Crime Scene Photography · Illinois · Newspaper clippings

Chicago gangster Hymie Weiss killed in hit

October 11, 1926 Chicago, Illinois Gangster Hymie Weiss (born Henry Earl J. Wojciechowski) is killed in a gangland hit Weiss, sometimes called “the only man Al Capone feared,” was with Sam Peller (his bodyguard), Paddy Murray (another gangster), William O’Brien (an attorney), and Benjamin Jacobs (an investigator working for O’Brien) when two men shot at… Continue reading Chicago gangster Hymie Weiss killed in hit

Crime Scene Photography · Ohio · Serial Killers

The possible first victim of the Cleveland Torso Murderer is found

September 5, 1934 Cleveland, Ohio A woman’s lower torso and upper thighs are found on the shore of Lake Erie The woman’s body was found in a rough and reddened, suggesting chemicals had been applied to her skin. Her head was never found, and because of this, she has never been identified. She was dubbed… Continue reading The possible first victim of the Cleveland Torso Murderer is found

California · Crime Scene Photography

Director found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, though some suspect murder

September 5, 1932 Beverly Hills, California Paul Bern dies in an apparent suicide Bern was an acclaimed Hollywood director, screenwriter, and producer. He also had a live-in common-law wife, Dorothy Millette, before she was committed to a sanitarium for various mental and emotional illnesses. Bern later met actress Jean Harlow at a movie premiere in… Continue reading Director found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, though some suspect murder

Crime Scene Photography · New York

Stampede caused by counterfeit ferry tickets leaves 3 dead and 60 injured

August 18, 1941 New York The bodies of 2 women are covered after a stampede caused by counterfeit ferry tickets The ferry meant to shuttle the patrons across the Hudson River was only capable of carrying 3,100 people. However, after admitting 1,400 on board it was discovered that nearly 5,000 awaited the journey. Thousands of… Continue reading Stampede caused by counterfeit ferry tickets leaves 3 dead and 60 injured

Brazil · Crime Scene Photography

Two men found dead wearing eye masks made of lead

August 17, 1966 Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Electrical technicians Miguel José Viana and Manoel Pereira da Cruz die under mysterious circumstances Viana and Cruz were last seen on August 17 by a bar waitress who later stated Viana appeared nervous and often glanced at his watch. Their bodies were found on August 20, dressed… Continue reading Two men found dead wearing eye masks made of lead