A young girl who has premonitions that she will not live to see her 16th birthday is abducted and murdered.

Katherine Hobbs

Kathy predicted she wouldn’t live past 16


On the evening of July 23, 1987, 16 year-old Kathy Hobbs was reading a romance novel in her bedroom of her home in a Las Vegas suburb. At 11 P.M., she told her mother, Vivian Hobbs, that she was going to the local supermarket:

“She came out to me and said, ‘Mom, I’m going down to the store and buy a book. Give me a kiss before I go.’  And I said, ‘Why, I’ll be up when you get back?’ And she said, ‘Well, I’ll probably stop and talk to the kids, so you might be in bed when I get back.’  So I gave her a kiss.  And that was the last time I saw her.”

Katherine’s body was found in the desert

Kathy often walked the block and half to the store late at night. Usually her friends hung out at the apartment swimming pool, so Kathy’s mother wasn’t worried. Assuming that Kathy would be with her friends, Vivian went to sleep.  Then, at 3 A.M., she says a strange dream woke her up:

“I woke up out of a sound sleep. I felt like I had been hit on the head. And all of a sudden, I got a very peaceful feeling and I thought, ‘Well, it’s over now.’ And I fell back to sleep.”

The next morning, Vivian discovered that Kathy’s bedroom was empty. Las Vegas Metro Police Homicide Lieutenant Kyle L Edwards investigated the case:

“Within the first day, we had tracked down friends, relatives, and had done a very extensive media campaign on the television with Katherine’s picture.  At the end of the second day, we were convinced that Katherine had probably been abducted.”

Kathy’s family had been terribly worried about her. As a child, she had frightening premonitions, several of them that she would die at an early age. When she was eight, she became even more specific, telling her friends that she would not live past the age of 16. Vivian did what she could to help her daughter:

“She did not have a happy childhood. Her father and I went through a divorce when she was eight years old.  She and her father were extremely close.  When she was in the 7th grade, a very good friend of hers died of a heart disease and that affected Kathy very much. One of the main reasons we moved to Las Vegas was to give Kathy another chance to get away from the environment she grew up in.”

Police received a call from a witness

After the move, Kathy blossomed and made new friends. But, according to her mother, as Kathy’s 16th birthday approached, her fear of dying returned:

“She got very teary-eyed one night and told me, ‘Mom, I don’t want to get any older.  I want to be a little girl.’  And I told her, ‘Kathy, we all have to grow up, it’s not the easiest thing in the world to do, but we all do it.’  And she told me, ‘I’m not going to.’  She didn’t think she’d make her 16th birthday.”

Kathy spent all her time in her room and would not leave the house. Then, on the morning of her 16th birthday, she was surprised and relieved to find she was still alive.   She now seemed to have a new enthusiasm for life. Kathy’s sister, Theresa Hobbs, remembered how she began to go out again, and started making plans for her future:

“She was ecstatic. She came out and said, ‘I made it Mom, I made it.  I’m 16.  I did it.  I’m alive.’”

Several letters were found in Katherine’s room

After Kathy vanished, police assumed she had been abducted and issued photos to the media. Eventually, one crucial clue surfaced. A clerk remembered seeing Kathy in the supermarket the night she vanished. Store receipts confirmed that someone did purchase a paperback novel at 11:17 that night.  Apparently, Kathy had made it to the store, but not home. Nine days after Kathy vanished, hiker Rick Pacult was searching for rock crystals out in the desert near Lake Mead:

“I was walking back to the car and was probably 150 feet, 200 feet from the road and was stopped by a very strong odor. I decided to see where it was coming from or what it was, and that’s when I found Katherine’s body. It was the most horrible thing I’d ever seen in my life. I had to sit down and gather my thoughts and make sure that what I was looking at was real.”

Lieutenant Kyle Edwards was first on the scene:

“Within probably 20 minutes of our arrival, we knew it was Katherine. There was no doubt in our own minds it was Katherine. It does get very quiet and you can’t help but look at it and see your own children and say, ‘For the grace of God, there goes one of mine.’ At the time your immediate feeling is to run home, grab your daughter by the arm and bring her to the scene, and say, ‘This is why I say, ‘No, you can’t go out late at night.’’”

Tire prints at the scene showed where a vehicle had pulled in, turned around and left. Investigators also found two rocks spattered with Kathy’s blood. The coroner concluded that she died from repeated blows to the head. Vivian recalled her daughter’s premonitions:

“She was 16 years, three months and three days old when she was killed. So she made it to 16, but not much after that. But she was right. She wasn’t going to live to be an adult.”

After Kathy’s death, several letters were found in her room addressed to each member of the family. They were dated one month before her 16th birthday. The one to Vivian read: “Dear Mother: In the event of my death, you shall get this letter. I hope you live happily and I don’t want you or anyone else to dwell on my death. I love you all very dearly. You were good to me and nobody else could have been a better mother. Keep me alive in your heart and don’t ever forget me. Love always, Kathy.”

Exactly three months after Kathy vanished, a call came in to the Las Vegas police department. Their answering machine recorded this message from a man who may have witnessed her abduction: “He grabbed this girl in front of the store on Desert Inn and Maryland. This was a few months ago. I’ve been out of town for a few months and I wrote this down because she was screaming. I pulled over in the car.  She was very young girl, wearing a white jacket and pink pants. And the guy’s name he hollered to him, pushed her in the car, his name was Robbie.”

Lieutenant Edwards:

“The theory that we have is that she was abducted between the store and her apartment by one or more suspects. We think she was driven to the lake that night and killed that evening.”

The caller reported the license number of the car, but did not leave his name or phone number. The police checked the license number and discovered it did not exist.

Today the murder of Kathy Hobbs remains unsolved. Her mother and the Las Vegas police hope that the witness will call back and give more details, or that someone watching may recognize the voice of the mysterious caller.


While the witness never contacted authorities and was never located, this case has been closed. An alleged serial killer named Michael Lee Lockhart was a key suspect in Kathy’s murder. After his arrest for another murder, he was put on trial, convicted and has since been executed.

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



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    I am relieved to know that this case has been solved but I wonder now if the mysterious caller was in fact this Lockhart guy giving a fake license plate number to throw off the investigation


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    Poor thing. So afraid to die. I can’t imagine the pain and frustration of the mother and other family members. I’m glad they closed the case.


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    “It was determined that her cause of death were a result from multiple blows from nearby rocks. Lockhart was linked to the murders through fibers found at the crime scene which matched fibers found in a car he had been using in the area at the time.”


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    La Morena

    I want to know how they linked this Michael character to her death? DNA evidence or what? Secondly, I would never let my 16 year old walk anywhere late night, I dont care about friends either. No 16 year old has any business walking late nights anywhere, especially in a busy large city such as Las Vegas. I feel so sorry for her, sick world we live in and that’s why I dont like letting my kids out of my sight if I can help it.


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    What proof is there that Lockhart killed her? What about what the witness said?


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    I think this young girl was upset about losing her friend at an early age and not understanding her friends death so she grew up thinking she to would not live to adulthood because her friend didnt and no one explained to her in a way she could or would understand so it wasnt a premonition it was a fear..anxiety to blame her mother though wow ..I’m sure her mother blamed herself no she shouldn’t have let her daughter go out so late at night alone but most parents think kids at that age are safer more aware of their surroundings and 1987 was a hole lot different than 2019 I dont know what the area was like then but I know things didnt happen as much as they do now or I just didnt hear it as much but stop kicking that mother


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    Why was she so fixated on her death? She sounded horribly depressed. The update said Michael Lee Lockheart was involved in her kidnapping/murder and was executed.


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    This case has NOT BEEN SOLVED!! Unsolved Mysteries needs to take this out of the “solved” category, now.


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      Unfortunately the police informed us that the case has been closed. Please let us know if it has been re-opened. Thank you.


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    I just saw Katherine’s story tonight on “Unsolved Mysteries”. Such a sad story. I think a 16 year old walking out at night alone was not safe to begin with, but Katherine definitely did not deserve to die. Continued prayers and condolences to Katherine’s family and friends. xoxo


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    Curious too

    What about the phone call made to the police station?


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    What episode in Season One? Also what grocery store was this? I drive by DI and Maryland everyday and I know there is an Applebees, Sunrise Hospital, Carl’s Jr and a little strip mall now. Did they destry this store or is it just not on the actual corner? Such a sad story that has really stuck with me. I am precognitive, love to read and walk alone and could see this being me if I had lived in Vegas at that time.


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      Unsolved Mysteries Post author

      Hi Stacy – this case is in S1:E16 on Amazon Prime & Roku, S1:E13 on Hulu (both with Robert Stack) and in S6:E5 with Dennis Farina.


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      That intersection was different back in the 80s there was no addition to sunrise hospital and Carl’s Jr. Etc was probably not there there used to be an Albertsons where Office Depot sits today


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    Lena Jo

    There’s a book about Michael Lee Lockhart. It’s called “A Perfect Gentleman”. He killed a girl in Indiana, in Florida, & killed a police officer, Paul Hulsey, in my hometown (Beaumont, Texas). That’s where he got caught, arrested, tried, & executed (Texas). So somewhere in between killing the first 2 girls, he must had went to Las Vegas & killed Kathy. And then went to Texas after. Just my opinion.


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    Rest in peace, your death was not in vain it helped me keep my children at a very close range and not roam around as you and I did as children. your death helped me to see the dangers in the world and keep my children and grand children safe. I will never forget you nor did I know you when u were on earth, rest in peace. Thanks!


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    Michael Lockheart had a signature. He stabbed his victims and left them with their clothing manipulated in similar ways. What proof did they have that he was her killer? I am just wondering because Serial killers don’t often change their rituals.


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    Then she is who I think she is and I remember when this took place. Very sad. Sorry for your family.


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    My sweet dear friend Kathy….I think about you often and sure wish I could see your beautiful face again! You were such an amazing soul and friend…xoxox


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      heidi wilkus

      I think about Kathy often too. She babysat me when I was in first or second grade when they lived in Reno. Then they moved away, I remember my mother getting a call, her expressions and reactions were heartbreaking. I had no idea what the call was about.. but for some reason I said “that better not be about Kathy”. My mom started balling, and was in shock I sensed something. I don’t know how the feeling came over me something happened to her, I was in 3rd grade.


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    Sure you can blame the mother.. You could blame a permissive lifestyle.. Most families won’t let their teens out at night after 11 pm unless its a weekend and they are not alone.


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    I grew up in Reno…Sun Valley NV. I think she lived there before moving to Vegas.
    Does anyone know for sure?
    I believe I knew her and the girl that died from heart issues.


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    I live in Las Vegas and I know exactly what area she was walking around that night. I don’t know how it was in 1987 (I moved to Las Vegas during Christmas of 2000 and would never live in that neighborhood) but I can tell you it is NOT a safe area at night and crimes in that area are constantly on the local news, including an instance where a friend of mine – a single girl in her 20s – was mugged walking home from the store around 2 am. She survived but was severely beaten and hospitalized for several days. That being said, that area being rather low-income, the only residents that live around there that have cars are mostly college students from nearby UNLV (who either brought cars from home/out-of-state or whose parents bought them the car). It’s entirely possible that Kathy’s mother didn’t have a car so Kathy walking to the store was most likely something she did every day. Regardless, blaming the mother is one cruel, heartless and unacceptable position for anyone to take.


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    Why on earth is ANYONE blaming the mother?? Do you not have even the slightest compassion for what she must feel? As the mother of a missing child myself, every single day I live with the guilt of letting my daughter walk out the door. People don’t realize there’s nothing we could have done to stop our children but we’d go back and do it over if only we could.


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    I am the girl in the TV show I played Katheryn Hobbs, I often think about her family and her case I hoped it was solved..


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    Rest in peace baby girl..so sorry your life was cut short


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    Being a mother myself I can’t even fathom what this girls mother was thinking letting her 16 year old daughter walk to the store at 11 pm and going to sleep before she got home. This is a dangerous world we live in and nobody of any age should walk alone anywhere after dark much less a young girl.


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    Is there any real prof that she had these “i wont live to 16” ideas? or is it just what her family is saying? have the writing in those “if i die” letters been compared to school work ect..? things are rarely as strange as they seems at first glance, and this case makes me think this whole story is a postconstruction done by her family as a cover up/media whoring. Sorry for bad spelling, english is not my native tounge.


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      I totally agree. It’s tragic what happened to her but the “dying premonitions” sound like a boatload of melodrama made up after the fact.


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    She was my friend I think about her often


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    This goes to all Parents:dont let your kids go walking late past 10pm especially if your kids keep telling you about a “premonition” of dying before16 years old! Stay with your kids, walk with them, the mother in this case could have drove her daughter to the store and waited for her in car! its a sad case but a learning tool about being safe! the world is full of crazy people and we cant just look the other way and pretend it does not exist! Be safe everybody!!


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      You’re being rather presumptuous here. I live in Las Vegas and am familiar with the area where Kathy lived. I don’t/wouldn’t live there but I know full well that it’s high crime and low-income so it’s more than likely that Kathy’s mother didn’t own a car and couldn’t afford to live in a better neighborhood. If the store was that close that she walked there often AND she did mention something about hanging out with friends at the apartment pool (other regular occurrence) her mother had no reason to question her safety, likely believing a friend would accompany here for the short walk. Regardless, your accusations are presumptuous and completely devoid of merit.


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    vernon l hobbs

    Never knew about you i only wish we could have met . Heard about you thru my mom finally saw episode after years of searching i met kathrine from watching unsoveled mysteries episode in shock to see i had another sister was able to find her with the help of my other sister bonnie we all got together to find dad we met and it was to short he has since past. thank you , unsolved mysteries for keeping a archive of your episodes.


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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.