THE UNSOLVED By: Alize Navarro
Are there murders that are unsolved? Are there murders that we don’t know about? Are the killers still out there? Those are the three questions that went through my head when I first found out about the many cases of unsolved murders. In fact, there are murders that are unsolved. There will never be a day that every murder will be solved. That’s just how it is. There are, also, murders none of us know about. No one will know every single murder that has happened in their lifetime. There’s just too many. And yes the killers may possibly still be out there. Not all of them though, some of these murders were so long ago that the culprit would be dead by now. There will always be a murderer out in the world. The insanity cannot be stopped. You might be questioning if I’m one of these people, but I’m not. I just find these types of things interesting. I like to see how theses specific killers got away, what their differences are, and what they did to their victims. I just want to show you how dangerous the most innocent people can be.
The Axman Of New Orleans As his name states it, his murder weapon was an ax. He had 6-7 victims.
He butchered his victims with an ax. He sent letters to newspapers, demanding that everyone play jazz music at night the night of March 19, 1919. He threatened that whoever didn't play jazz music would be the next victims. Due to fear, the streets were filled with the sounds of jazz to please the axman of New Orleans.
The Zodiac Killer The Zodiac Killer had a span of killing from the late 1960s to the early 1970s and claimed to have killed 37 people, but only 7 were proven to be true. Like the Axeman, he sent letters with puzzles and ciphers to newspapers, claiming that they gave them a hint to his identity. They turned out to be a way he messed with the minds of many. Whenever people described the face of someone who claimed to be the Zodiac Killer or seemed to be the Zodiac
Killer, they would be different than what the other descriptions claimed he looked like.
The Murder Of JonBenet Ramsey JonBenet Ramsey was a 6-year-old beauty pageant queen. Her parents found her missing the morning after Christmas in 1996. They found a ransom note demanding $118,000 for her return. A weird thing is that the amount of money was the exact amount of her father, John Ramsey’s, bonus. Another thing is that when the police examined the note that it was written in her mother, Patsy Ramsey’s, handwriting. While the police started investigating the house, John let their neighbors in the house and called family members. These people started looking around, jeopardizing the crime scene. The police didn't stop them or anything. The father went to the basement and found JonBenet dead. She was struck on the head and strangled with a thin piece of cord that was tightened with a broken paintbrush from Patsy’s hobby kit. He grabbed his daughter and brought her upstairs, ruining any evidence that could have
been used to solve the case. She seemed to have been sexually assaulted and there was a blow to her head that caused her death. They found DNA on her underwear, but it led to a dead end. There were no signs of breaking and entering, so the parents and brother were considered suspects. They weren’t able to find enough evidence to prove that it was them so the case remains unsolved.
The Boy in the Box No one knows who he is, where he came from, or anything about him really. He was found naked, beaten, and wrapped in a blanket in a box that once contained a baby’s bassinet. He was estimated to be around the ages 4-6. No one has claimed him and to this day, no one knows what happened to him, who he belonged to, or who killed him and why.
Murder Mystery at Hinterkaifeck Farmstead Six people were killed by an unidentified person with an ax. Andreas Gruber (age 63), his wife Cazilia Gruber (age 72), their widowed daughter Victoria Gabriel (age 35), her daughter Cazilia (age 7), her son Josef (age 2), and their maid Maria Baumgartner (age 44), who barely started working the day of the event, were found dead. Their previous maid quit a few days before the murders because of weird occurrences happening the house. She suspected the farm was haunted. Andreas found footprints in the snow from the forest to his farm, but not back, an unknown newspaper somewhere near the house, and heard footsteps in the attic. Four of the family member’s bodies were found in the barn, Josef’s body was found in his mom’s room, and the maid’s body was found in her bed. It is suspected that the murderer stayed in the house for a couple of days and left without taking anything. To this day, no one has a clue of who it was or why they did what they did. This case will forever remain unsolved.
These cases may never be solved. The people behind these crimes will never be brought to justice, maybe, just maybe, there will be one day one of these cases will be solved and the killer will be brought to justice. But for now, these cases will remain unsolved.
5 different unsolved murders that might never be solved.