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How a Young Woman Lost Her Identity - The New Yorker
Hannah Upp disappears for weeks at a time, forgetting her sense of self. Can she still be found?
thenewyorker  rachelaviv  hannahupp  identity  disappearances  mystery  dissociativefugue 
april 2018 by brendanmcfadden
The Children Who Went Up In Smoke
A tragic Christmas mystery remains unsolved more than 60 years after the disappearance of five young siblings.
smithsonian  westvirginia  fire  mystery  crime 
july 2015 by brendanmcfadden
The Body in Room 348 - How a Mysterious Beaumont, Texas, Murder Was Solved
The corpse at the Eleganté Hotel stymied the Beaumont, Texas, police. They could find no motive for the killing of popular oil-and-gas man Greg Fleniken—and no explanation for how he had received his strange internal injuries. Bent on tracking down his killer, Fleniken’s widow, Susie, turned to private investigator Ken Brennan, the subject of a previous Vanity Fair story. Once again, as Mark Bowden reports, it was Brennan’s sleuthing that cracked the case.
beaumont  murder  mystery  crime  texas  vanityfair 
april 2013 by brendanmcfadden
The Mystery of Bartlett Lake
T.C. Thorstenson rode into Margaret Lesher’s life on a 2,500-pound buffalo, and six months later the wealthy, widowed California socialite married the handsome cowboy. Ever since Lesher’s body was found at the bottom of a lake in May, her friends and family have been debating whether Thorstenson murdered her.
mystery  murder  vanity  fair 
june 2012 by brendanmcfadden

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