Tag: abduction

A Dark Hallway: The Disappearance of Laureen Rahn

I have yet to hear about a legit teen runaway case where the missing teen doesn’t take any of their personal belongings. So goes the bewildering case of New Hampshire teen Laureen Rahn, 14, who disappeared from her third-floor family apartment in the middle of the night of April 26, 1980. This is one of

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Diana Braungardt: Was it the I-70 Killer?

I recently read about Diana Braungardt, an 18-year-old who disappeared in 1987 after a shift at a Venture store (similar to Target in the 80s) in Crystal City, Missouri. Diana completed her shift, and by all accounts, was planning to go home to study for a test. When she didn’t show up, her parents began

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The Chilling Disappearance of Maria De Los Angeles Martinez

Maria De Los Angeles Martinez was only 17 years old when she went missing in Phoenix, Arizona. Her family says she was picked up at her home around 10 a.m on October 13, 1990 by an unidentified male who had responded to her advertisement for a babysitter. A short time later, she phoned her parents

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Sherri Papini and the Unreliability of Eyewitnesses

Following my last post, I wanted to further dive into my thoughts on the Sherri Papini abduction. Did Sherri Papini actually go jogging? Was there a dark SUV in the vicinity? Much of the reporting about her abduction assumes that Sherri went jogging sometime after she texted her husband at 10:37 a.m., asking him if

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Sherri Papini and the Legacy of Denise Huskins: The Story of Two Abductions

If you haven’t heard of the Denise Huskins case, let me catch you up: Denise was kidnapped by a total stranger from her home in Vallejo, California in March of 2015. She was released a day later near her parent’s home in Huntington Beach, nearly 400 miles away. Police soon labeled the kidnapping a hoax because

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