Author: Stories of the Unsolved

The Disappearance of Marilyn McCown

EARLY LIFE: Marilyn “Niqui” McCown was born on January 6, 1973. Growing up in the midwestern city of Richmond, Indiana, she was the youngest of 10 children. When she was 19 years old, she gave birth to her daughter, Payton, with then boyfriend Steven Johnston. While she and Steven broke up, they shared their time

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Frederick County John Doe

DISCOVERY: On May 6, 2016, a mushroom hunter travelling along Catacin Hollow Road near Cunningham Falls State Park discovered the partial skeletal remains of an unidentified male. The remains were approximately 500 feet from the road and were dispersed across the area. The area where the remains were found, which is located in Thurmont, Maryland,

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Case Update: Jayme Closs Found Alive, Suspect Arrested

May 24, 2019: Jake Patterson appeared in court today, where the judged sentenced him for the kidnapping of Jayme Closs and the murders of her parents, Denise and James Closs. For each of the murders, he received two life sentences, while for Jayme’s kidnapping he received 25 years in prison and 15 years parole, totalling

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The Disappearance of Jayme Closs

*UPDATE: The Barron County Sheriff’s Department has announced Jayme Closs has been found alive and her abductor, 21-year-old Jake Patterson, has been taken into custody.* EARLY LIFE: Jayme Closs was born on July 13, 2005. Growing up, she lived in Barron, Wisconsin with her parents, James and Denise Closs, who were both employees of the

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Eklutna Annie

DISCOVERY: On July 17, 1980, electrical workers discovered the skeletal remains of a woman buried along a set of power lines near post two in Eklutna, Alaska. The area, which is heavily wooded, is about one mile south of South Eklutna Lake Road. AUTOPSY: The body was brought to the Alaska State Medical Examiner’s Office,

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