Australia · Female Killers

Woman kills, cooks partner

February 29, 2000 Aberdeen, New South Wales Katherine Knight kills and mutilates her de facto partner John Price (both 44, pictured) Warning: the details of this crime are graphic Knight had had a long history of domestic abuse against her partners. She tried to strangle one former partner due to supposed sexual inadequacy (he had… Continue reading Woman kills, cooks partner

South Dakota

Newborn’s body found abandoned in ditch

February 28, 1981 Sioux Falls, South Dakota The body of a newborn boy is found in a ditch The baby had been, found wrapped in a sheet and blanket, approximately 24 hours after his death which occurred roughly two hours after his birth. Medical examiners determined the baby, later named Baby Andrew John Doe, had… Continue reading Newborn’s body found abandoned in ditch

New York

Man kills wife, apparently to begin a relationship with a model who did not know him

February 27, 1919 Long Beach, New York Dr. Walter Keene Wilkins (64) kills his wife but claims the death to be the product of a botched robbery On February 27, 1919, Wilkins reported a robbery which claimed his wife’s life. He claimed three men were burglarizing his home when he and his wife Julia interrupted… Continue reading Man kills wife, apparently to begin a relationship with a model who did not know him

Executions · Female Killers · France · Serial Killers

Mass-poisoner executed

February 26, 1852* Rennes, France Hélène Jégado is executed for murder * Note: the exact date of Jégado’s execution seems to be up for debate, with sources claiming either February 26 or 27, 1852, March 1852, or December 1851. For this entry, I chose to use the date listed in Fatal Violence: Case Studies and… Continue reading Mass-poisoner executed

Pennsylvania · unsolved

Unsolved: the body of The Boy In The Box is found

February 25, 1957 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The nude body of an unidentified boy is found wrapped in a blanket and discarded in a cardboard box The boy was approximated to be between 4 to 6 years old, had blond hair (that had been cut unprofessionally) and blue eyes, and did not fit the description of any… Continue reading Unsolved: the body of The Boy In The Box is found