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    [–] Serial killers, rapists and other criminals with very low intelligence BubbaJoeJones 53 points ago * (lasted edited 20 hours ago) in UnresolvedMysteries

    Ottis Toole, Henry Lee Lucas, and Aileen Wuornos are some serial killers who were known to score below average intelligence on IQ tests. Low IQs are as uncommon as high IQs, and I believe these three, or at least Toole and Lucas, were considered to be intellectually disabled. Take this with a grain of salt though, because the accuracy of IQ testing is widely debated. People believe Alieen Wuornos wasn’t as unintelligent as her IQ tests reported (81), but that she, given her hostile attitude, dismissed the test and didn’t take it seriously. So, you’ll also often find inaccurate results depending on fatigue, hunger, attitude, and more.

    Criminals in general tend to have lower intelligence than the general population, but factors such as lack of education, poverty, and environment have a lot to do with it. On IQ tests, serial killers however often score average to slightly above average, scores very consistent with the general population. So, you’ll find that most serial killers are average; not with exceptionally low intelligence, and not with exceptionally high.

    Serial killer Harrison Graham however, who murdered 7 women, was mentally ill and intellectually disabled, and therefore sentenced to a correctional institution.

    [–] Canadian unsolved mysteries? BubbaJoeJones 29 points ago in UnresolvedMysteries

    This didn’t solely take place in Canada, but a 31 year old Canadian resident named Blair Adams claimed that someone was out to kill him. While living in Canada he attempted to gain entry to the United States but was first denied entry because he fit the profile of a drug smuggler; a single male carrying a large amount of cash. When he returned to British Columbia, quit his job, and collected his most recent check. He later showed up at his friends house, clearly under great distress, and explained that someone was going to kill him. He didn’t explain who or why, and was desperate to leave where he feared he would be found. Long story short, he shortly gained entry to the U.S., this time with thousands of dollars in cash, and thousands more in jewelry. Witnesses in the U.S. who had personal interactions with Blair claim that he was anxious and erratic, and acted as if he expected someone. Days later, he was found dead in a parking lot. According to the autopsy report, Blair had sustained many cuts and abrasions, but he ultimately had been killed due to a violent blow that ruptured his stomach. People have speculated that he might have been the victim of a hit and run, but his pants, socks, and shoes were removed. His shirt has also been torn open. It’s unclear whether it’s a coincidence that Blair ended up dead (though he was never properly diagnosed, there was a history of mental illness in his family and he had struggled with mental health prior to his death) and that nobody was ever actively searching for him, or that his story was true, and ultimately led to his demise.

    [–] In 1982, 20 year old Kelly Bergh Dove was working the night shift at a Virginia gas station when she made 3 separate phone calls to the police stating that an “improperly dressed” man was lurking around the property and making obscene remarks. When police arrived on scene, Kelly was gone. BubbaJoeJones 10 points ago in UnresolvedMysteries

    The Charley Project is likely wrong as it’s the only source I found with that information, and their sources (such as the Doe Network) also provides the 6 minute timeframe, so I can’t find exactly where they found that her first call to the police was placed at midnight, and it’s likely they have been mistaken because she did make a phone call around that time, though she called her mother, not the police. Kelly’s family reported to Dateline NBC that 3 phone calls were placed in less than 10 minutes starting from 2:27 AM.

    [–] Got any cases where law enforcement screwed up really bad in? BubbaJoeJones 32 points ago in UnresolvedMysteries

    A bloody sock that was found in a suspects’ vehicle that missing 10 year old’s Angelo Puglisi’s mother confirmed belonged to him was disposed of years later due to an overcrowding of evidence. Of course nobody could have predicted how far forensic technology would develop, but a bloody sock found in a well known child rapist’s vehicle seems unreasonable to me.

    [–] In 1983, 16 year old Erik Cross was last seen walking home back from a party. Hours later, his body was later discovered lying on the side of the road only feet away from his home. What had initially appeared to be a hit and run turned out to be something even more sinister. BubbaJoeJones 6 points ago in UnresolvedMysteries

    Erik and Spaulding, according to witnesses at the party they attended the night before, had gotten into an altercation because Erik was talking to Spaulding’s girlfriend, Amber. Erik’s relationship with the other 3 individuals is unknown, as well as the fact that we don’t know if he had gotten into any arguments with them either that night or in the past. As far as we know only one car was involved, and that the other 3 individuals were passengers in the vehicle while Spaulding was behind the wheel. There are alleged boastful “confessions” that locals claim they heard about either directly or through means of hearsay.

    [–] In 1996, 9 year old Amber Hagerman was abducted while on a bike ride in Arlington, Texas. 22 years later, her murderer remains unidentified. Amber’s abduction and murder directly led to the creation of the Amber Alert system. BubbaJoeJones 50 points ago * (lasted edited 15 days ago) in UnresolvedMysteries

    Familial abductions are still abductions. Since stranger abduction is an overwhelmingly rare occurrence, it doesn’t come as a surprise to me that the Amber Alert system is more commonly used to notify people of children who have been taken by someone close to them. We want to think because that the child is with their parent they’re more likely to safe, but that isn’t always the case. There have been cases where a parent abducts their own child to ensure that their other parent will never be able to see their child again as a way of “punishing” them. This hurts the child in a way that while arguably not as severe as being raped and murdered, it can still have long term effects on the child’s mental and emotional health. If the Amber Alert system is used to prevent these incidents from occurring, then I have trouble finding that the negatives outweigh the positives. Plus, the criteria for Amber Alerts are quite strict and require a reason to believe that the child may be in danger of death or serious bodily injury. A lot of the time, parents or relatives who abduct their child have criminal records that include having committed violent acts in the past.

    [–] In 1996, 9 year old Amber Hagerman was abducted while on a bike ride in Arlington, Texas. 22 years later, her murderer remains unidentified. Amber’s abduction and murder directly led to the creation of the Amber Alert system. BubbaJoeJones 125 points ago * (lasted edited 15 days ago) in UnresolvedMysteries

    I agree with you for the most part, but if the community was immediately notified to be on the lookout for a male driving a dark colored truck, there’s a possibility (however small) that he would have been caught in the act. But, given how many dark colored trucks there are at any given time, this would have been difficult without any distinguishing characteristics to look out for, such as what the suspect was wearing, the exact model and brand, plate number, dent in the vehicle, etc. Unfortunately the only witness who came forward just wasn’t close enough to pick up on such meaningful details. Regardless, this still would have been better than nothing, in my opinion.

    Edit: Arlington, and its neighboring cities, are actually not rural as I had assumed them to be. Statement removed.

    [–] How judgemental are you? BubbaJoeJones 1 points ago in AskReddit

    So judgmental that I’m judging you for misspelling judgmental.