New York · Serial Killers

The death of Arthur Shawcross, The Genesee River Killer

November 10, 2008 Albany, New York Serial killer Arthur Shawcross, The Genesee River Killer, dies in prison In 1972, Shawcross had accepted a plea deal for the sexual assault, murder, and mutilation of 8-year-old Karen Ann Hill, pleading guilty to her murder in exchange for a lesser manslaughter charge. He also confessed the similar assault… Continue reading The death of Arthur Shawcross, The Genesee River Killer

Serial Killers · Crime Scene Photography · England

Jack the Ripper’s final victim (graphic)

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)

Serial Killers · Washington

Two women killed with axe by serial killer

October 30, 1947 Tacoma, Washington Serial killer Jake Bird kills Bertha Kludt and her 17-year-old daughter Beverly June with an axe Bird was apprehended on the night of October 30, shoeless and covered in blood, when officers Evan “Skip” Davies and Andres “Tiny” Sabutis responded to a call about a woman screaming. When Bird spotted… Continue reading Two women killed with axe by serial killer

Australia · Executions · Serial Killers

Australian serial killer hanged

October 26, 1964 Perth, Western Australia Serial killer Eric Edgar Cooke is hanged Cooke terrorized Perth in the early 1960s, randomly targeting his victims, injuring at least 22 and wounding at least 8. His random choice of targets and his random choice of methods of killing contributed to his ability to evade arrest. So random… Continue reading Australian serial killer hanged

Female Killers · Italy · Serial Killers

Serial killer who sacrificed women to keep her son safe while at war, and who turned victims’ bodies into cakes and soap, dies while incarcerated

October 15, 1970 Pozzuoli, Naples, Italy Serial killer Leonarda Cianciulli dies Cianciulli had 17 pregnancies, though three ended in miscarriages and 10 of her children died young. Fiercely protective of her four surviving children, she became convinced the only way to protect her eldest son during his service in the Second World War was through… Continue reading Serial killer who sacrificed women to keep her son safe while at war, and who turned victims’ bodies into cakes and soap, dies while incarcerated