A Small Unsolved Mystery in an Undated Photograph

I really like this photo, from a small antique shop in Santa Cruz, California. It’s labeled Libby and Grace. It’s difficult to tell much about when and where the photograph was taken. The girls’ hats, dresses, and shoes look like they are from the late 1910s, but they appear to be walking in a very modern-looking subdivision, complete with […]

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Where is Dorothy?

Dorothy Harriet Camille Arnold was one of the earliest high-profile missing persons in the twentieth century. The facts of her case are sparse but suggestive of a darker story. Dorothy was the daughter of a Manhattan millionaire. She was 25 years old when she disappeared. Dorothy enjoyed writing, and aspired to become a novelist. Manuscripts she submitted […]

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Murder victim nell cropsey

The Mystery of Nell Cropsey, Part II

This is the conclusion of a 2-part post about Nell Cropsey. To read Part I, click here!  November 21, 1901. A search for Nell was launched the morning after she disappeared. Initially, the town speculated that Nell and Jim had eloped, but this theory was quickly disproven when the police interviewed the young man at his parents’ […]

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