Crime Scene Photography · England · Serial Killers

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)

England · Political

Guy Fawkes found trying to destroy Parliament

November 5, 1605 London, England Guy Fawkes of the “gunpowder plot” is discovered before he can explode multiple barrels of gunpowder in the House of Lords, a plot created with the hopes of bringing greater religious tolerance for Catholics in England The reigning monarch at the time was King James I, who orchestrated an English… Continue reading Guy Fawkes found trying to destroy Parliament

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The killing of Jack “The Hat” McVitie

October 28, 1967 Stoke Newington, London, England Jack “The Hat” McVitie is stabbed to death McVitie earned the nickname The Hat by rarely being seen without his signature trilby. In his mid-30s at the time of his death, McVitie had a far-receding hairline which may have prompted him to constantly keep his head covered. McVitie… Continue reading The killing of Jack “The Hat” McVitie

England · Newspaper clippings

The Illustrated Police News: attacking octopus

October 17, 1896 The Illustrated Police News publishes a story about a group of bathing ladies being attacked by an octopus The story accompanying the illustration relates an account of bathers in America being grabbed by an octopus, an animal which the artist of the illustration had apparently never seen. The startled women screamed, alarming… Continue reading The Illustrated Police News: attacking octopus

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Man kills children, wife with iron, attempts to kill self with knife to throat

October 14, 1919 Liverpool, England David Caplan kills his wife and children with a clothing iron before slitting his own throat According to The Manchester Guardian (Dec. 3, 1919), Caplan and his wife Freda had an unhappy marriage, one which often resulted in domestic assault against Freda. So common were these occurrences that their neighbor… Continue reading Man kills children, wife with iron, attempts to kill self with knife to throat