California

Woman fatally struck by cars, identified 27 years later

April 1, 1990 Huntington Beach, California A woman with no identification is struck and killed by two cars on the highway The woman, later dubbed simply Jane Doe 1990, was fatally struck by two westbound cars on Pacific Coast Highway. When police arrived at the scene, they found her body on the side of the… Continue reading Woman fatally struck by cars, identified 27 years later

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

California · Female Killers

Teen kills stepmother at father’s behest

March 19, 1985 Garden Grove, California Cinnamon Brown (14, pictured) fatally shoots her stepmother, 23-year-old Linda Brown On the evening of March 18, David Brown (32, pictured) left the home, ostensibly due to “bickering” between his fifth wife and his daughter. During the night, Linda’s sister, Patti Bailey (17) heard gunshots and called police who… Continue reading Teen kills stepmother at father’s behest

California · Female Killers

Woman kills infant by putting her in a microwave

March 17, 2011 Sacramento, California Ka Yang (29, pictured left) kills her daughter Mirabelle Thao-Lo by putting her in a microwave Paramedics responded to a 911 call made by Yang requesting help for her youngest child, 6-week-old Mirabelle. The infant had burns over 60% of her body, from head to toe, though her hair and… Continue reading Woman kills infant by putting her in a microwave

California · Female Killers

Woman decapitates infant’s head on cutting board

March 8, 1943 Los Angeles, California Rosary Shelfo (23, pictured) kills her infant son Ross Shelfo was born on February 21, 1943 to Joseph (26) and Rosary Shelfo (also spelled Shellfo). Almost immediately, Rosary became insistent something was “wrong” with her baby. Joseph’s sister Mary Sidotl later testified Rosary believed “there was something wrong with… Continue reading Woman decapitates infant’s head on cutting board