Case 124: Hinterkaifeck

At 9:00 am on Tuesday, April 4, a mechanic arrived for a scheduled appointment to repair a diesel engine. His knocks to the front door went unanswered and there was no smoke coming from the chimney…

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Case 123: Mark Kilroy

21-year-old University of Texas student Mark Kilroy was excited about Spring Break. 1989 had been a busy year for the pre-med student and he was looking forward to some downtime before taking his upcoming Medical College Admission Test…

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Case 122: Leeann Lapham

Casefile would like to thank The Queensland Police Homicide Investigation Unit, The White Ribbon Foundation, and the family of Leeann Lapham for their…

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Case 121: The Freeway Phantom

Inside the pocket of her coat was a piece of white notebook paper with a handwritten message that read: “This is tantamount to my insensitivity to people, especially women. I will admit the others when you catch me if you can.”

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Case 120: Bill McGuire

It was a dark green suitcase. Given its proximity to the bridge, the men assumed it must have blown off the luggage rack of a vehicle driving above and hauled it onboard…

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Case 117: Hannah Foster

At 11:00 pm on Friday, March 14 2003, a call was placed to the United Kingdom’s emergency services telephone number, 999. As per standard procedure, the operator answered by requesting which emergency service department the caller required – fire, police, or ambulance…

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Case 116: Chloe Ayling

In 1987, London-based lawyer and part-time DJ, Phil Green, cemented a new career endeavour by founding his own modelling agency, aptly titled ‘Supermodel Agency’…

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Case 115: Operation Cathedral

Schoolgirls Allison and Mary had been best friends for years, spending most of their time together at school, soccer practice, and sleepovers…

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Case 114: Elisa Claps & Heather Barnett

On September 12 1993, the Claps family were preparing for a relaxing Sunday ahead. It was a sunny day in their hometown of Potenza, a mountain city in the Basilicata Region of Southern Italy…

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Case 113: Brendan Bernard

At around midday on Thursday, February 5 2015, two walkers were strolling along the eastern banks of the Maribyrnong River in Moonee Ponds, a suburb 6 kilometres out of Melbourne…

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Case 112: Rachel Barber

When class finished for the day at around 5:35 pm, Rachel Barber left the Dance Factory with several other classmates and walked along Church Street…

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Case 111: Shauna Howe

Eleven-year-old Shauna Howe looked forward to Halloween every year, enthralled by the spooky decorations, scary stories, and costume parties that started a full week before the holiday…

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Case 110: Muriel McKay

During the 1950s and ’60s, Australian reporter and journalist Rupert Murdoch became the senior executive of his own private news proprietor company…

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Case 109: Belanglo (Part 5)

Accused serial killer, 51-year-old Ivan Milat sat motionless before the court dressed in a navy suit, white shirt and grey checkered tie…

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Case 109: Belanglo (Part 4)

Officers covering the inner perimeter of the premises radioed through to the command post advising they could hear movement inside the garage, including what sounded like a car door opening and closing…

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Case 109: Belanglo (Part 3)

23-year-old Paul Onions arrived in Australia from his hometown of Birmingham, England on December 22 1989. He spent the first six weeks of his trip…

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Case 109: Belanglo (Part 2)

On September 20 1992, New South Wales police officers gathered under the eucalyptus trees in the rugged depths of Belanglo State Forest…

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Case 109: Belanglo (Part 1)

The Hume Freeway is one of the busiest interstate routes in Australia, linking the countries two most populous cities, Sydney and Melbourne…

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Case 108: The Kicevo Monster

The Macedonian city of Kicevo is situated within the slopes of Bistra Mountain. It offers little appeal for visitors, with its post-Yugoslavian buildings…

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Case 106: Peter Nielsen (Part 1)

As night fell on July 1 2002, Owingen’s quiet streets were disrupted by a deep rumbling from above, prompting locals to assume an unforecast storm was fast approaching…

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Case 105: Louise Bell

During recess and lunchtime at Hackham West Primary School in 1982, teachers patrolled the schoolyard to oversee the young children as they ran around and played together between lessons…

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Q&A with Anonymous Host

Hi, everyone! Case 104: Mark & John was our last case this year. The next episode will be out on the 26th of January 2019; however, we have a surprise for you – a bonus Q&A episode with the host…

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Case 104: Mark and John

First responders rushed into the alley after receiving reports of a stabbing. Towards the dead-end of the narrow passageway, they found a teenage boy…

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Case 103: The Gonzales Family

In mid-2004, Australian real estate group LJ Hooker posted a for sale sign on the front lawn of a vacant address in North Ryde, a cosmopolitan suburb in north-western Sydney…

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Case 102: Britt Lapthorne

As her twenty-first birthday approached in 2008, Britt Kathryn May Lapthorne asked her parents for just one present – the biggest travel backpack she could carry…

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Case 101: Sian Kingi

As the midweek workday was wrapping up on Wednesday, November 11 1987, staff were closing stores and filtering out of offices throughout Ipswich…

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Case 99: Becky Watts

Major violent crimes are rare in Bristol, providing residents with the peace of mind that their community is safe and protected…

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Case 98: The Pillow Pyro

California is ranked as the US state most prone to wildfire, with over two million households at extreme risk at any time. The state has seen some of the most devastating fires in American history…

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Case 97: Rebecca Schaeffer

In 1986, young actress Rebecca Schaeffer landed her dream job. Beating out thousands of Hollywood hopefuls, Rebecca was offered the second lead…

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Case 96: The Toy Box (Part 1)

It was 3:22 pm on March 22 1999, when Sierra County’s 9-1-1 Emergency Central Dispatch received a call from a local residential number…

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Case 95: The Vampire of Krakow

Tales of vampires have been found in nearly every culture around the world, dating back centuries. In 17th and 18th century Poland, belief in such…

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Case 92: Dnepropetrovsk Maniacs

In December 2008, veteran journalist Caitlin Moran was surfing the web when she came across a link on a chat board. The link was accompanied with the message…

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Case 91: Carly Ryan

This is a fable about trust, love, and independence. The story features three characters: a mother, her daughter, and the daughter’s suitor…

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Case 90: Hoddle Street

He was always saying he wished a war would start in Australia. Well, he started his own war. The thing is, he fought a coward’s war, didn’t he?

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Case 89: Ella Tundra

On October 3 2014, Paige Rolland was working her regular shift at Asda supermarket, in Glenrothes, Scotland. She was in the breakfast aisle…

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Case 88: Stephen Hilder

Accidents are to be expected in skydiving. It is, after all, an extreme sport. Over 99% of people who jump out of an aeroplane will do it just once, attached to an instructor…

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Case 87: Elaine O’Hara

Sheila stood vigil; eyes transfixed on Elaine’s apartment. She waited for Elaine’s car to pull up, light to flicker on, her shadow to move past a window…

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Case 86: Amy Allwine

The 31st of May 2016 was much like any other day. Until the monotony was broken up by a visit from the FBI. Although not an everyday occurrence…

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Case 85: Tom Brown

Midnight approached on Thanksgiving Eve, November 23rd, 2016. Penny Meek was up waiting for her son Tom Brown, who was due home any moment…

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Case 84: Lesley Molseed (Part 2)

The Molseed family were satisfied justice was served for child-killer Stefan Kiszko. Yet, his capture and conviction did not bring April Molseed any sense of joy…

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Case 84: Lesley Molseed (Part 1)

On Sunday, October 5, 1975, April Molseed was making her way through a list of chores in her home on Delamere Road in Rochdale, a town at the foothills of the moor countryside in Northern England…

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