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

Executions · Newspaper clippings · Scotland

The last man to be hanged in Perth, for bludgeoning a woman with a shotgun

February 6, 1948 Perth, Scotland Stanislaw Myszka (pictured) is hanged for murder On September 26, 1947, Archie McIntyre left his home to have tea. When he returned, he found the home locked and there was no response to his knocks. He believed his mother, Catherine McIntyre, had possibly gone to have tea as well and… Continue reading The last man to be hanged in Perth, for bludgeoning a woman with a shotgun

Executions · Newspaper clippings · Scotland

Man thrown from window during a robbery attempt gone wrong

From The Bristol Mercury and Daily Post, Western Countries and South Wales Adviser (Bristol, England) Published June 18, 1853 In Glasgow, two men got drunk, were invited by some women back to a “low den” (a place of low moral values, including brothels, gambling houses, or seedy bars), where they were given more alcohol until… Continue reading Man thrown from window during a robbery attempt gone wrong

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Young boys found two years after being tied together, thrown into quarry to drown by father

June 8, 1913 Winchburg, West Lothian, Scotland The bodies of two boys tied together are retrieved from a rock quarry, later found to be two brothers aged 4 and 6 The bodies were not immediately recognizable as they were covered in adipocere, a waxy substance created by decomposing fat which encases the body, sometimes called… Continue reading Young boys found two years after being tied together, thrown into quarry to drown by father

Female Killers · Scotland

8 year old suspected of being killed by neighbor who scared her to death

April 21, 1934 Aberdeen, Scotland The body of missing 8-year-old Helen Priestly is found in a sack under stairs in her tenement Popular theory holds a neighbor, Jeanie Donald, tired of the child ringing her doorbell and disappearing, jumped out at the child to scare her. The fright startled Helen to the point the child… Continue reading 8 year old suspected of being killed by neighbor who scared her to death