Alisha Bromfield | Source.

21-year-old Alisha Bromfield-Anicich was a student at Western Illinois University. She was a few months away from graduating with a degree in Forensic Psychology and was six and a half months pregnant with a baby girl who she planned to name Ava Lucille. Although the father of the child didn’t…


Ashley Reeves. Source.

17-year-old Ashley Reeves was a high school junior who lived in Millstadt, a village in Illinois, with her parents and younger sister Casey. She did well in school, had many friends and even a boyfriend named Jeremy who her parents adored. Ashley was eagerly awaiting graduation. …


Jordan Graham and Cody Johnson. Source: Sky News

To most people, weddings are joyous occasions; they symbolize love and mutual respect, uniting two families as one. Couples in love stand before their friends and family to profess their love for one another, vowing to stay together until death. …


Yingying Zhang at her 2016 university graduation | Source.

Yingying Zhang was a Chinese environmental engineering student. In April 2017, the 26-year-old said goodbye to her loved ones and moved to America for one year as a visiting scholar with the University of Illinois. Yingying planned to marry her college sweetheart, Xiaolin Hou, in October. Tragically, she would never…


Sophie Sergie and Steven Downs | Made by the author | Source 1 | Source 2

Sophie Sergie was a 20-year-old Indigenous Yupik woman who lived in Pitkas Point, a small village in Alaska. The bright academic had big dreams of becoming a marine biologist and won herself a full scholarship to the University of Alaska Fairbanks, 500 miles away. Two years into her studies, she…


Sasha Krause | Source.

27-year-old Sasha Krause was a devout Mennonite described as a soft-spoken bookworm and a light in the community. She enjoyed writing poems and hymns and learning new languages. After teaching in Texas for six years, Sasha moved to Farmington, New Mexico, for a job with Lamp & Light Publishers and…


Ellen Rae Greenberg | Source: Change.org

In 2011, 27-year-old first-grade teacher Ellen Rae Greenberg was found dead in the luxury Philadelphia apartment she shared with her then fiancé, Samuel Goldberg. Ellen was stabbed 20 times and despite signs of a homicide, her death was ruled a suicide and closed.

Ellen’s parents have spent the last decade…


Stephanie Scott | Source.

26-year-old Stephanie Scott was an English and Drama teacher in the small tight-knit country town of Leeton in New South Wales, Australia. …


Brenda Sue Schaefer | Source.

After two tumultuous relationships, all Brenda Sue Schaefer wanted was a good, kind man to settle down and make a family with. When Melvin Ignatow proposed to her with a 2.3-carat …


Joyce McKinney | Source.

Joyce McKinney was a popular small-town beauty queen with a 168 IQ — according to her. The North Carolina native graduated early, obtained a Bachelor’s Degree, and was crowned Miss Wyoming-World all before the age of 24. …

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