California · Newspaper clippings · Serial Killers

Serial killer turns self in while holding severed breast in plastic bag

November 4, 1998 Eureka, California Wayne Adam Ford turns himself in to police while holding a woman's severed breast sealed in a Ziploc bag Ford presented the severed breast to authorities and confessed to the sexual assault and murder of 4 women, 2 of whom were also mutilated. Although Ford confessed to 4 murders, the… Continue reading Serial killer turns self in while holding severed breast in plastic bag

California

The first victim of the “Poltergeist Curse”

November 4, 1982 Los Angeles, California Poltergeist actress Dominique Dunne dies 5 days after her ex-boyfriend strangles her Dunne had recently ended her relationship with John Sweeney. He visited her at her home on October 30 with the hopes of reconciling. Following an argument, Sweeney strangled Dunne and, although paramedics arrived almost immediately after the… Continue reading The first victim of the “Poltergeist Curse”

Arkansas · Female Killers

Mother kills children to spare them from being separated following her suicide

November 4, 1997 Lincoln County, Arkansas Christina Marie Riggs kills her 5- and 2-year-old children before attempting suicide Riggs was allegedly suicidal and feared her children, who had different fathers, would be separated if she killed herself. She injected her sleeping 5-year-old son with undiluted potassium chloride which, when undiluted, is extremely painful. He woke… Continue reading Mother kills children to spare them from being separated following her suicide