Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: S/O of Unsolved RL Crimes - What solved crime will always give you the chills?« Last post by Dawse on Today at 06:50:24 AM »
Ted Bundy. I read The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule (who knew and worked with Bundy) and it's a hard case to get out of my head. I was particularly haunted by the the very short opportunity he had to nab a lot of his victims. One girl never walked around her campus after dark; the one day she took a chance, he kidnapped her. One woman went upstairs to grab a magazine, leaving her fiance and his children for a brief moment; he kidnapped her. All of the crimes were horrid, but the one that stands out to me the most is him abducting two women from the same place hours apart (a crowded beach). Most of the women kindly offered him assistance, as he was using a cast as a ruse. It's easy for this case to still haunt, considering that the bodies of many of his victims have never been found, leaving their families to suffer. I suspect that he killed many more women than we actual know about.
There's a Dutch film called The Vanishing that's loosely based on Bundy. It's a very good film, excellently shot and made and makes for very compelling watching, but it's terrifying. The first time I watched it I didn't know it had been inspired by real events, but it developed a whole new level of creepy once I knew it had. If you like films that are more or less guaranteed to give you nightmares, I recommend it.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Jennifer_DaughertyOn the flip side. A cognitively disabled young teenager from Sis's neighborhood disappeared on an evening walk with her family. There was a pretty massive search.
This girl believed these monsters to be her friends.
About a week later, some homeless teens (phrase that should not exist) who lived on Longpoint, walked into a substation with the girl. They had found her wandering, but she refused to tell them where she lived and was terrified of going to the police.
The teens kept her with them, fed her best they could, and made sure one one hurt her in any way. They finally convinced her that it was ok to go to the cops and walked her into the station.
These are the children that have been thrown away.
This makes me want to cry.