1. Donald Boardman
"When an unidentified man's body was found on the edge of a creek in Marion County alongside Interstate 24 on Dec. 16, 1985, the temperatures had been above average for weeks.
A fisherman made the grisly discovery as he walked along the banks of a small spring branch adjacent to Ellis Road that feeds into Battle Creek north of South Pittsburg, Tenn.
The body had badly decomposed in the unseasonably warm weather and there were no identifying papers found or other leads to a name.
The man has remained unidentified for 32 years. He is considered a "John Doe."
Larry Davis, investigator for the 12th Judicial District Attorney General's Office, is trying to tie the three-decades-old cold case to a name and provide a resolution for a family somewhere who never knew what happened to their roughly 25- to 40-year-old son, brother or significant other.
Davis had the same job in 1985.
It was one of several of young white men's bodies found in the Southeast Tennessee region near interstates 24 and 75 in the 1980s, according to Davis and Times Free Press archives. Davis said at least a couple of those bodies, two found in Marion County about a year apart, might have been the victims of a common killer..."
1. Juan Pedro Martínez Gómez
2. Somosierra, Spain (Maria Galan / Alamy)
"On June 25, 1986, Juan went with his parents on a road trip. Juan’s father was a truck driver and was driving a large tanker truck of acid. The tanker crashed and while the bodies of his mother and father were located, Juan’s body was never found.
Did Juan survive the crash and then wander off? Was his body dissolved in the acid that spilled from the crash? Or was Juan handed over to settle a drug debt, as some have suggested, and then his parents killed?
The case of Juan Pedro Martínez is now known as “The Boy of Somosierra” and it is very well-known in Spain, although it is relatively unknown outside of its country of origin. What happened to Juan Pedro Martínez? Over 30 years later, we still aren’t sure, and we’re still searching for answers..."