Photo of Kidnapping Victims Left in Parking Lot
The girl in this photo is believed to be kidnapping victim Tara Calico, though the boy is as yet unidentified. What's most chilling about this Polaroid is that it was discovered in a parking space minutes after a plain white van left the spot in September 1988. Investigators theorize the photograph was taken that very moment, with the boy and girl inside the van, tantalizingly close but so far away from rescue. Whether the victim is indeed Calico or not, the fate of these two is unknown.
Judy Ann Dull, Moments Before Her Demise
Serial killer Harvey Glatman's M.O. involved luring women to his hotel room, pretending to be a photographer looking to pay quick cash for a few snapshots. Once inside the room, he would tie the women up, photograph, and then kill them. Sometimes, the photo shoot did not end after death...
Regina Kay Walters, Victim of Robert Ben Rhoades
In late 1989, 14-year-old Regina Kay Walters fell victim to serial killer Robert Ben Rhoades, who drove a semi truck equipped with a torture chamber in the back. The expression of absolute terror and the defensive position of her hands is absolutely chilling.
James Ferris, Bound and Injected by Bob Berdella
Bob Berdella assaulted, tortured, and killed at least six men in the mid-1980s. He liked to take Polaroids of his victims as well, and a number of these were published in a Kansas City newspaper following Berdella's arrest.