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Police initially dismissed her disappearance as a college prank

Shannon Melendi was 19-years-old when she was kidnapped and murdered; image source.

The perfect daughter

Shannon Melendi was her parents’ pride and joy. Luis and Yvonne, immigrants from Cuba, had dreamed of a better future for their children. …


Miss November 1972 served as the muse for the JPEG

This photo is perhaps the most duplicated image in computer history; image source.


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The killer shot the popular news anchor outside her car while her two young children lay crying in their car seats

Diane was a stunning news anchor with a vivacious personality; image source.


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A Coke can discarded by the suspect helps crack a 1989 cold case

Mandy Stavik was 18-years old when she was raped and murdered; photo source.

Background

On Friday, November 24, 1989, 18-year old Mandy Stavik was home for Thanksgiving break. As a freshman at Central Washington University, she had fully embraced collegiate life, packing her social calendar with friends, sports, and extracurricular activities.


Marilyn used her star power to help Ella battle prejudice and reach new career heights

Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe were close friends; photo source.


The Oldest Case in the U.S. to be Solved by Forensic Genealogy

Patty Kalitzke and Duane Bogle were a young couple smitten with each other; photo source.

Background

On January 3, 1956, three boys were hiking in Great Falls, Montana, when they stumbled upon a gruesome scene. On the dirt road lay a young man who had been shot in the head. His hands were tied behind his back with what was later determined to be his own belt. Next to him was an empty car that had its headlights on and its engine still running.


Their unborn baby stood in the way between him and his other lover

Dr. Maynard Muntzing and Michelle Baker; photo source.

It started off too good to be true

Michelle and Maynard’s relationship seemed straight out of a modern-day fairytale. Within one month of meeting, Maynard moved into Michelle’s…


19-Year Old Janet Stallcup was Last Seen Leaving Her Apartment in 1976

Janet Stallcup was headed to a holiday party when she was raped and killed; photo source.

Background

Janet was a nursing student who also worked part-time at the UCI Medical Center. Lee describes her…

Liz Jin

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

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