Brian Randall Shaffer: Missing since 2006

Brian Randall Shaffer, 27, disappeared on a night out with friends at a local bar in 2006. He has not been seen since.

Brian Randall Shaffer
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About the Case

Brian Randall Shaffer, 27, was a second-year medical student at Ohio State University (OSU) in April 2006. In the early morning hours of April 1st, Brian attended the Ugly Tuna Saloona, a bar near OSU in Columbus, with a a couple of friends to celebrate the beginning of spring break. He and his girlfriend, Alexis Waggoner, who was not with him that night, were set to get on a plane for Florida on April 3rd to finish out the break. Brian was going to propose to Alexis on their trip. read more

John Hundley and James McQueary Jr: Best friends missing since 1964

John Hundley and James McQueary, Jr. vanished without a trace from Fairfax, Oh in 1964. They have not been seen since.

John Hundley James McQueary Jr
(L) John Hundley (R) James McQueary, Jr

About the Case

Nine-year-old friends, John Hundley and James McQueary, Jr. were last seen walking in the 4700 block of Wooster Pike in Cincinnati, Ohio after leaving Frisch’s restaurant around 4:00 p.m. on October 15, 1964. The boys crossed the intersection and chatted with friends. They were headed to John’s home in nearby Fairfax, but never arrived. The boys were reported missing around 8:30 p.m. that night. 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 Murder of Dr. Margo Prade – did ex-husband kill her?

Dr. Margo PradeOn the morning before Thanksgiving 1997, Dr. Margo Prade, age 41, was gunned down in the parking lot of her busy medical office on Wooster Avenue in Akron, Ohio. She was shot six times. Surveillance video from a nearby store captured a figure in white approach her mini van, enter for a brief period, then run away. This footage was very grainy and it was hard to determine if the killer was male or female.

Margo’s ex-husband, Douglas Prade, had been a cop with the Akron Police Department for 30 years at the time of her murder. He was ultimately tried and convicted of her murder all because of what APPEARED to be a bite mark on her arm. Interestingly, a bite mark is not as reliable as DNA or fingerprints.

The odd thing about this bite mark? It was left by the lower teeth only. Douglas does wear dentures for his upper teeth. But why would he bite her that way when it would be so obvious it was him? read more