Who Was The Doodler?

Now, here’s a serial killer I’ve never heard of, and one who’s identity remains a mystery to the public, but not to the police.

Between January 1974 and September 1975, there were 14 murders and three assaults that occurred in San Francisco’s gay community.  In the attacks, the killer met other men at after-hours gay clubs and restaurants in San Fransisco. He usually sketched the men before having sex with them and then stabbed them, thus the name “The Doodler” (also known as “The Black Doodler”). Police believe the man committed the murders after feeling shame over his homosexual experiences. read more

Who Killed Christine Jessop in 1984?

On October 3, 1984, nine-year-old Christine Jessop walked off her school bus in Queensville, Ontario, Canada at around 3:50 p.m. She stopped to get the mail before heading into her home. The house was empty. Her dad was at work and her mother was running errands. Between 4:00 and 4:30 p.m, Christine was seen walking to a nearby grocery store to buy bubble gum. This was the last sighting of Christine alive. read more

What Happened to Michelle Vilborg?

michellevilborg50-year-old Michelle Vilborg from Bay Minnett, Alabama, was enjoying a 5-night cruise to Mexico on board Carnival Cruise Line’s Holiday ship with her husband, Sven on June 15, 2009. She was celebrating turning the big 5-0.On this last night together, the couple had explored the boat, ate at a buffet, and enjoyed a couple of drinks while planning the next day’s events. At this time, Michelle had taken some medication for seasickness.

Sven stated that the couple returned to their cabin at about 10:30 p.m. Michelle decided to take a shower before turning in for the night. Sven heard her turn the shower on before falling asleep. 45 minutes later the stopping of the cruise ship woke him up. At 11:00 p.m., a witness claimed he or she heard a big splash in the water and alerted ship authorities. When the cruise ship came to a stop between 11:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m., Sven immediately worried about Michelle because she was no longer in the cabin. A ship-wide alarm had gone off, people were cramming the hallways, and he knew this meant someone had gone overboard. After a head count by authorities, Michelle was the only one missing. read more

James Scavone: Missing Since 1999 from Cruise Ship

scavone_jamesIn the early morning hours of July 5, 1999, in international waters between Miami, Florida and San Juan, Puerto Rico, 22-year-old James Scavone vanished from Carnival Cruise Line’s Destiny ship. James was on the cruise ship with his best friend, Jeff, and 12 members of Jeff’s family for a seven-day trip to the Caribbean.

At around midnight, James and his friends had been at the ship’s disco enjoying a few drinks. 30 minutes later, according to the friends, James felt sick and departed to his cabin. He planned to stop at a restroom on his way.

He has never been seen again.

When his friends returned to the cabin at 3:00 a.m., they assumed James had met someone and would return in the morning. By 10:00 a.m., James still had not returned so the friends went to the ship’s authorities to have him paged. read more