Crime Scene Photography · Louisiana

The deaths of Bonnie and Clyde

May 23, 1934 Bienville Parish, Louisiana Infamous outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow are killed in an ambush The two were notorious for their robberies and murders and grew to a celebrity status among the general population, which concerned Bonnie and Clyde as hiding became much more difficult. In June 1933 things became even more… Continue reading The deaths of Bonnie and Clyde

Massachusetts · Newspaper clippings

Boy’s severed arm reattached, the first recorded successful reattachment of a completely severed arm

May 23, 1962 Boston, Massachusetts A team of doctors successfully reattach a boy’s severed arm, the first known successful procedure of reattaching a completely-severed limb Everett Knowles (12) had decided to try train hopping — the act of jumping into or onto a car of a moving train — “just once.” The practice had become… Continue reading Boy’s severed arm reattached, the first recorded successful reattachment of a completely severed arm

Louisiana · Newspaper clippings · Serial Killers

The Axeman of New Orleans’ first murder

May 23, 1918 New Orleans, Louisiana The first of several murders attributed to The Axeman of New Orleans are committed The Axeman’s career officially spanned from May 23, 1918 to October 27, 1919, beginning with the murders of Joseph and Catherine Maggio. The Maggios were attacked in their sleep, their throats sliced then their heads… Continue reading The Axeman of New Orleans’ first murder