South Dakota

Newborn’s body found abandoned in ditch

February 28, 1981 Sioux Falls, South Dakota The body of a newborn boy is found in a ditch The baby had been, found wrapped in a sheet and blanket, approximately 24 hours after his death which occurred roughly two hours after his birth. Medical examiners determined the baby, later named Baby Andrew John Doe, had… Continue reading Newborn’s body found abandoned in ditch

California · Newspaper clippings · Religion · unsolved

A headless body of a man, suspected to be killed during a ritual, is found

February 8, 1981 San Francisco, California The headless body of Leroy Carter Jr. is found in a sleeping bag Carter’s body did not initially stir concern as passersby believed he was simply sleeping. Upon closer inspection it was found he had been beheaded, with two kernels of corn and a chicken’s wing pushed into his… Continue reading A headless body of a man, suspected to be killed during a ritual, is found

California · Female Killers

Woman beaten, shot to death in home

February 24, 1986 Van Nuys, California Sherri Rasmussen (29) is killed in her home; her murder remained unsolved for more than two decades Rasmussen’s body was found by her husband of three months, John Ruetten, when he returned to their condominium. Rasmussen had been beaten, with one eye swollen shut while the other was wide… Continue reading Woman beaten, shot to death in home

Alaska

Man’s body found after months of being stranded in the wilderness

February 2, 1982 Brooks Range, Alaska The body of Carl McCunn (35) is found after he was stranded in the Alaskan wilderness and killed himself McCunn was dropped off in the wilderness in March 1981, around 75 miles from the nearest town. He was equipped with cameras, 500 rolls of film, firearms, and 1,400 pounds… Continue reading Man’s body found after months of being stranded in the wilderness

Texas

Man shoots ex-girlfriend, her son and her current boyfriend, due to extreme jealousy of both the son and boyfriend

December 27, 1986 Tyler, Texas James Joseph Wilkens shoots his former girlfriend as well as her son and new boyfriend Wilkens and Sandra Williams (20) had dated and lived together for a short time, though their relationship dissolved after Wilkens showed jealousy over Williams’ attention to her son, Larry McMillan Jr. (4). After Wilkens and… Continue reading Man shoots ex-girlfriend, her son and her current boyfriend, due to extreme jealousy of both the son and boyfriend