One of the weirdest unsolved mysteries in modern crime really just involves one clue — the remnants of lipstick on a dead teenage boy's lips. John Lee, 52, and his son Connor, 14, were found dead on the side of the road in Kendal, England, in 1997.
The coroner concluded that the two died in a car accident, but the cause of the accident was never confirmed. What baffles people to this day, however, is the fact that there was a kiss mark left near the corner of the boy's mouth in bright red lipstick...and it was planted there two weeks after he died.
John and Connor were visiting family when they suddenly disappeared.
A few weeks later, their car was found upside down near the town of Windermere. There were no survivors.
Investigators never determined what caused the crash.
After examining the bodies, Connor was found to have a small trace of lipstick on his lips, applied between 10 and 14 days after the accident.
The brand of lipstick was popular among teens in the late '90s.
So far, no evidence has linked the lipstick to these deaths, although police admit that the situation is "highly unusual."
Given that this case occurred almost 20 years ago, I think it's safe to say that the mystery kiss will never be explained. Did a disturbed stranger kiss this dead boy on the lips, or was it someone he knew saying goodbye? We'll probably never know for sure.