Crime Scene Photography · England

“God’s banker,” a bank chairman with ties to the Vatican and the Mafia, is found hanging from a bridge

June 18, 1982 London, England The body of "God's banker" Roberto Calvi is discovered hanging from the scaffolding beneath Blackfriars Bridge Calvi had been a chairman of the second largest private bank in Italy and so had ties to the Vatican, the Mafia, and the Masons. Calvi and several others in prominent positions participated in… Continue reading “God’s banker,” a bank chairman with ties to the Vatican and the Mafia, is found hanging from a bridge

Florida

Photo found of what appears to be abducted children

June 15, 1989 Port St. Joe, Florida A Polaroid photograph depicting two restrained minors is found in a convenience store parking lot The woman who found the photograph reported it to officials, and stated it had been found in a parking space that had been occupied by a white, windowless van directly before the photo’s… Continue reading Photo found of what appears to be abducted children

Crime Scene Photography · France

Man murders, rapes, cannibalizes classmate (graphic)

June 11, 1981 Paris, France Issei Sagawa (佐川 一政) murders a classmate, rapes her corpse, and cannibalizes parts of her body Sagawa (32) had described himself as short (he was 4’9”), weak, and ugly. He believed if he ate the body of someone beautiful and tall, he would gain these characteristics. To this end, he… Continue reading Man murders, rapes, cannibalizes classmate (graphic)

Illinois

Couple murdered in their bed: wife shot between eyes with shotgun, husband shot in jaw then bludgeoned with butt of shotgun and stabbed in heart

June 5, 1980 Libertyville, Illinois Bruce and Darlene Rouse are killed in their home while their children, aged 20, 17, and 15, sleep Darlene was killed first, shot between the eyes with a shotgun as she slept. She was killed instantly. Bruce, startled awake by the shooting, was shot in the jaw, though this injury… Continue reading Couple murdered in their bed: wife shot between eyes with shotgun, husband shot in jaw then bludgeoned with butt of shotgun and stabbed in heart