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. About the Case 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. … [Read more...] about Jesse Ross: Vanished into thin air in 2006
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 … [Read more...] about Crime Writer Eugene Izzi: Strange death in 1996 ruled suicide
This is a very old case, dating back to 1930. I normally do not write about cases that old, but this one has always intrigued me. It's sad that her family never found her. On May 14, 1930, a young Chicago mother named Catherine Moroney received a strange visit from a woman calling herself Julia Otis. Julia claimed that a social worker by the name of Mrs. Henderson sent her … [Read more...] about Mary Agnes Moroney: Missing for 85 Years
Lloyd Lionel Gaines was a bright and intelligent young man with big dreams of a better future. After the sudden death of his father when Lloyd was only 14, his mother Callie moved her family to St. Louis, Missouri from Mississippi. Lloyd graduated first in his high school class and even won a $250 scholarship in an essay contest. He enrolled in a teacher's college but was … [Read more...] about The Disappearance of Civil Rights Pioneer Lloyd L. Gaines
20-year-old Columbia College student Jay Polhill disappeared on Sunday, April 30, 2010 from Chicago, Illinois. Two days later, his body was found in the Calumet River near 126th Street - 20 miles from his downtown college dorm. An autopsy revealed Jay suffered severe head injuries before drowning. There was no evidence of drugs and alcohol, or sexual assault despite the fact … [Read more...] about What Happened to 20-year-old Jay Polhill?