One-year-old Dontray Miquel Hunter vanished in front of his home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on August 20, 1975. He has not been seen since.
About the Case
Dontray was playing with his older sister, Consuelo, on the front porch of their home on August 20, 1975. Their mother, Diana, was upstairs getting her and her infant son, Dante, ready for a trip to the post office. Consuelo left the porch,so she could run inside to use the bathroom. When she returned, Dontray was gone.
Diana and neighbors searched the neighborhood for Dontray, but to no avail. Police were called in but the little boy has never been found.
This case is very strange, and that is why I decided to put it on here. While it seems like an accident, I think it’s possible it could be murder.
About the Case
On December 12, 1992, 20-year-old Arnold Archambeau, his girlfriend and mother of his child, Ruby Bruguier, 19, along with Ruby’s 17-year-old cousin, Tracy Dion, were driving on a remote road near the Yankton Sioux Indian Reservation in Lake Andes, South Dakota when Arnold pulled away from a four-way stop and suddenly steered the car into a frozen ditch. The car overturned. Ruby and Tracy were still inside the car; Arnold was not. Ruby managed to escape, but left Tracy in the car.
American crime writer, Eugene Izzi, was found hanging outside a window 14 stories above Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Illinois on December 7, 1996. The strange death was ruled a suicide; however, those close to Eugene believe foul play was involved.
About the Case
On December 7, 1996, a Christmas shopper on Michigan Avenue in Chicago got the shock of his life when he noticed a man hanging out of a window 14 stories above the ground.
Police arrived and hauled the body back into the building. Items on the victim as well as around the scene were a bit strange. The victim was wearing a bullet-proof vest. Police found a set of brass knuckles, $481 in cash, a can of a disabling spray like mace, and a set of notes documenting recent harassing phone calls. Nearby, lay a loaded .38-cal. pistol that had not been fired. The rope used in the hanging was tied to a steel desk inside the man’s locked office, room 1418. And the rope had been tied four times around the victim’s neck.
Carol Rofstad was murdered on the Illinois State University campus in Normal, Illinois in 1975. Her case has never been solved.
About the Case
21-year-old Elk Grove, Illinois native, Carol Rofstad was attending college at Illinois State University (ISU) in December 1975.
On December 23rd, the college was out for Christmas break, but Carol stayed behind to work at a retail store. Around noon that day, Carol was found beaten and unconscious outside her sorority house at 602 S. Fell Avenue. An 18-inch railroad tie was found nearby. Carol had been laying there for about 12 hours before she was found. Money was discovered in her purse and there was no evidence of sexual assault.
The other night I watched the horror flick, Wolf Creek 2. I’m a big horror movie fan (go figure), and this one was pretty good and gross. My kind of movie. I read that this one and the first Wolf Creek were based on actual events, so of course, I had to Google it.
While doing so, I came across the true disappearance of Peter Falconio and became very intrigued with this case, so that’s why it’s now on this blog. Apparently, this case made major headlines in Australia and the UK, but I don’t recall ever hearing about it here in the States. There’s a lot of info out there, including the convicted killer’s criminal background, but I’ve kept the actual “About the Case” fairly short. You can always Google it, too. 😉
I’ve read about this case several times and was reluctant to put it on here because it’s been written about numerous times. However, I thought I would go ahead and do it so I can give my opinion on the case and that famous picture.
Tara Calico, 19, disappeared in 1988 after going on a bike ride in Belen, New Mexico. In June 1989, a picture surfaced in Florida depicting two children – one a teenage girl, the other a boy around 10 years old – tied up and laying on a makeshift bed. The girl is thought to be Tara, but this has never been confirmed and Tara has never been found.