I’m a big true crime buff, and spend a lot of my time binging on old episodes of Forensic Files or watching Youtubers like Rob Gavagan and Stephanie Harlowe (I’m also gaga for the TV show Criminal Minds!). So share with me an infamous, unsolved or terrifying tale of true crime from your home state (country, if outside the US, although you can get more specific by province/territory/city, if you like)! It can be old or recent, famous or obscure - you pick. Multiple stories from the same states/countries are welcome, as are links, so don’t feel you need to summarize the entire thing.
Villisca, Iowa (Midwest US)
In 1912, the entire Moore family and two childhood friends (total of 8 people, 6 of them children) were murdered with an ax. It’s suspected that the murder entered the house sometime the afternoon before, and waited in the attic for the family to go to sleep before emerging. While there have been a ton of suspects at the time, no one was ever proven guilty. The murders remain unsolved to this day, and the incident is undoubtedly Iowa’s most infamous murder and lasting mystery.
You can tour the house and actually stay the night, if you’re brave enough. It’s always been a dream of mine to take a trip there with a couple friends. I’ve driving through the area once on my way back from Nashville, not realize where I was until I saw a sign for the “Ax Murder House” (certainly not something you drive past every day!). I think it’s about 2-3 hours away from my city. If I ever do visit I’ll be sure to take photos and maybe post a thread about my experience