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.

About the Case

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. read more

Michelle Norris: Murdered in 1988; Case still unsolved

Michelle NorrisOn May 26, 1988, seven-year-old Michelle Norris left home with her brothers and cousins to walk to a park located behind Capt. G. Harold Hunt Elementary School in Central Falls, Rhode Island, where she attended first grade. The group was going to play a game of hide and seek.

At some point during her time at the park, Michelle vanished.

Nobody saw a thing. read more

The Unsolved 1988 Murder of Texas Girl Cortney Clayton

Stamford, Texas is a small community just 40 miles north of Abilene. It is the epitome of small town America – mom and pop shops, a town square, friendly people.

In the ’80s, population was close to 4,000. Stamford was considered a safe place to live and raise a family. Not the type of place you would expect to find evil lurking in its bushes. read more

Kathleen Flynn: 11-Year-Old Murdered in Connecticut in 1986

In September of 1986, The Oprah Winfrey Show began broadcasting all across the United states. Top Gun, Stand By Me, and Crocodile Dundee topped the box office chart, while the love song from Top Gun, “Take My Breath Away” made number one on the Billboard list. Beloved shows like Cheers and Golden Girls were making us laugh hysterically from the comfort of our own homes. read more

Amy Mihaljevic: 1989 Murder Still Unsolved

amymihaljevicEarly in the week of  October 27, 1989, 10-year-old Amy Mihaljevic of Bay Village, OH received a phone call from a man claiming he knew her mother, Margaret. The man said he wanted to buy her mother a gift for her promotion at work and needed Amy’s help in picking something out. He explained to her that he had to keep it a secret.

He convinced the young girl to walk to the Bay Village Shopping Center on Friday, October 27th where he would meet her to go shopping. He told her to call her mother so she would not worry, and Amy did as she was told. read more

The 1997 Murder of English School Girl Billie-Jo Jenkins

Billie-Jo JenkinsIn 1997, Billie-Jo Jenkins resided with her foster family in Hastings, England, a coastal town about 1.5 hours southeast of London. Her biological parents could not raise her properly as her father was in prison and her mother was a heavy drinker. So, in 1992, Billie-Jo was sent to live with the Jenkins family (no relation). Billie-Jo knew Annie Jenkins from school. read more

The 1991 Yogurt Shop Murders

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On the night of December 6, 1991, 17-year-old friends and coworkers, Jennifer Harbison and Eliza Thomas were working at an Austin, Texas yogurt shop called I Can’t Believe It’s Yogurt when Jennifer’s sister, Sarah, 15, and her friend, Amy Ayers, 13, stopped by to help the girls close up shop for the night.

Sometime between 11:00 p.m. and just shy of midnight, all four girls were shot to death, and at least two had been raped. The killers then lit the shop on fire to destroy any evidence. read more