Crime Scene Photography · Serial Killers · Texas

Serial killer Dean Corll killed by accomplice

August 8, 1973 Pasadena, Texas Serial rapist/torturer/killer Dean Corll is shot and killed by one of his accomplices Corll had killed at least 27 victims, whose ages ranged from 9 to 19. All the victims were boys or young men, lured with candy from his family's candy factory for younger victims, or glue- and paint-sniffing… Continue reading Serial killer Dean Corll killed by accomplice

New Jersey · Religion

Teenager killed, believed by some to have been “sacrificed”

August 7, 1972 Springfield Township, New Jersey Jeannette DePalma (16) goes missing; her body is found a month later DePalma left her home, telling her mother she was going to visit a friend. When she did not arrive at the friend’s house or back home, a missing person report was filed. On September 19, a… Continue reading Teenager killed, believed by some to have been “sacrificed”

California · Crime Scene Photography · Political

Men storm courthouse, take hostages to negotiate release of prisoners

August 7, 1970 Marin County, California Jonathan Jackson (17) kidnaps Superior Court judge Harold Haley and other hostages in an attempt to negotiate the freedom of the Soledad brothers The Soledad brothers were three black men accused of killing a white prison guard; the murder of the guard was allegedly in retribution for the shooting… Continue reading Men storm courthouse, take hostages to negotiate release of prisoners

Female Killers · Newspaper clippings · Religion · Utah

Mother convinces or throws 7 children off 11th floor of hotel before jumping to her death

August 3, 1978 Salt Lake City, Utah Rachel David persuades her 7 children to jump off the 11th floor of their hotel; those who do not willingly jump are thrown off before Rachel jumps to her own death The Davids were a religious family; the family patriarch, Immanuel David, had legally changed his name from… Continue reading Mother convinces or throws 7 children off 11th floor of hotel before jumping to her death

Crime Scene Photography · Disasters · Massachusetts

Fog causes plane to strike seawall, killing 89

July 31, 1973 Boston, Massachusetts Delta Airlines Flight 723 crashes, killing all 89 occupants Weather conditions including fog, as well as a controller busy handling a potential collision between 2 other aircrafts, were the main causes for the fatal crash. While attempting to land, Flight 723 struck a seawall which demolished the craft. Two of… Continue reading Fog causes plane to strike seawall, killing 89