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The 25 Strangest Unsolved Crimes From Latin America

Soviet-born mathematician Boris Weisfeiler has been missing since 1985. A Jewish professor working at Pennsylvania State University in the United States, he had traveled to Chilé at Christmastime of 1984 to hike alone in the Andes.

Chile was under a military dictatorship headed by General Augusto Pinochet, but that wasn’t the only potential threat to Weisfeiler. According to Chilean government reports, Weisfeiler’s path would take him dangerously close to Colonia Dignidad, a quiet colony of German expatriates. The community contained known Nazi sympathizers and war criminals, having been run and founded by Nazi Paul Schäfer.

Boris Weisfeiler has never been found and would be 77 years old if he were alive today.

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