Teen killed, skull used to make love potion

October 13, 1956Vineland, New Jersey13-year-old Roger Carletto disappears; his killer will later claim to have murdered him to turn his skull into a love potion Carletto’s parents reported him missing on October 13, and while police initially suspected foul play they also considered the possibility he had run away. Over the following months, the police…

Woman killed by daughter’s boyfriend

March 4, 1954 Manhattan, New York Anna Gresh (alternate spelling Gresch) is killed by her daughter’s boyfriend William Snyder (17, pictured) and Theresa Gresh (15, pictured) began a relationship in 1954 which quickly turned sexual. Theresa’s mother, Anna, found the couple in bed together one day and demanded Snyder stay away from Theresa, threatening to…

Unsolved: the body of The Boy In The Box is found

February 25, 1957 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The nude body of an unidentified boy is found wrapped in a blanket and discarded in a cardboard box The boy was approximated to be between 4 to 6 years old, had blond hair (that had been cut unprofessionally) and blue eyes, and did not fit the description of any…

“Founder of transplantology” successfully joins two dogs in controversial transplant experiment

February 24, 1954 Moscow, Russia Vladimir Petrovich Demikhov successfully joins two dogs in a controversial transplant experiment Demikhov had previous experimented with dogs, trying to perfect organ transplant with hearts and lungs; his hope was to eventually perform successful organ transplants on humans. After completing several organ transplants, Demikhov began experimenting with creating two-headed dogs.…