California · Newspaper clippings · Religion · unsolved

A headless body of a man, suspected to be killed during a ritual, is found

February 8, 1981 San Francisco, California The headless body of Leroy Carter Jr. is found in a sleeping bag Carter’s body did not initially stir concern as passersby believed he was simply sleeping. Upon closer inspection it was found he had been beheaded, with two kernels of corn and a chicken’s wing pushed into his… Continue reading A headless body of a man, suspected to be killed during a ritual, is found

Religion · Texas

Man kills estranged wife and 2 children, cuts out hearts

March 27, 2004 Sherman, Texas Andre Thomas (21, pictured) kills his estranged wife Lauren Boren (20), their 4-year-old son Andre “Andre Jr.” Boren, and Laura’s daughter by another man Leyha Hughes (13 months) then cuts out their hearts Thomas had a history of mental illness, and had told friends when he was as young as… Continue reading Man kills estranged wife and 2 children, cuts out hearts

Connecticut · Religion · unsolved

Unsolved: infant killed during a possible ritual

March 14, 1986 Lake Mohegan, Fairfield, Connecticut The body of a newborn is found, possibly following a ritualistic killing The baby, a boy later named Baby Victor, was found strangled and mutilated, surrounded by fruits and coins. Victor’s jaw had also been broken, which hung open as his body was found in what was described… Continue reading Unsolved: infant killed during a possible ritual

Religion · Spain

Legend of teen who was saint tortured and martyred

February 12, 304 Barcelona, Spain 13-year-old Saint Eulalia is tortured and killed for refusing to denounce her faith At the time of Eulalia’s martyrdom, Spain was under Roman rule and the current emperor, Diocletian, festered a deep hatred for Christians. Those Christians found in the empire were given the choice to convert or face torture… Continue reading Legend of teen who was saint tortured and martyred

Executions · Religion · Spain

Saints: teen tortured and beheaded for her faith

February 12, 304 Barcelona, Spain 13-year-old Saint Eulalia is tortured and killed for refusing to denounce her faith At the time of Eulalia’s martyrdom, Spain was under Roman rule and the current emperor, Diocletian, festered a deep hatred for Christians. Those Christians found in the empire were given the choice to convert or face torture… Continue reading Saints: teen tortured and beheaded for her faith