January 10, 1923 Aurora, Illinois Warren Lincoln kills his wife Lina and her brother, Byron Shoup, dismembers their bodies, burns their headless corpses in a furnace (pictured), buries their heads in cement, and fakes his own death Lincoln, after he was apprehended, claimed he found his wife nude in bed with her brother and in… Continue reading Man kills wife and brother-in-law, dismembers and incinerates bodies, entombs heads in concrete, fakes own death
From The Akron Beacon Journal (Akron, Ohio) and Chicago Daily Tribune Published January 9, 1931 A 6-year-old wanting to see a gun is denied by the gun's owner. The child's mother persuades the gun owner to let him anyway, saying "there's no harm in it," shortly before the child fatally shoots the mother. From The… Continue reading Child fatally shoots mother after she encourages gun owner to let the child see his gun
January 8, 1993 Palatine, Illinois Two owners and 5 employees (two of whom were teenagers) of Brown's Chicken are killed, their bodies found in a walk-in refrigerator and a cooler The murders seemed to be motivated by money as less than $2,000 was taken from the restaurant. Seven of the victims were shot to death… Continue reading Brown’s Chicken murders
January 6, 1978 Rockford, Illinois Simon Peter Nelson bludgeons and stabs his 6 children to get back at his wife Nelson and his second wife had had marital issues for some time before Mrs. Nelson requested a divorce during a phone conversation. Nelson then bludgeoned his children (Jenny, 12; Simon Peter III, 10; Andrew, 8;… Continue reading Man murders children after wife asks for divorce
From The Chicago Tribune January 4, 1892 A man named Gombien Jean dies after eating too much ice cream which "froze up his stomach."