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A college student is found dead in Tijuana

August 15th, 2011 § in Murders

Tijuana is one of Mexico鈥檚 most popular border towns for college students looking for fun at bargain rates. But a good time here can cost you your life. August 1, 1998. 1:30 a.m. Steven Thomas was looking for his 20 year-old brother Jayson in the crowds of partiers. They had be[...]

Arnold Archambeau & Ruby Bruguier

August 15th, 2011 § in Unexplained

A young couple vanishes after a frightening car crash in South Dakota. On the morning of December 12, 1992, a car stopped at a remote intersection at the edge of the Yankton Sioux Indian Reservation in Lake Andes, South Dakota.聽 It was cold and the road was icy. The driver was 2[...]

Charlie Anderson

August 15th, 2011 § in Murders

A California deputy is shot to death during an attempted burglary of his home. On January 24, 1987, a deputy sheriff named Charlie Anderson was gunned down in his Burbank, California home.聽 Anderson was a 14-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff鈥檚 Department.聽 He dis[...]

Mario Amado

August 15th, 2011 § in Murders

Mexican police say a man jailed for drunken behavior hung himself in his cell, but the forensic evidence points to murder. The town of Rosarito Beach, Mexico, lies only 25 miles south of San Diego, California, just below Tijuana. It鈥檚 known for its beautiful sunsets and romanti[...]

Airliner Crash at Gander

August 15th, 2011 § in History

A chartered military plane crashes after take off. On December 11th 1985, the 101st Airborne unit of the U.S. Army left Cairo, Egypt, on a chartered Arrow Air DC-8. They were going home to Fort Campbell, Kentucky, after a six-month peacekeeping mission in the Sinai. After one sto[...]

The death of a young man found in a Tennessee parking lot remains a mystery

August 15th, 2011 § in Unexplained

On a gray July morning in 1996, strangers found a dead man beaten and half-naked in a parking lot in Knoxville, Tennessee.聽 Scattered around his body was German, Canadian, and U.S. currency totaling nearly $4,000.聽 The contents of the man鈥檚 wallet identified him as 31-year-ol[...]

An up and coming Seattle musician is murdered

August 14th, 2011 § in Murders

Since the 1990s, Seattle has been a hotspot for rock-n-roll music.聽 Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Alice in Chains all came out of the local music scene.聽 Many people thought the next breakthrough band would be the Gits, a punk rock group fronted by a charismatic 27-year-old named Mia[...]

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.聽 The owner was a man we鈥檒l call Joseph Villa.聽 Joseph inspected the damage while his wife and son looked on.聽 He decided that he and hi[...]

John and Linda Sohus

August 14th, 2011 § in Murders

Bones found in a backyard may be the former residents missing for years. In May 1994, while digging a swimming pool in San Marino, California, a workman made a grim discovery. Three plastic bags and a fiberglass box full of dismembered sections of a human skeleton.聽 According to[...]

Patty Stallings

August 14th, 2011 § in Murders

Patty Stallings is finally released after being sentenced to life for the murder of her two boys. On July 9, 1989, in St. Louis, Missouri, a young mother rushed her critically ill baby to the hospital.聽 The baby was three-month-old Ryan Stallings.聽 Since birth, Ryan had suffere[...]