Ten True Crime Stories That Might Seem Unbelievable at First Glance

1. The “staircase murder” of Kathleen Peterson, in which her husband was charged and convicted of her death, only for the case to be reopened years later and the conviction thrown out.

2. The “Lover’s Lane murder” of Cheryl Henry and Andy Atkinson, in which a man was convicted and later exonerated based on DNA evidence, leading to the real perpetrator being identified.

3. The “Golden State Killer” case, in which a serial killer and rapist eluded authorities for decades before being identified through genetic genealogy.

4. The “Axeman of New Orleans,” a serial killer who terrorized the city in the 1910s and was never caught.

5. The “Atlanta child murders,” in which at least 28 children and young adults were killed over a two-year period in the late 1970s.

6. The “Isdal Woman” case, in which a woman’s body was found in a remote area of Norway in 1970, and the identity of the victim and the circumstances of her death remain a mystery to this day.

7. The “disappearance of the Beaumont children,” in which three siblings vanished from a beach in Australia in 1966, and the case remains unsolved to this day.

8. The “Somerton Man,” a unidentified man found dead on a beach in Australia in 1948, whose identity and cause of death remain a mystery.

9. The “Zodiac Killer,” a serial killer active in the San Francisco Bay Area in the late 1960s and early 1970s, who was never caught and remains unidentified.

10. The “Black Dahlia” murder, in which Elizabeth Short was found brutally murdered in Los Angeles in 1947, and the case has never been solved.