July 3, 2017 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania An infant’s casket is found abandoned on a sidewalk, containing plastic-wrapped human organs The casket was spotted by a man who then contacted police. When police arrived at the scene, they found the casket contained internal organs, but it lacked any other pieces of a body. Investigators initially wondered if… Continue reading Abandoned infant’s casket found to contain human internal organs
July 3, 1976 Germany Joachim Kroll is arrested for the murder of a 4-year-old girl after investigators find the girl's hand simmering in a pot Kroll's IQ was 76, putting him in the minority of serial killers. (Typically, those with lower IQs do not make successful serial killers as they do not possess the skills… Continue reading Serial killer and cannibal arrested following the murder of 4-year-old whose hand was cooked and intestines clogged sewer
July 3, 1989 Georgia Martha Ann Johnson is arrested on suspicion of murdering her children On September 23, 1977, Johnson rushed her 23-month-old son to the hospital. She claimed James William Taylor, from Johnson’s second marriage, was unresponsive after his nap. James was pronounced dead at the hospital, his death attributed to Sudden Infant Death… Continue reading Woman arrested for murdering her children to punish her husband
Fictional History Return of the Living Dead July 3, 1984 Two medical warehouse employees accidentally release a chemical from a failed military experiment, infecting them as well as bodies buried in a nearby cemetery, resulting in reanimated corpses who crave brains.
July 3, 1917 New York, New York Patrolman John Flood is beaten to death with his own nightstick Flood had been nearing the end of his shift when Kittie Connors approached him, stating a man was in her apartment threatening to kill her. The man in question was Bronx prize fighter Milton Bleier. The Bridgeport… Continue reading Police officer beaten to death with own nightstick