January 15, 1947 Los Angeles, California The nude and mutilated body of Elizabeth Short, aka Black Dahlia, is found by a woman walking with her 3-year-old daughter The murder created an immediate sensation, due in part to Short's body being mutilated so horrifically and the mystery of who would be so savage to another person.… Continue reading Black Dahlia’s body is found (graphic)
January 13, 1929 Los Angeles, California Legendary lawman Wyatt Earp dies at the age of 80 and is buried alongside his 4th wife (his 3rd common law wife) Josephine Sarah Marcus Earp's career was dotted by honorable and nefarious professions, including buffalo hunter, deputy sheriff, deputy town marshal, bouncer, miner, gambler, boxing referee, and pimp.… Continue reading Wyatt Earp’s grave
January 11, 1854 San Francisco, California William Snyder, a 13-year-old, either dies or is buried after an unfortunate accident after "being swung by his heels by a circus clown." I couldn't find any additional information or verification on this death, though at least one source claims William died after being accidentally dropped on his head.… Continue reading Teen killed by “being swung by his heels by a circus clown”
January 11, 1932 Los Angeles, California This crime scene photo shows an unidentified victim on the floor. A painting on the wall has been ruined by bullet holes, presumably by the same gun that killed the victim.
January 5, 2005 Fountain Valley, California William Jesus Marrufo hacks his mother to death with 2 meat cleavers and a boning knife because he believed she was possessed by Satan According to Marrufo's father, the family had noticed he was mentally ill for some time and tried to get him help, which he refused. When… Continue reading Man hacks mother to save her soul