A Cold Kentucky Night: Where is Savannah Spurlock?

On January 4th, 2019, a beautiful brown-eyed brunette in heels walked out of a bar in Lexington, Kentucky. Grainy surveillance footage shows the shivering twenty-two-year-old in the chilly winter breeze with two men. A third man was with them, out of view. The young woman wandered off-camera with the men, disappearing from the sight of…

A Mystery in Muncie: Lighting the Path to Bring Ashley Morris Mullis Home

On September 19, 2013, twenty-eight-year-old Ashley Morris Mullis purchased $60 worth of piggy banks and brought them to her parents’ house, her newborn baby girl in tow. She planned to resell the piggy banks, a hobby she enjoyed doing along with woodworking and refinishing antiques. She happily visited with her parents, Don and Leandra Morris,…

Secrets in Oregon: Where is Teresa Davidson?

On a breezy October day in 1999, thirty-four-year-old Teresa Davidson loaded up her car with her teenage daughter, Jessica, and items for a sleepover. She said goodbye to her husband, Richard Murphy, before the two girls headed to his cousin’s house to drop off Jessica, who was staying over there for several nights with a…

The Ominous Note: The Curious Case of Cody Haynes

“Bye, baby Bunting, Daddy’s gone a-hunting, Gone to get a rabbit skin To wrap the baby Bunting in.”                                                                ~ Nursery rhyme (1805) On the…

The First Murder of the Year: Who Killed Bryan Sweet?

“New Year’s Day. A fresh start. A new chapter in life waiting to be written. New questions to be asked, embraced, and loved. Answers to be discovered…”                                                ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach  …

Murder of the Girl Next Door

“Tread lightly, she is near Under the snow, Speak gently, she can hear The daisies grow.”     In early 1993, seats in a small theatre in western Tulsa filled as a war-era play was performed. An eight-year-old girl with large brown eyes and an American flag wrapped around her shoulders pattered quickly across the…

Remembering Lori, Michelle, and Denise: 40 Years Later

 “Oh, Camp Scott is the place to go to have a jolly good time. The counselors are the best by far – to doubt it is a crime. If you don’t believe it, all you have to do  is ask the counselors and girls and you’ll find that it’s true.”          …

Carina’s Story

Summer was slowly bleeding into fall in the Midwest. Freshly taped flyers with the face of a nineteen-year-old girl fluttered in the morning breeze around the streets of Northwest Oklahoma City. The metallic squeaking and sputtering of grocery carts sounded through a Homeland store in Bethany, Oklahoma, while two animal welfare workers trudged through the…

Nightmare in Oklahoma: Who Killed Julie & Keagen?

December 16, 2016 was an unusually warm Friday for the winter season in Oklahoma. With Christmas just over a week away, Jill Mason and her sister Julie Mason made plans to go to Walmart the next day to gather ingredients they would need to bake cookies with Julie’s eight-year-old son, Keagen, which was a tradition…