California

Woman fatally struck by cars, identified 27 years later

April 1, 1990 Huntington Beach, California A woman with no identification is struck and killed by two cars on the highway The woman, later dubbed simply Jane Doe 1990, was fatally struck by two westbound cars on Pacific Coast Highway. When police arrived at the scene, they found her body on the side of the… Continue reading Woman fatally struck by cars, identified 27 years later

Executions · Missouri · Newspaper clippings

Man hanged for killing wife, children with axe

March 30, 1899 Harrisonville, Missouri Edwin Bates Soper is hanged for the murder of his wife and two children In April 1891, Soper suddenly announced to neighbors and acquaintances he had heard of a local “blind tiger” (an illegal saloon) and had decided to move there, then quickly sold his butcher shop and moved away.… Continue reading Man hanged for killing wife, children with axe