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Matthew Leveson

Australia solved

On the 23rd of September 2007, 20-year-old Matthew Leveson was captured on CCTV leaving the ARQ nightclub in Darlinghurst, Australia, along with his older lover (then 45-year-old) Michael Atkins. (A still from the footage. Source) The surveillance footage would be the last time that anyone would see the 20-year-old alive again. Two days later, after failing to show up to work at the NRMA call center where he was employed, Mathew was officially reported missing. Suspicion naturally fell upon Michael Atkins, who was the last person to be seen in missing Matthew’s company. In later interviews, Leveson’s mother displayed disapproval...

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Amelia Earhart Theory

cold case missing theory update

I thought we’d go with a different kind of post this week and take a look at a recent update in the classic unsolved mystery of Amelia Earhart. I’m sure most people reading this blog are familiar with the case, but for those who aren’t, let’s have a quick refresher. (source) Amelia Earhart was a pilot who went missing in 1937 while on her way to a Howland island (a sort of atoll or coral island in the Pacific Ocean) from Lae in Papua New Guinea, during a circumnavigation expedition around the world. Her unexplained disappearance has captured the imaginations...

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Marcus Volke

Australia murder solved

“I was cooking on my stove”  a calm and collected voice with an Australian accent explained. “It’s an electric stove and the stock pot boiled over, dripped down and got into the oven and basically made this big bang and then the power turned off.” “Does it sound like something you would be able to fix today?” He enquired. Sounds like a completely normal call to an electrician doesn’t it? Following the call, the electrician showed up to the apartment in Brisbane, Australia and was greeted by the resident; a man in his twenties named Marcus Volke, who said that...

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Georgia Jean Weckler

cold case Georgia Jean Weckler missing child Wisconsin

It’s been a few years since there were any new updates on the case of missing girl Georgia Jean Weckler, so I was quite surprised when I saw a report about it pop up online yesterday. (Georgia. Source) If you’re not familiar with the case, or need a refresher, this is how it goes: On the first of May 1947, in Fort Atkinson, Jefferson County, Wisconsin, eight year old Georgia was dropped off on her driveway after school and never seen again. The third grader had gotten a ride from a friend’s mother, Mrs. Carl Floerk, who had dropped her...

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The Murder of Alice Ruggles

murder solved UK

On October 12th 2016 the body of 24 year old Alice Ruggles was discovered blue and bloody on the bathroom floor of her apartment in the North East of England. (Alice Ruggles. Source) She shared the residence with friend and flatmate Maxine McGill, who discovered the body and made a frantic call to emergency services. “She’s covered in blood!”, “Her leg looks broken!”, “She’s blue!” Alice’s throat had been slit multiple times. So brutal was the attack, that the blade used to slash at her neck had gone through with such force that it grazed her spine. Maxine voiced a...

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