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Joan Risch was a woman who went missing in 1961. On October 24th a neighbor came to the house to…

Joan Risch was a woman who went missing in 1961. On October 24th a neighbor came to the house to take Joan’s daughter home after a play date with her son. The neighbor saw Joan outside hours earlier and assumed that she was still home. It wasn’t until she heard knocking on her door minutes later that something was wrong. Joan’s daughter Lillian claimed that her mother was missing and there was red paint in the kitchen. The neighbor found Joan’s son crying in his crib and blood all over the kitchen. After calling the police an investigation was launched. Police found the telephone ripped from the wall and placed in a waste basket in the middle of the floor. The police Sargent Mike McHugh believed that it was a suicide, but there was no body. Blood was also found in the driveway and master bedroom. The blood was type O, the same type Joan had. The investigations found empty beer bottles on the property and Joan’s husband had no idea where they could have come from. Oddly months before her disappearance Joan checked out a book from the library about a woman who disappeared and left blood behind. Reported sightings of a woman in white running around the woods holding a bloody bundle occurred on the night of the disappearance, however nothing was found. The suspects included the milkman, the mailman and Joan’s husband, but all were not convicted as they all had been nowhere near the house or neighborhood at the time. The police initially thought a man named Robert Forester was a suspect due to the Risch’s home being in the path of a historic site that was going to bulldoze the homes to restore the area to its historic setting. However that theory fell through as Forester also had a reputable alibi. While the case went cold theories about her disappearance surfaced. Some suggest she faked her death to escape an uneventful life. Others claimed she had amnesia or was mentally ill. In recent years some people on the internet believe she may have had a miscarriage or attempted an abortion and ran away out of shame. The case is unsolved and given the details many believe that she is dead.

*** this case reminds me of Gone Girl tbh. Also sorry if it seems all over the place there was a ton of information and I didn’t want to write a 5 page essay on this.

Source: Its Spook Bitch

by cnkguy
Joan Risch was a woman who went missing in 1961. On October 24th a neighbor came to the house to…

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