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
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 has the lightest, beautiful blonde hair and big blue eyes, weighing only 40 pounds and standing 3 feet tall. She was wearing gray pants, a pink shirt, and possibly barefoot.

Investigators asked residents living near Ben Hills Road to check any trail or surveillance cameras that may contain images of…


Tara Calico was last seen September 20, 1988 in New Mexico. Later, a Polaroid picture was found in a parking lot in Florida.
Tara Calico was last seen September 20, 1988 in New Mexico. Later, a Polaroid picture was found in a parking lot in Florida.
Tara Calico was last seen on September 20, 1988, in New Mexico. Later, a Polaroid picture was found in a parking lot in Florida of a young girl who looks like Tara, bound and gagged. Source: Kym Pasqualini.

It was September 20, 1988, a beautiful sunny day in Belen, New Mexico. Tara Calico, 19, decided to go out for her daily bike ride at approximately 9:30 a.m. that morning.

Normally, the beautiful teen would ride with her mother, but there had been an incident where her mother had felt they were followed by a motorist and she no longer felt comfortable going along. She encouraged Tara to carry mace, but Tara had told her mother no.

The ride typically took two hours. Joking, Tara asked her mother Patty Doel, to come and get her around noon if she…


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 to 100. Lynda Ann Healy was one of them.

Ted Bundy’s Early Life

Ted Bundy was born Theodore Robert Cowell to Eleanor “Louise” Cowell at the Lund Home for Unwed Mothers in Burlington, Vermont, on November 24, 1946. His father’s identity was never determined with any degree of certainty. …


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.
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 of only 1,600 and located in Grays Harbor County. In 2009, Melissa Baum was newly divorced and looking for a fresh start in a beautiful new place. She found her vision in McCleary and moved from Tennessee to the town with her two children, Lindsey, and Joshua. …


Linda Ann O’Keefe was a Girl Scout who vanished in 1973, on her way home from school in Newport Beach, California. Photo courtesy of NCMA.
Linda Ann O’Keefe was a Girl Scout who vanished in 1973, on her way home from school in Newport Beach, California. Photo courtesy of NCMA.
Linda Ann O’Keefe was a Girl Scout who vanished in 1973, on her way home from school in Newport Beach, California. Photo courtesy of NCMA.

On July 6, 1973, Linda Ann O’Keefe, 11, woke up for summer school at her home in Newport Beach, California. She put on the dress her mother had made for her. It was a pretty dress with light blue flowers and dark blue trim. She then put a ponytail in her hair, put on her white ankle socks and dark blue shoes, and headed out the door. Her piano teacher would be picking her up that day.


Alisha Bromfield was six months pregnant when she was brutally murdered by her boss on August 18, 2012. Photo courtesy of Purple Project.

Alisha Bromfield-Anicich, 21, was a graduate of Joliet Catholic Academy and a student at Western Illinois University. She was only one semester away from graduating with a degree in forensic psychology and criminal justice. Alisha was a go-getter and pursuing her dreams.


On September 23, 2002, Rachel Burkheimer, 18, was murdered in Snohomish County, near Everett, Washington, and buried in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. Photo courtesy of Komo News.
On September 23, 2002, Rachel Burkheimer, 18, was murdered in Snohomish County, near Everett, Washington, and buried in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. Photo courtesy of Komo News.
On September 23, 2002, Rachel Burkheimer, 18, was murdered in Snohomish County, near Everett, Washington, and buried in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. Photo courtesy of Komo News.

Rachel Burkheimer, 18, was murdered by those she trusted. Her family had reported her missing on September 27, 2002, in Snohomish County, near Everett, Washington. The day of her disappearance she had told her family she was driving a friend to the airport and never returned home.

Her body was found in early October 2002. Two men were quickly arrested, including Rachel’s boyfriend — more arrests would follow.

A Bright Light

Rachel was a beautiful young woman who was described as funny, giving, and a prankster. With a smile that could light up the room, she never forgot a birthday…


The murder of Fawn Cox remained a mystery for more than 30 years through use of DNA technology but the person who killed her was the last person the family would have thought of. Photo courtesy of MSN.
The murder of Fawn Cox remained a mystery for more than 30 years through use of DNA technology but the person who killed her was the last person the family would have thought of. Photo courtesy of MSN.
The murder of Fawn Cox remained a mystery for more than 30 years through the use of DNA technology but the person who killed her was the last person the family would have thought of. Photo courtesy of MSN.

Every day murders go unsolved. The families of the people who have innocently been sexually assaulted, kidnapped, and violently murdered wait for justice, sometimes for decades, with many perpetrators going on to commit even more brutal murders.

According to the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), there are currently over 250,000 unsolved murders, increasing by approximately 6,000 unsolved homicides annually. This leads to growing caseloads for law enforcement, draining resources, and makes it difficult for law enforcement agencies with limited budgets.

However, in recent years, the families of unsolved murder victims have seen a glimmer of hope with the use…


Rozlin Abell (left) and younger sister Fawn Abell (right) missing from Bethany, Oklahoma, since July 25, 1985. Photo courtesy of the Charley Project.
Rozlin Abell (left) and younger sister Fawn Abell (right) missing from Bethany, Oklahoma, since July 25, 1985. Photo courtesy of the Charley Project.
Rozlin Abell (left) and younger sister Fawn Abell (right) missing from Bethany, Oklahoma, since July 25, 1985. Photo courtesy of the Charley Project.

It was a beautiful summer day on July 25, 1985. Two sisters, Rozlin Rochelle Abell, 18, and younger sister Fawn Marlene Abell, 15, were last seen at their home in the vicinity of 59th and Rockwell in Bethany, Oklahoma. Rozlin had told her parents she was going to look for a job that afternoon.

The girl’s brother, Otto Abell, Jr. came home that afternoon and overheard his sisters talking as they were headed out the door.

According to the Oklahoman, Otto Jr. remembers one of the girls saying, “Hurry up. …


Truck driver Clark Perry Baldwin was arrested for the murders of three women in 1992 — two remain unidentified 30 years later. Photo courtesy of YouTube.
Truck driver Clark Perry Baldwin was arrested for the murders of three women in 1992 — two remain unidentified 30 years later. Photo courtesy of YouTube.
Truck driver Clark Perry Baldwin was arrested for the murders of three women in 1992 — two remain unidentified 30 years later. Photo courtesy of YouTube.

It was approximately 4:35 p.m. on March 1, 1992. A female truck driver pulled over to check her fuel tanks on the Interstate 80 turnoff at the Bitter Creek rest area, in the southern state of Wyoming.

While standing by the truck, in the distance, she could see what she thought was a pile of trash at the bottom of a ridge. The trucker decided to descend the embankment and take a closer look. She was shocked to see it was the lifeless, nude body of a young woman lying face down in the snow. …

Kym L Pasqualini

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

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