Executions · Illinois · Newspaper clippings

Man executed for extravagant murder scheme

September 30, 1921 Chicago, Illinois Carl Wanderer is hanged for the murder of his pregnant wife and the vagrant he hired to pretend to rob them Wanderer, a decorated soldier during World War I, had been a closeted homosexual and married his wife for money. Allegedly, he planned to kill her after he was informed… Continue reading Man executed for extravagant murder scheme

Crime Scene Photography · England · Newspaper clippings · Serial Killers

Jack the Ripper’s third and fourth victims

September 30, 1888 London, England Jack the Ripper victims numbers 3 and 4, Elizabeth "Long Liz" Stride and Catherine Eddowes are killed Stride was found with blood still flowing from her neck wound, and her attack may have been interrupted by the man who discovered her body. Stride was found at approximately 1 am; between… Continue reading Jack the Ripper’s third and fourth victims

California · Crime Scene Photography

James Dean killed in car crash

September 30, 1955 Cholame, California James Dean is killed at the age of 24 in a car crash Dean and his Porsche-trained mechanic, Rolf Wütherich, were speeding at approximately 85mph in a 55mph zone when they collided almost directly head-on with a young man driving a Ford Tudor coupe. The crash caused extensive damage to… Continue reading James Dean killed in car crash