Vince Li was born in Dandong, China, and became a Canadian citizen in 2006. Even though he armed himself with a degree in Computer Science from Wuhan Institute of Technology, he could not get a permanent job in that field. So, he worked menial jobs ranging from a forklift operator, a janitor, and a cashier in Walmart and in newspaper delivery while his wife worked as a waitress.
Reportedly, he had a language barrier as English was not his first language but his previous bosses did not see any signs of aggression and even praised him as a diligent worker…
Having a child is dubbed as the one the greatest joy in life. Now, imagine — your greatest joy robbed from you at a supposed safe place for a child, a hospital where doctors and nurses took on oath to do no harm.
In September 2017, in a close-knit neighborhood of Southfields, London, a concerned neighbor spotted her fellow neighbor having a bonfire in the backyard. It looked dangerous as the large bonfire was a bit too close to the patio, but most importantly, there was a horrible stench coming from it. One of the neighbors decided to take matters seriously and called the fire brigade.
When the firefighters arrived, they were too taken back by the stench but, everything else looked relatively normal.
A middle-aged man having a chicken barbeque in his backyard.
Theresa Knorr was the daughter of Swannie Gay and James Cross. When her father, James Cross, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, he lost his job and soon, fell into depression. Finances in the family became tight when they lost the sole breadwinner, Swannie Gay when she passed away due to heart failure. Theresa was devastated by the loss of her mother and reportedly, her father often took out his frustration on her.
By the age of 16, Theresa married Clifford Clyde Sanders, a man 5 years older than her and within less than a year, she gave birth to Howard…
In May 1977, 20-year-old Colleen Stan wanted to visit a friend for a surprise birthday party. When her car unexpectedly broke down, she decided to hitchhike to Northern California. She was not new to hitchhiking. She turned down a car of 5 guys but trusted the next car that stopped for her as it had a young couple with a baby.
When they stopped for gas, Colleen went to the bathroom and she had this bad feeling and an inner voice that kept asking her to leave, but she brushed it off as her overthinking.
In February 2016, German backpacker Lena Rabente met Brazilian backpacker Beatriz for the first time in Adelaide. Both were young and adventurous but it was their first solo backpack trip in Australia so they decided to pair up as they had the same destination in mind, Melbourne.
They hopped onto Gumtree, a common site that backpackers used to find a ride and took on the offer of a man around their age but that man canceled on them last minute as he had car troubles. …
Jung In was born on June 10, 2019, with adorable flushed cheeks, melting heart of everyone she met. She was healthy and all smiles. Though, 8 days later, she had to be moved into a foster home as her biological mother could not raise her. But, in just 2 months, it seemed like the ‘perfect’ family wanted to adopt Jung In.
The foster mother had a good impression of the couple and mentioned that the adoptive mother surnamed Jang, was an interpreter with a bright personality. Jang showed that she cared and that she was serious about the adoption as…
After getting out from a 7-year-old relationship, in search of love again, 27-year-old Russian Anna Repkina went on a dating site and met 26-year-old William Hargrove from the States. Immediately, they hit it off. They shared thousands of messages and in December 2016, Anna decided to come over to the United States to meet William. Despite flying to the wrong Portland (Portland, Maine instead of Portland, Oregon) when they finally met, Anna had an amazing time with him.
During the weeks that she was there, William even proposed to her.
On November 16th, 2012, Megan was awoken by her mother’s screams. She found her foster sister, Sabrina Zunich, stabbing and slashing her mother, Lisa Knoefel. 13-year-old Megan was not able to stop her 19-year-old sister but she did dialed 911 where she frantically pleaded the operator to send help as she begged her sister to stop.
It was March 1989. It was spring break and like many college students, 21-year old Mark Kilroy and his 3 long-time friends went for a spring vacation in South Padre Island, Texas. They parked their car near the border before crossing over to Mexico on foot. Over the span of 3 days, they had their fun as they partied and attended the Miss Tanline Contest.
On the last day, they returned to the border town of Matamoros to cross the border by foot again by nightfall. That night, Matamoros was increasingly packed with the spring-break tourists as it was further…
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