Sharon Kinne

She was one of the most remarkable criminals in U.S. history. A housewife, she turned cold-blooded killer. In 1969 she escaped from a Mexican prison and disappeared without a trace.

Sharon Elizabeth Hall (Born- November 30th, 1939) is an alleged American multiple murderer. She has the longest current outstanding arrest warrant in Kansas City, Missouri and one of the longest outstanding felony warrants in American history.

Sharon Elizabeth Hall was born on November 30th, 1939 in Independence, Missouri. The daughter of an alcoholic single mother. When she was 16 she met 22 year old James Kinne at a church function and began casually dating in the summer of 1956. But James broke it off when he returned to Brigham Young University in the Fall. Kinne who did not want to be alone and wanting a partner who could get her out of Independence, Missouri wrote to James claiming she was pregnant by him. James dropped out of school and returned to Independence to marry Sharon in October of 1956. They claimed on the marriage certificate that Sharon was 19 and a widow, whose husband died in a car crash. Kinne converted to Mormonism and the pair got married at the Salt Lake Temple in Utah.

After the wedding the couple settled in Provo, Utah. James returned to studies at BYU and worked as an electrical engineer and Sharon babysat. Sharon claimed to have miscarried the first child (the false pregnancy one to lure James back) but was pregnant again and in the fall of 1957 gave birth to a daughter they named Danna. Sharon was a lavish spender and the two had a second child Troy and by this time Sharon was having an extra marital affair with a high school friend and now ice cream vendor John Boldizs.

By the start of 1960 James was strongly thinking about divorce. Not only because of Sharon’s spending habits, but he really suspected she was having an affair. Boldizs later claimed to police that Sharon offered him $1,000 to kill James of find someone that could. James told his parents he wanted a divorce and Sharon would give him one if he gave her the house, the kids, and $1,000. James parents devout Mormons were strongly against the idea of divorce.

On March 19th, 1960 20 year old Sharon phoned the police. Sharon’s 25 year old husband James Kinne was found dead shot in the head. With the couples small 2 year old playing right near his dead body with a gun in her hand. Sharon told police that she heard a gun shot at around 5:30pm where he was sleeping. Sharon along with neighbors claimed that James would let the 2 year old play with his guns often. So she must of accidently shot her dad. At first police could not disproved her story. So with the death of James being closed and called an accidental homicide. James was buried and Sharon collected the $29,000 in life insurance. She did not appear to be grieving in any way shape or form with her manor around others. With some of the money she went and bought a fancy blue thunderbird sports car off a car salesman and future lover Walter T Jones. “She wanted the salesman to leave his wife and his children and take care of her. She wanted him. In her mind, whatever Sharon wanted, Sharon got.” says an author of a book about her.

But a few months later on May 27th the body of 23 year old Patricia Jones (a local file clerk) was found in the woods by Kinne and her new boyfriend John Boldzis, while they were parked in a place called lovers lane. It turns out that Patricia was the wife of another one of Kinne’s boyfriends Walter T. Jones a car salesman who wooed Kinne. Walter had tried to break off the affair with Kinne right before his wife went missing. Kinne admitted she was the last person to talk to Patricia before she went missing. She was then charged with Patricia’s murder and then with further investigation that of her husband James.

Kinne went to trial for Patricia Jones murder in June of 1961. She was acquitted. In January of 1962 she went on trial for James Kinne’s murder. After going on trial 3 times for James murder (the last one ending in a hung jury) she was released on bond. She fled to Mexico in October of 1964 before a fourth trial could be scheduled. She went down there with her new lover Francis Peglise. The two checked into a the Hotel Gin. While there Kinne said she felt un safe in a foreign country and bought a gun there, along with ones they brought from the states. Then when she got to Mexico she killed a man named Francisco Ordonez. Sharon killed him in a hotel room where she went to look at pictures he had. She then claimed he made sexual advances at her. She claimed that it was in self defence. Shot in the back in self defence. Investigation into that shooting showed that the same gun that killed Patricia Jones killed Ordonez. She was convicted in Mexico of shooting Ordonez in October 1965. She was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Kinne escaped from the Ixtapalapan Prison during a black out in December of 1969. Dispite extensive manhunts she has not been seen to this day.

Age Progression Of Sharon Kinne

It is rumored she may have snuck into Guatemala, was killed right after prison, or is still alive somewhere at 81 years old. Maybe even up in Alaska where she has relatives.

The case was aired on Unsolved Mysteries in 1998

Links

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharon_Kinne

https://unsolvedmysteries.fandom.com/wiki/Sharon_Kinne

Sharon Kinne Arrested At Her Home

1990 California Jane Doe

On April 1, 1990, a young woman was struck by a Mazda MX-6 and a Lincoln Continental and killed in Huntington Beach, California. She carried no identification. In her possessions were a hotel key and a ring made of human hair. Several people stated they saw her the day before she died. She told them that her name was Andrea and that she had come from the East Coast (Virginia or New York) to California in search for her biological parents. She said that she was the biological daughter of a well-known couple, but never said who they were. She also claimed that she was twenty-five or twenty six, but she appeared as young as sixteen. The day before she died, a man who felt sorry decided to give her money to buy new clothes and shoes. She was killed wearing the same pink shoes she had bought hours before.
Jane Doe is still nameless and any help to identifying her is welcome.
 The case was aired on the television series Unsolved Mysteries in 1995.

In May 2017, “Andrea” Doe was identified as Andrea Lee Kuiper, who was twenty-six when she died. She was identified after her fingerprints were uploaded to AFIS, the national fingerprint database. Andrea was originally from Fairfax, Virginia, and had gone to California in 1989. According to her family, she suffered from manic depressive disorder and had experimented with drugs. Her parents had last had heard from her a few months before her death, when she told them she was safe. They had never filed a missing persons report, believing that she would one day come home. Now, the family is grateful to have closure. “We are thankful to know what happened to our daughter after all these years,” her father, Richard Kuiper, said, according to the sheriff’s department.

Links

https://unsolvedmysteries.fandom.com/wiki/1990_Jane_Doe

http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/40ufca.html

1987 Dana Point Jane Doe

On the morning of September 20, 1987, the body of a young woman was found below the cliffs in Dana Point, California. She had apparently fallen from the cliff the previous night.  A coroner, investigated the case and could not determine if the woman died accidentally, committed suicide, or was murdered.
A phone number on a map in the woman’s purse led to a local cab company. The night before Jane Doe’s body was found, it was determined that she had called a cab from Hampton Inn hotel in nearby Mission Viejo. When the cab arrived she stated that she wanted to go to Laguna Beach, which cost $20. As she only had $18 at the time, the driver agreed to take her as far as the money would allow. The taxi driver said she barely spoke and also mentioned that there was nothing unusual about her. Hours before her body was found she was let out at Scenic Drive and Cove Road in Dana Point, which was as far as her money could take her.

A few hours later, she was discovered dead at the bottom of the cliffs, by a walker, having apparently scaled a fence and jumped to her death. Stacked neatly in front of the fence were the belongings she had with her prior to her death. There were a pack of cigarettes, a soda can, a California road map that indicated she may have been a hitchhiker and a piece of paper with a phone number to a nearby hotel. Investigators also found a purse that had a woman’s name on it embossed in gold. It was eventually traced to a San Diego woman who had hers stolen approximately ten years prior. She was not familiar with the unidentified victim. She was 5’8” tall and weighed 127 pounds. She had light brown hair, brown eyes, and was wearing what appeared to be second-hand clothing, including a pair of men’s underwear. The woman was believed to have been between 18-24 years old. She also had several distinctive dental fillings. She probably wore braces when she was younger.

The case was officially ruled a suicide several years later. In 2015, high school friends of Holly Glynn began searching for her. They were unable to locate her through social media, so they contacted her family and discovered that she had not been heard from since September of 1987. Her friends soon learned of Dana Point Jane Doe and found that she looked very similar to Holly and matched her description. Holly’s family submitted DNA samples to be compared with the Jane Doe. In May 2015, it was announced that Holly has been identified as Dana Point Jane Doe. Holly was 21 when she died. Holly Jo Glynn was born September 11th, 1966.

Holly’s family had tried to involuntarily institutionalize her 8 months before she killed herself, but Holly wasn’t having any of that. She was described as quiet but also liked to party, do drugs, and flirt.

Although it was determined that Jane Doe was Holly Jo Glynn in 2015 there were people thinking that was her as far back as 2011.More than 20 years prior to her identification, Holly Jo Glynn’s remains had been cremated in a ceremony costing $425, paid for by Orange County on her behalf. Her ashes had then been placed in a cardboard box and buried at sea

Links

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suicide_of_Holly_Glynn

https://unsolvedmysteries.fandom.com/wiki/1987_Jane_Doe

The I-70 Killer

The I 70 killer or Interstate 70 killer was an unknown serial killer who in 1992 committed at least 6 murders along Interstate 70. I 70 runs from Baltimore, Maryland to Cove Fort, Utah. All were in a few miles of each other in Kansas, Missouri, and Indiana. There is theory but not proven that he may have links to 4 other murders that occurred in Texas in 1993.  The pictures to the right are composite sketches that people have described how the I 70 Killer may look like.
  The killer would probably in his 50`s today and could be dead or in jail for another crime. He left little or no evidence for investigators to go on. Ballistics did connect all 6 I 70 shootings to the same gun.
  This was a hard case to find stuff on on the internet because every site you go to says the exact same thing. The man had no motive he was a spree killer who wanted to kill for the sake of killing nothing more. This is a man who odds are will never be caught he left no real solid evidence behind. All he left behind was heartache for the victims families.

Victims

Robin Fuldauer 26: Killed April 8th, 1992 at a Payless Shoe Store in Indianapolis, Indiana
Patricia Magers 32: Killed April 11th, 1992 at a bridal shop in Wichita, Kansas
Patricia Smith 23: Killed April 11th, 1992 at a bridal shop in Wichita, Kansas
Michael McCown 40: Killed April 27th,1992 at a ceramics store that his mother owned in Terre Haute, Indiana. Investigators believe that the killer may have assumed Michael was assumed to be a woman and may of had his back turned as he often wore his hair in a pony tail.
Nancy Kitzmiller 24: Killed May 3rd, 1992 at Western Boot Shop in St. Charles, Missouri Sarah Blessing 37: Killed May 7th, 1992 at a Gift Shop in Raytown, Missouri.

Victims

Other Possible Victims: There are other possible victims of the same killer along I 35 and I 45 in Texas which occured in 1993 and 1994. The killer was described to look similar to the man who commited the I 70 killings. There were a total of 3 victims all linked into those murders. The weapon was different than the I 70 killings but the MO was the same women working alone in shops.

Suspects & Leads In The Case: The best lead in the case came from the murders at the bridal shop in Wichita, Kansas. A man entered the store just before closing to get a cumberbund for his tuxedo and came face to face with the killer. It is unknown if the women were already dead or in the back but the killer asked the man to get into the back room. He said no and the killer told him to get out of there. It is unknown if the killer only attacked women or he was out of ammo. The man went to police and helped with a composite of the killer.

Other leads that came in the case were witnesses when Sarah Blessing was murdered at the gift shop where she worked. Tim Hickman owned a video store next door to the gift shop where she worked and heard loud bangs. After hearing this he seen a man walking up the hill behind the shop and onto Interstate 70. When he entered the shop he discovered Sarahs body lying on the floor dead. A grocery clerk collecting carts also seen the killer walking in the parking lot.
Serial killer Herb Baumeister from Westfield, Indiana was believed to be the killer but he committed suicide. He also didn’t match the MO as he mainly killed homosexual males and buried them in his back yard.
  Donald Prince and Donald Blom were also presumed at one point to be suspects.

Quick Recap

Clip From The Unsolved Mysteries Episode This Appeared On

In April of 1992, a string of murders started occurring in various locations on Interstate 70, ranging from Indiana, Indianapolis, Wichita, Kansas, and Missouri. These horrible murders lasted until May and it stopped as quickly as it began.
However, police believe that this -unidentified- killer has ties to nine altogether, three of which in 1993-1994. Although connected to nine murders, only six are confirmed. Five women and a male, which was a mistake on the killer’s part.
Unsure of his motive, his MO was the same. He would drive (possibly for work?) and stop at various strip malls. Then, he’d walk into various stores such as Payless ShoeSource, a bridal shop, a Western boot store, and kill -the- woman working at the time with a .22 caliber pistol.
At this particular time, his body count was up to five. His next kill happened in Terre Haute, Indiana. This time, the victim was a male, but it’s assumed that it was a mishap. When he walked into the store, the employee had their back to the assailant. The male had long hair which was in a ponytail and was mistaken for a woman.
Other attempted murders proceeded to follow, yet thankfully two people survived the attack, one of which was due to the .22 caliber pistol jamming. The survivors were able to provide details on identifying the man and a composite sketch was made. The reports gave information of the killer being in his mid twenties to early thirties, well dressed and clean cut with good hygiene, with a slender body frame and a height of roughly 5’8.
With the composite sketch, the police were able to follow leads that lead to Herb Baumeister from Westfield, Indiana, businessman who traveled quite frequently. What happened next created a shockwave of terror that was entirely unexpected.
As the police began searching his property, they uncovered a vast amount of skeletal remains that totaled 11 people. However, they were all male believed to be homosexual. Out of the eleven, eight of them were reported missing.
Shortly after, Herb Baumeister committed suicide. It was also learned that he had throat cancer, but was currently in remission at the time. He also owned a .22 semi automatic which helped further the belief of him being the I-70 Killer.
Unfortunately, although suspected as the I-70 Killer, there weren’t any female remains on his property. With his suicide, it is unknown whether or not his alleged involvement of the women who were murdered had anything to do with him. Nevertheless, the police were able to solve a lot of cases after finding the male remains, so it wasn’t a completely total loss.
Ultimately, the conclusion is this: Either Herb was involved in not just the male killings that were on his estate, but the women in stores too, or there were two different serial killers operating around the same time frame and incredibly close to each other in the states.

 

Blair Adams

This has to be one of the most bizarre and strangest mysteries I have ever read about. Blair Adams was a 31 resident of Vancouver, British Columbia. Who was found dead in a Knoxville, Tennessee parking lot in 1996 with no pants on his shirt ripped open and over $4,000 in different currency denominations surrounding him. The currency was Canadian, American, and German.

  There were rumours that Blair was an ex drug addict he also battled alcoholism for a long time. But at the time of his disappearance he appeared to have cleaned himself up and had a great job as a foreman at a construction company which he apparently loved.

How it all started: On July 5th, 1996 Robert Dennis Blair Adams went and took all the money out of his savings account(over $6,000) along with thousands of dollars in gold and jewelry. He attempted to cross the US border but as a single man with all that money border guards assumed he was a drug dealer and was denied entry into the United States. So he headed back to Vancouver and quit his job the next day. Then went and bought a round trip ticket to Germany. He also later went to a friends house claiming someone was trying to kill him. (Probably a drug king pin could be HA who knows). 

  Then the next day he ditched his tickets to Germany and rented a car and this time was able to get across into the US and went to Seattle and bought a plane ticket to Washington, D.C. He got to D.C and rented a car (Toyota Camry) and ended up in Knoxville, Tennessee. While in Knoxville he went to fuel up the car and told the gas jockey that the keys did not work. When the gas jockey realised that the keys weren’t even the keys for the car that Blair had Blair took off to a hotel.

  While at the hotel the manager thought it was strange as Blair entered and exited the lobby 5 times before renting a room. Below is surveillance from the hotel

After getting a key for the room (which he never even entered) he paid for the room with a $100 bill and left without getting his almost $50 in change. Blair was never seen alive again. Then about 12 hours later he was found dead in the hotel parking lot on July 11th, 1996. With no pants and $4,000 in Canadian, American, and German currency around him. So obviously robbery was not the motive. His pants were also removed in a way that someone would rip them off not how you would take them off yourself. Also his socks were found inside out. It appeared that his clothes were taken off post mortem. The cause of his death was determined to be due to a blow to the stomach although he also had many cuts and abrasions on him.

Other strange pieces of this case:

  • Blair knew no one in Knoxville. Police and is family are baffled why he would even be there in the first place.
  • Rumour has it that the reason Blair had purchased a ticket to Germany is that at one point he had worked construction there. He was there for apparently about 4 months. He apparently had a fling with a younger woman there (17 or 18). Someone even said who was apparently a close friend of Blair’s that people from Germany may of had something to do with his death.
  • He was also suppose to be working in Germany for 2 years yet came back after a couple of months.
  • Despite years of drug and alcohol abuse toxicology reports showed he had no signs of drugs or alchol in his system at the time of his death.
  • When Blair purchased his plane ticket to Washington, D.C he bought a one way ticket for $700. Yet a round trip ticket was on sale and he could of got it for $400. Even if not coming back why pay more?
  • It has also been rumoured that Blair was bi-sexual (irrelevant to the case though)

My thoughts on the case: There are many scenarios that could of happened here some say he just went nuts and killed himself. But who kills themself with a blow to the stomach? Others have said it was a sheer coincidence, but why not take the money. Others say someone stalked him all the way to Knoville and killed him.

  Others have brought up a theory that during his time in Germany he could of pissed off the girls family he knew. Or on another note doing construction around military bases seen something he shouldn’t of due the way he was killed which probably took at least 2 men they must of had military training. If this is the case.

  Another great scenario another person brought up was maybe the girl he met in Germany he was going to go and meet there. Then she decided to meet him in the US (Hence trading in the German tickets) then someone from her family followed her and killed Blair.

  Personally I think he ripped of a biker gang huge, or ratted someone out, or maybe something worse. And it must of been huge and they wanted to send a message. Biker gangs have ties and branches everywhere. Someone probably followed him to Seattle seen him board the plane there to Washington, D.C faxed a picture to a branch in Washington, D.C and someone associated there followed him from the airport to Knoxville and did him in there. Taking the pants off of someone I have heard is like shoving a rat in someones mouth it is a sign of someone who snitched and a message meant to be sent. Also his shirt being ripped open could of been to see if he was wired. It is probably the most logical thing I can think of.

  This is a case I highly doubt will ever be solved and I have scoured the internet to find what I could on it. It is one of those mysteries that just keeps making me scratch my head.

William Bradford Bishop

In Bethesda, Maryland on March 10th, 1976 a neighbours of the Bishops notified police that they haven’t heard or seen the Bishop family in about 3 weeks. The neighbour who had a key to their home met with the officer. The officer went to enter the home and noticed blood drops on the front door. When the officer entered the home he seen blood all over the floor and walls of the home. The children’s rooms were covered with blood from ceiling to floor. It didn’t take police too long to figure out where the Bishop family was.

On March 2nd, 1976 a Forrest ranger just south of Columbia, North Carolina spotted a fire. After the fire was put out he found 5 bodies in there. Later they were determined to be the Bishops. Bishops wife Annette 37, his sons William Jr 14, Brenton 10, Geoffrey 5, and his mother Lobelia 68. Along with the bodies the ranger found a gas can, pitchfork, and a shovel. The shovel was later proven to be purchased by Bishop at a hardware store called Poch’s where he also purchased the pitchfork.

Police believe that the fact that Bishop didn’t get a promotion at work was a major factor into the murders. Also some people have said that he felt tied down with family life and wanted to life free many also said he preferred solitude.. Police believe he fled with the family dog after ditching the station wagon.

  On April 10th, 2014 Bishop became the 502nd fugitive to be placed on the FBI’s 10 most wanted list which is a little surprising it took that long as William Fisher was on there before him.

About William Bradford Bishop: Bishop was born August 1st, 1936 in Pasadena, California. He had a BS in history and American studies from Yale and a MA in International studies and Italian from Middlebury College. He also studied African Studies at UCLA. He spent four years in the army and is fluent in 5 languages English, French, Italian, Serbo-Croat, and Spanish.

  He then worked for the US State department and worked for the US foreign service department spending alot of time overseas.

  Bishop also suffered from depression and insomnia and took the drug Serax.

Lobelia Bishop

The Murders: Bishop told a secretary at work that he wasn’t feeling well and left work early. It is then believed that he drove to the bank and withdrew several hundred dollars. He then went to a Sears and bought a hammer and a gas can. He then went to a hardware store and bought a shovel and a pitchfork before returning home at about 7;30 pm.

  Police believe he killed his wife first and then his mother.He then went and killed his sons while they were asleep. Everyone was believed to have been killed with a blunt instrument probably the hammer. 

  Bishop then loaded the bodies into the family station wagon and drove 6 hours away near Columbia, North Carolina. When there he dug a shallow hole threw the bodies in there poured gasoline on them and then set them on fire.

  On March 18th the station wagon was found abandoned in Elkmont, Tennessee. Inside the car was dog biscuits, a bloody blanket, a shotgun, an axe, and a spare tire well in the trunk full of blood. A witness said the vehicle had been there since at least March 7th.

Whereabouts: If Bishop is even still alive he is almost certainly in Europe. Authorities strongly believe that he could be in Italy. He would be 77 years old today.

Sightings:

  • In 1979 an old co worker of Bishop’s claimed he spotted Bishop in a bathroom in Sorento, Italy
  • In 1978 a Swedish woman who knew Bishop from working with him in Ethiopia claimed that she spotted him twice in Stockholm.
  • In 1994 neighbours of Bishops claimed that they spotted him on a train platform in Basel, Switzerland.

Other Notables:

  • On the day of the murders Bishop was spotted buying tennis shoes at a store in Jacksonville, North Carolina with his dog and a dark skin woman. But there is no solid proof of this.
  • In 2011, WUSA aired a story there were reports he died in Hong Kong and then in France, but police used fingerprints to confirm those reports were false.
  • On October 9, 2014, the body of an unidentified man who resembled Bishop and was killed in a hit-and-run walking along an Alabama highway in 1981 was exhumed by the FBI in Scotsboro to have its DNA, teeth and fingerprints compared to Bishop’s. The DNA test indicated it was not Bishop’s body
  • Investigators discovered Bishops diary where he wrote about wanting to become free and self-sufficient.