Newspaper clippings · Ohio · School Violence

12-year-old attempts to kidnap school principal at gunpoint to impress a girl

September 24, 1937 Toledo, Ohio During a strange ploy to impress a girl he liked, Robert Snyder (12) shoots his school principal and attempts suicide Snyder wanted to impress fellow student Gloria Moore by showing how tough he was. He went home while school was in session to retrieve his father’s gun and entered principal… Continue reading 12-year-old attempts to kidnap school principal at gunpoint to impress a girl

Crime Scene Photography · Ohio · Serial Killers

The possible first victim of the Cleveland Torso Murderer is found

September 5, 1934 Cleveland, Ohio A woman’s lower torso and upper thighs are found on the shore of Lake Erie The woman’s body was found in a rough and reddened, suggesting chemicals had been applied to her skin. Her head was never found, and because of this, she has never been identified. She was dubbed… Continue reading The possible first victim of the Cleveland Torso Murderer is found

Massacres/Mass Murder · Ohio

Man depressed over his unemployment kills 8, is wounded in shootout with police

September 3, 1927 Youngstown, Ohio Tony de Capua (alt. spelling Decapua) kills 7 family members and a neighbor after becoming despondent from being unemployed De Capua (42) was an out-of-work steel mill worker; it appears his unemployment was the motive behind the mass murder. On September 3, de Capua used a revolver to shoot those… Continue reading Man depressed over his unemployment kills 8, is wounded in shootout with police

Female Killers · Ohio

Woman kills son, sets body on fire to cover tracks

August 27, 2003 Lorain, Ohio Nicole Diar murders her 4-year-old son Jacob before setting his body on fire to hide evidence On August 27, firefighters responded to a call regarding a burning house. Once the fire was extinguished, they found the body of Jacob, charred to the point Assistant Fire Chief Anthony Cuevas remarked “At… Continue reading Woman kills son, sets body on fire to cover tracks

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Woman flags down motorist and names attackers after choked, beaten, set on fire

August 26, 2012 Madison Township, Muskingum County, Ohio Celeste Fronsman is found by a passing motorist after she crawls or walks nearly 1,500 feet with burns over 70% of her body According to prosecutor Mike Haddox, two female acquaintances, Katrina Culberson and Monica Washington, lured Fronsman into an SUV. They then picked up alleged drug… Continue reading Woman flags down motorist and names attackers after choked, beaten, set on fire