I like to watch the TV series, 'Cold Case.' It's a well done show that tugs at your heart and requires a box of tissue. The premise is... a bunch of detectives look into old cases, and within the hour solve the mystery that has been cold for decades.
Unfortunately, some real life cases can't always be wrapped up- ever.
The Mythical Monkey got me thinking about this with his post about Georges Melies. I like movie talk, but I like mystery talk, more. MM wrote about Louis Aime Augustin Le Prince, who in 1888, made two, seconds long, motion pictures.
Cold Case 1) The mystery began when Le Prince went missing. He was on his way, by train, to get a patent for his camera. His brother was the last one to see him alive. I thought the especially odd bit was that his luggage was never found, either. In 2003, a photograph of a man who had drowned, who resembled Le Prince, was found in the Paris police archives.
Cold Case 2) Last March, DNA taken from three bone fragments that could have possibly solved the mystery of what happened to Amelia Earhart, proved to be inconclusive. We can pretty much conclude that Earhart crashed her plane, but, where, why, how? Will we ever know?
Cold Case 3) The tragic murder of JonBenet Ramsey may never be solved, unless the murderer confesses.
Cold Case 4) Wednesday, in Wisconsin, 'Jane Doe' was buried. The body of a young girl was found by three hunters in the town of Ashford in 2008. She had been murdered and left in a creek.
Three years, and no one has come forward to claim this girl. The detectives who have tried to solve this case, carried her casket. She was laid to rest, surrounded by strangers.
This is one mystery that can be solved. It's the least the living can do for this Jane.
They will weep for me, I know
take me back, bring me home
oh, do not forget me, don't let me go
someone did love me, I know.