The Hartford Circus Fire in 1944 is known by many across America as the worst fire disaster in the country's history. Resulting in the death of over 150 people, many of them children, and the injury of over 700 more, this disaster was entirely preventable, most likely caused by either human error or arson. Despite a plethora or theories and several intensive investigations, no one is really sure what caused the blaze even now.
Unbelievably, over 70 years later, there is one victim who remains unidentified, a little girl with blonde hair and blue eyes, who is known as Little Miss 1565. While she is not the only victim who was never identified, it is heartbreaking that for so many years a beautiful little girl could remain unclaimed after such a tragedy.
This is a long one, so strap in.
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No one deserves to be forgotten. Least of all a child, and especially not for over 35 years. On this month's Into the Unknown, we look at the case of a murdered child who has remained nameless since February of 1983.
This month, we dig into several potentially related cases, long cold, in my home state of Wyoming. There are many theories as to how these cases played out, but no concrete answers. The clues in these cases are varied, but each case is so similar they may have been committed by the same person. The summer of 1974 must have been a terrifying one in Rawlins, Wyoming.
These posts usually come at the end of the month, but I bumped this one up to do an official announcement for The Cottage on the 27th. It's release day in one week! Ahem, anyway, on to more important things.
This month I bring you more from Baltimore. Last month, I wrote about the unsolved murder of Sister Catherine Cesnik. This case may be connected, as both Sister Cathy and Joyce Malecki were murdered under similar circumstances. To top off this complicated case, there may even be more women whose lives were ended by the same unidentified killer.
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