Florida

Woman kidnapped, raped, killed while some of the ordeal was recorded by 911

January 17, 2008  Florida  Denise Amber Lee is kidnapped, raped, and murdered by Michael King Lee (21) was home with her 2 young children when King abducted around 2:00 PM. She was driven around while bound, with several people witnessing the journey; a total of 5 calls to 9-1-1 regarding Lee's abduction were made including… Continue reading Woman kidnapped, raped, killed while some of the ordeal was recorded by 911

Missouri

Man kills self in airport parking lot, found 8 months later 

January 17, 2017  Kansas City, Missouri  Randy Potter commits suicide in the parking lot of the Kansas City International Airport and, despite assurance from airport police his vehicle would be searched for, is not discovered for 8 months  Potter's actions leading up to his disappearance did not seem out of the ordinary, but according to… Continue reading Man kills self in airport parking lot, found 8 months later 

Executions · Famous Last Words · Utah

FLW: let’s do it 

Famous Last Words  Gary Gilmore  Draper, Utah  January 17, 1977  "Let's do it!"  Gilmore was executed for the robbery and murder of a gas station attendant and motel manager. When sentenced to death, he chose firing squad over hanging as he believed hanging could be botched causing the executed to be slowly strangled instead of… Continue reading FLW: let’s do it