I do a lot of ride-alongs with police officers, and one time we got called to a gas station for a stabbing call. We arrive at the gas station and there is blood everywhere outside by the pumps. We go inside to talk to the manager and he said no one called, so we couldn't figure out what was going on. Another squad car stopped at the other gas station just to the north (both gas stations have the same name) and it was the same thing...blood everywhere by the pumps. So in the same night, we have two gas stations within a mile of each other that have blood everywhere outside.
My thought was that he got stabbed at the south one (first one I described) and had his buddies drive up to the north one to get him help because the north one was closer to the hospital.
Ended up that someone just had an extremely violent bloody nose at the south gas station after the officers reviewed the tapes. The guy actually did get shanked at the north one and his buddies drove him to the E.R., but it was unexplainable for about a week until they reviewed every bit of the footage and interviewed the victim.
The initial call was two dead, one with apparent gun shot wounds. Upon arrival we find a man in his sixties with half of his face missing, a gunshot to the chest, and a 30-06 rifle next to him laying in the kitchen. In the living room we find a female of same approximate age, deceased with no visible injuries or signs of death. In the back yard we found a shotgun laying in the grass. Long story short... the man had attempted suicide with a shotgun. It's not uncommon for people that try to kill themselves with shotguns to soon realize that holding a shotgun under your chin and being able to reach the trigger is no easy task. Due to the length of the shotgun, the man blew the front of his face off and he didn't die. He walked into the house where his wife saw his injuries, she then went into cardiac arrest and died. The man then went to his bedroom, grabbed the high powered rifle, and shot himself in the chest.
I was in a Junior Police Academy and one of the Cops told us about a call they got awhile back. And this is true, no joke. I'll tell it like a story with the details I know... A wife and husband had just recently got married and everything was all fine and dandy, they were just working towards the American dream-house with white picket fence, 3 cars, 2.5 kids, you know how it is. Anyway, the husband and wife wake up one day and go about their usual routine, the husband kisses his wife goodbye and heads off for work. Nothing strange, except the wife notices the husband left his glasses which she knew he really needed for his work. So she tries calling him, he doesn't pick up. She figures, "ahh what the heck I'm not doing anything today" so she decides to drop off his glasses to him, his work wasn't that far anyways. So she gets in the car and heads off to her hubby's work, but as shes driving she see's a car pulled off on a dirt road and recognizes it as her husband's car. So she pulls off the main road and down the dirt a bit to see if she see's her husband. Sure enough, she sees him standing off to the side of the road a bit. She gets out of her car and calls out his name. He turns his head to look at her, lights a match, and instantly engulfs in flames... The cops showed us a picture of his body on fire in the fetal position all charred. They never found out why he did it. No suicide note, no indication, nothing.
A lieutenant at my old department likes to tell the story of when he was a beat cop in Northeastern Ohio in the 80s. They got a call of car parts floating in a lake. Fearing someone was trapped underwater, they called in a dive team who found 15 cars parked in a row, all from the 1950s era, about 25 feet below the surface. Due to water damage and rust, they appeared to have been sitting there for quite some time. It appeared that when they were left there they had been in perfect working order. All identification had been stripped off. The lake was natural and had been there forever.
They never did figure out who put the cars there, how, or why. The lieutenant thinks it was a high school prank.
I live in WA state, and the police still don't know why feet keep washing up on the shores around here. I can't remember how many, but one looked like a child's foot and possibly a younger woman's. It's just the foot. No one can figure out where in the hell they come from, and it's frightening/irritating. My guess? Pirates.
When we first moved into our house someone left a bag of meat in a plastic bag on our back porch. I was home. No one knocked or rang the doorbell. I just went outside and there was a bloody bag of raw meat on a chair with a picture. We called the police and they said it looked like some sort of food and threw it away for us. None of my friends or family did it. No one fessed up to it. It never happened again. Now we joke about it but at the time I was pretty freaked.
I live in mexico and I had distant family in Cd. Juarez. (they moved now) which we kept small contact. But about the city is a ghost town right now, most people don't go out, women especially are not seen on the streets. It's depressing and shocking, everything is desolate and everyone is fearful.
But the gem of the city is a streak of feminicides, woman that work on the many factories or maquilas are the usual targets, the killings began in the 90's but they were sparse and the media was silenced easily, but in 00's with the advent of social medias the game changed and a phenomenon began, people realized that way too many women were missing or found dead, the official reports state that about 4000 women were killed or missing during 1993 and 2003. That's not the only problem with the city, you'll see, the city is heavy on cartel activity because it connects to El paso, and therefore the US. If a cartel controls Cd. Juarez controls one of the greatest pathways to drug trafficking in the world as a small system of underground tunnels connects Mexico and the Us. So among the killings other niceties such as shooting sprees, bombings and kidnappings are everyday hazards.
The murdered victims were often evidently raped, skinned, butchered, abused and beaten before their deaths. Many families were left with scraps of their daughters and spouses. My aunt told me when they moved, that one of their close friends had her daughter butchered, her body was found on a dry creek rotten and lacerated with most clothes torn off.
The thing is that her daughter "Laura" was working in a factory and was 18 years old (inside the victims age group), my aunt's neighbor told her that Laura felt many times that she was being followed by a luxury car, usually a mercedes or BMW. In a city where drug cartels are about, you try to avoid luxurious enviroments or things because nobody wants to upset the sicarios or cartel gunmen. Laura had to brush off the feeling, she needed to work and having no car she had to rely on walking or public transportation. The day before she went missing she told her mom that a handsome man in a suit approached her, apparently accompanied with someone else but the man was off place, since she was leaving the factory in a slummy neighborhood. Her mom had a hunch and insisted her not to go to work, but Laura was saving for a car and she went anyways, but she didn't came back. My family and their once-neighbor insist that it had to be someone from the factory, but no one saw any suited man that day, the police are incompetent and they cynically deliver to the body piece by piece when they are done "investigating" it's been years since Laura died but the efforts still stand, many people know that the police is involved and even rich politicians although that the drug cartel violence is common, many people believe that the muderers are seizing the chaos and corruption in the city to keep destroying families and killing women, but the incompetence of the police and their deliberate attempts of obscuring the investigation makes the mystery bigger , even supposedly they hired international investigators no results are found, the question remains to be answered why women? and more importantly why nobody is doing nothing about it?
In the early 70s, my dad's best friend went missing from Red Wing, MN early winter and was later found floating by my best friend's mom (freak coincidence) in Lake Pepin, Wisconsin dead. Cause of death and any details of the investigation were never released. Anyone out there familiar with this case??
My dad spent 30 years as a cop in California. He told me about a time when he got a call to a building alarm at about 1am, and arrived to find that the building had indeed been broken into, but inside everything looked as if the people working there just up and left years ago; phones and papers on desks, coffee pot and water cooler still on the counter - only everything was covered in a thick layer of dust. After a few minutes of checking out the scene, the "owner" of the property (a female dressed in business attire, in the middle of the night, mind you) arrived. She provided identification, and everything checked out. She then promptly walked to the nearest telephone in the building, picked it up, dialed a number and said, "We've been compromised," and hung up. She thanked my dad and said she'd take it from there. My dad's best guess was it was a front for some kind of higher-up government operation, or maybe some corporate espionage. To this day the story gives me chills.
When I was 21 the love of my life fell off the Grid. She graduated from AUP and the last I had heard she was going to weekend in Germany. All of her internet presence disappeared 5 days later. Her phone was disconnected withen the week. I contacted her parents and they said they were troubled by the phone thing but had recieved a letter about an exciting opportunity in her handwriting. After a year I got. Postcard apologizing for disappearing but everything was ok. Five years pass and I would every now and then try to find a digital trace of her. Just because of curiousity. Her dad emailed me saying they hadn't gotten a letter in a year. I spend most of my free time for 9 months digitally tracking her, piecing things together, then I find a Europeon credit agency who will work with me to get a credit report. They take the info and 200 euros and never respond, but I got an email from an anon addresses saying " I am alive, I am fine. You searching for me is making certain things problematic, if you love me you will stop"
His second week on the job he went into a house full of the bottom half of animals. Mostly cats and dogs. No top halves, just waists and below. Hr counted 12 from where he was standing and noped all the way back to the truck to call hazmat.
Not a detective/cop (though i am trying to become one) but this happened to a good friend of mine, her case was never solved
On her birthday July 14th 2012, her and her boyfriend went out to celebrate her acceptance into the college she wanted and her 20th birthday.
Her boyfriend's account of the story was that they were walking around after having a few drinks and they got separated, he walked around and looked for her and figured she went ahead to their apartment as she had the keys. He got back and shes not there, had to have landlord let him in and he tried calling her, no answer. So he goes out looking for her, finds her shoe in a back alley and calls the cops to report her missing.
Next day shes falls from a parking garage naked and according to witnesses extremely out of her mind. The cops talk to the boyfriend, he explains a few things, tells them she was an avid drug user. Family confirms the body, i found out via reddit at like 3 am and went over to family's house next day, they were absolutely crushed.
Eventually they tried to put a case against the boyfriend but that fell through, all the evidence they had was circumstantial and nothing was super solid, they eventually had to call it and ruled it an accidental.
So, heres the holes in the boyfriend's story and why i believe he was the murderer:
One set of keys seems a tad fishy
How did he not notice her missing? I knew her quite well and while she was known to go wandering she never just disappeared, she would always come back or be in a really obvious spot
Witnesses saw him slip something into her drink at one of the places they went to
He claimed she was an avid/heavy drug user, and while this was somewhat true in her highschool years, she quit when she got a medical condition and had to have routine blood tests which would have shown any drug use, the records showed she had been clean for quite a while.
Before she fell, witnesses heard her and a male voice arguing over something
Her body showed some signs of a struggle
My guess is that they had an argument, most likely over her drink being spiked and ran off, he wasnt able to find her that night so went out searching the next morning. They ran into each other the next day, most likely by him searching for her. She tried to escape, went to the parking garage. He caught up to her, physical struggle resulting in her loss of clothes, the end result being him shoving her off the parking garage, taking her clothes and dumping them somewhere (no clothes found at or around scene) then making up an alibi. All witness statements supported a similar timeline, nothing supported his story.
Im not the only one that believes he killed her, however it sadly will probably never be reopened and properly solved. Nothing can bring her back, but eventually she will be brought justice.
But my mom and little brother went missing. They just found our van on some really remote beach (I was there the day after they were reported missing, the owners of the property let my dad and I stay in the guesthouse. Gave me sweets and stuff. Nice folks) and during the daylight I could not find the entrance to the beach until one of the FBI dudes showed me. Even after that I had to go down when one of the dogs and their handlers were going down otherwise I'd get lost. The trail/road didn't even seem big enough for our van to go down. But our van was parked on the beach, doors and trunk wide open with various personal effects from my mom and brother still in there.
About 3 days later his body washed up on a beach that from my understanding, is highly unlikely for the currents to have carried him there.
For a few months after that I constantly had the sensation of being watched and monitored (not just by the news folks) to the point where it was a contributing factor in my hospitalization. I'm still very jumpy and sometimes only feel safe in my own home with a loaded firearm (currently in my lap, I'm psyching myself out).
The official reports say she was drunk while driving, but the whole thing seems very, very fishy to me and I suspect there was someone else involved.
Ten hikers set out across the Ural mountains, one turns back; he's the only one that lives. The rest are found dead in the snow, having literally ripped through the side of their tent partially clothed. Two of them are found with severe skull fractures, one of them has her tongue missing. High levels of radiation are present on many members of the party. There is no apparent sign of a struggle.
It was my uncle who used to be a cop in Hong Kong.
He was patrolling the street on his own and received a smell complaint call from an apartment building nearby. So he reached the location and met the person who made the complaint and found out where the smell was coming from.
He rung the door bell, a little girl opened the door. As soon as the door was opened, he knew someone's dead. The little girl is about 5-6 years old. My uncle was informed that there were only the little girl and her grandma living in the apartment. They were immigrants from China.
My uncle walked into the apartment, and noticed that there was a freshly made meal. He went to the room where the smell was coming from and found the woman's dead body.
My uncle was puzzled by the freshly made meal because the little girl was not tall enough to reach the stove and the counter top. And it also puzzled him that a little girl could cook （chinese food is pretty complex in their recipes). When my uncle asked the little girl who made this, she said it was her mother.
Later he found out that the little girl's mother died from a stroke about a week ago. He was a cop in Hong Kong 30 years ago until he moved to the US. The only plausible explanation for this is that they had relatives who were secretly taking care of the little girl, but didn't want to get found out because they were illegal immigrants.
Strangest story I heard from a police officer colleague - A young woman's parents found her body in a chair at the dining room table where she had shot herself in the head. There was a letter on the table from Steven Tyler saying he was breaking up with her. Turns out she had told her mother she was in a new relationship with someone for the past couple of months, but he lived far away so they exchanged letters.
At first it was unexplained and detectives thought someone had tricked her (because obviously she wasn't dating Steven Tyler). But then detectives found a box of the letters - both the ones sent to her and the ones she sent to Steven Tyler - in a box in her room. All were addressed to her house, and they determined all were written by her just in different handwriting. So essentially she killed herself after breaking up with herself through a letter.
I worked a suicide where a guy shot himself in the head...twice. He was a terminal cancer patient, so I never suspected murder. The three possibilities are that the gun misfired, muscle spasms after the first shot caused him to pull the trigger twice, or it was a mercy killing by his spouse. In the end, I contacted our homicide unit and they decided it was probably a misfire.
I used to work at a retirement home and a retired federal agent told me this:
In the very beginning of the 20th century there were 9 robberies by a 2 man team in 4 counties in 1 day. All assumed to be the same 2 guys by eyewitness accounts. The exact same get away car, guns, outfits and ethnicity. The guys were caught and this was an open and shut case, except for the fact that the robbers claimed they had only robbed 4 places that day. Which seemed odd so someone looked into the exact timings of the robberies and found that robbery number 4 took place only 10 minutes after robbery 3 and then 1 minute after that robbery 5 happened. So they go back and interview the robbers about this discrepancy and both robbers tell the same story that they only robbed 4 places.
My dad back in October of 1996, in Tazewell, Virginia, was out drinking with some buddies of his as well as a girl (who wasn't my mom) at their house. Apparently he wanted to leave, but the girl wouldn't let him, and had her two friends rough him up a bit. Apparently things got out of hand and he was knocked unconscious. Being drunk, as well as possibly on drugs too, they decided it was a good idea to tie him up and then hit him in the head with a shovel, presumably to make sure he was unconscious (my dad was fairly well built - I guess they were afraid of him waking up during the... next stuff and beating them up). He was still alive at this point.
They then decided to shove him in their trunk and drive over to his mom's house, break in, hang him by the neck from a wooden beam over the stairs of the house, and then write a suicide note. I think the coroner who examined him concluded that he died from asphyxiation some time after they killed him. He also said that due to the shovel hit his brain damage was already so extensive (I guess due to concussion) that had they not hung him and killed him he probably wouldn't have been in very good shape anyway. Tazewell VA is an extremely small town and I think the nearest hospital at that time wasn't very close, so... yeah.
Well this applies to the thread because the sheriff of Tazewell ruled the case a suicide.
Disregarding that: A) The note was obviously not in his handwriting B) Everyone who knew him (probably most of the tiny town) knew that he loved life, wasn't depressed and wouldn't commit suicide C) The marks on his body/head from getting beaten by the two guys/probably the one girl
It was long ago, and I don't know whether he was still tied up when he was hanging. I suppose not, since the druggy friends of his probably weren't totally stupid, but I'll never know because the case is closed and I was only 4 at the time. My grandmother (Dad's mom) has written to the sheriff's office many times trying to have the case reopened, but they ignore her. The sheriff is kind of a scumbag, from what I hear.
But if the case is closed, how do I know they killed him and it wasn't a suicide? Because those three dirtbags told pretty much everyone in the town about it, as well as the girl's kid (who grew up, felt bad about what happened and contacted my family to give more details). They would get drunk at parties, etc and brag about killing him.
Sorry, this is turning into a rant because it's making me furious, so I better stop. Anyways, it's closed and unsolved, whatever.
My old driving instructor, we'll call him Steve, was an X-Cop and always loved sharing old stories with us. One of my favorites I one that goes something goes like this:
After a heavy spring rain fall they've discovered someone had been in an accident. The car had driven through a guard rail on a bridge at a high speed.
Steve says the first part to the mystery was to find the car.
Confused we said, "Why not follow the trail off the side of the bridge?"
We did. All we found though was the car missing its entire outer frame and body work sitting near the bottoms of the ridge with no body.
After several hours of searching on the ground one officer eventually discovers the missing frame sitting up in a tree! Still intact!
Mystery one solved. But where is the body? They continued to search and called in a crew to remove the frame from the tree. When the crew arrived they had a man climb the tree to connect a wire to a crane. When he reached the car he was baffled and fell sick. He had found the body! But not it the frame. The man, because he was traveling so fast, drove through the guard rail, had his frame caught in the tree and crashed through the windshield hitting the tree so hard with his face that it collapsed in on itself and stuck to the tree.
He says it's one of the weirdest things he's ever seen.
The case of missing UCLA student Michael Negrete has always intrigued me. He was last seen in his dorm playing video games with friends at 4:00 in the morning and then just simply disappeared without explanation. His wallet and other personal items were all left in his dorm room.
We get a call that a body has been found inside an apartment. We arrive at the apartment, located in a nicer part of town, and find it is empty. No furniture, only the decedent who rented the place, and a few personal belongings. He was fairly young, mid, to late twenties maybe? And looked in decent enough shape.
No signs of a struggle save for a small drop of high-velocity blood spatter on the wall behind him, and no apparent injuries to the guy. When the medical investigator arrived and did her examination, she found a small, round hole in the base of his head, near the bottom his hair line. It looked smaller than a .22-sized hole, and there was no bleeding, even after moving the body.
None of the neighbors heard any noise the previous night. Nor had any of them seen in several days. Nothing appeared overtly suspicious in this case. I tried to follow it after, but it was all but forgotten due to current cases. Never found out what was up with the hole in his neck, what made it. Last I heard it was still involved and classified as unexplained.
A lady near my hometown was found sitting in her car with her head laying on the ground next to the car. Turned out she was drunk leaving a party and caught a power pole support wire on her side mirror. She was wondering why her car wouldn't back up anymore and stuck her head out the window. The mirror broke and the wire popped her head off as it snapped back. Was kind of confusing for the responding authorities.
While working at a very large resort as a security officer, I was patrolling through a large empty parking lot on property around 2am. With this, i park my squad in the middle, hop out and light a smoke. I am about halfway through when all of a sudden the wind picks up, and i mean like 75 mph picks up. Thinking there was a front or something, i pitch the smoke and run for cover in the car. What was strange is that i noticed that the wind was moving upwards. The sound, i can hardly describe. It was like a jet engine with raccoons being thrown into the intake. I radio my partner, who could hear the noise on the radio and asked him to look in my direction, in hopes thinking it was a helo or something. Right as he does it just stops verry suddenly, like someone flipping a switch. It takes me a good minute, but i get out and its raining debris of whatever happened.
I drive about 700 yards to where my partner is and says that he heard it over the radio, but it was dead silent where he was standing. Still dont know what it was, seeing how it was a clear night in the summer.
Guy on the beach on the Bolivar Peninsula parked his truck near the water at low tide. By morning, it was submerged by the tide, about 50ft from shore.
When they got it towed out, they found the owner. He was drowned, underneath the truck, when the tide came in.
This is kinda tough to explain. Even if you get extremely drunk, you'd probably pass out in the bed or cab. Crawling under the truck at night doesn't make a lot of sense.
Now a fine theory is that he didn't want to be cooked by the morning sun, but this seems an unlikely sort of planning for a person passing out.
I kinda have a theory he may have found it getting swamped and tried to drive it out, only to find the diff dragging in the sand, and tried to get underneath to dig it out, only to be pinned as it sank a bit further. Complicated, but seems plausible to me.