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. …


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. …


It has been nearly four decades since a young woman was found dead along westbound I-40 in northern Arizona.

Valentine Sally is an unidentified young woman found in Arizona on Valentine’s Day 1982. Photo courtesy of Find a Grave.

UPDATE

February 26, 2021, Valentine Sally was identified as 17-year-old Carolyn Eaton, 40 years after her death in 1982.

Her homicide remains unsolved.

Carolyn was from Bellefontaine Neighbors, Missouri, and had run away around Christmas 1981. Bellefontaine is a suburb of St. Louis.

“Now that the victim has been identified, detectives are working leads that have been developed to identify any possible suspects, said Coconino County Sheriff Jim Driscoll in a statement.

Coconino County Sheriff’s Office

Identification of “Valentine Sally” Confirmed After Almost 40 Years

Date: February 22, 2021

Contact: Lt. Brian Tozer Phone: 928–226–5087

Flagstaff, AZ — Coconino County…


Tiffany Daniels disappeared on August 12, 2013, from Pensacola, Florida.
Tiffany Daniels disappeared on August 12, 2013, from Pensacola, Florida.
Tiffany Daniels disappeared on August 12, 2013, from Pensacola, Florida. Photo courtesy of Investigation Discovery.

Tiffany Daniels, 25, mysteriously vanished on August 12, 2013, from Pensacola, Florida. She was last seen leaving Pensacola State College where she worked as a theater technician.

Pensacola is the westernmost city on the Florida Panhandle in Escambia County. Pensacola is a popular tourist destination from the pristine beaches and Bay area attractions to day trips and nightlife.

On August 11, Tiffany started her day with a goodbye breakfast with her boyfriend, who had just been accepted into the robotics program at the University of Texas in Austin. Though he encouraged her to come with him, she objected. …


Ylenia Carrisi, the granddaughter of Tyrone Power, vanished in New Orleans, Louisiana, in January 1994.
Ylenia Carrisi, the granddaughter of Tyrone Power, vanished in New Orleans, Louisiana, in January 1994.
Ylenia Carrisi, the granddaughter of Tyrone Power, vanished in New Orleans, Louisiana, in January 1994. Photo courtesy 361 Magazine.

Ylenia Carrisi, 23, mysteriously vanished on January 6, 1994, while visiting New Orleans, Louisiana. Her disappearance rocked her celebrity family, and the mystery of her disappearance continues to this day.

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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