She was an only child at the time of her disappearance, but her devastated mother would go on to have another child. Police investigated sightings of Sarah in Oregon and Canada in 2004, three years after she first went missing, but so far nothing has turned up. He was at a Florida mall with his mother in 1981 when he vanished without a trace. Henry Lee Lucas, now deceased, confessed to killing his teenage girlfriend while in Texas. For many people, pictures of the blonde-haired, blue-eyed little girl in her beauty pageant regalia were their first exposure to the world of child beauty competitions. Cases listed are stated to be unsolved, solved or pending and, in some cases, where the victims' remains have never been found or identified. Her body was never found, allegedly being disposed of in a "remote gorge.". By the time the girl's father Jeremy Irwin got home from working a late shift at around 3 a.m., she was already gone. ", Babes in the Wood murders (Pine Grove Furnace), Skyla Jade Whitaker, Taylor Paschal-Placker, List of unidentified decedents in the United States, "Babes in the Woods, girls smothered to death by their dad when he ran out of money: notorious murders", "Judge Overturns 1957 Cold Case Murder Conviction; Jack McCullough Goes Free", "Charges Dismissed Against Jack McCullough in '57 slaying of Sycamore Girl", "Can TV Solve Yavapai 'Little Miss Nobody' case? Subject remained unidentified until 1998. For every missing child whose case dominates the headlines, there are hundreds of foster children whose cases are never publicized or even reported. There has been some speculation that Hauptmann had an accomplice or even that he was set up for the crime, but he was ultimately executed in 1936. Robert was raped and asphyxiated, his body thrown into the Des Plaines River, and was found in April 1979. Not all presumed victims have been verified to be linked. For years, many suspected one or both of her parents were somehow involved in JonBenét's death. Children are often found far from home.
You might recognize John Walsh's name as the long time host of "America's Most Wanted", which helped lead to the capture of hundreds of fugitives. But despite being spotted by witnesses inside the building, the little boy apparently never made it to his homeroom class that morning.
Two-year-old Caylee was reported missing in July, 2008. The son of famed pilot Charles Lindbergh— the first man to ever fly non-stop between New York and Paris— was snatched from his crib in 1932. The families of these children are largely still waiting for justice, and hoping to be reunited with them some day. Adji Desir was just 6 years old when he disappeared in January 2009. Victim remained unidentified until January 2020. Their deaths triggered a murder investigation which at the time was the largest in U.S. history. Hernandez had originally confessed to the crime, but later recanted his story and maintained his innocence throughout the trial. Police traced a call made on of those phones to a transient passing through the area, but ultimately that lead didn't pan out.