Archive for the ‘Bizarre’ Category

Were a series of suicides in a Mississippi jail really murder

August 17th, 2011 § in Bizarre

In the summer of 1992, Andre Jones was 18-years-old and about to start his freshman year of college.  His mother, Esther, was President of the Jackson Mississippi branch of the NAACP.  His stepfather, Charles X. Quinn, was a Nation of Islam minister.  In the early morning hour[...]

Attacked with a 2×4

August 17th, 2011 § in Bizarre

Who struck Jenny Pratt in the head, causing permanent brain damage? Sixteen year-old Jenny Pratt of Carlsbad, California, had hopes of one day becoming a model. In 1987, she was pretty, popular, and a sophomore at her local high school. But what mattered most to Jenny was her boy[...]

Stockton Arsonist

August 14th, 2011 § in Bizarre

An arsonist is finally identified and captured. On August 15, 1989, an overheated car pulled to the side of a road in Stockton, California.  The owner was a man we’ll call Joseph Villa.  Joseph inspected the damage while his wife and son looked on.  He decided that he and hi[...]

The Olympic Bomber is identified and captured

August 13th, 2011 § in Bizarre

Millions of people around the world were shaken by the 1996 Olympic park bombing in Atlanta, Georgia.  Security guard Richard Jewell, who was an early suspect, was cleared of any wrongdoing.  And the person responsible for planting what the FBI called one of the largest pipe bo[...]

New York Serial Rapist

August 11th, 2011 § in Bizarre

A serial rapist claims victims in Buffalo, New York, and its suburbs. For more than twenty years, a cunning serial rapist has prowled Buffalo, New York, and its suburbs.  A female victim, whose has chosen to have her identity concealed, recalled the horrific events of her attack[...]

A dangerous fugitive eludes authorities in Northern California

August 11th, 2011 § in Bizarre

The south side of Milwaukee was home to a gang of drug dealers known as the Lopez Family. They owned seven houses in a two-block radius and used the location as headquarters for their drug empire. Anyone who got in their way had to face Arthur, the Lopez family’s hit man. W[...]

Nova Guthrie & Craig Pritchert

August 11th, 2011 § in Bizarre

Twelve bank robberies are linked to a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde. It was a typical day at the Klamath First Federal Bank in Bend, Oregon.  The bank was about to close and bank teller Rhonda Dent looked forward to a serene evening at home with her husband and four children.  Th[...]

Armored Car Heist

August 8th, 2011 § in Bizarre

Was an $11 million dollar armored car heist an inside job? On June 26, 1990, an armored car was on the way to a scheduled delivery in Rochester, New York.  Inside the truck was nearly $11 million dollars in cash.  Just after 7:00 AM, the armored truck made an unauthorized stop [...]

A Soldier Named Alexander

August 1st, 2011 § in Bizarre

A German man searches for the soldier who took care of him during WWII. For decades, Siegfried Laier of Moerlenbach, Germany, has been searching for an American soldier.  More than half a century ago—when Siegfried was just a boy—he formed a friendship with the young GI.  [...]

Doris Smith

August 1st, 2011 § in Bizarre

A sheriff’s deputy searches for two men who saved her life after she lost control of a prisoner. On September 16th, 1995, Thomas Wright of Eldon, Missouri, awoke from a disturbing dream so troubling, that he sat in bed and prayed. That night, Thomas had a nightmare about his mo[...]