The Child Genius Poised to Become a Great Novelist—But Then She Disappeared
Barbara Newhall Follett published her first novel in 1927, at the age of 12. At 25, she went missing, never to be seen again.
How Christian Reform Schools Get Away with Brutal Child Abuse
Thanks to the legacy of a Texas pastor named Lester Roloff—and a glaring lack of oversight from state and local authorities—religious "schools" for troubled teens often operate with impunity.
Murder in the Mojave: Homicides and Body Dumps in the California Desert
The desert's massive size and inhospitable conditions make it the perfect place to hide a body.