Yesterday’s announcement that a piece of metal found on Nikumaroro (Gardner Island) in 1991 was part of Amelia Earhart’s plane is cold comfort. Seems poor Amelia and Noonan were stranded like the professor and Gilligan (minus coconut cream pies) on an atoll , 550km from where search planes were looking. Even more unluckier, none of the islands , including Gardner (which they believe Amelia and Noonan were on) had any fresh water. Experts are convinced the riveted metal that was found was attached to the fuselage of her plane. Along with the piece of metal, skin care products, a shattered cosmetic compact , a pocket knife, bottles and traces of a camp fire were also found. If both had survived the initial crash it would be unlikely that they would have survived very long without water.
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The mysterious disappearance of Etan Patz may have been solved with the arrest of Pedro Hernandez (51). Patz disappearance on his way to school in 1979 sparking a nationwide campaign that saw his face become the first of many to appear on the side of milk cartons.
The amazing turn of events unfolded after police began digging in a basement of another suspect who they feared had buried Etan under cement. An anonymous tipster (believed to be a relative), who saw the coverage, contacted police with new information.
Police said Hernandez, who worked in a grocery store near where Etan disappeared and had never been a suspect, looked relieved when taken in for questioning. He confessed to police that he had lured the little boy into the store with a can of soda before strangling him in the basement. He then told police he stuffed Etan’s body into a bag and threw it in the trash where it was most likely picked up by city sanitation workers. Other reports say he dismembered Etan before discarding the body in various plastic bags.
* Reports are now claiming the family contacted police soon after Hernandez confessed to killing the boy in 1979, however police dismissed Hernandez as a nutter after interviewing him. Article here.
Pedro Hernandez would have only been 18 when he killed Etan.
Pedro Hanandez was recently diagnosed with cancer.
Put away the deerstalkers loons, two people have been charged with the murder of missing Melbourne man Herman Rockefeller. Mario Schembri and Bernadette Denny have allegedly admitted killing the businessman after an altercation and then disposing of the body. So ends the mystery which captivated a nation for nearly a week.The body of Mr Rockefeller is believed to buried in the back of the suspects house. Police have asked neighbors if they smelled or saw smoke during the past week (doesn’t sound good). One neighbor said the pair suspected of killing Rockefeller had a BBQ on Australia Day but they thought nothing of it. It has also been suggest there is a link between an internet swingers site and the meeting of Mr Rockefeller and the suspects. Well alrighty then, I think we should leave the family to grieve in peace. Nothing more to see here.
Psst Who the hell was he man everyone kept sighting?