Man kills 4 family members before he is shot by police

January 19, 2019 Clackamas County, Oregon Mark Gago kills his girlfriend, their infant daughter, and his parents before he is fatally shot by police Gago’s roommate awoke to Mark swinging an axe at her in her room. She initially thought he was “just playing around,” though he continued to swing. Mark struck the roommate in…

Woman kills husband, children, self

January 18, 1983 Aplington, Iowa Ethel Mae Franken kills her husband and their three children before killing herself Ethel had recently been released from the hospital following five weeks of therapy — which included electroshock treatments — for “a nervous breakdown.” Friends and family later stated Ethel had seemed to be doing well emotionally following…

The bodies of 104 people are found floating in a river

January 14, 2015 Unnao district, Uttar Pradesh, India Over 100 bodies are found floating in the River Ganges The bodies were first discovered when large groups of scavengers — including dogs, crows, and vultures — began congregating in and near the river. Upon closer inspection, it was noted the animals were attracted to the bodies…