Nine-year-old Candy Rogers disappeared while out selling mints

Every town has that one murder that changes everything. For a quaint neighborhood in Spokane, Washington, that case was the 1959 rape and murder of 9-year-old Candice “Candy” Rogers. …

55 years later, her sister is still seeking answers

Cynthia Farino was just 10-years-old when her beloved older sister, Carol Ann, was murdered. Carol Ann’s parents naively believed that the police would quickly find their daughter’s killer. Instead, the case went cold and stayed that way for over five decades.


A Penn State student disappeared on Halloween night in 2001

Every Halloween, I am reminded of Hyun Jong “Cindy” Song, a college student who disappeared on Halloween night almost twenty years ago, never to be seen again.

In 2001, I was a sophomore at Penn State University. Cindy was a senior and set to graduate that December. I vividly remembered…

17-year-old Leslie Zaret was brutally raped and strangled 45 years ago

NYPD Chief Joanne Jaffe had a dream that she couldn’t shake. In it, a girl was crying out to her for help. The problem was Joanne didn’t know if the girl was real or a figment of her imagination.

Joanne grew up in Queens, New York. During her childhood in…

Diane Tilly’s dying words were those of love and forgiveness

58-year old Diane Tilly was a remarkable woman. She was a teacher and co-founder of Robbins Academy, an alternative high school for troubled youths in San Antonio, Texas. The students at Robbins Academy were teenagers who had been kicked out of other institutions for behavioral problems. Everyone had given up…

Liz Jin

Attorney, motivational speaker and creator of Constantly striving to become a better communicator and storyteller.

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