The Case of the Vanishing Blond

There’s nothing better than a good whodunit for a Saturday afternoon.  In this case, it’s even better, because the story of a Florida woman found raped and beaten in a ditch (and with no memory of the events to boot), is a true crime story from Mark Bowden.

After a woman living in a hotel in Florida was raped, viciously beaten, and left for dead near the Everglades in 2005, the police investigation quickly went cold. But when the victim sued the Airport Regency, the hotel’s private detective, Ken Brennan, became obsessed with the case: how had the 21-year-old blonde disappeared from her room, unseen by security cameras? The author follows Brennan’s trail as the P.I. worked a chilling hunch that would lead him to other states, other crimes, and a man nobody else suspected.

It’s long, but a really great read.  [via Waxy]

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