I took a break from Into the Unknown last month, but we're back this month with the disappearance of a beautiful little girl, and the murder of her mother. This case is heartbreaking, and the devastated family deserves answers.
On April 1, 2016, a family was torn apart by the disappearance of Nicole 'Nikki' Fitts and her two-year-old daughter Arianna. They were further devastated when Nikki's body was found just days later. But the discovery of Nikki's fate led them no closer to finding Arianna, who remains missing to this day.
A loving mother and her child should never be separated by any means, but least of all by violence. A family like the Fitts family should not have to wait years for justice, or for answers, when something like that does happen.
Generally when someone who is considered a celebrity goes missing, it's of their own volition. They either need privacy to deal with personal issues, or are struggling with circumstances either obvious or unknown to their fans and the media.
Most of the time, these mysteries are short-lived and easily solved. Often, the celebrity themselves reappear on their own.
We've been digging into some dark territory lately, and I thought we'd take a break from it for one month and talk about something, while not lighter, certainly less gruesome.
On June 16, 1907, the Irish Crown Jewels were discovered missing from their home at Dublin Castle. Embarrassingly, they were stolen right from under the noses of those charged with protecting them, and could have been missing for weeks before their theft was discovered. They've never been found, and to this day no one knows who took them.
This month on Into the Unknown, we explore one of the weirdest cases I've ever read about. The disappearance of Arnold Archambeau and his girlfriend, Ruby Bruguier, was strange enough in the beginning. They and their passenger, Ruby's cousin Tracy Dion, had been drinking and were in a serious car accident. But that was only the beginning. And when Arnold's body was found months later, the mystery surrounding the new parents' disappearance only deepened.
This case starts out sounding like a run-of-the-mill disappearance, but then things take a hard left and things get...weird. Buckle up for this one.
This month's mystery is a horrific one, and I will start out this post with an additional warning than I usually offer. You might not like what you are about to read, as it involves violence against a child, a woman, and even a newborn, as well as the murder of their hardworking patriarch. This case is hard to stomach, and one that I had a hard time coming to grips with.
On November 18, 1987, the bodies of four members of the Dardeen family were discovered in their home. The father, Keith, was missing and initially was suspected of killing his family, only to be found murdered himself later on. A dead family was bad enough, but what was worse was the exact circumstances of their murders.
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