The murder of 3-year-old Erica Green, aka “Precious Doe”

April 28, 2001 Kansas City, Missouri The naked body of a headless 3-year-old girl is found, her injuries indicating she was beaten with an ashtray, kicked repeatedly, and decapitated while she was still alive Erica Green’s tiny headless body was found near the ashtray used to beat her, though no fingerprints or DNA was present… Continue reading The murder of 3-year-old Erica Green, aka “Precious Doe”

Today in Horror History

Happy birthday, Carolyn Jones

Happy birthday, Carolyn Jones Born April 28, 1930 Best remembered as Morticia Addams in The Addams Family television show (pictured), Jones also starred in House of Wax (1953, pictured) in which her character was turned into a sculpture of Joan of Arc, Eaten Alive, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and had an uncredited role in… Continue reading Happy birthday, Carolyn Jones

Crime Scene Photography · Female Killers · Indiana · Serial Killers

The “death” of Belle Gunness, serial killer for profit

April 28, 1908 La Ponte, Indiana The bodies Belle Gunness’ three children and the headless corpse of a woman are found in the charred remnants of Gunness’ home Gunness was believed to have been a serial killer, killing her first husband, Mads Albert Sorenson, and their two infant children, as well as burning down their… Continue reading The “death” of Belle Gunness, serial killer for profit

Executions · Famous Last Words · Italy · Political

Benito Mussolini’s execution

April 28, 1945 Giulino di Mezzegra, Kingdom of Italy Italian fascist dictator, Benito Mussolini, is executed with a group of his followers and put on public display Mussolini, knowing the end of his reign was at hand, attempted to flee Italy into Switzerland. With him were his mistress and 3 other male followers. Their vehicle… Continue reading Benito Mussolini’s execution