There’s something about a good mystery, especially if it’s based on true life. The thrill and the rush of learning about new information and connecting the facts attract many people. And when you look into the countless cases of unsolved murders, unexplained disappearances, and other bizarre happenings in the world, you’ll find there’s no shortage of it.
Some mysteries, however, are more intriguing than others, mostly because of the details surrounding them. To sate your craving for a good mystery, here’s a roundup of 50 unsolved cases that have, to varying degrees, managed to fascinate people for years.
JonBenet Ramsey Murder
In 1996, the murder of child beauty pageant winner, JonBenet Ramsey, swept the nation. The six-year-old child was found beaten to death and strangled in the basement of the family’s home, eight hours after her mother found a ransom note demanding a very specific amount of cash from the family.
The kidnappers were demanding $118,000 in exchange for JonBenet Ramsey. That year, her father received a bonus of the same amount, raising the family’s credit score.
Aside from this detail, there are other details from the family’s testimony that are mismatched and suspicious, while police mishandled the crime scene. The ransom note is thought to be a hoax and was apparently written from inside the house. To this day, suspicions still loom over the Ramsey family.