I do a lot of ride-alongs with police officers, and one time we got called to a gas station for a stabbing call.
We arrive at the gas station and there is blood everywhere outside by the pumps.
We go inside to talk to the manager and he said no one called, so we couldn't figure out what was going on.
Another squad car stopped at the other gas station just to the north (both gas stations have the same name) and it was the same thing...blood everywhere by the pumps.
So in the same night, we have two gas stations within a mile of each other that have blood everywhere outside.
My thought was that he got stabbed at the south one (first one I described) and had his buddies drive up to the north one to get him help because the north one was closer to the hospital.
Ended up that someone just had an extremely violent bloody nose at the south gas station after the officers reviewed the tapes.
The guy actually did get shanked at the north one and his buddies drove him to the E.R., but it was unexplainable for about a week until they reviewed every bit of the footage and interviewed the victim.
The initial call was two dead, one with apparent gun shot wounds.
Upon arrival we find a man in his sixties with half of his face missing,
a gunshot to the chest, and a 30-06 rifle next to him laying in the kitchen. In the living room we find a female of same approximate age, deceased with no visible injuries or signs of death.
In the back yard we found a shotgun laying in the grass. Long story short...
the man had attempted suicide with a shotgun. It's not uncommon for people that try to kill themselves with shotguns to soon realize that holding a shotgun under your chin and being able to reach the trigger is no easy task.
Due to the length of the shotgun, the man blew the front of his face off and he didn't die.
He walked into the house where his wife saw his injuries, she then went into cardiac arrest and died.
The man then went to his bedroom, grabbed the high powered rifle, and shot himself in the chest.
I was in a Junior Police Academy and one of the Cops told us about a call they got awhile back. And this is true, no joke. I'll tell it like a story with the details I know...
A wife and husband had just recently got married and everything was all fine and dandy, they were just working towards the American dream-house with white picket fence, 3 cars, 2.5 kids, you know how it is.
Anyway, the husband and wife wake up one day and go about their usual routine, the husband kisses his wife goodbye and heads off for work.
Nothing strange, except the wife notices the husband left his glasses which she knew he really needed for his work.
So she tries calling him, he doesn't pick up. She figures, "ahh what the heck I'm not doing anything today" so she decides to drop off his glasses to him, his work wasn't that far anyways.
So she gets in the car and heads off to her hubby's work, but as shes driving she see's a car pulled off on a dirt road and recognizes it as her husband's car.
So she pulls off the main road and down the dirt a bit to see if she see's her husband. Sure enough, she sees him standing off to the side of the road a bit.
She gets out of her car and calls out his name. He turns his head to look at her, lights a match, and instantly engulfs in flames...
The cops showed us a picture of his body on fire in the fetal position all charred. They never found out why he did it. No suicide note, no indication, nothing.
I live in mexico and I had distant family in Cd. Juarez. (they moved now) which we kept small contact. But about the city is a ghost town right now, most people don't go out, women especially are not seen on the streets. It's depressing and shocking, everything is desolate and everyone is fearful.
But the gem of the city is a streak of feminicides, woman that work on the many factories or maquilas are the usual targets, the killings began in the 90's but they were sparse and the media was silenced easily, but in 00's with the advent of social medias the game changed and a phenomenon began, people realized that way too many women were missing or found dead, the official reports state that about 4000 women were killed or missing during 1993 and 2003.
That's not the only problem with the city, you'll see, the city is heavy on cartel activity because it connects to El paso, and therefore the US. If a cartel controls Cd. Juarez controls one of the greatest pathways to drug trafficking in the world as a small system of underground tunnels connects Mexico and the Us. So among the killings other niceties such as shooting sprees, bombings and kidnappings are everyday hazards.
The murdered victims were often evidently raped, skinned, butchered, abused and beaten before their deaths. Many families were left with scraps of their daughters and spouses. My aunt told me when they moved, that one of their close friends had her daughter butchered, her body was found on a dry creek rotten and lacerated with most clothes torn off.
The thing is that her daughter "Laura" was working in a factory and was 18 years old (inside the victims age group), my aunt's neighbor told her that Laura felt many times that she was being followed by a luxury car, usually a mercedes or BMW. In a city where drug cartels are about, you try to avoid luxurious enviroments or things because nobody wants to upset the sicarios or cartel gunmen. Laura had to brush off the feeling, she needed to work and having no car she had to rely on walking or public transportation.
The day before she went missing she told her mom that a handsome man in a suit approached her, apparently accompanied with someone else but the man was off place, since she was leaving the factory in a slummy neighborhood. Her mom had a hunch and insisted her not to go to work, but Laura was saving for a car and she went anyways, but she didn't came back.
My family and their once-neighbor insist that it had to be someone from the factory, but no one saw any suited man that day, the police are incompetent and they cynically deliver to the body piece by piece when they are done "investigating" it's been years since Laura died but the efforts still stand,
many people know that the police is involved and even rich politicians although that the drug cartel violence is common, many people believe that the muderers are seizing the chaos and corruption in the city to keep destroying families and killing women, but the incompetence of the police and their deliberate attempts of obscuring the investigation makes the mystery bigger ,
even supposedly they hired international investigators no results are found, the question remains to be answered why women? and more importantly why nobody is doing nothing about it?
Not a detective/cop (though i am trying to become one) but this happened to a good friend of mine, her case was never solved
On her birthday July 14th 2012, her and her boyfriend went out to celebrate her acceptance into the college she wanted and her 20th birthday.
Her boyfriend's account of the story was that they were walking around after having a few drinks and they got separated, he walked around and looked for her and figured she went ahead to their apartment as she had the keys.
He got back and shes not there, had to have landlord let him in and he tried calling her, no answer. So he goes out looking for her, finds her shoe in a back alley and calls the cops to report her missing.
Next day shes falls from a parking garage naked and according to witnesses extremely out of her mind. The cops talk to the boyfriend, he explains a few things, tells them she was an avid drug user. Family confirms the body, i found out via reddit at like 3 am and went over to family's house next day, they were absolutely crushed.
Eventually they tried to put a case against the boyfriend but that fell through, all the evidence they had was circumstantial and nothing was super solid, they eventually had to call it and ruled it an accidental.
So, heres the holes in the boyfriend's story and why i believe he was the murderer:
One set of keys seems a tad fishy
How did he not notice her missing? I knew her quite well and while she was known to go wandering she never just disappeared, she would always come back or be in a really obvious spot
Witnesses saw him slip something into her drink at one of the places they went to
He claimed she was an avid/heavy drug user, and while this was somewhat true in her highschool years, she quit when she got a medical condition and had to have routine blood tests which would have shown any drug use, the records showed she had been clean for quite a while.
Before she fell, witnesses heard her and a male voice arguing over something
Her body showed some signs of a struggle
My guess is that they had an argument, most likely over her drink being spiked and ran off, he wasnt able to find her that night so went out searching the next morning. They ran into each other the next day, most likely by him searching for her. She tried to escape, went to the parking garage.
He caught up to her, physical struggle resulting in her loss of clothes, the end result being him shoving her off the parking garage, taking her clothes and dumping them somewhere (no clothes found at or around scene) then making up an alibi. All witness statements supported a similar timeline, nothing supported his story.
Im not the only one that believes he killed her, however it sadly will probably never be reopened and properly solved. Nothing can bring her back, but eventually she will be brought justice.
But my mom and little brother went missing. They just found our van on some really remote beach (I was there the day after they were reported missing, the owners of the property let my dad and I stay in the guesthouse.
Gave me sweets and stuff. Nice folks) and during the daylight I could not find the entrance to the beach until one of the FBI dudes showed me.
Even after that I had to go down when one of the dogs and their handlers were going down otherwise I'd get lost. The trail/road didn't even seem big enough for our van to go down.
But our van was parked on the beach, doors and trunk wide open with various personal effects from my mom and brother still in there.
About 3 days later his body washed up on a beach that from my understanding, is highly unlikely for the currents to have carried him there.
For a few months after that I constantly had the sensation of being watched and monitored (not just by the news folks) to the point where it was a contributing factor in my hospitalization.
I'm still very jumpy and sometimes only feel safe in my own home with a loaded firearm (currently in my lap, I'm psyching myself out).
The official reports say she was drunk while driving, but the whole thing seems very, very fishy to me and I suspect there was someone else involved.
It was my uncle who used to be a cop in Hong Kong.
He was patrolling the street on his own and received a smell complaint call from an apartment building nearby.
So he reached the location and met the person who made the complaint and found out where the smell was coming from.
He rung the door bell, a little girl opened the door. As soon as the door was opened, he knew someone's dead.
The little girl is about 5-6 years old. My uncle was informed that there were only the little girl and her grandma living in the apartment. They were immigrants from China.
My uncle walked into the apartment, and noticed that there was a freshly made meal. He went to the room where the smell was coming from and found the woman's dead body.
My uncle was puzzled by the freshly made meal because the little girl was not tall enough to reach the stove and the counter top. And it also puzzled him that a little girl could cook （chinese food is pretty complex in their recipes). When my uncle asked the little girl who made this, she said it was her mother.
Later he found out that the little girl's mother died from a stroke about a week ago. He was a cop in Hong Kong 30 years ago until he moved to the US.
The only plausible explanation for this is that they had relatives who were secretly taking care of the little girl, but didn't want to get found out because they were illegal immigrants.
My dad back in October of 1996, in Tazewell, Virginia, was out drinking with some buddies of his as well as a girl (who wasn't my mom) at their house. Apparently he wanted to leave, but the girl wouldn't let him, and had her two friends rough him up a bit. Apparently things got out of hand and he was knocked unconscious.
Being drunk, as well as possibly on drugs too, they decided it was a good idea to tie him up and then hit him in the head with a shovel, presumably to make sure he was unconscious (my dad was fairly well built - I guess they were afraid of him waking up during the... next stuff and beating them up). He was still alive at this point.
They then decided to shove him in their trunk and drive over to his mom's house, break in, hang him by the neck from a wooden beam over the stairs of the house, and then write a suicide note. I think the coroner who examined him concluded that he died from asphyxiation some time after they killed him.
He also said that due to the shovel hit his brain damage was already so extensive (I guess due to concussion) that had they not hung him and killed him he probably wouldn't have been in very good shape anyway. Tazewell VA is an extremely small town and I think the nearest hospital at that time wasn't very close, so... yeah.
Well this applies to the thread because the sheriff of Tazewell ruled the case a suicide.
Disregarding that: A) The note was obviously not in his handwriting B) Everyone who knew him (probably most of the tiny town) knew that he loved life, wasn't depressed and wouldn't commit suicide C) The marks on his body/head from getting beaten by the two guys/probably the one girl
It was long ago, and I don't know whether he was still tied up when he was hanging. I suppose not, since the druggy friends of his probably weren't totally stupid, but I'll never know because the case is closed and I was only 4 at the time. My grandmother (Dad's mom) has written to the sheriff's office many times trying to have the case reopened, but they ignore her. The sheriff is kind of a scumbag, from what I hear.
But if the case is closed, how do I know they killed him and it wasn't a suicide? Because those three dirtbags told pretty much everyone in the town about it, as well as the girl's kid (who grew up, felt bad about what happened and contacted my family to give more details). They would get drunk at parties, etc and brag about killing him.
Sorry, this is turning into a rant because it's making me furious, so I better stop. Anyways, it's closed and unsolved, whatever.
My old driving instructor, we'll call him Steve, was an X-Cop and always loved sharing old stories with us. One of my favorites I one that goes something goes like this:
After a heavy spring rain fall they've discovered someone had been in an accident. The car had driven through a guard rail on a bridge at a high speed.
Steve says the first part to the mystery was to find the car.
Confused we said, "Why not follow the trail off the side of the bridge?"
We did. All we found though was the car missing its entire outer frame and body work sitting near the bottoms of the ridge with no body.
After several hours of searching on the ground one officer eventually discovers the missing frame sitting up in a tree! Still intact!
Mystery one solved. But where is the body? They continued to search and called in a crew to remove the frame from the tree. When the crew arrived they had a man climb the tree to connect a wire to a crane.
When he reached the car he was baffled and fell sick. He had found the body! But not it the frame. The man, because he was traveling so fast, drove through the guard rail, had his frame caught in the tree and crashed through the windshield hitting the tree so hard with his face that it collapsed in on itself and stuck to the tree.
He says it's one of the weirdest things he's ever seen.
Guy on the beach on the Bolivar Peninsula parked his truck near the water at low tide.
By morning, it was submerged by the tide, about 50ft from shore.
When they got it towed out, they found the owner. He was drowned, underneath the truck, when the tide came in.
This is kinda tough to explain. Even if you get extremely drunk, you'd probably pass out in the bed or cab.
Crawling under the truck at night doesn't make a lot of sense.
Now a fine theory is that he didn't want to be cooked by the morning sun, but this seems an unlikely sort of planning for a person passing out.
I kinda have a theory he may have found it getting swamped and tried to drive it out, only to find the diff dragging in the sand, and tried to get underneath to dig it out, only to be pinned as it sank a bit further.