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Murder of Susan Mayo

Alabama matricide murder

On 17th of June 2017, 60 year old Susan Mayo went missing from Wilmer, Alabama. (source.) The Mobile County Sheriff’s office was not informed of her disappearance until a week later. They promptly put out a missing persons alert, requesting information and tips from the public regarding the missing woman. All activity on Mayo’s bank account and cell phone had stopped, leading them to believe that that she had met with foul play and they were fairly certain that she was no longer alive. During the investigation, Mayo’s son (who resided with her at the family home at 6153 Glenwood...

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Michelle Carter

20 year old Michelle Carter (of Plainville, Connecticut), was charged with involuntary manslaughter and recently sentenced after encouraging her then 18 year-old suicidal boyfriend, Conrad Roy, to kill himself over a series of text messages in 2014. According to this report: “A judge sentenced Michelle Carter to 2½-years in jail, but ruled she would be eligible for probation after 15 months and suspended the rest of her sentence until 2022. He also sentenced her to five years of probation. Moniz granted a defense motion to stay her sentence, meaning she will not have to go to jail until she exhausts...

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The Murder of Savannah Leckie

On the 20th of July, 2017, at around 10:45am, a Missouri mother made a phone call to the local Ozark county sheriff’s office to report her daughter, 16 year-old Savannah Leckie, missing. (Savannah. Source) Savannah had been given up for adoption when she was only a few months old and raised by her adoptive parents, David Leckie and Tamile Leckie-Montague, but made the decision to move in with her biological mother, 39 year-old Rebecca Ruud, following her adoptive parents split and subsequent divorce in 2016. The teenager made the 700 mile journey from her suburban home in Minnesota to a...

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Geovanni Borjas

dna solved solved murder

On the 26th of April 2011, at approximately 11:30pm, the plastic wrapped, nude body of 17 year-old Michelle Lozano was found by a homeless man near Freeway (5), State Street and Caesar Chavez Avenue near Boyle Heights in Los Angeles. Her body was wrapped in plastic and had spilled out of a plastic container that seemed to have been thrown over the barrier of the freeway where it opened on impact. (Michelle Lozano. Source) It would be later be determined that the teenage girl had been raped and strangled to death. Lozano was last seen standing outside of Lincoln high...

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The Disappearance of Andrew Gosden

disappearance UK

Since next month marks the ten year anniversary of the disappearance of Andrew Gosden, I thought we’d take another look at the case. On the 14th of September 2007, then 14 year-old Andrew Gosden purchased a one way ticket from Doncaster train station to London King's Cross. He was offered a return ticket for the small cost of around £1 (around US $1.30) but turned it down. CCTV cameras at London Kings cross captured his image for the last time. (The last images of Andrew Gosden. Source) He has not been seen since and the purpose of Andrew’s journey and...

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