As history and thousands of news stories can show us, some people ended up being hurt by the very people they thought would do them no harm. On the other hand, there were those who were once incapable of knowing what they were truly capable of doing until they were pushed to do unspeakable things. The lesson: Everyone of us could either become an unsuspecting victim or a suspect of a crime in the future. It’s only a matter of time. Such were the fates of the people behind these 12 real-life crime stories that shook the world in most recent times.
From the Disney cruise ship staff that went missing at sea to the helpless teen-aged girl who was burned to death in Mississippi, some of these crimes are still unsolved with the perpetrators still at large, while some were closed with those responsible already behind bars.
As a word of caution, this compilation of true crime stories may be unsettling for most people. Read on to learn more about the 12 of the most incredible real-life crime stories and the lives of the people behind them.