Carbon County, Pennsylvania on December 20, 1976, three suitcases were found under a bridge along the Lehigh River and they each contained the remains of an unidentified woman, who was believed to be between 16 and 22 years old. She had been strangled, shot in the neck, and dismembered. One of the suitcases contained her arms and legs, and her eyes, nose and breasts had also been removed. "Beth Doe's" identity remains a mystery.
One of the most tragic and strange murders in Boston history occurred on June 23, 1996. Karina Holmer, a 20-year old Swedish au pair, disappeared outside a Boston nightclub at three o'clock in the morning. Less than 12 hours later, her severed upper body was discovered in a Back Bay dumpster by a homeless person. The murder has never been solved, and remains Boston's most notorious "cold case."
On March 27, 2003, fishermen found the body of 7-year-old Dalton Mesarchik in the Vermillion River, two and a half miles south of his hometown, Streator, Ill. He’d been bludgeoned to death with a hammer. Dalton vanished the evening before, while waiting for a church van in front of his house. Nine years later, Dalton’s murder remains unsolved.
Cracking Cold Cases in Santa Monica @SantaMonicaPD - When Mary Garnello -- a 19-year-old Santa Monica College student from Florida -- was found brutally raped and murdered in her Pico Neighborhood apartment, Larry Nicols was working at his family’s Bay Cities Deli.
LIP - A former police officer was finally found guilty on Sept. 14, 2012 of the abduction and murder of a seven-year-old girl 55 years ago. The conviction of Jack McCullough, 72, represents the longest cold case in history after a DNA breakthrough placed him at the scene of the abduction of Maria 'Pretty Maria' Ridulph in 1957. He was sentenced to life in prison.
Retired Cop Vows To Crack Sisters Unsolved Murder Case