UNSOLVED DISAPPEARANCE: PATRICK CARNES


When an elderly World War II veteran and his loyal dog embark on a cross-country road trip, all goes smoothly until they reach The Big Lonely: a remote stretch of highway in the northern Nevada desert suspected to be a hunting ground for serial killers. The unexplained disappearance of man and dog launch an enormous search that yields nothing but mystery in this episode of Last Seen Alive.

Sources mentioned in this episode:

Find Patrick Carnes (Family-Run Informational Site)

Patrick Carnes Missing–America’s Most Wanted Video Segment (Vimeo)

Elderly Man’s Disappearance Linked to Serial Killer? (KTNV)

I-Team: Is a Serial Killer Hunting Motorists in Northern Nevada? (8 News Now Las Vegas)

FBI Highway Serial Killings Initiative (Federal Bureau of Investigation)

Missing Reno Man May Have Stopped in Elko (Elko Daily)

Missing: Judith Ellen Casida (Charley Project)

Crime Victimization in Adults with Severe Mental Illness: Comparison with the National Crime Victimization Survey (National Center for Biotechnology Information)

Mentally Ill at Significant Risk of Becoming Murder Victims (MedScape)

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UNSOLVED HOMICIDE: KANIKA POWELL

When a young soldier leaves the Army to work as a physics lab security specialist with a top-secret clearance, civilian life turns out to be more dangerous than anything she faced in uniform. After a series of strange events culminates in her being brutally gunned down, the mystery of her death spawns theories of conspiracy and serial killing that we explore in this episode of Last Seen Alive.

Sources mentioned in this episode / further reading:

Prince George’s Killing, Apparently Planned, Opens Host of Mysteries (Washington Post)

Unsolved: National Security Worker Gunned Down Amid Mysterious Circumstances (True Crime Daily)

‘Forget Me Not’ Cold Case, Kanika Powell Murder Mystery (Michelle Sigona for Women in Crime Ink)

Inside a Criminal Mastermind | Jason Scott (Brian Kuebler for ABC News via Murderpedia)

Maryland Serial-Killer Suspect Jason Thomas Scott ‘Evil,’ Victim’s Mom Says (ABC News)

United States v. Jason Scott, 12-4130 (4th Cir. 2013) (via Court Listener)

Man’s Violent Death a Mystery (Washington Post)

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When Agent Rocky Elmore joined the US Border Patrol, he knew it would be a journey fraught with danger. What he didn’t know as that it would lead him into surreal encounters from a different dimension. This collection of true stories provides a rare look into law enforcement that includes not only the routine nightly patrols of the USBP, but also into paranormal activity as it happened to the agents in the field.

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UNSOLVED HOMICIDE: BRIAN EGG

 

When the friendliest resident of San Francisco’s SoMa neighborhood suddenly disappears, the entire neighborhood is suspicious. His neighbors’ worst fears are confirmed when a privately-hired crime scene clean-up crew arrives at his home, prompting police to respond and discover something gruesome concealed inside an aquarium in this episode of Last Seen Alive.

 

Sources mentioned in this episode:

‘It Appears They’ve Gotten Away with Murder’: San Francisco Murder Case Remains Unsolved One Year Later (ABC7 News)

Probation Revoked for Person of Interest in SF Torso Case (NBC Bay Area)

Headless Body Found in San Francisco Fish Tank Identified as Missing Man (SF Gate)

Egg Case Officially Ruled a Homicide (Bay Area Reporter)

Person of Interest in Headless Body Case Held at Santa Rita Jail (Bay City News via patch.com)

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UNSOLVED DOUBLE-HOMICIDE: JULIE WILLIAMS & LOLLIE WINANS

When a geologist and a wilderness guide go camping in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, the last thing anyone expects is for the experienced outdoorswomen to fail to return. Their brutal double-homicide rocks Shenandoah National Park and sparks a decades-long FBI investigation in this episode of Last Seen Alive.

Sources mentioned in this episode:

A Murder In The Woods: The Mystery Behind Shenandoah National Park’s Last Homicide (BlueRidgeOutdoors.com)

After Rice: New Questions in Park Murders (The Hook)

Case of 1996 Slayings of Shenandoah Hikers Not Cold to FBI (NBC Washington)

Rice Agrees to Reduced Charge (fredericksburg.com)

Here’s a Surprising Look at the Average Serial Killer (Business Insider)

Serial Killer Information Center (Radford University)

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UNSOLVED MASS MURDER: THE CREW OF THE INVESTOR

When an Alaskan fishing vessel is found abandoned and aflame the morning after a storm, it quickly becomes apparent that its crew encountered something much darker than the wrath of the sea. Investigators sift through ash in search of fragments of the murdered crew, uncovering pieces of Alaska’s worst unsolved mass murder in this episode of Last Seen Alive.

Sources mentioned in this episode:

Alaska’s Worst Mass Murder (Medium)

PEOPLE Explains: The Mystery of Who Massacred 8, Including a Family, on Fishing Boat in Alaska (People)

Exonerated Suspect in Unsolved Alaska Fishing Boat Mass Murder Breaks His Silence (People)

After a Two-Year Manhunt Police Arrest a Suspect in Alaska’s Brutal Fishing Boat Murders (People)

An Anxious Time for Suspect in Eight Alaskan Murders (AP News)

Workplace Homicides Committed by Firearm: Recent Trends and Narrative Text Analysis (Injury Epidemiology)

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UNSOLVED DISAPPEARANCE: ELIZABETH AND JOHN CALVERT

When a wealthy Lowcountry power-couple confronts their financial manager over missing funds, they vanish from their island retreat. Embezzlement is just the beginning; unanswered questions haunt a tale of money, murder and suicide in this episode of Last Seen Alive.

Sources mentioned in this episode:

Police: Man in Missing Couple Case Kills Self (NBC News)

Police Search Home of Missing Hilton Head Couple’s Business Associate (The Island Packet)

Calverts, Missing 9 Months, Dead and Long-Time Suspect Likely Killed Them, Sheriff Says (The Island Packet)

10 Years Later, SC Couples’ Disappearance Remains a Mystery (The State)

Evidence: S.C. Couple Murdered in March (Savannah Now)

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The night she was attacked in her Florida home, Karen Gregory let out a scream so piercing that it carried for several blocks. More than a dozen neighbors heard her, but none called the police. By the time her body was discovered, thirty one hours later, the trail was already cold. The detective assigned to solve the murder ran down one blind alley after another, eliminating one suspect after another, until finally the evidence led him to the front door of one of his best friends.

UNSOLVED HOMICIDE: JACLYN DOWALIBY

When a seven year-old girl is abducted from her bed in a Chicago suburb and murdered, investigators suspect those closest to her. A tumultuous search for her killer takes a series of shocking turns in this episode of Last Seen Alive.

Sources mentioned in this episode:

People vs. Dowaliby (leagle.com)

Who Killed Jaclyn Dowaliby? The Case Remains Open and Chilling (Investigation Discovery)

Prosecutors Reveal Dowaliby Evidence (Chicago Tribune)

National Registry of Exonerations: David Dowaliby

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The night she was attacked in her Florida home, Karen Gregory let out a scream so piercing that it carried for several blocks. More than a dozen neighbors heard her, but none called the police. By the time her body was discovered, thirty one hours later, the trail was already cold. The detective assigned to solve the murder ran down one blind alley after another, eliminating one suspect after another, until finally the evidence led him to the front door of one of his best friends.

 

UNSOLVED DISAPPEARANCE: CYNTHIA ANDERSON

When a young legal secretary disappears after being haunted by recurring dreams of abduction and murder, her unsolved case becomes—and still is—one of the most mysterious in the state of Ohio. An array of compelling possibilities are explored in this episode of Last Seen Alive.

Woman’s Disappearance a Mystery After 30 Years (Toledo Blade)

Dad Clings to Hope for Daughter Who Disappeared in ’81 (Toledo Blade)

Girl Who Has Nightmares of Being Kidnapped Goes Missing (Medium)

Cynthia Anderson (Unsolved Mysteries)

Stalking (Bureau of Justice Statistics)

Supreme Court Disbars Toledo and Fostoria Attorneys, Suspends Two (Supreme Court of Ohio)

Judge Allows Release of Man Who Confessed to 3 Killings (AP News)

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In chilling detail, the legendary Mindhunter takes us behind the scenes of some of his most gruesome, fascinating, and challenging cases – and into the darkest recesses of our worst nightmares.

 

UNSOLVED DISAPPEARANCE: SHELLEY SIKES

When a young Texan woman fails to return home after a late night of waiting tables, her car is found—bloody and stranded—in the heart of the notorious Texas Killing Fields. A drunken confession to a 911 dispatcher leads to the untangling of a twisted story, but still no body, in this episode of Last Seen Alive.

Sources referenced in this episode:

Missing Pieces: A Killer’s Secret (KHOU11)

The Charley Project: Shelley Kathleen Sikes

Index Crime Analysis 3: Murder (Texas DPS)

Zwarst v. State: Court of Appeals of Texas, Houston, Fourteenth District Nov 30, 1989 (via casetext.com)

Man Convicted in One of ‘I-45 Killings’ Cases Dies in Prison (Dallas Police News)

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In chilling detail, the legendary Mindhunter takes us behind the scenes of some of his most gruesome, fascinating, and challenging cases – and into the darkest recesses of our worst nightmares.

UNSOLVED HOMICIDE: RASHAWN BRAZELL

When a Brooklyn teen disappears without a trace, a nightmarish discovery in a subway tunnel turns a missing person’s report into a homicide investigation in this episode of Last Seen Alive.

Sources mentioned during this episode:

New York State Unified Court System (Database)

Suspect in 2005 Cold-Case Killing of Dismembered Brooklyn Teen Linked to 2nd Teen Slaying (PIX11)

Rashawn Brazell’s Accused Killer Claims Alibi (Gay City News)

Chopping Up a Body Takes a Special Kind of Depravity (SFGate)

Experts Reveal Psychology of Killers Who Dismember Victims (The Nation | Thailand)

Snakes, a Life of Crime and Eventually Two Murder Charges (New York Times)

A Mother’s Fight for Finding Her Son’s Killers (Brooklyn Ink)

Cold Cases with Dismemberment Re-Examined for Possible Link to Suspected NYC Killer (abc7NY)

Cold Case Closed: Justice for Rashawn Brazell | Going in with Brian Vines (video)

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