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  • Thames Torso Murders(1887-89)

    0 0%
  • Jack the Ripper(1888)

    34 12.55%
  • Borden Murders(1892)

    18 6.64%
  • Gatton Mystery(1898)

    2 0.74%
  • Cincinnati Streetcar Killer(1904-10)

    0 0%
  • Caroline Luard Slaying(1908)

    0 0%
  • Villisca Ax Murders(1912)

    15 5.54%
  • New Orleans Axeman(1918-19)

    2 0.74%
  • Julia Wallace Murder(1931)

    0 0%
  • Brighton Trunk Mystery(1934)

    1 0.37%
  • Cleveland Torso Slayer(1934-38)

    6 2.21%
  • Lord Errol Murder(1941)

    0 0%
  • Texarkana Phantom(1946)

    1 0.37%
  • Black Dahlia(1947)

    41 15.13%
  • Taman Shud(1948)

    20 7.38%
  • Shirley Collins Murder(1953)

    2 0.74%
  • Boston Strangler(1962-64)

    1 0.37%
  • Jack the Stripper(1963-65)

    0 0%
  • Indiana Dunes Vanishings(1966)

    4 1.48%
  • Bible John(1968-69)

    3 1.11%
  • Zodiac(1968-69)

    50 18.45%
  • Babysitter(1976-77)

    12 4.43%
  • Original Night Stalker(1979-85)

    16 5.90%
  • Tylenol Poisonings(1982)

    13 4.80%
  • Gregory Villemin Slaying(1984)

    0 0%
  • Another Please Tell Which

    30 11.07%

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  1. #1
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    Classic Cold Murder Case of Most Interest Poll

    What classic (more than 20 years old) unsolved murder case interests you most? Cases listed in approximate order of occurrence.
    This my opinion and to the best of my knowledge, that is, if I'm not joking.


    Stan Reid

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    I jilted Jack the Lad for once, and said, "Make mine the Cleveland Torso Slayer (1934-38)."

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    Yogurt Shop Murders (1991)
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    Valerie Percy

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    The Yogurt shop murders, although of the poll options I selected the Tylenol poisonings.

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    The political murders of the 60's JFK, RFK,and MLK.... in all probablity never to be solved..

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    Just a question ... I'm familiar with all the above cases except the Babysitter. Can I find it here on websleuths?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sailorsgirl View Post
    Just a question ... I'm familiar with all the above cases except the Babysitter. Can I find it here on websleuths?
    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/arc...p/t-16394.html

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    While I have in fact read several books on the subject, I'd put the Dahlia in the bottom five in terms of interest.


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    Of say the top 5 per this poll.....can some smart Sleuther give a two sentence synopsis of each 5?
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    Well, okay, here goes:

    Jack the Ripper: madman's reign of terror in Victorian England's Whitechapel district in 1888 results in five canonical murders and yields a wealth of possible suspects which have fascinated for the last 124 years.

    Tylenol Poisonings: in late 1982 in the Chicago area, seven die after taking poisoned over-the-counter Extra Strength Tylenol capsules.

    Black Dahlia: would-be actress disappears and is discovered early one morning in 1947, in a vacant lot, hideously disfigured, severed at the waist, drained of blood, and washed and cleaned.

    Zodiac: in California in the late '60s and early '70s seven die at the hands of a killer whose cryptic messages to newspapers also state his claims to having killed 37 people.

    Taman Shud: the death of an unidentified man on Somerton Beach near Adelaide (Australia) in 1948 is unsolved; an undetected poison, Cold War tensions, and a possible love interest make this a great mystery 64 years on.

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    Thank you for the "skinny" on the top cases, wfgodot
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    I voted for Jack the Ripper because it has intrigued me since I was a child. I'm interested in the Black Dahlia, but being Australian I want to know about Tamun Shud, the Beaumont children and the Wanda Beach murders.

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    My goodness. In 4 years it will be 20 years since JonBenet Ramsey was murdered.

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