Category: Strange and Mysterious Disappearances

Long Island Serial Killer

The man alternately known as the “Gilgo Beach Killer” or “Craigslist Ripper” killed 10 to 16 people associated with prostitution over 2 decades. His crimes were discovered in 2010 when 24-year-old escort Shannan Gilbert went missing in Oak Beach. Although she was found months later, having drowned in a nearby swamp, a related search unearthed a woman’s remains in a burlap sack along Ocean Parkway, with several more found soon thereafter. By April 2011, many […]

Ohio Slave Girls

For 11 years 3 young girls in Columbus Ohio were missing and no one had a clue where they went. When all along they were right around the corner, in a neighbors house.  It was August 2002—years before smartphones and Google Maps—and after nearly four hours of wrong turns, Knight spotted the Family Dollar store. She bought a soda and started asking people for directions. A woman in the soda aisle couldn’t help. The cashier […]

Jamison Family Disappearance

Bobby Dale Jamison, his wife Sherilynn, and their six-year-old daughter Madyson were living what appeared to be normal lives in Eufaula, Okla. until Oct. 8, 2009. That day, all three of them mysteriously disappeared from their home with no indication of where they could have possibly gone. After a few days of searching, the police turned up the family’s pickup truck, but it only raised more questions that it answered. The truck was found in […]

The Sodder Children Disappearance

For nearly four decades, anyone driving down Route 16 near Fayetteville, West Virginia, could see a billboard bearing the grainy images of five children, all dark-haired and solemn-eyed, their names and ages—Maurice, 14; Martha 12; Louis, 9; Jennie, 8; Betty, 5—stenciled beneath, along with speculation about what happened to them. Fayetteville was and is a small town, with a main street that doesn’t run longer than a hundred yards, and rumors always played a larger […]

Brandon Lawson

Brandon Lawson grew up in Crowley, Texas. When he was 16-years-old in high school, he met 15-year-old Ladessa Lofton. As soon as they met, they seemed destined for each other and have been together ever since, but like many relationships, there were rough patches. Nevertheless, the two always managed to work through the issues. After high school, the couple lived in Fort Worth, Texas until early 2012 when they transitioned to San Angelo, Texas to […]

Andrew Gosden

Friday, September 14, 2007 was the last day Kevin Gosden would ever see his son. “The night before Andrew went missing,” says Kevin, “we lay on the floor and did a jigsaw puzzle. It was an entirely unremarkable evening. We played games and did arts and crafts stuff with the kids a lot, ever since they were little. It’s just what we did that night…” Here’s what is known about Andrew’s disappearance. On the last […]

Steven Koecher

Wrapped Christmas gifts. A pile of resumes. A shaving kit. Blankets and pillows. The items found in 30 year old Steven  Koecher’s car were more than a random assortment of items. They were symbols of a life frozen in time.  Steven’s car was found abandoned on a cul-de-sac in a retirement community in Henderson, Nevada, 135 miles away from St. George, Utah, where he lived. Steps away from this car were two home security cameras […]