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. For 25-year-old Cody Johnson, death would come only eight days after his wedding, when his newlywed bride would callously push him off a cliff, and he would plummet 200-feet.
Cody and 22-year-old Jordan Graham met in church in Montana. Cody wasn’t very religious until he met Jordan. Soon enough, they began dating and attending church together regularly. …
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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. Little did she know that just a year before she was set to walk across the stage, Ashley would experience the unthinkable and live to tell her tale.
On Thursday, April 27, 2006, Ashley told her parents she was going to a job interview in Fairview Heights, a city approximately 20 minutes away from…
21-year-old Alexis Crawford was a Social and Criminal Justice senior at Clark Atlanta University. Raised in Athens, Georgia, Alexis grew up with five brothers and four sisters, all of whom were incredibly close. After moving an hour and a half away for school, Alexis maintained daily contact with her loved ones who described her as beautiful, bright and brilliant.
Aside from being an advocate for criminal justice, Alexis was also an artist. When she wasn’t busy with schoolwork or studying for exams, Alexis spent her time sketching.
On October 30, 2019, Alexis vanished. One minute she was laughing on facetime…
On April 7, 2021, a jury found 28-year-old Cedrick Oliver Russell guilty of first-degree murder, burglary, sodomy, stealing, tampering with evidence and tampering with a motor vehicle in the 2017 death of his neighbour, 24-year-old Ashley Geddes of Kansas City, Missouri.
Ashley Geddes’ mother, Stacy Gicante, became concerned when she couldn’t get a hold of her. They went shopping together on May 29 and last spoke via text on May 30 at approximately 10 pm. On May 31, all of Stacy’s calls and texts to her daughter went unanswered.
On June 1, which was also Ashley’s 25th birthday, her mother…
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On April 2, 2021, Butte County Sheriff’s Office announced devastating news regarding the disappearance of 19-year-old Tatiana Sunshine Dugger.
On March 28, a hiker stumbled upon the remains of a deceased female in a rural area in Siskiyou County, near U.S. Route 97 and Juniper Terrace five hours away from Oakland where Tatiana was last seen. A rapid DNA machine confirmed the remains belonged to Tatiana who was reported missing by her family on January 9, 2021.
Tatiana’s cause of death has not yet been released to the public. According to her sister Daneen, detectives believe she may have been…
Five days before Christmas in 1976, a 14-year-old boy was walking along the Lehigh Riverbank in Eastern Pennsylvania when he came across a sight he would never forget. An open suitcase was lying in the weeds, inside was a severed head. An 8-month fetus and two halves of a dismembered torso were scattered nearby.
The authorities were called and two additional suitcases containing the victim’s arms and legs were found 20 feet from the river. All three suitcases were vinyl, they had been spray-painted black and the handles had been removed. …
Mengqi Ji was born on April 18, 1991, in Xi’an, China. Mengqi’s mother, Ke Ren, remembered it as the day she received all the joy and happiness in the world. Mengqi was a curious child with a myriad of hobbies from painting, to calligraphy, to photography. She loved to play the Erhu, a traditional Chinese instrument with two strings; Mengqi’s parents watched in awe as she struck the cords with precision, filling their home with beautiful melodies.
Mengqi first went to university in Shanghai and graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor’s in Science. She then moved to Missouri, Columbia to…
Single father Kaiea Peralto, originally from Hawaii, had recently relocated his family to Las Vegas for better job opportunities. Together with his 7-year-old daughter Carly and his 5-year-old son Ryan, they moved into a home in the 5100 block of South Jones Boulevard.
After securing a full-time job, Kaiea hired 22-year-old Lauren Jeanette Courtney to babysit his two children. According to a report by 8 News Las Vegas, Lauren worked as an “entertainer” in addition to her babysitting gig. She watched the children five days a week until school reopened, at which point the days were reduced to three.