Florida · Newspaper clippings · Serial Killers

Ted Bundy’s attack on Florida State University

January 15, 1978 Tallahassee, Florida Ted Bundy attacks women at Florida State University The first attack was on the sorority house of Chi Omega. Margaret Bowman (21) was bludgeoned with a piece of firewood as she slept then garroted with a nylon stocking. Lisa Levy (20) was beaten, strangled, raped and sodomized with a hair… Continue reading Ted Bundy’s attack on Florida State University

Newspaper clippings · Washington DC

“Whoopee Girl’s” mysterious death

From the Chicago Daily Tribune. Published Wednesday, January 14, 1931 "Whoopee Girl's Mystery Death Stirs Capital Beulah Limerick Case Has Echo in Senate" The rest is obscured and difficult to read. However, this article discusses Beulah Limerick's mysterious death, nicknamed the Whoopee Girl in reference to a club she and her brother had formed in… Continue reading “Whoopee Girl’s” mysterious death

New York · Newspaper clippings · Disasters

Train crash kills a dozen in fire

From the New York Herald Published January 14, 1882 An article is published describing a railway accident which claimed the lives of a Senator as well as several others The accident happened the day before, on Friday the 13th. It involved a train carrying 13 cars, mostly filled with politicians. The train was running late,… Continue reading Train crash kills a dozen in fire

Executions · Female Killers · New York · Newspaper clippings

Ruth Snyder’s execution photo makes the front page

From the Daily News Published Friday, January 13, 1928 This front page photo was a rare spectacle of the time, as cameras weren't (and still aren't) allowed during execution. Photographer Tom Howard snuck a single-plate camera into the execution, strapped to his ankle with a button to the shutter located in his jacket pocket. Because… Continue reading Ruth Snyder’s execution photo makes the front page

Missouri · Newspaper clippings · Racially Motivated

Man chained to roof, burned alive by lynch mob

January 12, 1931 Maryville, Missouri A vigilante mob chains a man to the roof of a school and set on fire Gunn had been accused of attempting to rape and successfully killing a 19- or 20-year-old teacher. He confessed to the murder, though many suspect he confessed under duress during his interrogation. Even if the… Continue reading Man chained to roof, burned alive by lynch mob