Denmark · Female Killers

The death of Dagmar Overby, baby farmer

May 6, 1929 Copenhagen, Denmark Baby farmer Dagmar Overby (alt. spelling: Overbye) dies in prison Baby farming was the practice of accepting children (and a small adoption fee) whose parents were unable to care for them, then killing the children for profit. The adoption fee was intended to provide food and other necessities for the… Continue reading The death of Dagmar Overby, baby farmer

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The remarkably well preserved of a 2300 mummy is found

May 6, 1950 Tollund, Denmark Two brothers find the body of a 2300 year old mummy The mummy, later dubbed the Tollund Man, was discovered in a peat bog as the brothers were cutting peat. Because the mummy was so well preserved, they initially believed the corpse to be a recently murdered person and informed… Continue reading The remarkably well preserved of a 2300 mummy is found