Gail Katz-Bierenbaum was the attractive wife of a successful young surgeon when she disappeared in 1985. Her husband, Dr. Robert Bierenbaum, had a very promising future. Charming but awkward, Bob Bierenbaum was a surgical resident who spoke several languages and piloted his own plane. Trouble in the Bierenbaum marriage began even before there was a […]
The story of Marybeth Tinning and her nine deceased children is one of the worst cases of Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy in the history of the disorder. Between the years of 1967 and 1985, Marybeth gave birth to and buried every one of her babies and young children, often within months of one another. The […]
Marty Theer was stationed at Pope Air Force Base outside of Fayetteville, North Carolina when he was killed. Pope is part of Fort Bragg – an Army instillation that had earned a reputation among military members as an undesirable transfer. Soldiers and their families frequently referred to Fayetteville, the host city to Fort Bragg, as […]
Jack Barron’s wife, Irene, died in her bed in the spring of 1992. She was only 34 and in apparently good health. On the day of her death, Jack told some people at work that she was having headaches and hadn’t felt well for several days. Eight months later, Jack Barron’s son, Jeremy, 4, stopped […]
With her arms full of grocery bags, 33-year old Diane Whipple had just returned to her upscale apartment in San Francisco on Jan. 26 2001. As she opened the door, a neighbor’s dog—a 112-lb. female Presa Canario named Hera—rushed down the narrow hall and began barking at her, followed by 123-lb. Bane, who was on […]
Patricia Taylor and Tom Allanson came together after each of them left failing marriages behind. At thirty, Tom was younger than Pat by six years. He had been through two short, bad marriages and she had escaped one long one where she said she had felt trapped and smothered by her military husband. Both of […]
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