Rachael Runyan: Still no justice almost 33 years later

Rachael Marie Runyan, is seen on her swing in 1982. Photo credit: The Salt Lake Tribune

On August 26, 1982, three-year-old Rachael Runyan of Sunset, Utah was playing at her elementary school’s playground with her two older brothers when a man approached her offering bubble gum and ice cream. After earning Rachael’s trust, the man grabbed her, threw her into his car, and sped away. Rachael’s brothers watched in horror as their sister was […]

TCD’s Thoughts: Reny Jose

Reny Jose missing flyer

To read about this case, please click here. As I stated at the beginning of the post I did on Reny’s case, the case itself is eerily similar to Brittanee Drexel’s case. They’re not connected, but it’s weird how similar they are. Like Brittanee, Reny was from New York and disappeared while on spring break. Reny was […]

Reny Jose: Missing since March 2014


I just came across this case and it reminds me of Brittanee Drexel’s case in many ways. Rice University student, Reny Jose, 21, was on spring break in Panama City, FL in March 2014. He was one of about 20 students who rented a beach house March 1st.  He was last seen at 7pm on March […]

Angela Marie Hammond: Disappeared in 1991

Angela Marie Hammond

Angela’s disappearance is similar to the abduction of Elaine Nix in Georgia in 1999. Like Elaine, 20-year-old Angela Marie Hammond was speaking to her boyfriend, Rob, at a payphone at approximately 11:15 p.m. on April 4, 1991 in Clinton, MO. The payphone she was using was in the parking lot of the Food Barn Store, […]

Elaine Nix: 1999 Murder Case Still a Mystery Over 15 Years Later

Elaine Nix

Between 12:00 a.m.. and 1:00 a.m. on September 20, 1999, 18-year-old Elaine Nix was chatting with her boyfriend, Billy Millwood, on a payphone at Zack’s Food Rack on Candler Highway in Gainesville, GA.  The young girl didn’t have long distance service at home, so a couple times a week, she would use this payphone to […]

TCD’s Thoughts: Kyle Seidel

Kyle Seidel

To read about this case, please click here. I think there are at least three possibilities as to why Kyle was in that parking lot. He was meeting someone he knew. A cop pulled Kyle over for whatever reason. Road rage incident Whoever it was didn’t waste any time in shooting him. But why? What the […]

Who Killed Kyle Seidel?

Kyle Seidel

Shortly before Christmas on December 21, 2012, 34-year-old husband and father of three, Kyle Seidel, called in an order at 7:49 p.m. to Lucky Inn Chinese restaurant, located at 40 Boston Post Road, Waterford, Connecticut.  He left shortly thereafter to pick it up. Kyle never arrived at the restaurant. At 8:19 pm, Kyle was found lying in […]

The 1991 Murder of Penny Bell

Penny with her children, Matthew and Lauren

On June 6, 1991, Penny Bell, 43, left her Bakers Wood, Denham, Buckinghamshire home at 9:40 a.m. for an appointment. She was later found dead in her Jaguar XJS at 12:15 p.m. that day in the car park at Gurnell Leisure Center. She had been stabbed more than 50 times while sitting in the driver’s seat of her car. Forensics […]

TCD’s Thoughts: Johnny Gosch

Johnny Gosch

To read about this case, please click here. There is a ton of information on this case, with some articles going farther in-depth than I chose to go. I decided to stick to the basics of the case. So, here’s what I have to say about it. I find it a little strange that Johnny was […]

The 1982 Disappearance of Johnny Gosch

Johnny Gosch

This post was originally published in 2012.  On September 5, 1982, 12-year-old Johnny Gosch was kidnapped from Des Moines, IA while delivering the local Sunday newspaper. Normally, Johnny’s father, John Sr., would accompany him on his route. However, on this day only Johnny’s dachshund, Gretchen was with him.  The night before, Johnny asked his parents if he could go […]