Illinois

Body of boy found in laundry bag, his identity remaining unknown for years

October 8, 2005 Naperville, Illinois The body of a toddler is found discarded in a laundry bag A man walking his dog found a blue canvas laundry bag which the dog seemed interested in. Upon opening the canvas bag, the man found the badly decomposed remains of a small child, and police were immediately notified.… Continue reading Body of boy found in laundry bag, his identity remaining unknown for years

Colorado · School Violence

Man takes 6 girls hostage at their school, sexually assaults them, kills one and self

September 27, 2006 Bailey, Colorado Duane Roger Morrison enters Platte Canyon High School, takes six female students hostage, sexually assaults them, kills one, then shoots himself Morrison, an unemployed drifter, entered the high school around 11:40 a.m. with a pistol and a revolver, as well as a backpack filled with various items including tape, rope,… Continue reading Man takes 6 girls hostage at their school, sexually assaults them, kills one and self

Michigan · Serial Killers

Serial killer Carl Eugene Watts dies in prison

September 21, 2007 Jackson, Michigan Serial killer Carl “Coral” Eugene Watts dies in prison Watts had begun killing in 1974 at the age of 20, primarily targeting white girls and women between the ages of 14 to 44, and employing various methods of murder including drowning, strangulation, stabbing, and bludgeoning. He managed to evade arrest… Continue reading Serial killer Carl Eugene Watts dies in prison

Michigan

Man kills two, is arrested before he can kill third for upsetting mother

September 11, 2009 Owosso, Michigan Harlan James Drake shoots two men to death for upsetting his mother during unrelated incidents Drake’s first victim was 63-year-old James Pouillon, an anti-abortion activist who had been protesting abortion since 1988. He carried a sign with graphic images of an aborted fetus, demonstrating outside the local high school. The… Continue reading Man kills two, is arrested before he can kill third for upsetting mother

Executions · Famous Last Words · Missouri

Man executed for murder of 3 during a robbery gone wrong

August 30, 2000 Missouri Gary Lee Roll is executed for the murders of a woman and her two sons Roll (41) and accomplices David Rhodes (18) and John Browne (21) unsuccessfully attempted to rob a drug dealer’s house on August 8, 1992, but were deterred after hearing a child inside the home cry out as… Continue reading Man executed for murder of 3 during a robbery gone wrong