Missouri

Woman found dead after violent message is left on her Facebook account

June 14, 2015 Springfield, Missouri The body of Dee Dee Blanchard (left) is found after a violent message is left on her Facebook Dee Dee and Gypsy Dee Dee Blanchard lived with her adult daughter, Gypsy Rose, who was confined to a wheelchair and was constantly being treated for a variety of ailments. On the… Continue reading Woman found dead after violent message is left on her Facebook account

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Woman murdered with maul, slave blamed for murder

From the Saint Louis Republic Published May 11, 1846 Elizabeth Clark (55) was found by her husband in an ice-house, her face presumably bludgeoned by a maul found at the scene. A female slave was the prime suspect in the crime, reportedly reprimanded by Clark shortly before the murder. I could find no further information… Continue reading Woman murdered with maul, slave blamed for murder

Missouri

The murder of 3-year-old Erica Green, aka “Precious Doe”

April 28, 2001 Kansas City, Missouri The naked body of a headless 3-year-old girl is found, her injuries indicating she was beaten with an ashtray, kicked repeatedly, and decapitated while she was still alive Erica Green’s tiny headless body was found near the ashtray used to beat her, though no fingerprints or DNA was present… Continue reading The murder of 3-year-old Erica Green, aka “Precious Doe”

Executions · Famous Last Words · Missouri · Newspaper clippings

Teen hanged for rape

April 25, 1902 Missouri 16-year-old General Armstrong is hanged for rape Armstrong was found guilty of riding up on a pony behind Iva Turney (16) as she rode in a road wagon, grabbing by the hair, and pulling her to the ground. She reportedly lost consciousness and, when she awoke, discovered she had been sexually… Continue reading Teen hanged for rape