California · Nebraska · Newspaper clippings · Serial Killers

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

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

Nebraska

The murder of Brandon Teena, Lisa Lambert, and Phillip DeVine

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

Illinois · Nebraska · Newspaper clippings

Clippings: child accidentally tear gases bank; 4 young children die in fire

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.