OddStops.com lists unusual places such as crime scenes, filming locations, famous crash sites, and serial killers' houses. We also raise awareness about missing persons and unsolved cases by providing breakdowns of locations.

On This Day

49 years ago today, in 1975: Stanley Forman captured his shocking "Fire Escape Collapse" photograph during a fire in Boston.
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32 years ago today, in 1992: Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer was arrested at his apartment in Milwaukee.
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11 years ago today, in 2013: Former child actress Amanda Bynes was placed under a 5150 mental evaluation hold after she started a fire in a driveway in Thousand Oaks, California.
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The pharmacy where John Wayne Gacy abducted Robert Piest

Abduction Location in Des Plaines, Illinois

On December 11th, 1978, serial killer John Wayne Gacy abducted Robert Piest (15) from the Nisson Pharmacy in Des Plaines.

Stewart Weldon's house

Serial Killer House in Springfield, Massachusetts

Serial killer Stewart Weldon lived with his mother in this small house on Page Boulevard in Springfield, Massachusetts.

The Holiday Inn hotel where Julio Foolio was killed

Crime Location in Tampa, Florida

On June 23rd, 2024, rapper Julio Foolio was shot dead at this Holiday Inn hotel in Tampa.

He was 26 years old.

The house where Polly Klaas was kidnapped

Crime Location in Petaluma, California

On October 1st, 1993, Richard Allen Davis abducted 12-year-old Polly Klaas from this house in Petaluma, California.

He was later convicted of her murder.

Ron Goldman's apartment

Place of Interest in Los Angeles, California

Ron Goldman lived at this apartment building on Gorham Avenue up until his murder in June 1994.

Nicole Brown Simpson's house

Crime Location in Los Angeles, California

In June 1994, Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman were murdered at the entrance to this condo on South Bundy Drive in Los Angeles, California.

Brown's ex-husband and former NFL star, O.J. Simpson, was later found not guilty of the crime.

The house where Brianna Maitland's car was found

Missing Person in Enosburg Falls, Vermont

On the night of March 19th, 2004, Brianna Maitland left her workplace in Montgomery, Vermont.

The following morning, her empty vehicle was found reversed into this abandoned house.

The location where Tania Nicol was found

Crime Location in Ipswich, Suffolk, England

The body of Tania Nicol was discovered at this section of the Belstead Brook River in Ipswich on December 8th, 2006.

The 19-year-old was the first known victim of serial killer Steve Wright.

Steve Wright's house

Serial Killer House in Ipswich, Suffolk, England

The Suffolk Strangler, Steve Wright, was renting a house at 79 London Road in Ipswich when he started his killing spree.

In 2008, he was found guilty of five murders and sentenced to life imprisonment.

David Glatzel's house

Alleged Haunting Site in Brookfield, Connecticut

This is the former home of David Glatzel.

In 1980, Glatzel's family claimed that the 11-year-old had become possessed by a demonic spirit.

The Brookfield Boarding Kennels

Crime Location in Brookfield, Connecticut

In February 1981, Arne Cheyenne Johnson killed his landlord, Alan Bono, at the Brookfield Boarding Kennels in Connecticut.

His story was later dramatized in the horror film The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021).

The house where Peter Weinberger was kidnapped

Crime Location in Westbury, New York

On July 4th, 1956, baby Peter Weinberger was kidnapped from this house on Albemarle Road in Westbury.

Many Long Island residents considered it to be the crime of the century.

The location where Michelle Le was found

Crime Location in Pleasanton, California

In September 2011, a search volunteer discovered the remains of missing woman Michelle Le near this dirt path in Pleasanton, California.

The 26-year-old had been murdered by her former friend roughly three months prior.

The location where Lindsey Pearlman was found

Death Location in Los Angeles, California

On the morning of February 18th, 2022, actress Lindsey Pearlman was found dead in her vehicle at this street corner in Hollywood.

Her death was later ruled a suicide.

Philip Seymour Hoffman's apartment

Death Location in Manhattan, New York

In February 2014, Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died from an overdose at this apartment on Bethune Street in Manhattan.

He was 46 years old.

The location where Brittanee Drexel was found

Crime Location in Georgetown, South Carolina

The remains of Brittanee Drexel were found buried beside a dirt road at this site near Georgetown, South Carolina, in May 2022.

By that point, the teenager had been missing for 13 years.

The location where Asha Degree went missing

Missing Person in Shelby, North Carolina

In February 2000, nine-year-old Asha Degree disappeared after she left her home in the early hours of the morning.

The authorities believe that she fell victim to foul play.

The location where "Prepare to Meet Thy God" was taken

Photo Location in Belfast, Antrim, Northern Ireland

In 1987, a British Army EOD officer was photographed walking past a sign that read, "Prepare to Meet Thy God", at this street corner in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

A member of his squad took the iconic picture.

The Hole: The mafia's graveyard

Mob Burial Site in Queens, New York

In May 1981, three Bonanno crime family capos were buried at this vacant lot in The Hole.

Two of the men remained undiscovered until October 2004, when the FBI launched a fresh dig at the site.

Anna Williams' house

Place of Interest in Wichita, Kansas

In April 1979, Anna Williams narrowly escaped the BTK killer, Dennis Rader, by arriving home much later than usual.

Roughly six weeks later, he anonymously mailed her a poem titled, "Oh Anna, why didn't you appear."

Jim Levenstein's house from American Pie (1999)

Filming Location in Long Beach, California

Jim Levenstein's house from American Pie (1999) is situated on Cedar Avenue in Long Beach, California.

Captain Steven Hiller's house from Independence Day (1996)

Filming Location in Los Angeles, California

In the sci-fi film Independence Day (1996), Captain Steven Hiller and his girlfriend, Jasmine Dubrow, live at this three-bedroom house in the Westchester neighborhood of Los Angeles.

The hotel from Scarface (1983)

Filming Location in Miami Beach, Florida

The chainsaw scene in Scarface (1983) was filmed at the Sunray Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida.

These days, it is a CVS store.

Kitty Genovese's apartment

Crime Location in Queens, New York

In March 1964, Kitty Genovese was stabbed to death outside this apartment complex in the Kew Gardens neighborhood of Queens.

Her murder sped up the introduction of the 911 system in New York. It also gave birth to a social-psychological theory called the bystander effect.

The location where Ted Bundy stole a Cadillac

Place of Interest in Aspen, Colorado

In the early hours of June 13th, 1977, serial killer Ted Bundy stole a 1966 blue Cadillac from 805 Bonita Drive in Aspen, Colorado.

At the time, he was a wanted criminal, as he had escaped from the Pitkin County Courthouse just a few days prior.

The site where Maury Travis dumped the body of West Alton Jane Doe

Crime Location in West Alton, Missouri

In May 2002, the police discovered the skeletal remains of one of Maury Travis' victims at this site in West Alton, Missouri.

She has yet to be identified.

Nick Hogan's crash site

Crash Site Location in Clearwater, Florida

In August 2007, Hulk Hogan's son, Nick Hogan, crashed his yellow Toyota Supra into this palm tree on Court Street in Clearwater, Florida.

The passenger in the car, John Graziano, suffered serious brain damage.

The location where Luzerne County Jane Doe was found

Body Location in Black Creek Township, Pennsylvania

In August 1973, a motorist discovered the body of a woman at this site beside the I-80 in Black Creek Township, Pennsylvania.

The victim, who had been doused in sulfuric acid, remains unidentified.

The Palma Boys Social Club

Mob Hangout in Manhattan, New York

The Palma Boys Social Club was a mob hangout in the East Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan.

The club served as the headquarters of Genovese capo Anthony "Fat Tony" Salerno.

Gary Coleman's house

Celebrity House in Santaquin, Utah

On May 26th, 2010, actor Gary Coleman was fatally injured after he fell down the stairs at this house in Santaquin, Utah.

He died two days later after he was taken off life support.

The sidewalk where Mark Diggs was murdered

Crime Location in Los Angeles, California

Mark Diggs was shot dead on this sidewalk in downtown Los Angeles on November 27th, 2023.

He is believed to be the second victim of a suspected serial killer who murdered three homeless men in late November 2023.

The alley where Jose Bolanos was murdered

Crime Location in Los Angeles, California

Jose Bolanos was shot dead in this alley in South Los Angeles on November 26th, 2023.

He is believed to be the first victim of a suspected serial killer who murdered three homeless men in late November 2023.

Matthew Perry's house

Death House in Pacific Palisades, California

In October 2023, Friends actor Matthew Perry was found dead in his hot tub at this house in Pacific Palisades, California.

He was 54 years old.

Lindsay Lohan's 2005 crash site

Crash Site Location in Los Angeles, California

In October 2005, actress Lindsay Lohan crashed into the side of a van at this section of Robertson Boulevard in Los Angeles.

She was not found to be at fault.