Every once in a while we come across murder mysteries so uncanny which shake you to your very core. If we trace down the history, we would find so many bizarre cases which are almost unimaginable and spine-chilling. Some murders are executed with so much perfection that even the people throw up their hands in despair and say, “UGH! Must have been a vampire or something.” So, get some snacks, sit down and relax because you are in for some “ghostly” treats. Here are some of the most vexing and unfathomable murder mysteries from around the world!
- The murder of Mark Kilroy :
According to Wikipedia, On March 14, 1989, University of Texas student — Mark Kilroy— was kidnapped in Tamaulipas, Mexico, while vacationing during spring break. He was taken by his abductors to a ranch where he was murdered in a human sacrifice ritual. Kilroy was killed with a machete blow and then had his brain removed and boiled in a pot. His killers then inserted a wire through his backbone, chopped off his legs, and buried him at the ranch along with 14 other people who had been killed there before him. This murder drew worldwide media attention and initiated an international police manhunt because of the unusual circumstances of the crime. The leader of the cult, Adolfo Constanzo, a 26 year old, believed the human sacrifice ritual gave them immunity from the law Enforcement for their drug dealing operations.
Mark Kilroy’s disappearance caused quite a stir. His story was featured on America’s Most Wanted. Tamaulipas is currently on the agency’s “do not travel” list due to violent crime. Fenley, Mark’s friend says, “ he will continue to remind students about Kilroy’s murder so no one’s spring break turns into a nightmare.
2. Murder of Morgan Dana Harrington:
Morgan Dana Harrington, a 20 year old American student, disappeared on October 17, 2009 while attending a Metallica concert. Her skeleton was found in the rural farmland three months later.
Reportedly, Dana went to the Metallica Concert with 3 of her friends. During the opening act’s performance, Harrington told friends that she was going to the restroom. When she did not return, they called her cell phone at 8:48pm and she told them that she was locked out of the arena because of the “no re-entry policy” which was astonishing because the restrooms were located inside the arena.
According to witness reports, she was last seen at around 9:30pm hitchhiking on a nearby bridge. Although investigators did not release information about her death, her parents confirmed that it had been very violent and that bones were broken. Her mother, Gil, later confirmed that her daughter had been raped.
3. The Black Dahlia:
On January 15, 1947, the dismembered body of a woman was discovered in a vacant lot in Leimert Park, Los Angeles. The scene was so surreal and shocking that the woman who discovered the body, Betty Bersinger, initially thought that she had come upon a severed mannequin. The body was completely drained of blood and had seemingly been washed. And the face had been slashed from mouth to ear.
The upper and lower parts of the body were placed a foot away from each other and were posed like – The hands were placed over the head, the elbows bent, and the legs spread. The intestines were tucked under the buttocks.
The killer sent 2 letters to the LA Team of investigators that included the location he would be visiting. The police waited patiently but no one ever showed up. The same day they received another note, saying the killer had changed his mind.
To this day, the Black Dahlia’s murderer has not been found and remains one of the most baffling unsolved murder cases in history.
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Priyanshu Gautam (GCCBA 50)