Today in True Crime History: July 27

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1966 — Brenda Brown, 11, is abducted and murdered. Her body is discovered in Shelby, North Carolina. The murder became a cold case until 2006 when new evidence emerged.

1972 — Virginia Piper, the wife of a Minnesota investment firm CEO, is kidnapped outside her home. She was chained to a tree in Jay Cooke State Park. She was recovered after the kidnappers received a ransom payment.