The worst unsolved mysteries always involve missing children, and these stories are so much more heartbreaking when the child's parents find renewed hope, only to have the horrible truth revealed.. Sixteen-year-old Kari Lynn Nixon disappeared in 1987 in her own neighborhood. To hear Robin Warder analyze some unsolved disappearances and cold cases, check out his true crime podcast, The Trail Went Cold. For more stories you'll probably see in a Dick Wolf show, check out 6 People Who Just Fucking Disappeared and 5 People Who Vanished Mysteriously (And Appeared Awesomely). The same week the McStay family remains were found, the Jamison family remains were uncovered as well. Their dog was even left locked inside, and died of starvation. A larger number of cold cases have been solved when DNA evidence is tested years later and matches DNA from a more recent case.

Not all cold cases remain cold — some cold cases get re-opened and are solved over a long period of time using a variety of evidence. Other cold cases get solved when the perpetrator is arrested for another crime and confesses. The McCann family from Leicestershire were a holidaying in Algarve, Portugal, when 3-year-old Madeleine went missing. The 1974 and 1976 kidnapping cases of Jan Broberg have reentered the zeitgeist, thanks to the Netflix true crime documentary Abducted in Plain Sight. When Jan was just 12 years old, neighbor and family friend Robert "B" Berchtold took Jan from her home, claiming he …

. ... Limburg, Netherlands, a young boy of 11 years old by the name of Nicky Verstappen disappeared from camp early one morning. Jodi Huisentruit was an Iowa news anchor who disappeared from the parking lot of her apartment complex on June 27, 1995, at 4:10 a.m. She was heading into … Here's a roundup of cold cases that were solved decades after the crime was initially committed. 5. But sometimes, even the coldest of cases get solved decades later, just out of the damned blue, in the strangest ways possible ... Advertisement. 10 Murder Cases That Were Solved By Exhuming Dead Bodies. After 37 Years, Priscilla Ann Blevins' Disappearance Solved Using DNA By David Lohr Every day for the past 37 years, Cathy Blevins Howe has wondered about the whereabouts of her 27-year-old sister, who vanished from her Charlotte, N.C., home in July 1975. Comments. Joe Duncan. It was May 3, 2007, and Madeleine’s parents, Gerry and Kate McCann, both doctors, decided to have dinner at a tapas bar 120 meters away from the apartment they were staying.The couple left Madeleine and toddler twins Sean and Amelie who were all sleeping in their … A massive search commenced, and his body was found the following day. In Oklahoma, the Jamison family also disappeared from their home, with their abandoned truck found outside of town. I've watched all the Disappeared episodes but after an initial googling or two, I generally tend to forget all about many of them and don't follow up with searching for updates. .

In December 1957, a young girl name Maria Ridulph disappeared. Her case was featured on Unsolved Mysteries in May 1989, but the story failed to produce any good leads.