Man kills his wife with antifreeze and battery acid

December 4, 2006Near Bethany, MissouriAnna Yoder Borntreger (26) dies, ostensibly from liver problems Anna’s death, while sudden, was not presumed to have been foul play, primarily because she had been ill for a short while prior to her death. Some of her family had their suspicions, however. “They felt that maybe it wasn’t actually a…

The body of “Tent Girl” found

May 17, 1968 Near Georgetown, Kentucky The decomposing body of a woman, later dubbed the “Tent Girl,” is found The badly decomposed, nude body of a young woman, initially suspected to be in her late teens, was found by Wilbur Riddle near the side of US Highway 25. She was wrapped in a fabric similar…

Three women are exhumed under suspicion of being vampires

March 17, 1892 Exeter, Rhode Island The bodies of Mary Eliza, Mary Olive, and Mercy Brown are exhumed under the belief one or multiple of the deceased were vampires At the time of the exhumation, local superstition held consumption (tuberculosis) was not a medical disease but rather a symptom of a vampire. The Brown family’s…