What Are Some Well-Known Unsolved Murder Cases?


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Some well-known unsolved murder cases include the murder of Ken Rex McEllroy in 1981, the murder of William Desmond Taylor and the murders perpetrated by the Cleveland Torso Murderer. The murder of Taylor and those by the Cleveland Torso Murderer occurred in the first half of the 20th century.

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McEllroy's death occurred in the middle of the day in the middle of Skidmore, Missouri. Witnesses to the killing never came forward with information, as McEllroy was not well liked in town, leading to the belief that the town wanted him eliminated.

William Desmond Taylor, a Hollywood silent-film director, met his demise in 1922 by any number of suspects including his valet, his former valet and his girlfriend.

The Cleveland Torso Murdered beheaded 12 people in the 1930s and was never caught.

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