FLW: don’t mangle my body

Famous Last Words John Doyle Lee Meadow Mountains, Utah territory March 23, 1877 "Center on my heart, boys. Don't mangle my body." In September 1857, a group of emigrants moving west to California were attacked in Mountain Meadows by a group of Native Americans, as well as members of the Church of Ladder Day Saints…

The Dugway sheep incident

March 17, 1968 Utah Six thousand sheep are killed during the Dugway sheep incident, also known as the Skull Valley sheep kill The affected sheep were from ranches near a U.S. Army base in Utah, which some believe accidentally or purposefully released either nerve gas or another agent of biological or chemical warfare. A few…

February 9 Killer

February 9, 2006/2008 Salt Lake County, Utah Two women are strangled in their apartments 2 years apart The murders were believed to be the beginning pattern of an unidentified serial killer nicknamed the February 9 Killer. Both victims were strangled in their apartments, though Sonia Mejia (29), who was 6 months pregnant at the time,…

FLW: what’s holding those fellows up?

Famous Last Words Robert Walter Avery Utah February 5, 1943 "It's getting light. What's holding those fellows up?" Avery was executed for the fatal shooting of a police officer who interrupted a botched robbery at a grocery store. Avery and his wife (who was arrested by later released) made off with $150 before their capture.