Brian McDermott: 1973 Belfast murder remains unsolved

10-year-old Brian McDermott disappeared from Ormeau Park in Belfast, Ireland in 1973. His mutilated and charred remains were found in a river in Belfast, Ireland in 1973. His murder remains unsolved.

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Brian McDermott
Brian McDermott. Photo credit: Worcester News

Brian McDermott, 10, was last seen at Ormeau Park in Belfast, Ireland on September 2, 1973. A week later, the River Lagan was lowered, and a sack containing mutilated and charred remains was found. The body was later identified as Brian McDermott through fingerprints salvaged from one of the boy’s fingers.

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Suzanne Gloria Lyall: SUNY student missing since 1998

Suzanne Gloria Lyall was a student at State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany in New York when she disappeared in 1998 after exiting a bus on campus. She has never been found.

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Suzanne Gloria LyallSuzanne, 19, was employed at Babbage’s in Crossgates Mall in Albany. Her place of employment was two miles from campus so Suzanne, whom friends and family called Suzy, relied on public transportation to get her to and from work.

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Michael Jefferson Adams: Teen vanished in 1987 from Abilene, Texas

Michael Jefferson Adams of Abilene, Texas vanished outside his home in 1987 and has not been seen since.

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Michael Jefferson AdamsMichael, 18, graduated from high school in May 1987. He worked as a clerk at M-System Food Store, located at 12th and Mockingbird Street in Abilene. On June 8, 1987, Michael headed to his family’s residence on Peach Street after finishing his shift at the store.

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Who Killed Dorothy Jane Scott in 1980?

Dorothy Jane Scott vanished outside a California hospital in 1980. Her remains were found four years later, but her murderer has never been caught.

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Dorothy Jane ScottDorothy Scott was a 32-year-old single mother to a four-year-old son, named Shawn. They resided in Stanton, California with Dorothy’s aunt. Dorothy worked as a secretary for Swingers Psych Shop, a 2400 sq. ft. store located at 517 S. Brookhurst Street in Anaheim, about a mile south of the Santa Freeway. Zena Hair Salon and Ocean Breeze Cleaners occupy the space today.

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Jamison Family Mystery: what happened to family of three?

One of the most intriguing cases out there, the mystery of what happened to the Jamison family brings out the amateur sleuth in all of us. In October 2009, the Jamisons – Bobby, Sherilyn, and their six-year-old daughter, Madyson- disappeared from Eufaula, Oklahoma after heading out to remote territory in the Red Oak Mountain area with the hope of buying some land. They never returned home. Four years later in November 2013, their bodies were found, but their fate remains unknown.

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Katelin Akens: Disappeared en route to airport in 2015

19-year-old Katelin Akens vanished without a trace after being dropped of at a Virginia mall. She planned on taking a metro train to Reagan Airport, but she never made her flight and has not been seen since.

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Katelin Akens was visiting her home state of Virginia between December 1, 2015 and December 5, 2015 after her sister had a baby.

On December 5th, she was scheduled to take a 5:40 p.m. flight out of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport back to Arizona where she resided with her fiancée, Amber Rios.

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Lyle Stevik: Dead Man in Room 5

Thank you to Mary for suggesting this puzzling case!

Lyle StevikLyle Stevik was found dead in room 5 of Lake Quinault Inn in Amanda Park, WA in 2001 from what appeared to be a suicide. Lyle left no identification and police were unable to find out his true identity. They were certain Lyle Stevik was not his real name. To this day, his identity remains unknown.

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