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A CHRISTMAS MYSTERY: LATRICIA WHITE’S MURDER AND THE DISAPPEARANCES OF LEE AND CHANCE WACKERHAGEN

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A CHRISTMAS TRIPLE MURDER: LATRICIA WHITE’S MURDER AND THE DISAPPEARANCES OF LEE AND CHANCE WACKERHAGEN This case aired on an episode of “Unsolved Mysteries” on February 17 th 1995. It was also featured on America’s Most Wanted. Please support me on Medium This tragedy occurred over the Christmas period in Texas twenty-seven years ago. Chance Wackerhagen (nine-years-old at the time) lived in Kingsville, Texas with his mother Gaye Williams. Chance’s father, Lee “Dub” Wackerhagen separated from Chance’s mother and residing in Lockhart, Texas with Latricia White – a local nurse and a recently divorced mother of two. Over the Christmas period of that year – Chance would stay with Latricia and his father Dub – leaving his mother on the 17 th December 1993 and later called his mother on 25 th December 1993 asking to extend his stay with his father. This phone call would be the last time Gaye spoke to Chance. Chance and Lee were last seen on the 26 th December 1993. Latricia w

WRITERS WANTED FOR PUBLICATION

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WRITERS WANTED FOR PUBLICATION Here at ‘Mystery Confidential’, we seek to give True Crime buffs and fans an overview of some of the most notorious and infamous true crime cases alongside those little well-known ones. We also seek to help in topical events such as missing person cases, unsolved murders and the solved murders that may impact the justice system. The purpose of the blog is to help those that may have suffered and give closure to the victim’s families. We are desperate for new content and fresh, vibrant voices for both my Medium publication and my blog.  If you are interested then please give me a shout and I will review any work that you wish to include in a future publication. ELIZABETH SHORT — MYSTERY’S POSTER CHILD At present I cannot offer any payment but I sincerely hope this changes in the near future. 

MYSTERY: YOU HAVE HEARD OF THE BERMUDA TRIANGLE BUT WHAT IS THE ALASKAN TRIANGLE?

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YOU HAVE HEARD OF THE BERMUDA TRIANGLE BUT WHAT IS THE ALASKA TRIANGLE? Like most people, you’ve no doubt been entranced by the idea of the Bermuda Triangle since childhood. A small region in the world where people simply vanish without a trace and with no explanation. The Bermuda Triangle is a fascinating piece of mythology that has captured the world’s imagination for a lifetime and entered the common lexicon. But the reality is that more people go missing in the Alaska Triangle than the Bermuda Triangle… Perhaps not surprising given that Alaska has America’s most unforgiving wilderness. But the figures are simply jaw dropping. Over 16,000 people have gone missing, without a trace, in the Alaskan Triangle since 1988. So, what is the cause of the vanishings within the Alaskan Triangle and why are so many people just disappearing? The biggest attention that the area has attracted, and the most notable disappearance was the disappearance of American politicians in October 1972. T

KILLER CLOWN: THE REAL PENNYWISE AND THE SIX UNIDENTIFIED VICTIMS

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  A killer dressed as a clown? This can only be the warped imaginings of Stephen King surely? Or a new horror film about Killer Clowns from Outer Space? Or a Batman villain on the rampage? POGO (AKA JOHN WAYNE GACY) The idea of a killer clown wasn’t  solely  the idea of Stephen King but a much darker reality. This is the true story of a children’s party clown called Pogo and a serial killer named John Wayne Gacy. Clowns have a long history  o f making us laugh, dating all the way back to Ancient Egypt and featuring in many cultural milestones – from Shakespeare to Kurosawa to Seinfeld. But somewhere along the journey of clowns, the idea of a friendly fun clown like Ronald McDonald had become bastardised and we now view clowns with fear, repulsion and suspicion. Pennywise, the killer clown, from Stephen King’s epic novel “It” has done well to further this new trope… The Killer Clown… but the most frightening thing about the motif is the reality. A real-life rampaging Bozo. This Killer C

THE WORST WOMAN ON EARTH [SOLVED MURDER]

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  The first American female serial killer Lizzie Halliday THIN LIZZIE A cross-continental homicidal lunatic with a range of nefarious pseudonyms. Lizzie Halliday was  the   Catskill Ripper, the New York Ripper  and most famously  the Worst Woman on Earth [New York Times]. Halliday was born as Lizzie McNally in 1859 Ireland, born just a year before her namesake Lizzie Borden, she would go on to commit far worse crimes than the original Lizzie and garner less fame and attention. This is the story of the Irish American serial killer Lizzie Halliday. Lizzie terro r ized Hudson Valley, New York in the 1890s; just a few years after the gruesome Whitechapel murders started. Lizzie’s reign coinciding with both Jack the Ripper (Lizzie is sometimes listed as a suspect for these crimes) and Lizzie Borden — Halliday would generate less fame than the notorious Lizzie Borden but looking at the crimes, Lizzie was equally (if not more) bloodthirsty than her counterparts. Lizzie emigrated to the United