Crime Scene Photography · Illinois

Teenager murdered, dismembered

August 16, 1957 Chicago, Illinois 15-year-old Judith Mae Anderson disappears while walking home from a friend's house Anderson was last seen on August 16. Six days later, a 55-gallon drum (pictured) was discovered, containing the her body minus the head, right arm, and left hand. On August 24, a 5-gallon bucket with the missing remains… Continue reading Teenager murdered, dismembered

Illinois · Newspaper clippings

Teenager steals car, accidentally kills man after hitting man’s car

August 15, 1958 Chicago, Illinois A 14-year-old accidentally kills a man after stealing a car The teen had come across an empty vehicle and impulsively stole it for a joyride. The boy, James L. Moore, struck another vehicle belonging to Sebastian Wiedemer. When Wiedemer exited his car to assess the damage, Moore reversed the stolen… Continue reading Teenager steals car, accidentally kills man after hitting man’s car

France

Family of 3 murdered while vacationing

August 4, 1952 Lurs, France Sir Jack Drummond, his wife Anne, and their 10-year-old daughter Elizabeth are killed while vacationing Drummond, a biochemist, had been instrumental in WWII, ensuring nutritional guidelines were met in rations. On the evening of August 4, 1952, the family pulled their car to the side of the road; their bodies… Continue reading Family of 3 murdered while vacationing

England · Newspaper clippings

Man beats, strangles woman to death to prove himself capable of the “perfect murder”

August 3, 1951 Nottingham, East Highlands, England 19-year-old Herbert Leonard Mills bludgeons and strangles Mabel Tattershaw (47) to prove he could commit a "perfect murder" Mills had met his victim the day before the murder. They scheduled to meet August 3 where Mills led Tattershaw to a secluded area, beat her head repeatedly, strangled her,… Continue reading Man beats, strangles woman to death to prove himself capable of the “perfect murder”