Michael Dunahee: Missing since 1991 from British Columbia

Four-year-old Michael Dunahee  disappeared from a Victoria, British Columbia playground in 1991. He has never been found.

About the Case

Michael Dunahee
Michael Dunahee. Image source: MichaelDunahee.ca

Around 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 24, 1991, Michael Dunahee was playing on the playground at Blanshard Elementary School in Victoria, British Columbia while his mother, Crystal Dunahee, was getting ready to play ladies touch football at an adjacent field. His father, Bruce Dunahee, was helping Crystal with Caitlin and the equipment. At some point shortly after Michael went to the playground, he vanished without a trace. Not one person saw what happened to the little boy. read more

The 1991 Yogurt Shop Murders


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

Angela Marie Hammond: Disappeared in 1991

Angela Marie Hammond
Angela Marie Hammond

Angela’s disappearance is similar to the abduction of Elaine Nix in Georgia in 1999. Like Elaine, 20-year-old Angela Marie Hammond was speaking to her boyfriend, Rob, at a payphone at approximately 11:15 p.m. on April 4, 1991 in Clinton, MO. The payphone she was using was in the parking lot of the Food Barn Store, located at Jefferson and 2nd Street, and just seven blocks from Rob’s house. read more

The 1991 Murder of Penny Bell

Penny with her children, Matthew and Lauren
Penny with her children, Matthew and Lauren

On June 6, 1991, Penny Bell, 43, left her Bakers Wood, Denham, Buckinghamshire home at 9:40 a.m. for an appointment. She was later found dead in her Jaguar XJS at 12:15 p.m. that day in the car park at Gurnell Leisure Center. She had been stabbed more than 50 times while sitting in the driver’s seat of her car. Forensics later determined that her assailant stabbed her while sitting in the passenger seat, then got out of the car, walked around to the driver’s side, and stabbed Penny some more. read more

Ben Needham: Who kidnapped this toddler in 1991 from Kos?

Sometimes a case comes along that I’ve known about for a long time, yet for some reason or other, I choose not to write about it. Then one day, I get the urge. I always go with my gut on which cases I write about. I could read 30 cases a day, but only one will pull at my heart a little more than the others. That is the case I am meant to write about. Not to say the other cases are less important, because they are not. However, I truly feel I am meant to only write about that particular case at that particular moment in time. read more

Thomas Burkett: who murdered this young college student?

WARNING: Long post!

This case had a lot of info so I just copied a letter from the victim’s mother as well as parts of an article and pasted the information here.

Anatomy of a Coverup 

by Beth George 

My son, Tommy Burkett had three semesters remaining until graduation from Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia when he was murdered in 1991. Tommy was working under cover for the U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration at the time. He also worked for the University’s Admissions Office and for Student Painters. read more