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)
From the Chicago Daily Tribune Published November 30, 1961 Lena Koenig and her grandson George Kissel (9) were shot to death. Though the house was ransacked, nothing was immediately noticed to be missing including furs, diamond rings, and nearly $1,000 (about $8250 in 2017) in cash.
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)
November 12, 1966 Mesa, Arizona Robert Benjamin Smith (18), wanting the fame accompanying murder, shoots 5 women and 2 children, killing 4 of the women and one child Smith spent months devising a plan to achieve fame, deciding on Rose-Mar College of Beauty, believing it to hold a good number of potential victims, with both… Continue reading Murdered for fame
November 8, 1969 San Francisco, California The Zodiac sends another letter to the Chronicle The letter, with a new cypher, reads: This is the Zodiac speaking I though you would need a good laugh before you hear the bad news you won't get the news for a while yet PS could you print this new… Continue reading “Dripping Ink” Zodiac letter