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

North Carolina · unsolved

Unsolved: family of three killed in home, their heads submerged in their bathtub

February 3, 1972 Boone, North Carolina Three members of the Durham family are killed and left draped over the edge of their bathtub On the night of February 3, Troy Hall received a phone call from a voice he didn’t recognize. The caller spoke in hushed tones and identified herself as his mother-in-law, Virginia Durham.… Continue reading Unsolved: family of three killed in home, their heads submerged in their bathtub

England · unsolved

Child’s body found stuffed under train seat

January 8, 1914 London, England The body of Willie Starchfield (5, pictured) is found stuffed under a train seat Willie’s parents were estranged, and he lived with his mother the majority of the time. On January 8, his mother left for work and placed Willie in the care of their landlady. The landlady sent Willie… Continue reading Child’s body found stuffed under train seat

England · unsolved

Unsolved: Woman is burned alive

January 6, 1931 Otterburn, Northumbria, England Evelyn Foster is found after being burned alive in her car Foster was a 28-year-old taxi driver, and was found barely alive near her scorched taxi. She drifted in and out of consciousness at the hospital but was able to tell investigators some of the details of her attack… Continue reading Unsolved: Woman is burned alive