The jury is still out on whether or not the Internet is ultimately a good or bad force for society. Due to the amount of information the Internet, almost anyone can find ANYTHING online. That means you can research your history paper, find cheats for a video game or even research the perfect murder.
Thankfully, that also means that law enforcement and the like can use it to solve crimes… just not these ones:
1.) The Curious Case Of Ted Loseff’s Suicide.
Los Angeles man, Ted Loseff was found dead in his running car, a hose fed from the tailpipe to the window. To police, this seemed like a clear indication of suicide. Not so fast. Ted’s family quickly started seeing holes in this narrative. For one thing, Ted always parked out front, and never in the garage. Ted’s suicide note was found on shirt cardboard, even though his maid always used a hanger. The maid also claims that the outfit they found the man while purchased by Ted was never worn by him. Then there’s the matter of vomit on the ground that police believed to be from Ted’s dogs, but the maids insist the dogs were in the kennel that week. Police have since reopened the case as a murder, but no killer has been found.
2.) Lenny Dirickson’s Unfortunate Meeting.
On March 14, 1998, Lenny and his son he had with his wife he just recently divorced, Jared, were having breakfast about to start the day on Dirickson’s dairy farm when a mysterious stranger in a white truck pulled up to the driveway. Lenny came to greet the stranger and calmly returned to the house to tell Jared that he was going to go with him and return that afternoon. He never did.
3.) The Case Of The Golden Buddha.
In 1970, Roger Roxas and Albert Fuchigami from the Philippines decided to embark on a expedition after finding an actual treasure map given to Albert by his father, who was a who was an officer in the Japanese Army during World War II. Roger and Albert followed the map and after some digging came across a golden depiction of Buddha, weighing almost 2,000 pounds. Not only that, but a crack in the Buddha’s neck revealed that the statue was filled with diamonds. A day later Roxas’ house was raided and the Buddha stolen. Some believe it to remain in the palace of Ferdinand Marcos, the dictator that ruled the Philippines from 1965 until 1986.
4.) D.B Cooper: Pirate Of The Skies.
On November 21, 1971 a passenger bought a ticket for Northwest Airlines Flight 305 under the name of Dan Cooper. His one carry-on item: a briefcase with a bomb in it. Cooper hijacked the plane, threatening to blow it up if he did not receive $200,000, which he received, along with a parachute. Before the plane completed its Seattle to Mexico journey, Cooper jumped from the plane with the money and was never found. To this day it remains America’s only unsolved case of air piracy.
5.) The Mystery Of The Somerton Man.
A couple strolling the Somerton beach in Australia found a well dressed man dead on the sad. Curiously, all the labels on his clothes had been torn off and a page from “The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam”, a Persian book of poems was sewn to the lining of his coat. The paper also read “tamam shud”, which means “finished” in Persian. A couple months later, a book containing the rip of that exact page was found, along with a code, which has yet to be cracked to this day.
6.) The Tylenol Murders.
In 1982 in the Chicago area a girl woke up complaining about a cold so her parents gave her some Tylenol. She died. That same day, a mailman took Tylenol for his aching knees and died. His grieving brother and sister-in-law also died from the same bottle of Tylenol. The body count of the Tylenol Murders grew to seven and to this day, but no suspects have arisen.
So what is it Mr. Holmes? Do you have any suspects?
As it turns out, even with the help of the Internet and modern-day detectives, these crimes will most likely go unsolved. It’s sad, it’s strange and it’s downright scary. Lock your doors.