California · unsolved

Man killed in home during a supposed ritualistic killing

March 19, 1926 Oakland, California Macario Timon is killed in his home Timon was a goat farmer who largely kept to himself, though neighbors began to think he was selling bootleg gin he made in his basement, based on the frequent visits he would receive. (At the time, the United States was in the middle… Continue reading Man killed in home during a supposed ritualistic killing

Pennsylvania · unsolved

Unsolved: the body of The Boy In The Box is found

February 25, 1957 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The nude body of an unidentified boy is found wrapped in a blanket and discarded in a cardboard box The boy was approximated to be between 4 to 6 years old, had blond hair (that had been cut unprofessionally) and blue eyes, and did not fit the description of any… Continue reading Unsolved: the body of The Boy In The Box is found

Scotland · Serial Killers · unsolved

Unsolved: Patricia Docker, Bible John’s first confirmed victim

February 22, 1968 Glasgow, Scotland Patricia Docker, the first confirmed victim of “Bible John,” is killed Docker visited the Barrowland Ballroom on February 22 where she presumably met her killer. She was found the following day, nude and strangled. The second victim was Jemima McDonald (sometimes spelled MacDonald), killed on August 16, 1969 while the… Continue reading Unsolved: Patricia Docker, Bible John’s first confirmed victim

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