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Case 163: Joanne Ratcliffe & Kirste Gordon

During the games third and penultimate quarter, Anthony Kilmartin was in the Sir Edwin Smith grandstand when two young girls emerged from the crowd and bounded down the steps towards ground level…

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Case 162: Lawrence Haggart

In the early hours of Saturday March 16 1996, John Haggart awoke to the acrid odour of something burning. Heavy curtains of smoke were…

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Case 160: Beverly McGowan

On Thursday, July 19 1990, Florida resident Steve McGowan received a letter in the mail from his 34-year-old sister, Beverly…

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Case 159: James Craig Anderson

In the early hours of Sunday, June 26 2011, James Anderson, who went by his middle name of Craig, found himself in a predicament – he had locked his keys inside his car…

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Case 158: Russell Martin

Bev was hoping that her brother Russell would return for the biggest event on the town’s calendar – The Stawell Gift. Occurring over the Easter long weekend, The Stawell Gift is the oldest and richest short distance footrace in Australia…

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Case 157: The Strip Search Scam

Donna Summers led Laura Fletcher into the managers’ office, before locking the door behind them. She informed Laura that a police officer had accused her of robbing a customer…

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Case 156: Shergar

When The Troubles began, fighting between the IRA and British soldiers from Northern Ireland was at an all-time high. Over the years, the IRA bombed political and economic targets…

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Case 155: Danniella Vian

By 4:00 pm, Julie still hadn’t heard from Danniella. She went over to her apartment, only to find the note the building manager had pinned to the front door was still there…

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Case 154: Steven Stayner

Monday December 4 was a regular day in the Stayner household. After breakfast, Kay inspected her four eldest children to make sure they were presentable for school…

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Case 153: Anni Hindocha

Approximately one hour later, at 11:12pm, a 33-year-old government employee named Simbonile Matokazi was returning to his home near the Cape Flats township of Khayelitsha…

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Case 150: The Murchison Murders

Although the Australian outback was isolated and sparsely populated, work was available in the small towns and stations along the fence for men who were willing to tough it out…

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Case 149: Anan Liu

Thinking the toddler might have been lost, the couple approached and attempted to speak to her. When she didn’t respond, they beckoned a Victoria Rail employee over to see if he could help…

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Case 148: The Miyazawa Family

On the morning of Sunday, December 31 2001, Haruko tried to phone her daughter, as she did most mornings, but the call wouldn’t go through…

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Case 146: Brittany Phillips

When Emma reached the front door of Brittany Phillips apartment, she knocked but there was no response. She tried the door handle and was surprised…

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Case 145: Michael Dippolito

Newlyweds Dalia and Michael Dippolito lived in the newly developed community of Renaissance Commons in Boynton Beach, a coastal city in Palm Beach County, Florida…

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Case 143: Leigh Leigh

At 7:00 pm, Robyn dropped her daughter Leigh off at Roberto’s Pizza Bar, where she had planned to meet her fellow party-going friends…

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Case 142: The Churchill Fire

On Friday, February 6, State Premier John Brumby cautioned Victorians about the extreme weather conditions forecast for the next day, announcing that Saturday, February 7, 2009, would be “the worst day in the history of the state.”

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Case 141: Natalee Holloway

Thursday, May 26, 2005, was an exciting day for 124 of the 300 senior students from Mountain Brook High School. Having graduated two days earlier, the classmates left their hometown of Birmingham, Alabama…

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Case 140: Richmond Hill

At ten minutes past eleven on the night of Saturday, November 10 2012, a loud and frightening sound erupted several miles south of the American city of Indianapolis…

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Case 139: Beryl & Geraldine Evans (Part 2)

On Tuesday, March 24 1953, the Christies were no longer living at 10 Rillington Place. That afternoon, Beresford Brown, the tenant who now occupied the top-floor flat, was making some repairs to the Christies’ old kitchen…

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Case 138: The Batavia

The Batavia set sail from Amsterdam with a fleet of seven other ships, carrying 341 people who ranged from V.O.C officials, sailors and soldiers…

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Case 137: Arlis Perry

On the evening of Saturday October 12 1974, Arlis Perry busied herself around the apartment while Bruce Perry studied. At around 11:30pm…

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Case 135: The Santa Claus Bank Robbery

As Santa Claus entered the front door of the First National Bank of Cisco, which sat on the corner of Main Street and a narrow alleyway, the grown-ups chuckled that even Saint Nick had banking business to tend to during the holiday season…

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Case 134: Martha Puebla

In the early hours of Wednesday, November 27 2002, 16-year-old Martha Puebla was lying in bed in her home on the corner of Lull Street and Case Avenue in Sun Valley…

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Case 132: Rui Pedro Teixeira Mendonça

On Wednesday, March 4 1998, shortly after 2:00 pm, 11 year old Rui Pedro asked his mother Filomena if he could spend the rest of the afternoon taking a car ride with his friend, Afonso Dias…

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Case 131: Mr Stinky

Ian Urquhart was eager to impress his girlfriend Abina Madill, and wanted to be on time to pick her up before the concert ended at 11:20 pm. After leaving work and freshening up at home, Ian walked over to the Taverna Coffee Lounge to join some friends…

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Case 130: Joe Cinque

At the beginning of 1995, Joe Cinque joined his mates for a night out at a club in Newcastle called The Brewery. There he met 22-year-old Anu Singh…

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Case 128: Joan Vollmer

On Sunday, January 10 1993, 54-year-old pig farmer Ralph Vollmer and his 49-year-old wife Joan returned home from a week-long interstate trip…

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Case 127: Killer Petey

Pedro Rodrigues Filho, or Pedrinho as he came to be called, was born on June 17 1954. He had a misshapen skull due to a deliberate kick his mother, Manuela, had received to her pregnant belly from her husband, Pedro Rodrigues Senior…

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Case 126: Johnny Altinger

On the night of Friday, October 3 2008, a Canadian couple, Trevor and Marisa, were out walking their dog in the quiet, suburban district of Mill Woods…

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Case 125: The Angels of Wynarka & Belanglo

The Karoonda Highway is a 172-kilometre long roadway that connects the South Australian riverside township of Murray Bridge with Loxton further north, on the cusp of the state’s border with Victoria…

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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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