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…


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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. …


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.

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

It has been nearly four decades since a young woman was found dead along westbound I-40 in northern Arizona. Found on Valentine’s Day 1982, the young woman’s death has become one of the oldest, and one of the coldest, unidentified body cases in the state’s history.

The young woman was found on the side of the road about 25 feet from the Interstate under a cedar tree, approximately 11 miles from Williams.


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.


Porn Hub bought a billboard in New York’s Times Square promoting their site. Photo courtesy of the Verge.
Porn Hub bought a billboard in New York’s Times Square promoting their site. Photo courtesy of the Verge.
Porn Hub bought a billboard in New York’s Times Square promoting their site. Photo courtesy of the Verge.

Pornhub claims they offer steamy content to help people get through the COVID shutdown and in April 2020 began offering free monthly service that normally costs $9.99 a month.

“With nearly one billion people in lockdown across the world because of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s important that we lend a hand and provide them with an enjoyable way to pass the time,” said Pornhub Vice President Corey Price.

In stark contrast to their day to day shady porn activities, the site donated tens of thousands of masks in the United States and Europe while they also touted their support of…


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Victims of the Oakland County Child Killer in Michigan during 1976 and 1977.

Between 1976 and 1977, the quiet suburbs of Oakland County, Michigan, became the stalking ground for a predator who would become known as the Oakland County Child Killer.

There were four gruesome murders of children, with each body posed in the snow. The community was terrorized, and the families of each of the four victims were haunted by the last day they saw their precious children alive.

To this day, Oakland County authorities remain baffled and the killer remains at large. Over the years, police have wondered: was the killer a local pedophile, a local businessman? A drifter? …


On June 13, 1977, Michele Guse, Lori Farmer, and Denise Milner, were all brutally murdered while at Camp Scott.
On June 13, 1977, Michele Guse, Lori Farmer, and Denise Milner, were all brutally murdered while at Camp Scott.
On June 13, 1977, Michele Guse (left), Lori Farmer (middle), and Denise Milner (right) were all brutally murdered while at Camp Scott.

40 years ago, under the darkness of a waning crescent moon, three Girl Scouts were brutally murdered at Camp Scott in Oklahoma. June 13, 1977, marks one of the most terrible and shocking crimes in Oklahoma history, kicking off an investigation that 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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