In September 1961, the mother of a daughter was at her home in British Columbia. She was not seen the next day. Or the next. Or for the next 52 years.
For one reason or another, she was not reported missing until four years later. Obviously, this raised questions, and suspicion fell on her husband. Police even dug up the husband’s backyard in search of a body, but they found nothing. Decades passed, Marvin died, and there seemed no hope of solving the case. Then police got a break and the disappearance was solved.
What do you think happened?
- Marvin killed her, and detectives found his journal that detailed how he’d gotten away with murder.
- The mother was found alive and well, and had run away because Marvin abused her.
- Marvin had hired two men to kidnap and murder his wife when she threatened to leave with the daughter. One gave a deathbed confession.
And the answer is….#2. Read the rest of the story here.
Now for this week’s Challenge:
On Friday evening, a burglar and an accomplice allegedly broke into a home and made away with money, jewelry and a gun.
But the suspects’ plan hit a snag when:
- The burglars tried to sell the jewelry at a pawn shop owned by the man they robbed.
- The burglars put the gun up for sale on Craig’s List and an undercover cop answered the ad and arrested the two when he compared the serial number against a list of stolen guns.
- One of the burglars accidently butt-called 911 during the robbery and the police dispatcher overheard them talking about the robbery and where to sell the stolen merchandise.
All right Super Sleuths, which one is it? Check back next week for the answer.