You might be able to help solve a cold case! These six cases were recently added to the growing Uncovered database of the unsolved cases of the missing and murdered; with the help of the public. With more than 200,000 unsolved cases in the US—and a number that grows by nearly 6,000 every year; your insights might help contribute to the next big break in a case.
Missing from Cochise County, Arizona since September 14, 2008
On the evening of September 13, 2008, Adam Castillo and his sisters, Adriana and Eden, had plans to attend a party outside of Willcox, Arizona in an area that is known by locals as “the loop”. Adam is last reported being seen by a friend between 1-2 am at the party. Adam has not been seen since. Adam is a Hispanic male with short brown hair and brown eyes, with a 3-inch-long scar on his forearm, and a scar on the back-right side of his head. View the digital case file
Died under suspicious circumstances in Tempe, Arizona on June 15, 2013
On June 14, 2013, Adrienne and her roommates planned a birthday party that would be hosted at their apartment, and they had invited around 40 people. During the party at around 2:30 am, Adrienne and her boyfriend, Francisco Arteaga leave the party to go to his apartment in Scottsdale, Arizona after they start arguing. Adrienne returns back to her apartment and leaves and comes back several times. Adrienne sends a final text to Arteaga before she places her last phone call to a taxi company at 4:53 am. After placing this call, Adrienne’s phone dies, and she is not seen again. Over a month since Adrienne’s disappearance, human remains are found by a property owner in Apache Junction, Arizona in an area that had previously been significantly flooded. It takes less than a week from the discovery of the remains before they are identified as belonging to Adrienne. View the digital case file
Missing since August 31, 2013, from Castaic, California.
Bryce Laspisa, an artistically talented, kind, charming, and charismatic 19-year-old from a tight-knit family, was seemingly thriving in his freshman year at the college he and his family had moved across the country to attend. At the start of his sophomore year, things seemed to change for Bryce; he had increased his alcohol intake, and he seemed more distant from his friends and family. In the late-night hours of August 30, 2013, Bryce called his mother, informing her that he would be making the drive to their home, and urged her to tell his girlfriend, Kim, to give him back his keys, which she had taken because he was ‘acting erratically. The following morning after his parents received a call from their insurance company regarding a request for roadside assistance, they learned that Bryce had met a mechanic on the side of a road, and even after assistance, remained in the same location for more than 13 hours. Bryce never made it home that night and has not been seen or heard from since. If you have any information regarding Bryce’s whereabouts or the individual(s) responsible for his disappearance, please contact ‘Find Bryce Laspisa’ at (949) 292-4400. View the digital case file
Murdered on December 13, 2017, in Houston, Texas.
Brandi Seals was a 26-year-old transgender woman who was described as a loving and beautiful person whose life was taken from her too soon. Brandi was shot six times while sitting in her car in front of an unfinished house at around 6:00 am on the morning of December 13, 2017. Brandi was found shortly after outside of the car, in an obvious attempt to seek help. Brandi’s case remains unsolved. If you have any information regarding the individual(s) responsible for Brandi’s death, please contact Crime Stoppers at (713) 222-TIPS (8477). View the digital case file
Murdered on September 7, 2018, in Eureka, California
Angela McConnell, 26, and her partner, Michael Bingham, 31, were found brutally killed on September 7, 2018, in the City of Shasta Lake, California. Their bodies were discovered after nearly 20 Shasta County Sherriff’s Office (SCSO) deputies, investigators, and other personnel were dispatched around 12:15 p.m. on that date to investigate a double homicide. Angela’s case is still unsolved. View the digital case file
Murdered on January 7, 1998, in Bowmore, North Carolina.
Brittany Locklear was an independent, beautiful, and intelligent 5-year-old who gave the best hugs and always had a smile on her face. Brittany spent the morning of January 7, 1998, in her home getting ready for school, and had picked out her own outfit; a green and white softball t-shirt, green denim coveralls, green and pink tennis shoes, with white socks and a green hair tie, along with a little red riding hood winter coat. Brittany was kidnapped while waiting for the school bus at around 7:00 am, right after her mother had stepped inside for only a moment to use the bathroom. The following day, Brittany’s body was found in a roadside ditch. She had likely been sexually assaulted, and her cause of death was labeled as drowning. If you have any information regarding the individual(s) responsible for Brittany’s death, please contact the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-334-3000. View the digital case file
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