When a teenager goes missing in a small town investigators are desperate to identity a culprit, but few are willing to talk. Following a series of several dead ends and false leads, officers struggle to uncover who killed Shannon Siders.
This week marks the 71st anniversary of one of the most infamous cold cases in America - the gruesome murder of Los Angeles actress Elizabeth Short, more commonly known as The Black Dahlia. We'll go explore what makes this case so complicated, unpack the prevailing theories, and find out why some people say it will never be solved - while other claim it already is.
On a fall day in 1978, an apartment manager in Reynoldsburg, Ohio takes a call. On the other end of the line is a frantic tenant who says water is pouring out of her ceiling. The super calls a maintenance man who forces his way into the apartment above, to try to find the leak. He makes his way to the bathroom and discovers a young woman in the bathtub, hands bound at the wrists, and strangled.
The bodies of two teenage girls are discovered. One set on fire, the other stuffed in a box and thrown in a lake. Both are Jane Does. Both have been murdered. Eight years later, a third woman comes forward and reveals their identities, and how she escaped from suffering the same fate.
Jack Irwin is a 71-year-old war veteran who lives by himself in San Bernardino, CA. That is until two young women - Marcia Ann Johnson and Judy Gellert - embed themselves into Jack's affairs, and his finances. Jack's neighbors become concerned, and when Jack disappears, they are left asking: Are Marcia and Judy friends, con artists, or worse?
After a pair of attacks on older and middle-aged women, police believe they are on the trail of a sexual predator turned murderer. But when a third victim shows up who doesn't fit the profile, the investigation is forced to take a hard turn.
Bind. Torture. Kill. That was the mantra of one of America's most notorious serial killers. After killing at least seven people in the Wichita, Kansas area during the 1970s, BTK disappeared for nearly three decades. Then in 2004 he re-surfaced, and used the local new to make sure everybody knew it.
A California Highway Patrol officer spots a fire in an olive orchard and pulls off to investigate. He finds a woman's body, shot and set ablaze. It doesn't take police long to develop a theory on who did it, but why, where, how, and who else all remain a mystery.
John Robinson is a con artist. He has a history of scamming vulnerable women, convincing them that he has the best of intentions, and then taking their money. But over the course of nearly three decades, it isn't just the money going missing, it's also the women themselves. And despite a lack of evidence, or bodies, police begin to suspect that John Robinson might be far more than a con artist. He might be a serial killer.
Indiana police are baffled by the murder of an 86-year-old woman, found dead in her bedroom with a pillow and a footstool on top of her head. With few leads and no conceivable motive the case remains unsolved for years, until a single piece of evidence uncovers Julia Gurty's killer.