California · Crime Scene Photography

Black Dahlia’s body is found (graphic)

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)

California · Graves

Wyatt Earp’s grave

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

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Teen killed by “being swung by his heels by a circus clown”

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”