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
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 taken in broad daylight. read more

The 1982 Disappearance of Johnny Gosch

This post was originally published in 2012. 

Johnny Gosch
Johnny Gosch

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 on the route alone. They told him no. Johnny left his home without his parents aware he was leaving. read more

Novelette Yancy: Unsolved New York Murder from 1982

Novelette Yancy
Novelette Yancy

I stumbled upon this case and was astonished to find that there is very little information on the Internet about it, which makes me wonder why. Nevertheless, I wanted to put it on here. Someone out there knows what happened to this victim.

On Thursday, September 16th, 1982, concerned family members arrived at the Syracuse, New York apartment of 20-year-old Novelette Yancy after not hearing from her for a long period of time. This was not normal behavior for her. read more