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Re: What real-life mystery/crime would you most like the answer to?
« Reply #1005 on: June 26, 2016, 02:02:47 PM »
In 1872, the merchant vessel Mary Celeste was found abandoned off the Azores Islands. The ship was fully provisioned and seaworthy, and only the lifeboat was missing- personal belongings of the captain, his wife, their two-year-old daughter and the seven-man crew were still on board. None of these ten people has ever been heard from again. I've always wondered what happened. Was there a mutiny? Piracy seems unlikely, as the cargo was still there along with everyone's belongings. Alien abduction? 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Celeste
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Re: What real-life mystery/crime would you most like the answer to?
« Reply #1006 on: June 26, 2016, 03:16:11 PM »
In 1872, the merchant vessel Mary Celeste was found abandoned off the Azores Islands. The ship was fully provisioned and seaworthy, and only the lifeboat was missing- personal belongings of the captain, his wife, their two-year-old daughter and the seven-man crew were still on board. None of these ten people has ever been heard from again. I've always wondered what happened. Was there a mutiny? Piracy seems unlikely, as the cargo was still there along with everyone's belongings. Alien abduction? 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Celeste
Generally accepted theory is that dangerous fumes from the alcohol in the cargo built up in the hold. The crew opened all the hatches to vent the hold and evacuated to the life boat that was attached to the Mary Celeste by a rope. Something happened to snap the rope and the life boat was separated from the Mary Celeste. The crew, captain, and his family would have faced a painful death by dehydration.
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Re: What real-life mystery/crime would you most like the answer to?
« Reply #1007 on: June 26, 2016, 06:22:41 PM »
In 1872, the merchant vessel Mary Celeste was found abandoned off the Azores Islands. The ship was fully provisioned and seaworthy, and only the lifeboat was missing- personal belongings of the captain, his wife, their two-year-old daughter and the seven-man crew were still on board. None of these ten people has ever been heard from again. I've always wondered what happened. Was there a mutiny? Piracy seems unlikely, as the cargo was still there along with everyone's belongings. Alien abduction? 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Celeste
Generally accepted theory is that dangerous fumes from the alcohol in the cargo built up in the hold. The crew opened all the hatches to vent the hold and evacuated to the life boat that was attached to the Mary Celeste by a rope. Something happened to snap the rope and the life boat was separated from the Mary Celeste. The crew, captain, and his family would have faced a painful death by dehydration.
They didn't take all the sails down before evacuating to the lifeboat. A good wind came up, the ship lurched forward, the rope snapped and the ship just kept going leaving them behind.
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Re: What real-life mystery/crime would you most like the answer to?
« Reply #1008 on: June 26, 2016, 07:06:19 PM »
https://bizarreandgrotesque.com/2015/09/10/the-case-of-timmothy-pitzen-a-missing-boy-whose-mothers-suicide-note-promised-he-would-never-be-found/

What did Timmothy's mother do with him?  To me, it seems she had some kind of plan in mind, what with everything she did (picking him up at school, etc.), but what and why?  If she planned to commit suicide, was she determined that his father would never see him again?
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Re: What real-life mystery/crime would you most like the answer to?
« Reply #1009 on: June 26, 2016, 07:13:04 PM »
https://bizarreandgrotesque.com/2015/09/10/the-case-of-timmothy-pitzen-a-missing-boy-whose-mothers-suicide-note-promised-he-would-never-be-found/

What did Timmothy's mother do with him?  To me, it seems she had some kind of plan in mind, what with everything she did (picking him up at school, etc.), but what and why?  If she planned to commit suicide, was she determined that his father would never see him again?



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From the article - While Amy suffered from depression and had once made a suicide attempt before, her family and friends donít believe that she had any reason to hurt Timmothy.



The mother sounds like she was suffering from mental illness. That could have caused her to either think Timmothy was in danger from his father or that he had done something that merited him being punished. I hope the boy is safe. He is 10 or 11 now old enough that he might see these stories and call the cops.

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Re: What real-life mystery/crime would you most like the answer to?
« Reply #1010 on: June 26, 2016, 08:11:45 PM »
The odd 1910 disappearance of Dorothy Arnold:

http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/a/arnold_dorothy.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disappearance_of_Dorothy_Arnold

Her story remind me of Jean Spangler's (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Spangler).

Sadly, I think they both met the same fate; seeking an illegal back-alley abortion and dying of complications. The 'doctor' would dispose of the body to get rid of evidence.

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Re: What real-life mystery/crime would you most like the answer to?
« Reply #1011 on: June 26, 2016, 08:55:37 PM »
https://bizarreandgrotesque.com/2015/09/10/the-case-of-timmothy-pitzen-a-missing-boy-whose-mothers-suicide-note-promised-he-would-never-be-found/

What did Timmothy's mother do with him?  To me, it seems she had some kind of plan in mind, what with everything she did (picking him up at school, etc.), but what and why?  If she planned to commit suicide, was she determined that his father would never see him again?




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From the article - While Amy suffered from depression and had once made a suicide attempt before, her family and friends donít believe that she had any reason to hurt Timmothy.



The mother sounds like she was suffering from mental illness. That could have caused her to either think Timmothy was in danger from his father or that he had done something that merited him being punished. I hope the boy is safe. He is 10 or 11 now old enough that he might see these stories and call the cops.

http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/d/duckett_trenton.html

Reminds me of Trenton Duckett. His mother claimed she put him to bed and then he went missing, but committed suicide at some point after law enforcement became involved. Trenton has never been found.
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Re: What real-life mystery/crime would you most like the answer to?
« Reply #1012 on: June 27, 2016, 11:50:36 AM »
The missing kid cases kind of remind me of an episode of Criminal Minds; they go to interview a husband and wife on death row, about to be executed. The husband was convicted of murdering young women, after kidnapping and torturing them, and the wife was supposedly his accomplice. They had had a son, who I think the mom confessed to killing, at the behest of her husband. But after interviewing both of them, they thought maybe she was innocent, and in the end, they discover their son was never murdered, but "given" to one of the families the wife worked as a houekeeper for, to keep him safe.

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Re: What real-life mystery/crime would you most like the answer to?
« Reply #1013 on: June 28, 2016, 03:03:21 AM »
I'm finding this thread fascinating, it's certainly adding to my list of unsolved mysteries!

I'd like to know who killed Hae Min Lee (subject of Serial), and Teresa Halbach (subject of Making a Murderer)  I don't believe that the people convicted were the culprits.  In the case of Teresa Halbach, I believe that it was Steven Avery's nephew (Brendans older brother) and his sister's partner that were responsible (I also think that Teresa's roommate and ex-boyfriend were very sketchy), and were looking to pin it on Steven Avery, knowing it wouldn't be difficult.




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Re: What real-life mystery/crime would you most like the answer to?
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Re: What real-life mystery/crime would you most like the answer to?
« Reply #1015 on: September 03, 2016, 11:39:45 PM »
Jacob Wetterling's remains have been found  :'(

http://www.kare11.com/news/wetterlings-remains-found-our-hearts-are-broken/313210664

I just came here to post that! That is a sad ending, but unfortunately not entirely unexpected.

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Re: What real-life mystery/crime would you most like the answer to?
« Reply #1018 on: November 14, 2016, 03:25:20 PM »
I'm finding this thread fascinating, it's certainly adding to my list of unsolved mysteries!

I'd like to know who killed Hae Min Lee (subject of Serial), and Teresa Halbach (subject of Making a Murderer)  I don't believe that the people convicted were the culprits.  In the case of Teresa Halbach, I believe that it was Steven Avery's nephew (Brendans older brother) and his sister's partner that were responsible (I also think that Teresa's roommate and ex-boyfriend were very sketchy), and were looking to pin it on Steven Avery, knowing it wouldn't be difficult.

I also would like to know who killed Teresa Halbach. There has been an update with Brendan Dassey - http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2016/11/14/brendan-dassey-ordered-released/93804596/