Gabby Petito went missing during a cross-country trip with her boyfriend Brian Laundrie. She was last heard from in late August 2021. Photo courtesy of Instagram.
Gabby Petito went missing during a cross-country trip with her boyfriend Brian Laundrie. She was last heard from in late August 2021. Photo courtesy of Instagram.

Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito, 22, is an adventurous and free spirit, who embarked on a cross-country road trip with her boyfriend Brian Laundrie.

After mapping out an epic sightseeing trip, on July 2, 2021, Gabby and Brian left New York and were expected to arrive in Oregon in November.

Gabby had…

Summer Wells vanished from her rural Tennessee home on June 15, 2021, and the subject of an Amber Alert
Summer Wells vanished from her rural Tennessee home on June 15, 2021, and the subject of an Amber Alert. Photo courtesy of Facebook.

Summer Moon-Utah Wells, only 5-years-old, went missing from her rural Tennessee home in Beech Creek on June 15, 2021. Her parents reported her missing to the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office that evening at approximately 6:30 p.m. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) issued an Amber Alert the following morning.

Summer…

Lynda Ann Healy was one of Ted Bundy’s first accounted victims, abducted from her home in Seattle on January 31, 1974.

Ted Bundy once called himself the only man with a Ph.D. in serial murder. He was proud of the fact that he abducted, raped, and murdered approximately 30 women between 1974 and 1978. The true number of victims will never be known, but experts suspect there may have been up…

Lindsey Baum had just moved from Tennessee to the rural town of McCleary in Washington state.
Lindsey Baum had just moved from Tennessee to the rural town of McCleary in Washington state. Photo courtesy of the Baum family.

It was June 2009, in rural McCleary, Washington, on a warm summer night. The unimaginable happened just a couple weeks before Lindsey Baum’s 11th birthday. The beautiful brown-eyed girl with light brown hair vanished while walking home alone.

A Safe Place

McCleary, Washington, is a small town with a population…

Lisa Irwin vanished from her home on October 4, 2011, in Kansas City, Missouri. Photo courtesy of Daily Mail.
Lisa Irwin vanished from her home on October 4, 2011, in Kansas City, Missouri. Photo courtesy of Daily Mail.

Lisa Irwin, with her big blue eyes, vanished into the chilly night a decade ago. In the early morning hours on October 4, 2011, ten-month-old Lisa Renee Irwin disappeared from her home in North Kansas City, Missouri.

Deborah Bradley, Lisa’s mother, told police that Lisa’s father, Jeremy Irwin, discovered their…

Gary Heidnik, one of the most brutal and sadistic serial killers inspired the character Buffalo Bill in the movie Silence of the Lambs.
Gary Heidnik, one of the most brutal and sadistic serial killers inspired the character Buffalo Bill in the movie Silence of the Lambs.

Gary Heidnik is one of the lesser-known serial killers but one of the most sadistic and brutal to walk the earth. He inspired the evil character, Buffalo Bill, in the movie “Silence of the Lambs.” However, truth is much worse than fiction.

Heidnik kidnapped, raped, and tortured six women, killing…

Polaroid photograph found in Florida a year after Tara Calico’s disappearance in 1988. Photo courtesy of National Center for Missing Adults.
Polaroid photograph found in Florida a year after Tara Calico’s disappearance in 1988. Photo courtesy of National Center for Missing Adults.

After a young woman went out for a bike ride and never returned home, a dark mystery has haunted the little town of Belen, New Mexico, for over thirty years.

Tara Calico, 19, left her home on Brugg Street on a beautiful sunny day at approximately 9:30 a.m. on September…

Gabby Petito and fiancé Brian Laundrie, now a fugitive. Photo courtesy of Instagram.
Gabby Petito and fiancé Brian Laundrie, now a fugitive. Photo courtesy of Instagram.

While police have been searching the 25-acre Myakahatchee Creek Environmental Park in Sarasota, Florida, speculation that Brian Laundrie, 23, may have escaped to Mexico is now increasing.

As the search for Brian continues, the people on the internet are sharing theories and clues to authorities who are hoping just one…

The Murdaugh family at their home in South Carolina. Buster, mother Margaret, Paul, and father Alex Murdaugh. Photo courtesy of People.
The Murdaugh family at their home in South Carolina. Buster, mother Margaret, Paul, and father Alex Murdaugh. Photo courtesy of People.

A murder mystery deepens after Alex Murdaugh, 53, a prominent lawyer in South Carolina was allegedly shot in the head just months after the murders of his wife and son.

News of the murders of Paul Murdaugh, 22, and his mother, Maggie Murdaugh, 52, led to national news headlines on…

Annie Le, a doctoral student was murdered in a lab at Yale University in 2009 and was a national story. Photo courtesy of New Haven Register.
Annie Le, a doctoral student was murdered in a lab at Yale University in 2009 and was a national story. Photo courtesy of New Haven Register.

Everyone who met her agreed Annie Le was outstanding. She was beautiful with a smile that would light up the room and an academic superstar while in high school and college. She was valedictorian of her graduating class at Union Mine High School in El Dorado, California, where she was…

Kym L Pasqualini

A veteran crime victim advocate who loves to write and Founder and CEO of the National Center for Missing Adults from 1994–2010.

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