There are mysteries that are so eerie and strange that they boggle the mind for days on end. Even in this time and age of advanced forensic sciences and technologies, there remain unexplainable mysteries and unsolved crimes that stump experts.
Writtalin compiled a list of 10 mysterious deaths that have no shortage of theories surrounding them. However, with each day that passes it only takes us further away from the tragedy. The world of speculation will likely be the final resting place of these victims.
10. The Archuleta County Jane and John Doe
In 1982, two bodies – one adult male and one adult female – washed up along the San Juan River near a Navajo Reservation in Archuleta County, Colorado. The female body was found a few weeks before the male’s remains were discovered, but authorities quickly tied the two corpses together, and deduced that they had been met with foul play. Autopsies would prove that this Jane Doe had been strangled to death, and John Doe had been shot twice with a small caliber weapon.
Other than determining HOW these unfortunate souls met their end, authorities were left without answers. To this day, neither John nor Jane Doe of Archuleta County have been identified, and their killer has never been apprehended. Authorities have had few clues to go on in a case that has failed to produce any substantive leads. Perhaps the greatest clue in the case was a weathered note found in the dead woman’s pocket. After much analysis and deciphering, the note was eventually found to be the name and phone number of one Marilyn Cobianco, a resident of the nearby Farmington, New Mexico. However, Cobianco didn’t recall ever meeting a woman meeting Jane Doe’s description and could not explain how her name and phone number ended up in a dead woman’s jeans pocket. The only clue found on John Doe was his t-shirt, which advertised a defunct brothel in Nevada. This clue failed to turn up any leads either.
But the case took a creepier turn a few years after the unknown couple was interred in a grave for unidentified victims in Archuleta County. When Colorado Bureau of Investigations agents went to see the graves, they found fresh flowers adorning John Doe’s resting place.
While theories such as drug cartel killings have been presented, no substantive evidence of the identities of John and Jane Doe, nor who killed them and why, has ever been determined.