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The Only Mystery In Vermillion, South Dakota

The first and last crime I ever tried to solve was the disappearance of two teenage girls. Michelle Strand and Suzie Hewlitt of Vermillion, South Dakota went missing in May of 1971. They were high school juniors, and they left for a party at a gravel pit about 20 miles outside of town and never came back. READ MORE

Being Maleficent

We were a motley band of homeschoolers, playing on a sunny back porch while our mothers had a Bible study inside. We had been warned against coming in and interrupting, so we scuffed our Keds against the floor boards and broke sticks into little logs. Most of the girls wore ankle-length skirts or jumpers. They all had long hair, except me. I had mine cut short because I wouldn’t let my mom brush it, and she wanted it out of my face. READ MORE

In the Walls

In 2007, contractor Bob Kinghorn pulled a mummified baby from the floorboards of a home in East Toronto. The baby was wrapped in newsprint dated September 12, 1925, and when Kinghorn unwittingly unswaddled the baby, he was furious. "No! No! No! I got mad, threw off my headgear, kicked something and bounced out of the house," Kinghorn told CBC news. "My first thought was murder. I thought: How could you do that? You sons of bitches!" Five years later, the police are still unable to determine the so-called Baby Kyntre's cause of death. READ MORE