February 20, 1926 Various crimes are mentioned in the Oakland Tribune, published February 21 1926. The clippings include: * The first victim of serial killer Earle Leonard Nelson, who killed between 22 to 25 women, primarily landladies. He had a habit of mutilating the bodies and was a necrophiliac. * A teenage girl escaped from… Continue reading Clippings (1926): first victim of serial killer Earle Leonard Nelson; high school girl suffers skull fracture trying to avoid being groped; a sniper terrorizes neighborhood
Goldie Williams, alias Mag Murphy Arrested January 29, 1898 Omaha, Nebraska Murphy was arrested for vagrancy, her height was listed as 5 feet tall, her weight 110 lbs. She reported her home to be Chicago, IL and her occupation as prostitute. On a personal note, this is possibly my favorite mugshot ever.
December 31, 1993 Humboldt, Nebraska 21-year-old Brandon Teena is murdered along with 2 friends after reporting a gang rape Teena was a trans man, a fact that was discovered at a Christmas Eve party when two men, suspicious about Teena's anatomical sex, forced him to remove his pants. The men, John Lotter and Tom Nissen,… Continue reading The murder of Brandon Teena, Lisa Lambert, and Phillip DeVine
November 24, 1938 Lincoln, Nebraska Charles Starkweather is born Starkweather was a spree killer, murdering 11 over the course of 2 months while accompanied by his 14-year-old girlfriend. He was executed in 1959.
From the Chicago Daily Tribune Published November 3, 1932 Hastings, Nebraska Streator, Illinois One child pushed an innocent-looking button, accidentally releasing tear gas in a bank while 4 other children between the ages of 2 and 7 die when a fire consumes the loft of an abandoned building their family was sleeping in.