Thousands of people are reported missing every week in the United States, and although some are found many are never seen again. While many missing persons cases are well known, there are others that aren’t as well publicized — many of which are downright bizarre. Let’s look at 10 of the weirdest missing person’s cases in the history of the United States.
A Monster in Kansas examines the shocking attack on John and Carole Duffield’s kids by Michael James Cade, who killed one, raped and murdered another and left a third for dead. January 28th, 1983, in Olathe, Kansas and the world of the Duffield family was shattered when Cade broke into their home and attacked their kids. Husband and dad John was asleep in the house and Carole was out working a shift as a registered nurse, when Cade seemingly picked their house at random at his target.
This week Bride Killa spotlights the killing of Robert McKernan, who was shot ten times by his military trained wife of eight months – Colleen McKernan. New Year’s Eve 2014 in Massillon, Stark County, and Colleen made a 911 call saying that she’d just shot her husband Rob and was performing CPR on himWhen paramedics arrived they found 29-year-old Rob dead, with gunshots to his face, chest and side. Nearby there was a gun, shell casings and bits of his teeth.
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Selecting a term
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