Category: Major Crimes in History

Jack the Stripper

Jack the Stripper

Who was the serial killer Jack the Stripper? A Police Officer? Former boxing champion? Welsh child killer? Chances are his identity will now never be known.

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The Sodder Children Mystery

The Sodder Children Mystery

The mystery of what happened to the Sodder children on Christmas Eve is still questioned by amateur sleuths trying to get to the bottom of this tragic story.

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Who Put Bella In The Wych Elm?

Who Put Bella In The Wych Elm?

Who put Bella in the Wych elm is graffiti which began appearing after a 35 year old woman's skeleton was found in a tree. This murder remains unsolved.

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Monster With 21 Faces

Monster With 21 Faces

For 17 months in the mid-1980s, a criminal(s) named “The Monster with 21 Faces” terrorized Japan with a string of crimes. The culprit(s) was never caught.

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The Zach and Addie Murder/Suicide

The Zach and Addie Murder/Suicide

Some say the murder/suicide of Zach and Addie may have been influenced by demonic presence from the Voodoo Spiritual Temple located above their home.

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The Long Island Serial Killer

The Long Island Serial Killer

The start of the Long Island Serial Killer case goes back to at least 1996, but realization that a serial killer was in the area did not come until 2010.

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The Chicago Tylenol Murders

The Chicago Tylenol Murders

The Chicago Tylenol Murders set a precedent for safe packaging and response to malicious consumer tampering. However, it never led to justice.

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Murder of Lord Darnley

Murder of Lord Darnley

Later researchers would dismiss the notion that the executed soldier had any involvement in the murder of Lord Darnley.

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The Murder of Tupac Shakur

The Murder of Tupac Shakur

Circumstances, rivalries and suspicions set the backdrop for the murder of Tupac Shakur. Here is what we know of the unsolved murder of this rap singer.

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William Desmond Taylor

William Desmond Taylor

During the evening of February 1, 1922, silent movie director William Desmond Taylor was shot to death by a single bullet in his Los Angeles bungalow. His body was found the next ...

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Historic Mysteries