Man kills and decapitates wife, dogs then mutilates himself

July 25, 2015 Phoenix, Arizona Kenneth Dale Wakefield is found naked and covered in blood after decapitating his wife and their dogs and mutilating himself Wakefield had a history of mental illness; he and his wife Trina Heisch had met while serving 10 year terms in a mental health facility, both for stabbing relatives. He…

Pop bottle suicide note found, later determined to be hoax

From The Chicago Daily Tribune July 25, 1896 A story appears concerning an apparent suicide note held within a glass bottle signed by a Harry Svensgaard. The following day, The Saint Paul Globe published a follow-up story, revealing the supposed suicide note was a hoax, either meant to be a joke or a malicious rumor.

Today in Horror History: July 25

Birthdays:Illeana Douglas (July 25, 1965), who starred in Goodfellas (1990), Cape Fear (1991), Stir of Echoes (1999), Otis (2008), Mega Shark vs. Kolossus (2015), and Return to Sender (2015), and directed the segment “Supermarket” in Stories Of Lost Souls (2005). David Denman (July 25, 1973), who starred in The X-Files (episode: Field Trip), When a…