The World’s Most Famous Unsolved Murders


Murder is most foul, but it’s even made worse when they remain unsolved.  This post covers some of the most infamous unsolved murder cases ever.  Remember, this is not as simple as a scary photobomb—this is definitely not for the fainthearted!

#1 Elizabeth Short

The nickname of Elizabeth Short, the Black Dahlia, was murdered in 1947—found in Leimert Park, Los Angeles.  Her body was found mutilated and she had a slice across the waist so deep it cut her in half.  More horrific, she was completely nude with her hands above her head and elbows at right angles, drained of blood, and the corners of her mouth were slashed to the ears.  Although there were a number of suspects to the crime, no one has been convicted for her murder.

Elizabeth Short

#2 Barbara and Patricia Grimes

On December 28, 1956 in Chicago, Illinois, Barbara and Patricia Grimes (sisters), ages 15 and 13, respectively, went to watch a movie at a local theater.  When they didn’t come back from the movie, there was a huge missing person hunt implemented.  But by January 22, 1957, the girls’ naked bodies were found by a construction worker next to German Church Road.  The Chicago police crime lab confirmed that Barbara was also raped before she was murdered.  Although many suspects were questioned, none were found guilty of this double murder and rape.

Barbara and Patricia Grimes