Newspaper clippings · Serial Killers · Texas

The serial killer who fed his victims to his alligators

September 24, 1938 Elmendorf, Texas Joe Ball commits suicide when police questioned him about a recent string of murders Ball was given the grim monikers of "The Alligator Man," "The Bluebeard of South Texas," and "The Butcher of Elmendorf." During Prohibition, Ball made a living as a bootlegger and once Prohibition was lifted he started… Continue reading The serial killer who fed his victims to his alligators

Wyoming

Sisters lose lives at same bridge, nearly 20 years apart

September 24, 1973 Fremont Canyon Bridge, near Alcova, Wyoming Sisters Amy (11) and Becky (18) are abducted by two men; Becky is raped and beaten before both girls are thrown off the Fremont Canyon Bridge, killing Amy and severely wounding Becky On the night of September 24, men damaged one of the girls' tires then,… Continue reading Sisters lose lives at same bridge, nearly 20 years apart