You might be able to help solve a cold case! These five 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.

Alexis Patterson

Missing since May 3, 2002, from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

On May 3, 20021, Alexis’ stepfather says he walked her to school where he watched her cross the crosswalk toward the playground, after which he turned around for home. According to school officials, Alexis never went to class that day, though she was spotted looking visibly upset in the playground before and after school. She has not been seen since. Foul play has always been suspected in Alexis’s case. Her disappearance remains unsolved. View the digital case file 

 

Abigail Williams

Murdered on February 13, 2017, in Delphi, Indiana.

Abigail “Abby” Williams had big plans with her best friend, Liberty “Libby” German on an unusually warm day on February 13, 2017. With the day off from school, the girls decide to go hike nearby trails and take pictures at a local abandoned railroad bridge in Delphi, Indiana. That day, the girls were confronted by an unidentified man, who led them away from the bridge to their deaths. Their bodies were found by search parties the following day, and their case remains unsolved to this day. Investigators are looking for information from individuals who may have been in contact with the profile “anthony_shots” on Snapchat, Instagram, or Yubo (formally called ‘Yellow’). View the digital case file 

 

Brookelyn Farthing

Missing since June 22, 2013, from Berea, Kentucky.

18-year-old Brookelyn Farthing had her entire life ahead of her. She had just graduated high school and was considering whether she wanted to go to college. Brittany loved doing hair and makeup and considered cosmetology school as an alternative to a typical university. On the evening of June 21, 2013, Brookelyn attended a birthday party with her cousin and a close friend. Brookelyn, after an argument with the same friend at the party, decided to leave the party with two men. While at the home of one of the men, Brookelyn, who was obviously uncomfortable and ready to go home, placed several phone calls and text messages to her cousin and her ex-boyfriend, desperately trying to find someone to pick her up from the foreclosed home. Early the following morning, the home where Brookelyn had been the previous night, had caught on fire, and one of the men she had last been seen with claimed that Brookelyn was still inside. Brookelyn’s case remains unsolved, and she remains missing. If you have any information regarding the individual(s) responsible for Brookelyn’s disappearance, please contact the Kentucky State Police at (859) 623-2404. View the digital case file 

 

Arianna Fitts

Missing since April 1, 2016, from San Francisco, California

Arianna was 2 years old when she vanished. She was an only child, and her mother, Nicole Fitts worked at Best Buy and would often travel 2 hours across town to get to and from work. While Nicole worked, Arianna would be left in the care of a set of sisters for babysitting. On April 1st, 2016, Nicole had to leave work to go to Arianna’s babysitter. However, Nicole would withdraw $600 from an ATM. Around 9:45 PM that evening, Nicole contacted her roommate and told her that she was going to Fresno, California to meet a friend named “Sam”. None of Nicole’s family or friends knew who Sam was. On April 8, 2016, Nicole’s remains were found in a shallow grave in McLaren Park in San Francisco, California. The grave had been covered by a piece of plywood, which had a symbol spray-painted on top. At this time, investigators announced that they believed that Arianna was at risk, and Arianna remains missing to this day. View the digital case file 

 

Brian Breeden

Missing since June 17, 2005 from Culpeper, Virginia.

More than 16 years ago, Brian Breeden, a 44-year-old father, was last seen leaving the Culpeper Treasurer’s Office, where he had just paid a bill, in Culpeper, VA. Police have noted that he was driving a blue four-door 1991 Cadillac DeVille with Virginia license plates, and that, at the time, had residences in Culpeper, Occoquan, and Woodbride, VA. The lack of publicly-available information in Brian’s case leads his story open-ended, and with more questions than answers. If you have any information regarding Brian’s whereabouts or regarding the individual(s) responsible for his disappearance, please contact the Prince William County Police Department’s tip line at (703) 792-7000. View the digital case file 

 


 

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