What We Investigate
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The fate of three men who made a daring escape from an isolated island prison in 1962 remains a mystery to this day.
A 1950 robbery of a Brinks bank in Boston by men in masks sets of a massive search for those responsible.
Charles Ross Kidnapping
The FBI investigates the abduction and murder of a Chicago greeting card executive in 1937.
D.B. Cooper Hijacking
A man who parachuted out of an airplane in 1971 with a bag full of stolen cash has never been seen again in one of the great unsolved mysteries in FBI history.
Durkin - Murder of an FBI Agent
On October 11, 1925, Edwin C. Shanahan became the first Bureau agent killed in the line of duty.
Frank Sinatra, Jr., Kidnapping
On December 8, 1963, a group of amateur criminals hoping to strike it rich engineered one of the most infamous kidnappings in American history.
The 1953 kidnapping of a six-year-old boy by a pair of criminals ends tragically.
Jack Gilbert Graham
When United Air Lines Flight 629 blows up in mid-air in 1955, FBI agents painstakingly piece together the clues to identify the bomber.
James Edward Testerman
Charles Joseph Lovett and James Edward Testerman were sentenced to life in prison for murdering FBI Agent Hubert J. Treacy, Jr. on March 13, 1942.
After conducting some 25,000 interviews and running down tens of thousands of investigative leads, the FBI found that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone.
John Elgin Johnson
On September 25, 1953, Special Agent J. Brady Murphy was mortally wounded in a gun battle with John Elgin Johnson in a Baltimore, Maryland movie theater.
The FBI investigates a murder of a Congressman and a mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana in the late 1970s.
Joseph Edward Earlywine
Special Agent William R. Ramsey was killed on May 3, 1938 while attempting to arrest alleged robbers of a Lapel, Indiana bank.
Judge Vance Murder
The FBI hunts down a serial bomber who killed a federal judge and an Atlanta attorney in the late 1980s.
Krupp Diamond Theft
The theft of a valuable diamond ring in 1959 leads the FBI on a chase across the country.
When the son of the famed aviator was kidnapped in 1932, the FBI and its new crime laboratory played a key supporting role.
Murder and Mayhem in the Osage Hills
In May 1921, the badly decomposed body of Anna Brown—an Osage Native American—was found in a remote ravine in northern Oklahoma.
Nussbaum and Wilcoxson
The FBI tracks down two dangerous and prolific bank robbers and Top Ten fugitives in the 1960s.
The kidnapping of the granddaughter of a newspaper magnate in 1974 becomes one of the strangest cases in FBI history.
RESMURS Case (Reservation Murders)
On June 26, 1975, FBI Agents Jack Coler and Ronald Williams were murdered at Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in the southwest corner of South Dakota.
Richard Floyd McCoy, Jr.
In 1972, a man hijacked an United Airlines flight and parachuted from the plane over Utah with ransom money.
The Black Dahlia
The 1947 murder of a 22-year-old Hollywood hopeful in Los Angeles has never been solved.
When one-month-old Peter Weinberger was kidnapped from his home on July 4, 1956, the FBI launched a massive case that led to a tragic discovery.
On May 24, 1935, George Weyerhaeuser, the nine-year old son of prominent lumberman J.P. Weyerhaeuser of Tacoma, Washington, disappeared on his way home from school.
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