Crime Scene Photography · Pennsylvania

John Irving Bentley’s spontaneous combustion (graphic)

December 5, 1966 Coudersport, Pennsylvania Dr. John Irving Bentley dies in the bathroom of his home, allegedly from spontaneous human combustion On the morning of December 5, a meter reader named Don Gosnell let himself in Dr. Bentley's home to read the meter as he was allowed to do owing to Dr. Bentley's infirmity. While… Continue reading John Irving Bentley’s spontaneous combustion (graphic)

Hawaii

Mother drowns 5 children in bathtub (1965)

November 22, 1965 Aiea, Hawaii Maggie Young drowns her children in a bathtub Young first drowned her girls, Jessica (8 months), Jeanette (2), Judith (3), and Janice (5) before pulling her son, James Jr. (8) out of school and drowning him in the same way. She then placed her children's nude, wet bodies on 2… Continue reading Mother drowns 5 children in bathtub (1965)