Criminals who are caught typically want to vanish, escaping the long arm of the law and living out their days in freedom – say fixing boats in some remote Mexican beach paradise – instead of behind bars where they belong. While the vast majority don’t succeed (some don’t even try), occasionally, a clever criminal will somehow manage to simply disappear.
These are just a few of the most well-known criminals who mysteriously vanished. Some of the names are notorious: D.B. Cooper, Lord Lucan and so forth. Others remained safe in obscurity. The names on this list represent some of the most intriguing disappearances and cold cases ever.