A legal secretary disappears after having dreams of being abducted.

Cynthia Anderson


Gender: Female
DOB: 1962
Height: 5’4”
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown
Remarks: Last seen 8/4/81


Cynthia was plagued by bad dreams

In 1980, 20-year-old Cindy Anderson of Toledo, Ohio, was plagued by a series of frightening dreams. In one episode, the acquaintance she lets in the door betrays her trust. Cindy’s sister, Christine Savidge, heard her sister talking about the dreams:

“One morning while I was getting ready for work, I overheard Cindy talking to my mother. I do believe that the dreams could’ve been a premonition of fears that Cindy actually had in her subconscious at the time.”

Police searched for clues

On August 4, 1981, Cindy went to work as usual. She was employed as a legal secretary and, in the mornings, usually worked in the office alone. She kept the door locked at all times. A buzzer had even been installed at her desk so that she could alert the shop next door if there was trouble.

One day, at noon, Jim Rabbitt and Jay Feldstein, two of the lawyers, arrived back at their office after a meeting. According to Jim Rabbitt:

“Jay and I came back from downtown, got to the door and the lights were on, the door was locked. We unlocked the door, went inside, yelled for Cindy and there was no answer. I started to look around out front. Cindy, when she would leave, would place the phones on hold and that wasn’t done either.”

Jim Rabbitt said that Cindy had left her romance novel open to the only violent scene in the book, where the heroine is abducted at knifepoint:

“It wasn’t until really looking at the book, particularly reading the passage in the novel, that I had a sickening feeling that something was wrong.”

Cindy was never seen again. There was no body, no farewell letter, no hint where she had gone, or why she had disappeared. Were Cindy’s dreams premonitions of a terrible fate? Or, were they just a coincidence?

A mystery caller provided a new lead

Cindy was raised in a strict religious environment. Her family, boyfriend, and most of her social circle were all devout Christian fundamentalists. Cindy’s father, Michael Anderson:

“She was a very quiet, obedient type of a girl. She never made waves with either myself or her mother. And she had lots of friends. She was the type of daughter that you just enjoy, I mean, just a beautiful young girl.”

Cindy’s sister had no idea why she might leave on her own:

“At the time of Cindy’s disappearance, there were no circumstances in her life that any of us were aware of that would’ve caused her to have run away. She was looking forward to quitting her job in two weeks and going to a Bible college that she would attend with her boyfriend. She was very excited about it.”

Cindy’s dad said he noticed a change in his daughter’s behavior:

“Just before she disappeared however, she was becoming like a debutante. She was spending a lot of time on her face and herself and she’d skip breakfast for this reason. And that may be part of the problem.”

The day Cindy vanished, the police immediately began a search for clues. Cindy’s car keys and purse were missing. But the office was undisturbed, and according to Toledo Police Det. William Adams, there were no signs of a struggle:

“Her car was parked in front of the law office. Her bank account, which had a nice substantial amount of money, was never touched. Her social security number has never shown up under any other work place. It’s a complete mystery how and why Cindy disappeared.”

Larry Mullins was a client of the law office where Cindy worked:

“The day before Cynthia Anderson disappeared, I had been in the law offices to pay off a legal fee. She got a phone call. She kind of reacted like maybe it was obscene or something and hung up real quick. And the look on her face, still, I can picture it today. She was scared. She was honestly and sincerely scared. It gives me shivers to think of the look on her face. I went home and I called the police department and asked them to do a drive-by and check on her. Something scared the hell out of her, in my opinion.”

In September, 1981, a month after Cindy vanished, another strange phone call gave police a new lead. According to Det. Adams, a woman called to report that Cindy was being held in the basement of a white house:

“She said that she was scared and she was talking in low whispers. She kept saying she had to go. I kept begging her to stay on the line, give me more information, give me an exact address, something that we could act on. A short while later, she again called. The lady mentioned that there were two houses side by side owned by the same family, and that the family was out of town. But their son was home and he was the party that was holding Cindy in the basement. We did check street after street on the north end to see if we could find two houses side by side. There’s many, but you can’t find any positive location to the house.”

Michael Anderson has wondered if his daughter isn’t living somewhere with amnesia:

“If she herself is out there, we want her to know we love her and we certainly want her to come back, whatever the case may be. The door is open, we certainly want anybody and everybody that can possibly help in this situation to do so.”

After Cindy’s disappearance, a local grand jury indicted nine people for drug trafficking. Some suspect that Cindy knew one of them, and she was killed after she overheard incriminating comments. No charges were ever filed.

Watch this case now on Amazon Prime in season two with Robert Stack and season four with Dennis Farina. Also available on YouTube with Dennis Farina. Various seasons available now on Hulu.




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    I think there’s a lot of distraction from the obvious which is that she had a stalker. Stalkers escalate. Of stalkers could just walk up and befriend someone they wouldn’t be stalkers. They escalate in negative harmful ways. What ever solution is the simplest must be true; she had a stalker, the stalker escalated and took her. This stalker even believed they “Loved” her when she didn’t even know who they were. It doesn’t sound like anyone took it seriously except she did have the buzzer at her desk which I think is telling, it’s not like she was a bank teller, and she had a phone but they still gave her a little emergency alert system. That to me even more shows it wasn’t the lawyers. I think earlier comments were right she stepped out briefly and the stalker saw an opportunity. Shocked her purse was never found but he probably has it. I think her dreams were definitely her subconscious saying hey something is very wrong here.


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    To me, all those ‘coincidences’ were a little too coincidental. Has anyone thought about this young woman as secretly being placed in witness protection? She disappeared shortly before members of that law firm were arrested. She may have been approached by the FBI or she’s the one who initiated the police, FBI, to whatever to the illegal drugs incidents. No abductors allow you to bring your belongings upon you being kidnapping. If she’d been abducted, after she locked the doors, then why weren’t the phones put on hold, as she had a pattern of doing, whenever leaving the office, even temporarily. If she was running a quick errand I believe she would have followed through with that pattern. Her father may have been at ease because he may have been informed by Cindy prior to her leaving for witness protection. His words show that he wanted his daughters integrity to shine in lieu of his daughters sudden/questionable/strange disappearance. The norm for informants is to not give anyone any info. I’m sure she would have told her father, at the very least, but not her siblings or friends, and definitely not her employers. She was on her way to starting a new life, hence the sudden attention to details in regards to her grooming and appearance. As an informant your given some money besides a new identity, house, and life. Most likely it would have been more then she had saved in her bank account.


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    I vowed to never watch any more crime shows and haven’t for years til watching this show a few times lately, and here I am . Did anyone ever consider that a disgruntled family member might have been trying to scare Cindy with phone calls to her work? I could see someone thinking she was getting too worldly and then trying to scare and manipulate her. Also, fundamentalism is mentioned but no denomination. If it was Pentecostal they can be big on dreams having meanings or prophecy. And, if she was so scared, why would she be taking so much time applying makeup and getting ready that morning and other mornings. Why did the parents approve of her job? Everyone knows that attorneys can be shady and try to go out with their secretaries, why didn’t she quit after thinking the spray paint message was to her, and if she heard drug talk being such a fundamentalist Christian why on earth would she stay on that job. The whole thing sounds weird. Even the phone call the police received. If this was some woman not living in the house, why was she so afraid and why did she hang up. If she knew the house why didn’t she give an address. I think Cindy most likely ran off.


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    according to the Toledo newspaper, Mr Anderson died in 2008 while his wife,(Cynthia’s mom) died in 1983.


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    Any one think the mysterious caller was Cindy. I mean they never showed her face on the show and she could have slipped away and made the calls.


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    I’m not entirely sold on the “she was killed because she knew too much” theory. I do believe she was killed by someone who worked at the firm or client of the firm, but everyone just assumes that because her law firm was involved in illegal activities that was the reason for her death. I believe that someone at the firm or client of the firm was obsessively stalking her and that explains the harassing phone calls she was getting. If people within the firm were planning to kill her, why creep her out more by making harassing calls? It would be their best interest to make her feel as comfortable as possible. I think these calls were of the sexual stalking variety. This also fits in with possibility that she was held at a house for a month afterwards. I feel like the police investigation was flawed and corrupt and I think they were protecting someone.


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    The fact her employer installed a “panic button” for her says a lot. They obviously wanted her to feel safe. And that she was being harassed. Also, she left her things, which means to me, she stepped out to her car or maybe to let someone in the bldg she trusted. I don’t think she ran away or “staged” her disapearance. If no fingerprints were left, she was abducted outside. Maybe someone was watching her? If she knew something, what?


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    I am a “distant family member” and I can state here, that there is much more to this story than is being told here. A private investigator looked into this case several years after the fact and she discovered lots of fishy things. It appears that many in the law inforcement community, including the lawyers, knew more than they let on. Many things were overlooked and ignored. The investigator was truly scared as she snooped and she constantly looked over her shoulder. Some things are not to be known in this lifetime, I guess.

    Cindy was a good girl and she had her life planned out. Like writer pointed out, Cindy was to begin college two weeks from the time she disappeared. She was almost ready to leave the secretairal job. Yes, Cindy was scared of somebody….she told her mother she was scared, but, she never said what she was scared of, as far as I know.


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    My thoughts have always been that it was the horrible Cook brothers. Nathaniel Cook will be released from prison on February 13th 2018 (in 7 months). It is a judicial release not a parole hearing. It was agreed upon at his trial that since he only kidnapped and raped their victims that he testified against his brother and get a 20 years and out sentence. I knew 2 of their victims and it sickens me to know that one of them is getting out. Also reading some of these replies from the one annoyamus person saying they know she was killed and put in a box and dropped in the river freaks me out.


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    Bill Blaski

    Saw Cindy’s case again on lifetime, so sad for her. Any updates on this case Unsolved?


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    Was Cynthia ever found or is there any new information?


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      ron white

      I went to Bedford with her vary nice person and fammly I alwas hoped thay would find out someing on her all we can do is wounder and its been a long time we got out of high school in 79


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    Cindy was my friend. We were a year apart. We went to church together. Her boyfriend did go in to marry and have children and was not abusive. In fact, he graduated from the same Masters Programs as about 8 years after Cindy sent missing. Cindy’s dad was not a creep. I was a Police Explorer back then and the police have more knowledge of this case than has ever been released to the public. Her disappearance had a huge effect on me and I often think about her. Unfortunately, from what I heard from the (former) Chief if Police in Toledo, Cindy was probably not alive long after she went missing.


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      You’ve talked to Detective Adams? I know this is a long shot, but do you know if he’s still alive? He’s my biological grandfather, but I’ve never met him. I’d really like to. His involvement in this case has me obsessed with it. My mom met him once when she was pregnant for me, and he sent her away and said he wanted nothing to do with us. That was 26 years ago. I just want to see if his attitude has changed. Again, I know this is a long shot. But I’m willing to try anything since all my internet searches have come up empty.


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    What about all the strange events during that time?The Cook brothers were killing persons in the North End during that time and wasn’t Alton Coleman along with his side kick Debrorah Brown seen in that area too?


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    The graffiti was found to be a different GW and was written for a different Cindy.

    For those who are asking why she never told anyone about the phone calls, I have read in multiple places that she did. She told the attorneys and they put in the buzzer for her because of it.


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    She DID NOT disappear on her own or ‘stage’ her disappearance. Absolutely this is a case of foul play. To the people who think she ran away or ‘staged’ her disappearance- Can you explain the phone call from the woman who claimed she was held in the basement of a house? Don’t you find it weird how one of the lawyers who worked at the law office was arrested years later and charged with distributing cocaine and heroine? Remember right when she went missing that same lawyer was representing Jose Rodriguez on drug charges- the same guy that was arrested in 1995 along with the lawyer and the same guy that confessed to killing Cynthia Anderson but a Judge threw out the confession.

    Also there have been no sightings of her. In most cases when someone disappears voluntarily or runs away that person usually always contacts a friend or family member later on, yet that didn’t happen here. If she ran away why didn’t she take her car? Why didn’t she make any attempt to access the money in her bank account? Why were there zero sightings of her other the person who called Police claiming she was being held in a house? If she ‘staged’ her disappearance she did a terrible job. Why would she stage her disappearance and then lock the door behind her? If she had staged her disappearance she would have thrown stuff around to make it appear there was a struggle. I think someone she knew is responsible and someone who worked at the law office connected to the lawyer and Jose Rodriguez or… it was Neller and Rodriguez who did it. I read where someone said, ‘what type of kidnapper would have allowed her time to leave a book open to the part of the abduction scene?’ First of all the book could be a coincidence or the two lawyers who came back to she wasn’t there could have made it up all together. Nobody besides the two layers can verify that the book was turned to that page so they easily could have made it up. I think someone she knew who worked there or a lawyer from that office came back and said, ‘hey, Cindy let’s grab breakfast.’ or something along those lines and from there she was taken possibly to a house where she was murdered or held captive for a while. That would explain why there was no forced entry and why the door was locked. A lawyer would have access to the building even it was locked. You people that think she ran away want to ignore the lawyer being arrested and Jose Rodriguez’ confession along with several other things. Wake up- it’s foul play, not a staged disappearance or run away.


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      First off, I’d like to say I’m sorry about your friend. Must be terrible to have to think and wonder what happened to her. I couldn’t imagine. I just seen on Facebook that they dug up remains from Toledo area that was found in a river I believe they said from 40 years ago and wanted to test DNA since technology is much better to see who this woman was and some people who commented brought Cynthia’s name up and I just had to google around! I am interested in cold cases and trials n such. I’m not too far from toledo; I’m in Fostoria but I’m only 32 so I wouldn’t have heard about her prior. I’d love to hear more about this lovely woman and her cold case. Love and warmth sent your way!


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    The one who keeps posting about her being in a box…are you a Psychic? Either way, my quick impression is a marriage and name-change. It may not be solved as she doesn’t want to be found. I also felt the boyfriend was too possessive. He’d be one to look at if my vision is off about her being alive — always possible — as I see another vision of debris and a river or lake.

    The boyfriend whom she was to attend school with … what happened to him? Did he go on to be married and was there a history of spousal abuse. I feel there is a clue and/or knowledge from him.


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      Hi psychic Angela if you get vibes from this case you should look into my Aunts case its still unsolved murder in Sylvania on january 2 nd 1985 Patricia Stichler let me know what you think????


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    Anyway to watch this episode.


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    I know where her body is it in the boxs with the lock on it its in the river that all i know


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    Did anyone cross reference a 1981 residential white pages under “W” to research initials “G. W.” in comparison to the county’s recorder of deeds property ownership of two neighboring houses or a duplex?


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    Being raised with a Christian back ground I can see her leaving to start s new life . Possibly to afraid to tell her psrents that she had met someone in fear of thier disapproval . Being young yet thinking her parents would not approve of a man she met . Love is blind and makes people do things with out thinking .


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    Joe Kulik

    My thinking about Cynthia Anderson is that she MAY Have run away to start a new life. My reasoning is that she may have rejected her family’s Fundamental Christian lifestyle, replete with their plans for her to attend a Bible college with her Fundamental Christian boyfriend. Also her father is quoted as disapproving of her wearing make up & skipping breakfast to try to lose weight. Her father is quoted as calling her a “debutante” for her efforts to enhance her feminine beauty. It all adds up for me as an environment where this 20 year old young lady didn’t have much room to express her individuality, and her own ideas about what kind of life she may have wanted. Furthermore, she may have seen no way to reconcile with her dogmatic family if she “disobeyed” them regarding her life choices … joseph.kulik.919@gmail.com


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    We knew Cindy and the family. Cindy was a really solid girl. She didn’t run away or do something stupid. Those attorneys she worked for did business with the drug world and she probably overheard conversations. They silenced her. RIP sis


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      Joe Kulik

      Dear MrT: How do you equate “run away” with “do something stupid”?? How do you reason that a “solid girl” “didn’t run away”?? The point is that you are judging Cindy by YOUR values, without REALLY Having a clue about HER Values. Did it ever occur to you that Cindy ran away precisely because she Was NOT “stupid”, because she WAS “smart” enough to realize that the rigid Fundamental Christian lifestyle of her family was just not what she wanted out of life, & that the ONLY Way that she could live the way she wanted to live was to just break free from her family & start a new life?? Of course, family & friends of a “disappeared” person ALWAYS Assume foul play, but only because the alternative is too painful for them to handle, that being that their “loved one” Just DUMPED Them for a better life. … joseph.kulik.919@gmail.com


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        REALLY? That’s the best you can come up with?! SMH!


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        Joe, Cindy was my daughter’s best friend and bridesmaid and she was a kind very focused level headed young lady. Very intelligent, classy dresser and did not lack for friends. She was very popular in a great way. We are grieved over her disappearance to this day. Her boyfriend at the time was also a great young man, very trustworthy. I say these things to you because you seem to want to give the very opposite opinion of her. Please, for those of us that personally knew her your comments are insulting and cruel.


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    Sheri O'Sullivan

    This is a very sad case. If she took her purse and keys but not her car, she may have gone to lunch and just forgot to put the phones on hold (everyone forgets to do things they always did before). The door was locked, probably by Cindy. She was grabbed before she could get into her car. I think whoever called her and wrote the sign is the person who took her. She was probably killed the same day. In the 1980s the police didn’t have the tools they have today. Also, the sign would’ve been considered romantic! A secret admirer. We know now, that is stalking if the woman doesn’t know the person. The only chance to find her is if her grave is disturbed and her remains are found. Very sorry for your loss.
    P.S. The Dad is a fundamentalist who is very wrong about the make-up causing her death. He is blaming his daughter for her situation because she began wearing make-up?? Heartless bastard. She was a young woman about to go to college, of course she was paying more attention to her face and weight! Its normal.


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      Cindy always had make up on. Her dad’s statements were made trying to explain a change in her behavior. You act as if she were a prisoner in her own home. Lots of kids walk away crom their faith without dissappearing. Shop applying your prejudice to this situation. What we do know is that the lawyers she worked for were shady characters.
      I will never forget the day she disappeared and how heart broken her Church family was. I can only imagine how her biological family feels.


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    In response to phone calls to Det. –search the tax records for 2 houses owned by same family that are next to each other– I worked for a large city Police Dept. And did research that idea came to mind hopefully this info will be helpful.


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    I reckon it’s her dad to nochalant and laid back the way he smiled and she must of known the person she let in the office as the panic button was at her desk and she easily could pressed that.


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    If the book was left open on that particular scene..
    most likely the answers are in that book as to where she might of been taken.


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    Ida Strickland

    You know with all the technology today. I believe that the maintenance man knows something. When that called came in to the police department gave details were she was. Mention 2 houses side by side. What about the maintenance man why didnt they get a search warrant something slip because if they would have got a search warrant to see if he had a basement. To much time went by he may have killed her and bury her body. You know usually when these types of cases slip away usually because they had no clues or found no interest. The case will never be solved unless that person that made the call will call again. But the calls stop which means the possibility is that person is dead too.


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    Moore 01

    Take a look at her father. Just something about how he smiled, looked cynical when asking for anyone to come forward with information. It seems more intricate and complex to me…… The whole story and description.


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    A good source

    She is buried in Perrysburg Ohio. In a house that is described as it is. Look under the floor in the utility room.


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    I wonder what happened to her. She should have told someone about the phone call, so if this person called again they could record the phone call and she could have had someone with her all the time watching over her, like the cops. Life lesson TELL someone if you’re being stalked or followed by someone the first indication of this is her phone call! she was getting stalked, maybe she didn’t know exactly who it was and the person who was stalking her was someone she knew. No struggle is an indication that she either walked out with someone because she knew the person, or the person had a gun pointed at her and she walked out because she wanted to comply. No struggle doesn’t mean she wasn’t taken against her will. The anonymous caller was probably a person who knew who took her or even helped – maybe? I would look into that a little closer. If anything by now, I hate to say it, but she’s either dead or probably still with these people I hope she’s not dead =( but its a possibility unfortunately we live in a very cruel and disgusting world.


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    She realied her dream was from the book if it her book or the abductors.


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    1. I think GW is not a neame but ( guess who).
    2.what time did she go to eat n with who.did she order delivery had er purse too pay.
    3 did she t take out the tr rash n was watch n knew when n grabed. Her probly was goning to get lunch
    4. Last guess she was going too lunch with soneone n never made it back that why she was hurry to leve erly from home.


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    The FBI know where she is! The lock on the door was put on buy the FBI,(magnetic lock). She was a (C.I.) at 20,with out her family knowing. She overheird a payoff in a DRUG deal.


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    A suggestion would be to look at the city records and find the same family that owns 2 houses side by side.


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      Look in Perrysburg not Toledo . Look in Wood county Recorders office for M. Pizza . She is in the house next door!


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        Has this tip been looked into, Unsolved? I googled M Pizza for Perrysburg and a Marcos Pizza came up. I looked at the streetview and there is a white house down the way from that business.


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    Their were a lot of clues in this case. The graffitti outside of her work and the book left open to the page and didn’t sound an alarm? The person responsible probably knew about the alarm and told her not to set it. It is strange how she got calls at work from a stranger and didn’t tell any of her co-workers, maybe she just didn’t want to accept the fact that maybe someone was stalking her. I hope this case is looked into again and they find who did it their are clues and it’s been years so maybe now the woman who called in with information about the house would reveal her identity.


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    Maintenance man had keys to the rooms. Says he didn’t have anything to do with the spray paint but what about her disappearance? The ‘BY GW’ sounds like a cover up. Should investigate in the maintenance man again after years past


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    She mentioned..two houses side by side..white…kept in cellar….must be heated. As she was abducted during day…and immediately brought to…safe house…she noticed house color and two side by side..( duplex style) but didn’t see house number…. it must be obscure. missing.or.painted . Check USPS….Fedx..UPS…for constant delivery people would know right away….of missing address numbers….they probably have a p.o. box….and 2 dish on roof…


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    Two houses side by side indicates a duplex …a two story wood structure usually mirror image of each other….with wooden steps …with a concrete block foundation of which several layers are visible. Covered cellar windows included…


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    i feel sorry for your lost i think that the killer dissever anything he or she gets


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    I wonder if she didn’t have some kind of mental break and left on her own. She didn’t have time to hit the panic button, but she had time to leave a book open to a passage? It was a woman who called the detective leaving vague messages about houses, but no street name or address? Being that she worked for lawyers, I would think she would have told them if she was getting strange calls. There also seemed to be no evidence that someone else painted those messages. Her family noticed a change in her behavior; her life was about to change as she was going off to college and quitting her job. I think maybe she wanted attention or had a breakdown and just wandered off.


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    Does anyone have any clue as to what romance novel she was reading? There might be clues in the text of the novel.


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This release is governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, United States of America, without regards to its principles of conflicts of law.

1.In the event of any dispute arising out of or in connection with this agreement or otherwise in connection with your websites or My Materials, such dispute shall be submitted to arbitration in the County of Los Angeles, State of California, United States of America in accordance with the commercial rules and regulations of the American Arbitration Association then in effect (as amended herein), provided that said arbitration shall be heard before a single arbitrator, who shall be a retired judge, selected pursuant to such rules and regulations, and shall be conducted on an expedited basis and in confidence.

  1. The arbitrator’s decision shall be controlled by the terms and conditions of this agreement and any other agreements I may enter into with you, and shall be final and binding, and shall provide for each party to bear its own costs of arbitration and attorneys’ fees. Each party expressly waives any right to a jury. Judgment upon the award of the arbitrator may be entered or enforced in any court of competent jurisdiction.

This agreement shall bind my heirs, administrators, representatives, executors and assigns forever. You shall have the right to assign any or all of your rights hereunder to any person, firm or entity in your sole discretion. I may not assign this agreement to any third party, and any purported attempt to do so shall be deemed null and void ab initio.

I give you the foregoing permission with the knowledge and understanding that you will incur substantial expense in reliance thereon. If any part of this agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be construed in a manner consistent with applicable law to reflect, as nearly as possible, the original intentions of the parties, and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect.

I am of the age of majority in my state of residence (which is typically 18 years of age in most states) and competent to contract in my own name. I HAVE READ THIS SUBMISSION RELEASE AND I FULLY UNDERSTAND AND FREELY ACCEPT THE CONTENTS AND MEANING OF THIS AGREEMENT. I AGREE TO BE BOUND HEREBY AND INDICATE MY ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS BY CLICKING THE BOX BELOW. MY electronic consent to this Agreement (or to any other agreement between ME AND YOU), whether by clicking THE BOX BELOW or similar buttons provided in conjunction with any such agreement, shall constitute MY electronic signature and, according to the provisions of UNITED STATES federal law (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, UNITED STATES COPYRIGHT LAW), shall be of the same effect as if I had signed such agreement manually. UPON YOUR request, I agree to sign a non-electronic version of this Agreement. A printed version of this Agreement and/or of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial, administrative, or arbitration proceedings based upon or relating to this Agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated.

Complaints about content, including complaints arising state or federal law involving the unsolved website should be made to unsolved@unsolved.com or at Unsolved Mysteries, 4303 W. Verdugo Ave., Burbank, CA  91505.  For questions regarding Unsolved’s compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act please see our DMCA policy [https://unsolved.com/dcma-agreement/]



Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. (“CMP”) provides www.unsolved.com (the “Website”) and related services for your personal non-commercial use only and subject to your compliance with this Privacy Statement and Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. Terms of Use Agreement. Please read this Agreement carefully before using this Website. Your use of this Website constitutes your acceptance to be bound by this Agreement without limitation, qualification or change. If at any time you do not accept all the terms and conditions of this Agreement, you must immediately discontinue use of this Website. This Agreement sets forth Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. policies with respect to its operation of this Website.

Certain products or services offered by this Website may be governed by additional terms (“Additional Terms”) presented in conjunction with those products or services. You must agree to these Additional Terms before using those areas or Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. Services. The Additional Terms and this Agreement shall apply equally. In the event of an irreconcilable inconsistency between the Additional Terms and this Agreement, the Additional Terms shall control.


This Agreement informs you of Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. practices with respect to the online collection, use, and disclosure of personal information from the Website. Personal information is information that allows us to contact you (such as email address, home address, or telephone number) or other information that, when linked to your name or contact information, allows us to personalize your visit to our Website by providing you with information that suits your interests.


Personal Data

We collect information (whether online, by phone, or by paper) that enables CMP to identify or contact you (“Personal Data”) to carry out our business purposes.  CMP Sites collect this information for a variety of business reasons, including but not limited to, providing tips, registering for an CMP event or program, purchasing CMP products or services, or otherwise interacting with CMP.

The types of Personal Data we collect include, but are not limited to:

  • General data (e.g., names, dates of birth, home and business addresses, email addresses, Internet protocol addresses and mobile/landline business/personal telephone numbers that are provided by our members/customers)
  • Professional data (e.g., occupation and state of residence)
  • Other identification information (e.g., photographs)
  • Sensitive Personal Data (e.g., racial or ethnic origin, sexual orientation and disability data) for diversity or accessibility purposes based upon information you provide us.

Personal data is not collected without your providing that information to us.

Non-Personal Data

We collect information (whether online, by phone, or by paper) that does not directly identify you as you interact with our Sites (“Non-Personal Data”). The types of Non-Personal Data we collect includes, but is not limited to:

  • Site usage (e.g., browsing history, search terms, number of clicks, referring/exit pages, date/time stamp, time on Site)
  • Products and services viewed, including advertisements for such products and services
  • Computer type, operating system and platform type
  • Internet service provider



In addition to the uses described above, we use your Personal Data, sometimes combined with Non-Personal Data, in a variety of ways including, but not limited to:

Personal Data

  • Identify you when you visit our Sites
  • Provide service communications such as invoices, order confirmations, registrations and customer service messages
  • Provide products, information and services you request or that we think you may be interested in
  • Respond to your emails or online requests for products, services, or information
  • Deliver and process surveys
  • Personalize and improve the usability of the Sites
  • Fulfill and/or deliver CMP products and services
  • Tailor content, advertising and marketing to you
  • We do not publish or aggregate credit card information or personal identification numbers such as social security numbers.

Non-Personal Data

We use Non-Personal Data to improve the usability of our Sites and for other business reasons. We or other third-party companies also use the Non-Personal Data to provide advertisements and targeted advertisements to you (ads based on the Non-Personal Data). We do not provide Personal Data to third parties with whom we share your Non-Personal Data. Please note that, when you select an advertising link or other link that takes you to sites not operated by CMP, you may be subject to the privacy policies of these third-party sites.


We may also obtain demographic and other personally identifiable information (such as your name, email address, password and PIN) that you voluntarily give to us when choosing to participate in various activities related to the Unsolved Application, including chat, posting messages in comment sections or in our forums, liking posts, sending feedback, and responding to surveys. 


If you do not turn off your phone’s location services, you may send us your geographic location.  If your camera roll is set to share, you may make your camera roll available to us.  If you have signed up to receive push notifications, you will receive those from the Unsolved Application.



We share your Personal Data, sometimes combined with Non-Personal Data, in a variety of ways including, but not limited to the below:

  • Share data with third parties to fulfill service requests and to perform business functions (e.g., CMP contracts with third parties to provide services on our behalf such as customer support and consulting services; 
  • Share data with third parties as required by law or to protect CMP in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process served on the CMP; (b) protect and defend CMP’s rights or property; or (c) protect the personal safety of CMP personnel or members of the public in appropriate circumstances.
  • Share data with third parties if CMP and/or its assets (or a portion of its assets) are sold, assigned, transferred, or merged, or if CMP undergoes some other change including a change to its corporate form or as part of a bankruptcy proceeding. 
  • Share data with third parties to offer you products and services that may be of interest to you professionally or personally (e.g., apps or software).  Users can request their information to be removed from such lists by contacting us.
  • Share data with third parties under other unanticipated situations, but only with your consent.
  • Share your email address, but only as permitted by the CMP Email Policy, as follows:

Your email address will be used only by the CMP, its entities and CMP vendors performing member services, or offering products on CMP’s behalf.  CMP does not sell or rent email addresses to anyone outside the CMP, nor does CMP share email addresses to unrelated third-parties, affiliates, or CMP members.  CMP also shares your email address with third parties to enable CMP to take security measures to help protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure, or destruction of data.  Finally, CMP shares email addresses with third parties as necessary for CMP to perform certain services on our behalf, such as packaging, mailing and delivering products and processing event registrations and to respond to your service requests.



You can manage your profile and email preferences, including “opting out” of email by contacting us. If you prefer to receive hard copy mailings only from CMP, you can contact us and request to have your name and address removed from the list we provide to third parties.


For California residents, please consult the “California Privacy Rights” section for additional considerations. 


Our processing of your data is based upon your consent, contract performance (e.g., your purchase of products), legitimate business interest (e.g., direct marketing of goods and services), or compliance with law.  You have the right to object to our processing of your data or to restrict our processing of your data. In addition, if you have consented to the processing of your Personal Data, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time.



In addition to the rights as explained in this Privacy Policy, under California law, California residents who provide personal information (as defined in the statute) to obtain products or services for personal, family, or household use are entitled to request and obtain from us, once a calendar year, information about the personal information we shared, if any, with other businesses for marketing uses. If applicable, this information would include the categories of personal information and the names and addresses of those businesses with which we shared such personal information for the immediately prior calendar year (e.g., requests made in the current year will receive information about the prior year).


To obtain this information please write to us at:



4303 Verdugo Ave.

Burbank, CA  91505


 Attn: CMP -- California Privacy Law.


Please include your full name and address.



CMP complies with the Canada Anti-Spam Law which requires you to opt-in to receive unauthorized Commercial Electronic Messages (as defined under the Canada Anti-Spam Law).




CMP implements commercially reasonable security measures to help protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure, or destruction of data. Except for membership directories, membership lists and registration lists, and the sharing of information as set forth in this Privacy Policy, we restrict access to Personal Data to certain companies who need the data to operate, develop, or improve our services. These individuals or partner organizations are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations.


Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is fully secure. Accordingly, and despite our reasonable efforts to protect your Personal Data from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure, CMP cannot guarantee or warrant the security of the Personal Data you transmit to us, or to or from our online Sites. If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us.


Certain areas of the Sites require the use of a user ID, email address, or password as an additional security measure that helps protect your Personal Data.  To help you protect your privacy, these Sites have tools to help you log in and log out.


We rely on you to update and correct your Personal Data.  If you are a user of our Sites, subscriber to [CMP product], purchaser of CMP products and services, you can review, update and correct your information directly on CMP’s website or by contacting us using the information in the “Contact Information” section below.


Typically, we retain your Personal Data for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.  This may include retaining your Personal Data indefinitely, even after you are no longer a CMP member, in order to provide you with future marketing opportunities and other purposes, as well as to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, or enforce any of our agreements.  


Please note that you can request, at any time, that we delete your Personal Data.  All requests must be directed to the contact in the “Contact Information” section below.  We can decide to delete your Personal Data if we believe that the data is incomplete, inaccurate, or that our continued use and storage are contrary to our obligations to other members, individuals, or third parties.  When we delete your Personal Data, it will be removed from our active databases or anonymized so that the data is no longer identified with you, but the data may remain in our archives if CMP determines that it is not practical or possible to delete it.

Your Personal Data is processed in the United States, where privacy laws may be less stringent than the laws in your country and where the government, courts, or law enforcement may be able to access your data.  By submitting your Personal Data to us, you agree to the transfer, storage and processing of your Personal Data in the United States.

You, as the data subject, have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work, or place of the alleged infringement, if you believe that the processing of your personal data does not comply with legal requirements.

In the event we determine the occurrence of a data security incident, we will notify you by email, US mail, telephone, or other means as permitted by law.

If you have questions, comments, or complaints concerning our privacy practices or if you wish to change, access, or remove your Personal Data, please contact us as indicated below.  We will attempt, where practical, to respond to your requests and to provide you with additional privacy related information.

Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. is the owner of this Website and retains all ownership rights to the information collected at this Website. Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. reserves the right to change, modify, add, or remove provisions of this Privacy Statement. Any changes to this Privacy Statement will be posted here, and we encourage you to check back from time to time. In addition, Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. will notify registered users of changes as they occur.

We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our web site. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit networkadvertising.org. Your use of the site constitutes your agreement to accept cookies, beacons and third-party advertising. Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. assumes no responsibility for third-party ads.

ARTICLE 1. Personalization
1.1 We may use the contact information you give us to better tailor your Website experience to your interests, and to send you information about Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. and its services as well as promotional material on behalf of some of our partners. We may use other information that you provide to us to show you content in which you may be interested and to display the content according to your preferences. We will also share this information within Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. in order to enhance your experience on this and other Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. Websites.
1.2 In addition, we may share this information with advertisers or other third parties that are not part of the Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. family on an aggregate or other basis that does not disclose your identity or contact information.

ARTICLE 2. Online Surveys/Contests
2.1 From time to time, we may conduct online surveys and contests. These may ask you for contact information (like name or email address) and demographic information (like zip code or age).
2.2 We may use this contact information from our surveys and contests to provide you with information about our company and promotional material on behalf of some of our partners, and to contact you when necessary.

ARTICLE 3. Shopping/Commercial Services
3.1 This Website may offer shopping services, which may be offered by us or by a firm that operates a store under contract with us. If our Website offers shopping or other commercial services, you will use a customer order form to request information, products, and services. The order form will ask you to give us contact information (like name or email address), financial information (like account or credit card numbers), and demographic information (like zip code or age).

3.2 We will use the financial information that you provide to bill you for products and services. By giving our Website your credit card and related personal information, you are authorizing our store to give that information to the merchant and credit card company in order to confirm and fulfill your order.

3.3 We will use contact information from the order form to fulfill your orders. We may also use contact data to get in touch with you when necessary. We will not otherwise use or distribute your financial information without your prior approval.

ARTICLE 4. Public forums
4.1 This Website may make available chat rooms, blogs, forums, message boards, and news groups. Please remember that any information that you disclose in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information. Information disclosed by you or by others enters the public domain and may be freely used by any other persons or entities using the site.

ARTICLE 5. Information Sharing With Third Parties
5.1 From time to time we may enter into a special relationship with another company that is not owned by Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. to provide additional features at this Website. These special relationships may include “powered by” partners, business partners, sponsors, and co-branded sites (referred to here as “co-branded pages”). These might include, for example, pages that share our name and that of another entity. You should look for a specific privacy statement on any such co-branded page. Any personal information that you provide when signing up at one of those co-branded pages may be shared with our third party partner. You should also check our partner’s website for information regarding its privacy policies.

5.2 Also, the nature of some features of our Website may require that we share personal information about you with persons or companies outside of Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. For example, this may occur at a feature that enables you, via our Website, to ask questions of persons or entities that are not part of Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. By responding to those features of the site, whether by email or direct entry of information on our Website, you are consenting to our transferring that information to such persons or entities.

5.3 With respect to specific registration modules, like contests, we may disclose personal information collected, and we may post a conspicuous statement on the registration module to the effect that we will be disclosing the information collected with third parties.

5.4 Finally, we may share any of the information collected from you with these other non- Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc companies in an aggregate basis. The aggregated information is not linked to any information that can identify you.

ARTICLE 6. IP Address and Log Files
6.1 We may use your IP address to administer our Website, to help diagnose problems with our server, to analyze trends, to track users’ webpage movements, to help identify you and your shopping cart, and to gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.

ARTICLE 7. Cookies
7.1 This Website may use a standard technology called a “cookie” to collect information about how you use the Website. Cookies reside on your computer and help our Website to recognize your computer’s browser as a previous visitor. This information allows us to customize delivery of information. For example, our Website may use cookies to save and remember registration information or preferences that you may have set while browsing the Website, to keep track of your shopping cart, to ensure you don’t see the same ad content repeatedly, to deliver content specific to your interests, and to save your password so you do not have to re-enter it each time you visit our site. We use cookies only to gather information as indicated in this policy.

7.2 In addition, on occasion our site may also set a “session cookie” which helps us administer the Website. The session cookie expires when you close your browser and does not retain any information about you after it expires.

7.3 Finally, we may also use an ad network provider to help present advertisements on this and other Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. websites. This ad network provider, like other advertising service vendors, uses cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies on the hard drive of your computer to serve you advertisements tailored to interests you have shown by browsing on this and other sites you have visited, and to determine whether you have seen a particular advertisement before and to avoid sending you duplicate advertisements. In doing so, the provider collects non-personal data such as your browser type, your operating system, web pages visited, time of visits, content viewed, ads viewed, and other clickstream data. The use of cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies by these ad network providers is subject to their own privacy policies, not ours, and Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. assumes no responsibility for the collection or use of such information.

ARTICLE 8. Banner Advertising
8.1 We have contracted with an ad-service to place banner advertising on our Website. All of the data provided and generated by the ad-server software remains in our possession. This feature of our Website may, on occasion, set “cookies” on your computer. Any information collected or stored by the ad-service or the cookies is treated in the same manner as other information described in this statement.

ARTICLE 9. Children’s Personal Information
9.1 Consistent with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act:

9.1.1 This site does NOT collect, use, or disclose personal information (including online contact information) of children under the age of thirteen (13).

9.1.2 In the event that a child under the age of 13 attempts to register on our site, we will NOT accept the registration and will delete information received from the child.

9.1.3 In the event that a child posts personal information in a public forum such as a chat room, we will attempt to delete that information once we become aware of it.

ARTICLE 10. Security of Your Personal Information
10.1 Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. employs reasonable security measures consistent with standard industry practice, for information collected through this Website. We believe that we have adequate security measures in place in our physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of the information we collect on our Website. We also use internal protections to limit access to users’ personal information to only those employees who need the information to perform a specific job.

ARTICLE 11. Sale or Merger
11.1 If this Website is sold to, or merges with, another company not owned by Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc., you should expect that some or all of the information collected from this Website may be transferred to the buyer/surviving company. If so, CMP will seek to obligate the acquiring company to use any personal information transferred by this Website in a manner consistent with this statement, but cannot guarantee that it will be able to impose that requirement or that the acquiring company will comply.

ARTICLE 12. Legal Process
12.1 You should be aware that Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. may be required to disclose your personal information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances, such as in court or regulatory proceedings.

ARTICLE 13.  Contacting the Website

13.1        If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, the practices of this Website, or your dealings with this Website, please contact us at: unsolved@unsolved.com.

ARTICLE 14.  general information

14.1        Choice of Law:  This Agreement and the Additional Terms shall be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of California , as it is applied to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within such state, without regard to conflict of law principles.

14.2        Choice of Forum:  You agree that any cause of action you or Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. brings to enforce this Agreement and/or the Additional Terms, or in connection with any matters related to this Website and/or the Privacy Statement, shall be submitted to arbitration in the County of Los Angeles, State of California, United States of America in accordance with the commercial rules and regulations of the American Arbitration Association then in effect (as amended herein), provided that said arbitration shall be heard before a single arbitrator, who shall be a retired judge, selected pursuant to such rules and regulations, and shall be conducted on an expedited basis and in confidence. The arbitrator’s decision shall be controlled by the terms and conditions of this agreement and any other agreements I may enter into with you, and shall be final and binding, and shall provide for each party to bear its own costs of arbitration and attorneys’ fees.  Each party expressly waives any right to a jury.  Judgment upon the award of the arbitrator may be entered or enforced in any court of competent jurisdiction. 

14.4        If any provision of this Agreement, or the application thereof to any person or circumstances, is held invalid or for any reason unenforceable then such provision shall be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that matches, as closely as possible, the original provision, and the other provisions of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect.  The failure of either party to insist upon strict performance of any provision of this Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right.  Unless expressly provided otherwise, this Agreement is the entire agreement between you and Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. with respect to the use of this Website and shall not be modified except in writing, signed by an authorized representative of Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc.

ARTICLE 15.  European Union and Other Foreign Nations

15.1        This Website is governed by and operated in accordance with the laws of United States of America and is intended for enjoyment of residents of the United States.  Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. makes no representation that this Website is governed by or operated in accordance with the laws of other nations.  By using this Website and submitting any personal information, visitors from outside of the United States acknowledge this Website is subject to U.S. law, consent to the transfer of personal data to the U.S., and waive any claims that may arise under their own national laws.