Another delicious unsolved murder. Very chilling, and quite Evil Dead-y.
The Keddie Murders is an unsolved 1981 American quadruple murder that took place in Keddie, a former resort town in the foothills ofNorthern California's Sierra Nevada mountains. The murders took place in cabin 28, during the late evening of April 11, 1981 and/or early morning of the 12th. The victims were Glenna Sharp, known as Sue (age 36), her daughter Tina (age 12), her son John (age 15), and his friend, Dana Wingate (age 17). Tina was determined to be missing after the crime was first discovered. Her skull and several other bones were recovered in 1984 near Camp Eighteen, California, in Butte County. Sue's oldest daughter, Sheila, had stayed with next-door neighbors in cabin 27 that night and discovered the murders the morning of April 12. Sue's two youngest sons and their friend, who were having a sleep-over at cabin 28 that night, were found, uninjured, in the boys' bedroom that morning. [...read more]
Today for you - because you're special - a delicious 19th Century murder plot. Enjoy!
The Mayerling Incident is the series of events leading to the apparent murder-suicide of Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria (21 August 1858 – 30 January 1889) and his lover Baroness Mary Vetsera (19 March 1871 – 30 January 1889). Rudolf was the only son of Emperor Franz Josef I of Austria and Empress Elisabeth, and heir to the throne of the combined Austrian-Hungarian Empire. Rudolf's mistress was the daughter of the late Baron Albin Vetsera, a diplomat at the Austrian court. The bodies of the 30-year old Archduke and the 17-year old Baroness were discovered in the Imperial hunting lodge at Mayerling in the Vienna Woods, fifteen miles southwest of the capital, on the morning of January 30, 1889. [...read more]
I remember this particular scare quite well from when I was younger. A nice example of mass hysteria.
The term "phantom social workers" (also known as "bogus social workers") arose in the United Kingdom and United States following sporadic reports to police and media about people claiming to be social workers and attempting to abduct infants from their parents. Their behavior was usually reported to be quite aggressive. Police investigations into these reports failed to find any substantial evidence or locate any suspects.
The phenomenon was initially and most frequently reported in the early 1990s. [...read more]
A very sad and intricate tale of a young starlet's death, mixed in with the JFK assassination.
Karyn Kupcinet (March 6, 1941 – November 28, 1963) was an American actress who was found dead at her West Hollywood, California home, in the days following the JFK assassination. It has been theorized that her death, officially ruled a homicide, was connected to the assassination or was the result of an accidental fall. In 1992 her father said linking her to the president's death was "an atrocious outrage" and "calumny." [...read more]
Posted mainly for the excellent moniker (would be a terrific death metal band name), but an intriguing story nonetheless...
An unknown serial killer, popularly known as the Servant Girl Annihilator, preyed upon the city of Austin, Texas (1885 population approximately 17,000) during the years 1884 and 1885. The December 26, 1885 issue of The New York Times reported that the "murders were committed by some cunning madman, who is insane on the subject of killing women." [...read more]
Sounds like a detective novel doesn't it? The reality of the naming of this (uncaught) serial killer is a bit more mundane but still a very interesting case.
The so-called "Alphabet murders" (also known as the "double initial murders") took place in the early 1970s in the Rochester, New York area; three young girls were raped and strangled. The case got its name from the fact that each of the girls' first and last names started with the same letter (Carmen Colon, Wanda Walkowicz, and Michelle Maenza) and that each body was found in a town that had a name starting with the same letter as each girl's name (Colon in Churchville, Walkowicz in Webster and Maenza in Macedon).
The so-called "Alphabet murders" (also known as the "double initial murders") took place in the early 1970s in the Rochester, New York, area; three young girls were raped and strangled. The case got its name from the fact that each of the girls' first and last names started with the same letter (Carmen Colon, Wanda Walkowicz, and Michelle Maenza) and that each body was found in a town that had a name starting with the same letter as each girl's name (Colon in Churchville, Walkowicz in Webster and Maenza in Macedon). [...read more]
The famous story of the union leader who disappeared, presumed dead - the case was never solved.[...read more]
A 6 year old beauty pageant queen is found dead in her parent's basement - the case remains unsolved.[...read more]
The first paragraph of this story alone should tell you all you need to know, but you'll keep reading anyway. I guarantee it![...read more]
Lizzie was a charming girl - killed her family with an axe, or did she?[...read more]