Death is something that is inevitable and the biggest reality. It refers to the end of the life of a person whether forcefully or naturally. No one can hide away from it. If it comes naturally then there’s an excuse and one can overcome but if it comes forcefully, then it’s really hard to overcome its pain. Similarly, there were many people who had been brutally battered to death. As per the legal perspective violent death is called murder. Certain murder mysteries were solved, and the murderers were caught somehow but there happen to be certain murder mysteries too which remain unsolved, and the victims were deprived of justice.
Dan Markel who was 41 years of age, was a law professor at Florida State University. He was shot dead as he pulled into the driveway of his Tallahassee home on July 19, 2014, he died the following day. No suspects had been identified, police are investigating since then the possibilities of his death and was linked to some hostile commentary he had received online, but it didn’t help to solve the mystery.
In the early morning of 11 January 2013, Paris Police forced their way into a local Kurdish information center, where they found the bodies of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) members Sakine Cansiz (55), Fidan Doğan (33) and Leyla Söylemez, a younger woman. They were last seen in their office itself the previous afternoon. Nothing had been taken, all were shot in the style of execution and the killer or (might be) the killers locked the door after leaving, suggesting that someone acquainted with at least one of the victims committed the crime with the intention of killing all three. Since then the police has not been able to solve this mystery and remains in darkness till now.
William Goebel was an American politician who was shot and mortally wounded on the morning of 30th January 1900 by an unknown assailant in Frankfort, Kentucky, just one day before being sworn in as the Governor of Kentucky. The preceding day, the dying Goebel was sworn in as the Governor and, despite the best efforts of eighteen physicians attending him, Goebel died on the afternoon of 3rd February 1900. He remains the only state Governor in the United States to die by assassination while in his office.
Andrew Jackson Borden was the father of Lizzie Borden, and Abby Durfee Borden was her step mother. All three used to live in their family house near Fall River, Massachusetts. In that same house on the morning of 8th August, 1892 both Andrew and Abby were killed by blows from a hatchet. The blow was so hard that Andrew’s skull was not only crushed, but his left eyeball too was split. Their daughter Lizzie was accused and was later arrested for the same. She was the only one present when her stepmother Abby got killed. Lizzie and Bridget Sullivan- the maid were the only ones who were present at the time of the killing of Mr. Borden. She was acquitted by a jury in the following year of 1893 and the case remains unsolved.
John Henry Blake’s Killing
He was the agent for one of Ireland’s most despised British landlords. He was aged 72 when he was shot and killed along with his driver on their way to Mass outside Loughrea on 29th June, 1882. This case received considerable attention at that time because Blake’s boss, Hubert de Burgh – Canning, 2nd Marquess of Clanricarde, was a nobleman. Although Blake’s wife survived the attack but she was unable to help identify any suspects, and the case remains unsolved.
This list of unsolved deaths includes notable cases where victims had been murdered or have died under unsolved circumstances, including murders committed by unknown killers. The mysteriously deceased are listed chronologically by year, and their mystery remains unsolved.