5 of History’s Most Notorious Unsolved Murders
We would all like to fantasize about a world where crime truly doesn’t pay and the bad guy always gets caught. Unfortunately, heinous crimes are committed on a regular basis where the bad guy wins quite often. Whether it is a high profile case, or a lowly individual found in a peculiar manner, murders happen often enough without the suspect being apprehended.
1. Black Dahlia – January of 1947, the body of Elizabeth Short was found cut in half in Los Angeles. Although many people confessed to Elizabeth’s murder, none were arrested.
2. The Bordens – In 1892, Andrew and Abby Borden were brutally murdered and mutilated in their home. Their daughter, Lizzie, was the only arrest in the case and she was acquitted of the murders. While many suspected that Lizzie Borden was indeed the killer, the courts decided otherwise.
3. The Zodiac – Between 1968 and 1969, seven men and women lost their lives to the Zodiac serial killer. Although some 2,500 suspects were investigated, forensic evidence couldn’t support a positive match linking any of them to the murders.
4. JonBenét Ramsay – In Boulder, Colorado in 2003, JonBenét Ramsay’s body was found in the family basement shortly after being reported missing. The murder was a media frenzy without a solid suspect. However, a mixed blood sample found on JonBenét’s person is still checked weekly with CODIS in an attempt to match DNA.
5. Jack the Ripper – One of the most notorious murderers in history is the infamous Jack the Ripper. In London, England during 1888, five prostitutes were brutally strangled, arteries cut, then dismembered. The murders were committed in such a clean fashion that London law enforcement didn’t have a leading suspect. Seemingly, Jack the Ripper had then disappeared into the fog never to return.
The world can be a hateful place, sometimes. However, we mustn’t give in to feelings of paranoia or fear. While murders happen quite often without justice, we can’t be afraid to continue living. Just live the best you can and if your time is up, look back and be proud of your life’s accomplishments.
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