Australia · Crime Scene Photography

Vintage crime scene: Man kills wife, self

May 2, 1944 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Royal Australian Air Force officer Maurice Ruben John Anderson shots and kills his wife before committing suicide with the same gun From The Canberra Times, May 4, 1944: WAVERLEY TRAGEDY Suicide After Murder SYDNEY, Wednesday. An R.A.A.F. officer and his wife were found dead in an apartment… Continue reading Vintage crime scene: Man kills wife, self

Executions · Netherlands

Teenager executed for death of landlady, her corpse sketched by Rembrandt

May 2, 1664 Amsterdam, Netherlands Teenaged killer Elsje Christiaens is executed, then sketched by Rembrandt Christiaens murder was seemingly more self-defense resulting in manslaughter than malicious intent. She had taken up a room while looking for a job as a servant girl, but two weeks later she was still unemployed and her landlady demanded rent.… Continue reading Teenager executed for death of landlady, her corpse sketched by Rembrandt

Crime Scene Photography · New York · Newspaper clippings

Man “with knowledge of jiu jitsu” kills fellow sailor in fight following insult

May 2, 1917 Brooklyn, New York A sailor named Owen Owens had his neck broken in a fight with a Russian sailor skilled in Jiu Jitsu after the latter claimed he “could lick any Welshman that ever lived.” Pictured is a vintage crime scene photograph of Owens’ body. Clipping: The Evening World (New York, NY)… Continue reading Man “with knowledge of jiu jitsu” kills fellow sailor in fight following insult

Massacres/Mass Murder · Nigeria · Religion

The Yelwa Massacre

May 2, 2004 Yelwa, Nigeria The Yelwa Massacre begins In February, Muslims in Yelwa killed approximately 78 Christians, the majority of whom were worshipping in church. The Christian community retaliated by killing approximately 630 Muslims over two days between May 2 to May 3. The attackers used a variety of weapons, including guns, knives, machetes,… Continue reading The Yelwa Massacre