Pennsylvania · Serial Killers

Serial killer Joseph Kallinger dies in prison

March 26, 1996 Pennsylvania Joseph Kallinger dies in prison from an epileptic seizure Kallinger and his 13-year-old son Michael (who has since completed reformatory school and changed his name) carried out a 6-week crime spree involving theft, torture, rape, and murder. In total, Kallinger killed 3 people: a young boy who was playing on a… Continue reading Serial killer Joseph Kallinger dies in prison

South Korea

Five boys murdered while hunting for frogs

March 26, 1991 Daegu, South Korea Five boys disappear while hunting for frogs After the boys’ disappearances were reported, police repeatedly searched the mountain, claiming to have searched it over 500 times. They also received over 550 tips, though all of them turned out to be false leads. Eleven years later, in 2002, a man… Continue reading Five boys murdered while hunting for frogs

South Sudan

The Vulture and the Little Girl published

March 26, 1993 A photo called “Struggling Girl” or “The Vulture and the Little Girl” is published in the New York Times The photograph was taken of a young boy (initially believed to be a girl) as he apparently was trying to receive help at a United Nations feeding center in South Sudan. Photographer Kevin… Continue reading The Vulture and the Little Girl published

Newspaper clippings · Ohio

Mother kills self, three children over money woes

March 26, 1929 Toledo, Ohio A pregnant woman kills her 3 children and herself in a fire over money concerns The woman, Hazel Steyer (25), and her husband Gaylord had been quarreling over a substantial debt of $2,881.61 (approx. $42,000 today). In a letter to her parents, she asked for forgiveness for the murder-suicide and… Continue reading Mother kills self, three children over money woes