The Bender Family Murders

In 1870, the Bender family were one of five families that settled in the area. The Benders settled specifically in a 160-acre plot of land that faced the Osage Trail.

The Dupont de Ligonnès Murders (And Disappearance)

The Dupont de Ligonnès were the descendants of French aristocracy, and were the world to be as it was before France banned social classes in the 1700s, Xavier Dupont de Ligonnès would have been a count

The Murder of Susan Reinert

It was June 22, 1979, when the Reinert’s disappeared. Susan Reinert, 36, was due to give a speech at Parents Without Partners in Allentown, PA, 50 miles north of her home town of Ardmore, PA. She left that morning with her two children, Karen, 11, and Michael, 10, likely in hopes of turning the trip up north into a weekend away for the family. According to a neighbor who saw them leave, they were all dressed casually. They are never seen again

The Death of Holly Piirainen

            On August 5, 1993, Holly Piirainen, 10, was visiting her grandparent’s cottage in Sturbridge, MA with her family when she disappeared. She had to a neighbor’s house with her younger brother, Zachary, 5, to see some puppies when she was abducted. Her brother returned home without her, prompting her father, Richard, to send bothContinue reading “The Death of Holly Piirainen”

The Disappearance of Molly Bish

I’m eight years-old, watching the news while my parents talk when a report on a missing person comes across the screen. The room is quiet as the image of a young blonde woman, a few years older than my older sister, comes onto the screen and the reporters tell us her name: Molly Bish.