North Carolina · unsolved

Unsolved: family of three killed in home, their heads submerged in their bathtub

February 3, 1972 Boone, North Carolina Three members of the Durham family are killed and left draped over the edge of their bathtub On the night of February 3, Troy Hall received a phone call from a voice he didn’t recognize. The caller spoke in hushed tones and identified herself as his mother-in-law, Virginia Durham.… Continue reading Unsolved: family of three killed in home, their heads submerged in their bathtub

England · Serial Killers

Serial arsonist lights fire at nursing home, claims lives of 11

January 5, 1977 Hull, East Yorkshire, England A fire overtakes a nursing home, killing 11 and injuring 19 The fire at the Wensley Lodge claimed the lives of 11, the victims’ ages ranged from 65-95 years old with the majority being over 80. Initially, the fire was ruled accidental, though it was later revealed to… Continue reading Serial arsonist lights fire at nursing home, claims lives of 11

California · Female Killers

Nurse kills pregnant woman, cuts baby from womb to claim as her own

May 15, 1975 Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California Norma Jean Armistead kills Kathryn Viramontes to steal her baby Armistead, an obstetrics nurse, visited Viramontes at her apartment. Viramontes was then anesthetized intravenously and stabbed, receiving a deep gash to her neck which penetrated her spine. The victim was 9-months pregnant at the time of her… Continue reading Nurse kills pregnant woman, cuts baby from womb to claim as her own

Arizona

“Pied Piper of Tucson” dies from wounds inflicted in prison

March 30, 1975 Arizona “The Pied Piper of Tucson” Charles Schmid dies of wounds sustained 10 days before Schmid (pictured, left) had killed his occasional-girlfriend Alleen Rowe (15) on May 31, 1964, after deciding to kill someone just to know how it felt. Shortly after the killing, he told another occasional-girlfriend, Gretchen Fritz, of the… Continue reading “Pied Piper of Tucson” dies from wounds inflicted in prison