated to be between 4 to 6 years old, had blond hair (that had been cut unprofessionally) and blue eyes, and did not fit the description of any… Continue reading Unsolved: the body of The Boy In The Box is found

Scotland · Serial Killers · unsolved

Unsolved: Patricia Docker, Bible John’s first confirmed victim

February 22, 1968 Glasgow, Scotland Patricia Docker, the first confirmed victim of “Bible John,” is killed Docker visited the Barrowland Ballroom on February 22 where she presumably met her killer. She was found the following day, nude and strangled. The second victim was Jemima McDonald (sometimes spelled MacDonald), killed on August 16, 1969 while the… Continue reading Unsolved: Patricia Docker, Bible John’s first confirmed victim

California · Newspaper clippings · Religion · unsolved

A headless body of a man, suspected to be killed during a ritual, is found

February 8, 1981 San Francisco, California The headless body of Leroy Carter Jr. is found in a sleeping bag Carter’s body did not initially stir concern as passersby believed he was simply sleeping. Upon closer inspection it was found he had been beheaded, with two kernels of corn and a chicken’s wing pushed into his… Continue reading A headless body of a man, suspected to be killed during a ritual, is found

North Carolina · unsolved

Unsolved: family of three killed in home, their heads submerged in their bathtub

February 3, 1972 Boone, North Carolina Three members of the Durham family are killed and left draped over the edge of their bathtub On the night of February 3, Troy Hall received a phone call from a voice he didn’t recognize. The caller spoke in hushed tones and identified herself as his mother-in-law, Virginia Durham.… Continue reading Unsolved: family of three killed in home, their heads submerged in their bathtub

England · unsolved

Child’s body found stuffed under train seat

January 8, 1914 London, England The body of Willie Starchfield (5, pictured) is found stuffed under a train seat Willie’s parents were estranged, and he lived with his mother the majority of the time. On January 8, his mother left for work and placed Willie in the care of their landlady. The landlady sent Willie… Continue reading Child’s body found stuffed under train seat