Twenty years later, Kimber Biggs still vividly recalls what she encountered on her Mesa, Arizona, street the day her older sister, 11-year-old Mikelle Biggs, vanished.
Kimber, 9 years old at the time, and Mikelle were playing outside just a few houses away from their own home in the twilight hour of Jan. 2, 1999, as the streetlamps began to flicker on around 6 p.m. Mikelle was riding her sister’s pink-and-white bike and carrying quarters given to her by their mother to meet the ice cream truck Mikelle heard approaching in the distance.
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On May 19, 1992, Mary Jo Buttafuoco was inside her home in Massapequa, New York, when the doorbell rang. Seconds later, she was standing face to face with Amy Fisher, a 17-year-old high school student who had been having an affair with her husband, Joey.
The pair had a heated exchange, and as it was seemingly ending, Mary Jo Buttafuoco turned away. Moments later, Fisher shot her in the head. Miraculously, Buttafuoco survived the attack, and Fisher — who was dubbed the “Long Island Lolita” by the media — later pleaded guilty to first-degree assault and served seven years in prison.
A Pennsylvania mother has been charged with third-degree murder after police allege she pushed her five-year-old daughter down the basement stairs on Halloween night, PEOPLE confirms.
Ciara Robinson, 25, is also charged with voluntary and involuntary manslaughter as well as aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a child in the death of Amatulah “Amy” McLaughlin.
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A Florida elementary school principal was arrested after allegedly stealing $900 from a student with mental disabilities, according to police.
On Oct. 22, an unidentified 9-year-old student brought $2,100 to his classroom from home, according to a Pasco County Sheriff’s Office police report obtained by PEOPLE. Staff and administrators counted the money and placed it in the desk of principal Edward John Abernathy, 50, for safe-keeping.
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It is a case that still haunts the investigators who handled it.
A 23-year-old business student from Maryland was found naked, raped and strangled to death inside her Philadelphia apartment in the spring of 1998.
A critical break in the case didn’t come until three years later:
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Two decades ago, the brutal rape and murder of a 23-year-old business student shocked Philadelphia.
On the afternoon of May 7, 1998, the nude and strangled body of Shannon Schieber, a popular doctoral student at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, was discovered inside her Center City apartment.
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