Joan Carolyn Risch by all accounts was a happily married mother of young boy and girl who was pregnant with her third child to her husband Martin. However, on October 21, 1961, Joan would vanish leaving questions unanswered for decades. According to library records, Joan had taken out books weeks earlier on disappearances and how to remove oneself from society. Did she leave behind her life as a loving mother to escape with a new lover? Or perhaps something more sinister happened as there was large amounts of blood found in her home. Did she try to perform an abortion on herself? Or was she a victim of foul play.
Jam Master Jay an integral part of legendary Rap group Run DMC was gunned down in a New York City Music studio in 2002. Various outlets have announced two arrests in his murder. Ronald Washington and Karl Jordan have been arrested.
Nineteen year old Rhonda Hinson lived in the town of Valdese North Carolina and murdered on her way home on December 22nd, 1981. A lone bullet from a high powered rifle, went through the trunk of the car she was driving, through the drivers seat and would kill her by piercing her heat. Her car would go off the road and her body was found on her back in an almost staged position with her arms by her side. There were theories that Rhonda was scared of something before she died. Some suggestions are, is that she may have been dating a married man. For almost 4 decades the case has gone unsolved.
It was on July 8th, 1993, when when thirty-seven year old Betty Conley was working an overnight convenience store shift in the Town of Charlton in Upstate, New York. The married mother was slain during a robbery, .Her life and that of her family was destroyed for less than $100 that was taken from the cash register. Close to three decades later, the puzzling homicide is still unsolved.