February 17, 1943 St. Louis, Missouri Politician, plumber, and gangster William “Dinty” Colbeck is killed by machine gun fire Colbeck led a group of gangsters called “Egan’s Rats,” specializing in robberies, bootlegging, and pin-ball (at the time, pinball was illegal and used as a form of gambling). The group was founded by Constable William T.… Continue reading Unsolved: Gangster killed in car by machine gun
December 21, 1920 Lindfield, New South Wales, Australia Dorothy Mort (32, pictured) shoots her paramour and doctor Claude Tozer (30) after he informs her he intends to marry another Tozer had been treating Mort for years for hysteria and nerves, and the pair eventually began an affair. Mort was married with two children while Tozer… Continue reading Woman kills lover when he tells her his plan to marry another woman
November 25, 1937 Detroit, Michigan Gangster Harry Millman is killed Millman was shot ten times by two assassins, one carrying two .45 pistols and the other a .38 revolver. Four others were injured by the attackers as well, one of whom died. The murders were never officially solved.
November 24, 1915 New York, New York Jacob Jagendorf (left) and Robert Green (right) die from falling down an elevator shaft during a botched burglary Green, a 31-year-old night watchman, and Jagendorf, a 30-year-old engineer had collaborated to steal silk from a shirt company in a building Green guarded. They propped open an elevator door… Continue reading Two fall to death in elevator shaft during burglary
November 9, 1888 London, England Mary Jane Kelly (25), the fifth and final official victim of Jack the Ripper, is found dead and horribly mutilated even by The Ripper’s standard Kelly was killed and mutilated in her room rather than on the streets like previous victims. Possibly because of the privacy, Jack the Ripper spent… Continue reading Jack the Ripper’s final victim (graphic)