Indiana

The bodies of two brothers with ties to the mafia are found buried in a cornfield

June 23, 1986 Indiana The bodies of mobsters Anthony and Michael Spilotro are found buried in a cornfield The brothers had been killed after Tony had begun to cause troubles for the Outfit, specifically not running the casinos well, causing a loss of revenue. He and his brother likely realized they weren’t long for the… Continue reading The bodies of two brothers with ties to the mafia are found buried in a cornfield

Female Killers · Missouri

Woman kills slave owner for attempting to sexually assault her

June 23, 1855 Callaway County, Missouri 19-year-old Celia kills a slave owner after he attempts to rape her Celia had been purchased by Robert Newsom when she was 14. Newsom raped Celia for the next 5 years, resulting in at least one illegitimate child. On the night of June 23, Newsom informed Celia he would… Continue reading Woman kills slave owner for attempting to sexually assault her

Female Killers · Massachusetts · New Hampshire · Newspaper clippings · Serial Killers

Female serial poisoner found not guilty by reason of insanity, sentenced to mental hospital

June 23, 1902 New Hampshire Jane Toppan is found not guilty by reason of insanity for the morphine overdose murders of 31 patients Toppan tended to the Davis family who were afflicted with a bout of bad luck: Captain and Mrs. Davis and their 2 adult daughters all died within 6 weeks of each other… Continue reading Female serial poisoner found not guilty by reason of insanity, sentenced to mental hospital

Germany · Serial Killers

“The Vampire of Düsseldorf” arrested

June 23, 1924 Hanover, Germany Fritz Haarmann is arrested for murder Haarmann committed at least 24 murder between 1919 and 1924, primarily targeting young male vagrants between 13 and 22 years old. His trial became sensationalized due to the graphic and animalistic nature of the murders, including biting through the necks of his victims, sometimes… Continue reading “The Vampire of Düsseldorf” arrested