Throughout history, there has been no end to the number of unsolved murder cases or lost serial killers. In some circumstances, people seem to disappear without a trace, leaving behind only a number of undecipherable clues in their wake. What’s less usual, however, is that the victim themselves should go missing entirely. Surprisingly enough, however, there have been a number of historic murder cases like this and even to this day, their victims have never been discovered. These famous figures might once have walked the earth but before they were killed, there is simply nothing on them to prove they were there.
- Orange Socks
Discovered in Texas in 1979, Orange Socks is a woman who has eluded police forces ever since she came into the public sphere. Found due to the pair of brightly colored socks she was sporting, the lady in question was named after her clothing choice for a lack of more detailed information. While police pinned down her cause of death to be strangulation, the trail to find out more about the victim stopped dead after that. Despite a number of confessors coming forward, they were found out to be false and to this day, there is nothing on the woman who was discovered all those years ago.
- Little Miss Nobody
Having turned up outside the limits of Congress, Arizona in 1961, Little Miss Nobody made a huge impact on local media and investigation units. Having been uncovered in the rural landscape, the woman’s body was already in an advanced state of decay, after being left there for some time before. The burial seemed to suggest that the girl had been given a pauper’s funeral but the trail stopped there. While national broadcasts put out pleas for information, nobody ever came forward and even now, Little Miss Nobody does not have a name.
- The Whitehall Corpse
While Scotland Yard was still in the process of being built in 1888, it was the site of a nationwide mystery. During the construction, workers were shocked to uncover a hidden vault containing a dismembered torso within. The body parts happened to be a match for an arm that had washed up on the River Thames just one month before. While police insisted she was another victim in Jack the Ripper’s killing spree, others claimed the method of killing simply didn’t match up. The case was never put to rest and even today, the corpse has never been given an identity.
- Bella in the Wych Elm
When a skull with a tuft of hair was discovered in the trunk of a wych elm tree, suspicions were immediately raised. The discovery was made by four boys hunting in Worcestershire, England, in 1943. While it was initially mistaken as an animal skull, investigations soon revealed the discovery to be that of a young girl. Later excavations of the site uncovered a fully clothed skeleton to match the skull. While investigations were put underway, the process was dampened by WWII and not before long, any trail of insight had all but disappeared.
- Boy in the Box
Found wrapped inside a blanket and sealed inside a box, the corpse of a young boy baffled police forces in Philadelphia in 1957. Having suffered a number of cuts and marks to the face, the young boy was never identified, left to remain a mystery throughout time. Local theories claimed he was the illegitimate son of a nearby farmer, or a social experiment gone wrong but professionals were never able to get to the heart of the matter.