New York

Man and woman beaten with axe, man continues morning routine before dying

November 15, 2004 Delmar, New York Peter and Joan Porco are found after being bludgeoned with an axe as they sleep Peter Porco was discovered dead from massive blunt head trauma at his front door. Blood evidence left at the scene showed that, despite having 16 major wounds to his face and head including a… Continue reading Man and woman beaten with axe, man continues morning routine before dying

New York · Serial Killers

The death of Arthur Shawcross, The Genesee River Killer

November 10, 2008 Albany, New York Serial killer Arthur Shawcross, The Genesee River Killer, dies in prison In 1972, Shawcross had accepted a plea deal for the sexual assault, murder, and mutilation of 8-year-old Karen Ann Hill, pleading guilty to her murder in exchange for a lesser manslaughter charge. He also confessed the similar assault… Continue reading The death of Arthur Shawcross, The Genesee River Killer

New York

The departure of the ill-fated Mary Celeste

November 7, 1872 New York, New York The Mary Celeste departs; the eleven people onboard are never seen again The Mary Celeste was found adrift less than a month after her departure on December 5, between the Azores and the coast of Portugal. A ship spotting her saw no sign of a captain or crew… Continue reading The departure of the ill-fated Mary Celeste

New York

After argument over noise, woman strangled, body posed to look like a suicide

November 1, 2006 Greenwich Village, New York, New York Actress/screen writer/director Adrienne Shelly is killed in her apartment and hanged to appear as a suicide after she complained to construction workers about noise Shelly (40) had been working in an apartment which she used as an office, and found noise from a construction crew in… Continue reading After argument over noise, woman strangled, body posed to look like a suicide

Disasters · New York

Boiler explosion at telephone company kills 21 and injured 95

October 3, 1962 New York, New York A boiler in the New York Telephone Co. building explodes, killing 21 and injuring 95 While employees of the New York Telephone Co. ate lunch on October 3, the building’s boiler reached critical temperatures and exploded, killing 21 and wounding nearly 100. It was later found inspectors had… Continue reading Boiler explosion at telephone company kills 21 and injured 95