A is for Amber Hagerman, who was only nine when taken.
Now an alert is named after her by a country that was shaken.
B is for Bella in the Wych-Elm, found in Hagley Hall;
Who put you there and who wrote the graffiti on the wall?
C is for Carmen Colon, one of the three alphabetically-minded maids from school.
Someone obviously thought the double-initials were cool.
D is for Dahlia, black of course; for her passing was no gaffe,
Her career and her body were both cut in half.
E is for Elisa Lam; an accidental mini-movie star,
How she ended up in that tank was really bizarre.
F is for Fossey, the zoologist who lost her head in Rwanda.
No one is sure who wielded that deadly panga.
G is for Grimes, the sisters who went missing after going to see an Elvis movie.
Found in 1957, their mysterious demise is still considered juicy.
H is for Hinterkaifeck, a farmstead set in the heart of Germany,
Said to be haunted; it’s where someone slaughtered a whole family.
I is for Inokashira Park, where an architect was arranged in 24 pieces.
Where were the head and chest? The mystery only increases.
J is for the Janes, last-name Doe; the largest family held together by one thing;
We don’t know who you were or where you had your last fling.
K is for Keddie, a family of four who did perish.
One daughter remained; how profound was her anguish?
L is for Lilly Lindeström; whose blood glutted the thirst of a vampire.
Despite the many long years, the investigation is still in a quagmire.
M is for Mrs. Marilyn Sheppard, married to the good Doctor Sam.
Where do we find the hippies who went on the lam?
N is for Nicole Brown; if her ex didn’t do it, the who did?
After OJ there were no other suspects, heaven forbid.
O is for Orange Socks; we don’t know her by any other name.
Outside of Henry Lee Lucas, we don’t know where to place the blame.
P is for Provincetown, where the Lady of the Dunes was found.
With some good leads, we may yet run her killer aground.
Q is for Queensville, where Christine Jessop’s neighbour was falsely accused.
When Guy Paul Morin was released, the investigators were really confused.
R is for Ramsey; miniature beauty queen.
The way her parents were accused was quite obscene.
S is for the Somerton Man, whose pocket contained the word “Taman Shud.”
Those cryptograms in his book may never be understood.
T is for Texarkana, where the Phantom Killer roamed.
His whereabouts cannot be found despite two states thoroughly combed.
U is for Udine, Italy, where a Monster did ravage.
Skilled with a scalpel; none can say he isn’t a savvy savage.
V is for Vancouver, where disembodied feet wash ashore.
Some of them so decomposed their gender could not be accounted for.
W is Whitechapel, forever linked with saucy Jack the Ripper.
So legendary, he inspired disciples such as the Stripper.
X is for Venus Xtravaganza, who was a real belle of the ball.
Remembered by a movie, she was a lady above all.
Y is for Yonne River, where Joanna Parrish was found.
A foreigner on foreign soil; Burgundy became her burial ground.
Z is for the Zodiac, who loves to taunt his pursuers.
Always courting publicity, he sure had a lot of viewers.
Death is all around you, that is plain to see,
Whether you're rich or poor or the bourgeoisie.
Just beware when the Collector comes calling,
Giving you a kiss that'll send you sprawling.