Case Updates: Molly Bish, Holly Piirainen and Claire Gravel

Read my original article on Molly Bish’s disappearance and murder here. After over 20 years waiting for answers, the family of Molly Bish seem to have, understandably, lost faith in the team investigating the case. Molly’s sister, Heather, sent in a formal request for the case to be taken over by Hampden County. Heather BishContinue reading “Case Updates: Molly Bish, Holly Piirainen and Claire Gravel”

Mary Bell: Killer at 11

In 1968, an 11-year old girl named Mary Bell made news after killing two young boys in her hometown, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Four-year old Martin Brown was found in an abandoned house on St. Margaret’s Road, on May 25, 1968. Investigators initially believed he had accidentally swallowed some pills due to a bottle found near him. Eerily,Continue reading “Mary Bell: Killer at 11”

The Isles of Shoals Murders

The Hontvets moved to the United States in 1866, originally settling in Boston, Massachusetts before moving further north to the Isles of Shoals off Maine. There, they began a fishing company that would become fairly successful (“The Smuttynose Murders”). On Smuttynose Island, where they had settled, they met their neighbor Louis Wagner, who was apparentlyContinue reading “The Isles of Shoals Murders”