“They can be anyone you want them to be,” he said of his deceased victims.
The men remained missing for two months… then, a strangely rosy-cheeked Packer turned up alone at a saloon.
In 1964, Kitty Genovese was stabbed and killed in her New York City apartment building, and 38 witnesses did nothing to help her.
Her skull peered out from the hollow trunk of a tree, a limp patch of hair still stuck to its crown.
On a cool summer night in 1912 someone broke into this peaceful Iowa homestead and bludgeoned all six family members plus two houseguests with an axe. The horrific scene was discovered the following morning by a concerned neighbor.
This is when I realized what I was looking at. “Her last photo” wasn’t the name of a movie, it was a description.
It shatters childhood innocence to learn that Santa Claus is an asshole.
In the ‘70s, a young hitchhiker named Colleen was picked up by a California couple, Cameron and Janice Hooker. They kidnapped her and held her for years as a sex slave, often forcing her to live in a small coffin-like box under their bed for up to 23 hours a day.
Forget all the urban legends and ghost stories and “scary” Hollywood movies: These cases are all real, and they all happened on Halloween.
There’s nothing like the slow, building terror that comes via your own imagination as you turn page after page.