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7 Unnerving Unsolved Mysteries’ Episodes That Have Been Solved

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7 Unnerving Unsolved Mysteries’ Episodes That Have Been Solved

If you are an avid fan of “Unsolved Mysteries” then you probably follow every case down to the last dot. Some of the many cases displayed on the series have since been solved and here are some of them. with the backstory and the reality of what occurred, your anxious and inquisitive mind will be put to rest.

Sammy Wheeler

Sammy Wheeler
Source: Unsolved Mysteries

In 1992, Sammy Wheeler’s body was found in his vehicle with 6 bullet wounds. The Virginia man was last seen going fishing. Due to the loss of his wallet, the police suspected it was a robbery gone foul. However, others had suspicions that it was Sammy’s girlfriend, twin brother and his girlfriend’s ex-husband.

What really happened

It was indeed a random robbery. An eye witness came forward later and detailed the man who robbed Sammy. The robber is currently serving a life sentence.

Monika Rizzo

Monika Rizzo
Source: Unsolved Mysteries

One afternoon in 1997, Monika Rizzo left her job and was never seen or heard from again. According to Monika’s husband, he saw her later that same afternoon at their home. However, she disappeared soon after and he failed to report her missing as he was “confused”.

What really happened

The husband, Leonard Rizzo, murdered his wife before burying her in the backyard. Her body was found in 200 pieces, each of which was no bigger than 3 inches. One of the forensic experts on the case said:

“We felt it was some kind of machine. Some type of chipper/shredder has been discussed quite a bit. It’s the only machine that that we can come up with that could possibly account for this type of breakage. You wouldn’t get it with a saw, you wouldn’t get it with a knife. You wouldn’t get it with a lawn mower. We can’t think of anything else that would break up bone like this.”

Gail DeLano

Gail DeLano
Source: Unsolved Mysteries

A single mother in her thirties, Gail Delano lived in Maine. She used newspaper personal ads to look for a suitor. On June 21, 1986, she set off to meet one of her potential suitors and no one saw her again. While some people assumed the man kidnapped her, her mother was certain that an accident befell her causing her to develop amnesia and fail to return to her family.

What really happened

Gail had an elaborate plan of escaping to Mobile, Alabama to commit suicide in a hotel room. She planned that out in order to save her kids the shame of having a parent who took their own life.

Brook Baker

Brook Baker
Source: Unsolved Mysteries

Brook Baker was a young journalism major at Vincennes University in Indiana. In 1997, she was discovered stabbed in her apartment in bed. Strangely enough, the bathroom sink’s faucet was left on. Suspicions arose about a member of a local fraternity which Brook had recently covered a story about date r*** on. The campus police office of her apartment was also suspected as she had reported that the police officer would enter her apartment at night without announcing himself or getting permission. One more rather farfetched theory was that someone had answered her ad for a roommate and killed her for unknown reasons.

What really happened

Brook’s murderer was found through DNA to be another student called Brian Jones. He killed another female student on Campus in a similar manner by leaving the bathroom faucet on. He was also a former roommate of Brook’s boyfriend.

Kevin Hughes

Kevin Hughes
Source: Unsolved Mysteries

23-year old Kevin Hughes lived in Nashville and worked in the country music industry. He worked to compile charts from multiple country music radio stations into official listings for the most played artists and song. This was crucial in determining whether aspiring musicians swam up to the top or sunk. His friend Sammy Sadler was one of such aspiring musician. Sammy happened to be with Kevin on the night that he was attacked and killed by a stranger. Suspicions arose targeting someone who was involved with Kevin’s work.

What really happened

Arrested and convicted of the murder was a former employee of Kevin’s workplace. The former employee was caught by Kevin as he had been accepting bribes for placing artists higher on the charts.

Michael Henley

Michael Henley
Source: Unsolved Mysteries

In 1988, 9-year old Michael Henley went camping in the Zuni mountains with his family. A few minutes after arriving at the campsite, Michael went missing. He was not found despite multiple searches of the area.

Around a year later in a parking lot, a woman in Florida saw a photograph on two children bound and gagged. The photo soon garnered fame with people wondering if it was real. When Michael’s family saw the photo, they believed the boy in the photo was Michael. Tara Calico’s family believed she was the older girl.

Source: Unsolved Mysteries

What really happened

In 1990, Michael’s remains were found only a few miles from where he disappeared at the campsite. He was probably attacked by a wild animal, a bear most likely, when he wandered off. The children’s identities in the mysterious photo are still unknown to date.

Kari Lynn Nixon

Kari Lynn Nixon
Source: Unsolved Mysteries

16-year old Kari Lynn Nixon disappeared in 1987 within 700 feet of her home. At 9:30pm Nixon had left to grab some groceries for her father. At 10:05pm she had returned and a neighbor saw her. However, a few minutes later a group of teenagers walked past her house and vanished. It was unclear whether this as an abduction or if she ran away.

Bizarrely enough, not much later Kari’s parents saw footage of a “New Kids On The Block” concert in Los Angeles and were sure they recognized Kari in the audience. Jonathan and Jordan Knight made personal appeals for Kari to come forward to return to her parents. But, the girl in question contacted the authorities and was found to be not Kari Lynn Nixon.

What really happened

Kari’s body was discovered in 1994 in a shallow grave near her home. Robert Anthony Jones confessed to her murder, as part of a plea bargain. He had seen her at the grocer’s, followed her home, kidnapped her at gunpoint and then moved her to a remote spot where he sexually assaulted and killed her.

Save for the mystery photo of the gagged and bound kids, this list must have calmed your wracking nerves. Although some mysteries remain so for centuries, others are soon solved. These 7 creepy incidents’ reality has finally seen the light of day.