For those who are married or even newly engaged, tales of spousal disappearances, especially true crime stories, tend to be some of the most terrifying. Sometimes it turns out one person ran away due to a troubled relationship. Other times, unfortunately, the disappearance tends to end with a dead body found in a river or buried in the back yard by the husband or wife, who was angered or psychotic. It is nearly impossible to build a good case when you don’t have a body, though, so many times people get away with it. Here are ten unsolved spousal disappearances that will send chills down your spine.

Michele Harris

On September 11, 2001 – the same day as the terrorist attacks in New York City, a missing persons case was ensuing in the small New York town of Oswego. Michelle Harris left her workplace, but never returned. Small drops of her blood were discovered inside the home, and her soon-to-be ex-husband, Cal Harris, became the prime suspect. Cal is a free man, but if Michelle’s body turns up, he probably won’t be.


Joan Hansen

On August 10, 1962, Joan Hansen was talking on the phone with her friend. Her friend then heard her shouting and saying that someone was in her basement. Joan screamed once more, then the phone line went dead. Joan was involved in a heated divorce with her husband, Robert, who became the prime suspect of her disappearance.

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