Weird History

10 Criminals Who Mysteriously Vanished

Criminals who are caught typically want to vanish, escaping the long arm of the law and living out their days in freedom - say, fixing boats in some remote Mexican beach paradise - instead of behind bars. While the vast majority don't succeed (some don't even try), occasionally, a clever criminal will somehow manage to simply disappear.

These are just a few of the most well-known criminals who mysteriously vanished. Some of the names are notorious: D.B. Cooper, Lord Lucan, and so forth. Others remain safe in obscurity. The names on this list represent some of the most intriguing disappearances and cold cases ever.

Who are the most notorious elusive criminals? Take a look and see for yourself what criminals have never been caught and have managed to successfully elude capture.