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Did a woman fall to her death off a cliff or was she murdered?

August 17th, 2011 § in Unexplained

When a coroner is called to the scene of an unexplained death, it is his job to identify who the 鈥淛ohn and Jane Does鈥 are and how they died. This is a story about the unheralded heroes of law enforcement. On the morning of October 5, 1983, two lifeguards discovered the body o[...]

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[...]

A woman is found murdered after of harassment and violence

August 16th, 2011 § in Murders

A woman is found murdered after reporting more than 100 incidents of harassment and violence, but police think she staged the attacks herself. On June 8, 1989, the quiet Vancouver, British Columbia, suburb of Richmond was shocked when a body was found lying in the yard of an aban[...]

Bobby Fuller

August 16th, 2011 § in Murders

Police concluded the 60鈥檚 musician committed suicide, but his family suspects he was murdered. On July 18, 1966, the lifeless body of a popular, young rock star was found in the front seat of his car in Hollywood, California. His name was Bobby Fuller. His band, The Bobby Fulle[...]

Phillip Innes Fraser

August 16th, 2011 § in Murders

Did a mysterious hitchhiker murder a med student in the Canadian wilderness? On June 14th, 1988, 25-year-old Philip Fraser, the son of two physicians, left his home in Anchorage, Alaska, to enroll in a pre-med course at Evergreen College in Washington State.聽 Philip had packed e[...]

Vince Foster

August 16th, 2011 § in Murders

A team of handwriting experts contend the suicide note supposedly written by Bill Clinton鈥檚 deputy counsel was a forgery. On July 20, 1993, President Bill Clinton鈥檚 Deputy Counsel Vincent W. Foster died unexpectedly. Foster was 48. His body was found in a park across the Poto[...]

Russell Evans

August 16th, 2011 § in Murders

Police say an eighth grader found dying on a roadway was a hit-and-run victim, but his parents believe he was murdered. On June 4th, 1989, in Spokane, Washington, two friends on their way home were startled when their headlights revealed a body stretched out in the road. Thirteen[...]

Kenneth Engie

August 16th, 2011 § in Murders

A man dies from carbon monoxide poisoning, but was he murdered? On October 4, 1988, police in Edmore, North Dakota, began an investigation into the death of a local auto repair man鈥27-year-old Kenneth Engie.聽 Kenneth was discovered in his own garage by his uncle.聽 The cause o[...]

Leroy Drieth

August 16th, 2011 § in Murders

Twenty-five years after a man鈥檚 death is ruled suicide, an autopsy reveals he was murdered. On Memorial Day, 1968, 18-year old Leroy Drieth had just left his girlfriend鈥檚 house in Mead, Colorado, when his car slammed into a tree聽 He was killed instantly. The coroner鈥檚 ruli[...]

Robert Dirschel

August 16th, 2011 § in Murders

Police rule suicide when a man is found shot in his own bedroom, but sixteen years later a note arrives from a man confessing to the murder. March 13, 1977.聽 Robert Dirscherl and his wife Jinny of Dunedin, Florida, were dressing in preparation for church. Jinny Dirscherl recalle[...]