Jesse Ross: Vanished into thin air in 2006

19-year-old University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC) student Jesse Ross disappeared from Chicago while at a mock United Nations conference. He has never been found.

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Jesse Ross
Jesse Ross

In November 2006, Jesse traveled to Chicago for a United Nations Conference at the Sheraton Inn Office and Towers. On November 20th, he phoned his parents and said he was having a blast. Everything was good.

In the early morning hours of November 21st, the final day of the conference, there was an “emergency” meeting. Before the meeting, there was a dance and parties. More than 1,000 students across the country were in attendance at the mock conference.

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The 1988 Strawberry Trail Fire

This post is a little different from what I normally write. This case is officially solved, but I was asked by a Twitter follower of mine to write about it. Once I started researching it, I knew I wanted it on this blog. Thank you, Kathyann for suggesting this case!

The Strawberry Trail Fire, Dallas Texas, 1988

In the early morning hours of September 28, 1988, a fire broke out in a four-bedroom home on Strawberry Trail in Dallas, Texas. By the time fire fighters arrived, five children were dead; one survived. As the investigation began, law enforcement quickly realized this was not an accidental fire but an act of arson. Years would go by before suspects emerged.

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Jonathan Edward Hagans: Missing from Florida since 1968

Three-year-old Jonathan Edward Hagans disappeared June 11, 1968 while at the beach with his family. He has never been found.

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Jonathan Edward Hagans
Photo credit: The Doe Network

On June 11, 1968, the Hagans family, Joe and Marjean Hagans and their three children, including three-year-old Jonathan, decided to spend the warm summer day at the beach in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. At some point, Jonathan disappeared. Witnesses claimed they saw him following behind Joe as Joe walked towards a snack bar area.

Police were called but they assumed Jonathan drowned in the ocean. Joe and Marjean never believed their son was dead.

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Corrie McKeague: Missing from England since September 2016

Corrie McKeague vanished without a trace after walking behind a bakery on September 24, 2016 in Bury St. Edmunds, England. He has not been seen since.

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Corrie McKeague
Photo credit: Suffolk Constabulary

On September 23, 2016, Corrie McKeague, 23, from Fife, Scotland and a Senior Aircraftman in RAF Regiment’s 2 Squadron stationed at RAF Honington in England, drove from his base to Bury St. Edmunds for a night out on the town.

In the early morning hours of September 24, Corrie separated from his friends after leaving Flex nightclub on St. Andrew’s Street. He was asked to leave the club by an employee of the club because he had too much to drink. He then walked to nearby Pizza Mamma Mia, his favorite food place, to grab something to eat. People at the takeaway described Corrie as being in good spirits, even playing rock, paper, scissors with a stranger. He was seen on CCTV at 1:20 a.m. eating his food while walking away from the Pizza Mamma Mia. He passed Grapes Pub then took a left at Brentgovel St.

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Tammy Lynds: Teen’s 1994 Death Still a Mystery

Tammy Marie Lynds disappeared from her home on July 21, 1994. Her body was found almost four months later. Cause of death could not be determined due to decomposition.

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Tammy Marie Lynds
Photo credit: Hell’s Acres.

On the night of July 21, 1994, 15-year-old Tammy Marie Lynds seemed nervous and afraid. She planned on sneaking out of her house to go see a friend or possible boyfriend, and informed her 10-year-old sister, Allison, she was dreading the encounter.

Before she left home, she woke her dad, who was sleeping on the couch, to tell him to go to bed. Tammy walked out the front door, slipped out the side gate of the yard, careful to avoid tripping the motion sensor lights, and disappeared into the night.

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Kacey Ann Perry: 10-year-old disappeared in 1990

Kacey Ann Perry disappeared from Portland, Oregon on September 14, 1990. She has not been seen since.

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Kacey Ann PerryOn September 14, 1990, 10-year-old Kacey Ann Perry was visiting her father in Portland, Oregon. Kacey’s mother and father never married and their relationship did not last long. Her mother had legal custody of her.

At some point that night, the two got into a heated argument over Kacey living with her father. He told Kacey she must live with him instead of her mother or she would not be allowed to visit him anymore. He believed her mother was not taking proper care of Kacey.

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Scott Andreas Sims: Texas 11-year-old missing since 1961

Scott Andreas Douglass Sims went outside to play in Wichita Falls, Texas in December 1961 and vanished without a trace. He has never been found.

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Scott Andreas SimsScott Andreas Sims was born on July 1, 1950 to Donald and Ellen Douglass. Those who knew him called him Andy. Andy’s parents divorced when he and his older brother, Donald Jr. were little. Ellen later married William “Bill” Sims and the boys took his last name.

In 1961, Andy resided at 4600 Stanford Avenue in Wichita Falls, Texas with his family. Donald Sr. resided in California, remarried and had more children.

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