Individuals on r/askreddit discussed the personal cases where someone they knew went missing or was murdered and what it was actually prefer to be on the within of the case.
“Certainly one of my school professors from about 7 years in the past once I first began faculty on the group school stage disappeared. No person knew he was lacking till the semester began and he didn’t present up. They backtracked and realized the final time somebody noticed his was a number of weeks prior. No proof of a break in at his place. no proof that he ran away. No prison historical past. Nothing. Simply gone. Been lacking since.” — dynasoreshicken
She insisted she was okay
“My mother is part time nanny and watches youngsters every so often. Just lately she was watching a 2 yr outdated child boy from since when he was a new child. In the future his mother picked him up after work from our home claiming that she was receiving messages from angels despatched from God and listening to voices in her head. My dad and mom have been reluctant to let her depart together with her son however she insisted that all the pieces was okay and she or he was going to go discuss to somebody about it.
The subsequent day she by no means dropped off the infant boy at our home or answered her cellphone so my dad bought anxious and drove over to her apartment.
The cops had taped off your entire neighborhood and weren’t letting anybody in to her condos. We came upon about an hour later that she had stabbed her child to loss of life and lit a fireplace in her apartment in the course of the evening. It was completely devastating in our group as nicely. My household was heartbroken.” — GRAWLIXXXX
The coroner couldn’t discover a reason behind loss of life
“I did, however nobody actually is aware of what occurred. He was 17, and had a little bit of an argument along with his mom. The subsequent day he bought the bus into city for a haircut, the place my gran noticed him. They simply occurred to get the identical bus again, ran into one another once more on the town making her one of many final folks to see him.
Nobody is aware of what occurred after that. Nobody noticed him for the following two months. The home and space was searched, however all they discovered was that his cellphone charger and passport have been nonetheless at dwelling.
Lastly the police searched the backyard once more, and that point they discovered his physique, or what was left of it. I do not know how nobody smelled it; it was the most popular a part of the yr. The coroner might by no means discover a reason behind loss of life, solely that it wasn’t drink or medication.” — peanutthecacti
Disappearance at scout camp
“Certainly one of my mates in highschool had his little brother go lacking. This was in 2004 and he has nonetheless by no means been discovered.
It’s a reasonably excessive profile case and I’ve seen it posted on Reddit a bunch and seen just a few fashionable podcasts do episodes on it. Mainly he was on a scout camp out along with his dad and so they went fishing early within the morning. He bought his footwear and socks moist and went to stroll again to the camp which wasnt very far-off and was by no means seen once more.
The entire city was speaking about it for weeks. Tons of search and rescue volunteers have been out wanting however got here up empty. His household was so robust throughout all of it. You could possibly inform they have been hurting however they actually got here collectively and the group round them did too. My pal by no means talked about it a lot aside from telling me how arduous it was to not have any concept what occurred or the place his brother was. That might hang-out me eternally, he’s a a lot stronger man than me.” — USCplaya
She mentioned she didn’t wish to be discovered
“My girlfriend went lacking for 7 years. Regulation enforcement knowledgeable her household those that filed the lacking individuals report that she was discovered protected and alive however wouldn’t disclose her whereabouts. Bittersweet ending to all that…” — sharpj91
He wasn’t truly lacking
“A pal of mine I’ll name Dan up and vanished one spring day in 1997 along with his canine and a duffel-bag, telling the neighbors he’d be again in just a few days.
So far as his dad and mom might inform the one issues lacking from his room have been some t-shirts, a bong, and his spare eyeglasses, so that they weren’t anxious. He’d even left his automotive and keys.
Nonetheless, after every week with out phrase, his dad and mom reported him lacking. Police, at the least in keeping with his mom, have been ineffective, writing the entire thing off as “Younger grownup decides to go discover himself” as quickly as they came upon he’d purchased tenting provides and beer the day he disappeared.
The police have been proper. Dan turned up 4 years later, asserting he was alive by strolling into the bar his uncle owned, with the canine, to say hi there.
Appears he’d gone to an outside pageant, bumped into a man he went to high-school with, and bought supplied a job doing lighting. After a yr of touring from one present to a different he bought a kind of regular gig at an area in Texas, which led to a side-job doing group theater, a spouse he met when she auditioned for a Tennessee Williams play, and eventually a child on the best way.” — technos
Slayer of Innocence
“Yeah, once I was a child, about 10 (again within the mid-70’s), one in every of my neighborhood mates went lacking. He had been kidnapped by a prepare hopping hobo, raped and murdered. Seems the man had killed various younger boys throughout the nation, using the trains and stopping at totally different county gala’s, snatching youngsters.
59 blows to the pinnacle
“Buddy was murdered by his roommate. Killed by (greatest guess by coroner) 59 blows to the pinnacle with a ball-peen hammer.” — doc_hoovie
Don’t inform folks you will have cash in your home!!!
“My neighbor was murdered. This occurred about 20 years in the past. Apparently, he was having some work performed in his home and bought just a little too pleasant with the employee. He let it slip he had some huge cash in home. A few week after he completed the job, the employee got here again, broke into the home and shot him.” — Tricky4279
If there’s a vigil, the killer will all the time be there
“My senior yr of highschool, a 12 yr outdated was killed for her bike. The murders have been youngsters who put her physique within the recycling bin.
There was a pry vigil the evening earlier than they discovered her. I stood subsequent to the boys, they have been laughing and performing like nothing was occurring. Much less then 24 hours later, they have been arrested.
It was a small city, so I her household. It nonetheless such a tough factor to consider.” — notgivingupmyshot
“Mother, it’s me”
“Rising up one in every of my household mates oldest daughter was lacking. I used to be too little to recollect assembly her, so all rising up I simply heard about my pal’s sister. She had all the time been considerably troubled and bought in with a nasty crowd. When she was 16 she simply disappeared someday. Her mother saved doing all the pieces she might to search out out something, however there have been no leads. Nobody might discover something on her and due to her age/life-style, after years of nothing they have been afraid she was useless.
Then someday out of the blue, after greater than 10 years of nothing, they bought a cellphone name that simply mentioned “mother, it’s me”. Seems that she moved throughout the nation with some creep. She finally bought sensible and left him, however was too afraid/ashamed to name dwelling. When she lastly did name dwelling, not solely have been they overjoyed that their lengthy los daughter was alive, however she was additionally doing extremely nicely. She’d gotten her life collectively, gotten her GED, went to varsity, had job in addition to a tremendous husband and younger son. Since she reunited together with her household she has gotten to know her youthful siblings (who have been toddlers when she left) and so they have gotten to know her, her husband, and son. She nonetheless lives throughout the nation from them, however she continues to do rather well and so they’ve all constructed a terrific relationship with each other.” — Murderino30
“A lady I went to church (and later college) with as a child. I perhaps talked to her casually in passing; she was just a few years older than me and our social circles didn’t overlap. However she was all the time type of a “golden baby”. Sang within the choir, graduated with good grades and went on to medical faculty. She moved away to a brand new state to start out her coaching as a psychiatrist, however went mysteriously lacking after just a few months. Her disappearance unfold quickly on social media as a result of she was so universally preferred.
Then bizarre stuff began popping out of the woodwork.
— Her ex husband got here ahead and mentioned that she all the time struggled with psychological well being, and it was one of many issues that led to their breakup.
— A well-known gospel singer claimed that she had been stalking him for years via cellphone calls, social media movies referring to herself as “his spouse”, had written him tons of of letters, and had even contacted his kids. This had led him to file a restraining order in opposition to her.
— A surveillance video surfaced of her trying to verify right into a resort a number of miles away from the place she labored, providing money after which being erratic once they wouldn’t settle for it. She was sporting darkish garments and sun shades at 3am, and refused to supply ID. The video confirmed her ducking and weaving behind automobiles within the car parking zone, as if hiding from one thing.
— They discovered her automotive 100 miles away from city with a flat tire; her pockets and ID have been inside. Canine adopted her path to the interstate, the place they misplaced the scent.
That was the very last thing anybody heard concerning the case for a number of months. They discovered a physique in a lake close by that was supposedly recognized as her by dental information. IIRC they dominated the loss of life an unintentional drowning, however the circumstances main as much as it make the entire thing sounded tremendous sketchy.” — Iamthewarthog
By no means noticed it coming
“My fourth grade instructor was asleep on the sofa when her college- aged son stabbed her to loss of life.
He’s out of jail now. I feel he served 20 years.” — NotSoSmartChick
She turned him down for a date
“My third grade scholar was discovered murdered on prime of her murdered grandmother of their tub tub.
Ten years later, they caught the man. It was the creep within the house that lived above them. The surviving mom had turned him down on a date.” — Stabfacenotback
My mother noticed it coming
“Sure and it’s a heavy one. I lived in an house with my mother and brother once I was round 5-6 and there was a household that lived above us that had 2 women that have been round my age. A couple of months into residing in that house, my mother began child sitting these women AT LEAST as soon as every week. My mother began to get actually bizarre emotions and purple flags from the dad and mom and simply knew one thing wasn’t proper. One of many women was particular wants and the best way she would cling to my mother for expensive life made us all really feel just a little off. My mother suspected they have been uncared for or abused however might by no means do something about it as a result of she by no means had any proof (nonetheless, I do imagine the dad and mom did find yourself having cps referred to as on them just a few instances). My mother at one level even tried to make mates with the crappy dad and mom simply to attempt to snoop round. Nothing ever got here of it although…
A couple of years later, we’ve got moved out of that house and for the primary yr my mother tried her greatest to maintain contact however not being in the identical constructing as them made it arduous to remain in contact. My mother thought all the pieces is perhaps okay till someday, she’s watching the native new and sees the dad and mom mug photographs on TV being sentenced to jail for the homicide of their particular wants daughter. My mother was devastated for therefore lengthy after this and blamed herself for a lot. I bear in mind staying with my dad rather a lot at these instances. I didn’t perceive a lot at the moment however now it’s so coronary heart breaking to consider as a result of I had such time with these women.” — hexus_116
They tried to assist
“This pal of mine’s dad and mom have been killed in chilly blood in 2016 whereas making an attempt to assist a pal of theirs settle down a home dispute. The girl’s husband bought a gun, and shot each my pal’s mother and pa useless. He’s now rotting in jail, the place he belongs. However the group felt the sting, huge time.” — SamDaMan97
Her father killed her
“My childhood pal was killed by her father as a result of his spouse had cheated on him with one other man. I had given her a few of my garments as a result of when he came upon, the mother and my pal simply left with out something. In the future he went and picked her up from the sitter’s home and he killed her after which tried to kill himself however he didn’t die. I bear in mind going to her funeral and seeing the place he had stabbed her on the chest as a result of they only kind of put gauze dressing over it and from the mom hugging on her, the collar of the gown was kinda pulled down once I bought to see her. She was 10.” — banks4luci
One other professor
“Certainly one of my school professors didn’t present as much as the ultimate and located an article on-line she was discovered useless within the trunk of a automotive pushed right into a pond.” — PoopieDooky
He bumped into the fallacious folks
“This man in my senior class – 1983 – that grew up down the road from me went lacking the summer season after we graduated. He went right into a bar in downtown Detroit and that was the final anybody ever noticed of him.
About 1016 years in the past, a forensic group lastly recognized a cranium that had been found on the backside of a canal. They did the entire facial reconstruction factor and it turned out to be Shawn. No person (besides his killers) is aware of what actually occurred, however he bumped into the fallacious folks, and so they dumped his physique hoping no one would ever discover it.” — gogojack
Job interview horror
“My brother went to a job interview and by no means got here dwelling. His bike was discovered chained up on the town & his C.V scattered alongside mudflats. I noticed him all over the place. I’d chase strangers down the road considering it was him. It was all around the information. Individuals have been calling with sighting of him hitchhiking in varied places and even boarding a ship. One morning 7 years later I used to be woken by my mum to say he had been discovered by a kayaker about 3kms down stream from the place he was final seen, nonetheless sporting the identical garments he went for an interview that day.” — Hexa_decimals
They solely discovered her automotive
“My aunt’s mom has been lacking for practically 40 years.
There’s a number of bizarre stuff that factors to her current (on the time) ex-husband being a reasonably doubtless suspect, however there simply isn’t sufficient proof to tie him to something; no mobile phone information or visitors cameras again then.
Her automotive was discovered on the aspect of a freeway in Sussex County, Delaware, unlocked.” — AcrolloPeed
“No person cared”
“A lady in our grade went lacking however she was already 18 and didn’t have many mates. It felt like nobody seen and my instructor advised me the varsity wasn’t accountable as a result of she is of age. I requested why it appeared like no one knew and she or he simply mentioned she suspects it’s simply that no one cared. It broke my coronary heart although I by no means knew the woman and wouldn’t even know methods to assist it struck me. I by no means came upon wjeat occurred to the woman.” — TheRedditMe123
Murdered by her boyfriend
“My babysitter was murdered by her boyfriend once I was seven years outdated. I was left in the identical room with this man on a number of events.
As soon as, he chewed my babysitter’s driver’s license up and blamed it on me. He was in his twenties at the least, and even at seven, I knew this was odd habits so I refused to be in the identical room with him alone once more.
Not two weeks after that incident, he smothered her with a pillow, killing her and her unborn baby.” — sylvanwhisper
Seems like Amy Dunne
“Faculty buddy who moved to Illinois to check regulation. They discovered his automotive parked on a bridge over the Mississippi River with the lights on, door open, and keys within the ignition. His dwelling was high-quality in all methods besides his cellphone was within the trash. A day earlier than his funeral mass one other school buddy bought all his cigar assortment within the mail saying he hopes he enjoys them. He had been planning to come back go to a 3rd school buddy for weeks.
No warning indicators. No suicide be aware. No physique ever recovered. Nothing. Phil is simply gone.” — CustosClavium
Christmas Eve homicide
“My sister’s highschool math instructor. I met her just a few instances, however by no means actually talked.
She was stabbed to loss of life by her boyfriend with a boxcutter in a car parking zone on Christmas Eve.” — butdoesitfly
Nobody is aware of what occurred to her
“This woman I went to highschool with had a tough life. In the future she confirmed up on the native golf course, crushed, half bare, and delirious. She claimed she had been kidnapped (by somebody she knew), raped, and left to die.
Cops later decided she had lied and set it up herself to get some random particular person in bother.
Quick ahead just a few years and many random points later (which I solely saved up with when my brother would textual content me highlights) she finally ends up lacking. At first folks don’t assume a lot of it, however months go by and she or he nonetheless hasn’t turned up.
Nearly 2 years after she went lacking her physique was present in a shallow grave in a rural space. A number of suspects, however not sufficient proof to pin it on any one in every of them. Even within the small city the place public opinion hones in on one or two folks, on this case it didn’t.
Many individuals within the city that have been recognized to be sketchy have been confirmed to don’t have anything to do with it.
Nobody is aware of what occurred to right here, or how lengthy she was useless for. Police haven’t launched all the small print because the killer is the one one to know a few of them.
I’ve my guess. However who the hell is aware of.” — swanyMcswan
“A lady I went to highschool (and center and elementary, traditional New England city) with was murdered in school. The couple who killed her have been convicted, however since they threw her physique within the ocean proper earlier than a giant storm, her stays have by no means been discovered. I’m simply glad these fuckers bought convicted. They found out who she had been with final when she disappeared fairly fast on account of mobile phone texts I feel. The girlfriend then flipped on the boyfriend and ratted him out. I learn her testimony as soon as just a few years in the past. By no means once more. I feel they have been making an attempt to trick her into one thing sexual underneath the rouse of simply hanging out, after which when she didn’t wish to do stuff with them he strangled her. The press marketed it as a sexual threesome gone fallacious. However that’s not what occurred and I don’t wish to bear in mind her like that. She was tremendous candy. We sat subsequent to one another on the bus in elementary faculty and she or he gained promenade queen in hs, she made her personal promenade gown, actually deserved it. She wasn’t highly regarded or something, she was simply tremendous candy, variety, and a bit shy. RIP Lizzie.” — RoseScarlet