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

New York

Goalie’s neck sliced by ice skate during hockey game

March 22, 1989 Buffalo, New York Sabres goalie Clint Malarchuk is struck in the neck by another player’s ice skate During a game against the St. Louis Blues, Steve Tuttle of the Blues and Uwe Krupp of the Buffalo Sabres collided near the Sabres’ goal. As Tuttle was knocked over, his skate rose and hit… Continue reading Goalie’s neck sliced by ice skate during hockey game

Connecticut · Religion · unsolved

Unsolved: infant killed during a possible ritual

March 14, 1986 Lake Mohegan, Fairfield, Connecticut The body of a newborn is found, possibly following a ritualistic killing The baby, a boy later named Baby Victor, was found strangled and mutilated, surrounded by fruits and coins. Victor’s jaw had also been broken, which hung open as his body was found in what was described… Continue reading Unsolved: infant killed during a possible ritual

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