Connecticut · Newspaper clippings

Clipping: 3 bloodied bodies in a brothel (1872)

From The Chicago Tribune Published January 8, 1872 A man and 2 women were brutally murdered in a brothel. The owner if the establishment was beaten on the head with an axe with parts of his skull broken, covered in brains and blood. One of the women was stabbed in the neck before bashed over… Continue reading Clipping: 3 bloodied bodies in a brothel (1872)

Florida · Newspaper clippings

Mother and daughter bludgeoned and “chopped to death,” their bodies left in their car

From the Chicago Daily Tribune Melbourne, Florida Published December 10, 1955 The bodies of a mother and her 7-year-old daughter were found bludgeoned to death by a sharp instrument, likely a hatchet. Their skulls were fractured, Patricia (the mother) was wrapped in a blanket in the front seat while Phyllis was stuffed in the car's… Continue reading Mother and daughter bludgeoned and “chopped to death,” their bodies left in their car

Illinois · Newspaper clippings

Clippings: husband beats wife to death with ax; 500 women lynch a man for murder of young woman

From the Chicago Daily Tribune Published November 12, 1909 Several people met violent ends, three of whom had their destinies intertwined. The first article reports of a woman viciously attacked by her ax-wielding husband. Her battered body was found with her two young children crying over her, and she was able to implicate her husband… Continue reading Clippings: husband beats wife to death with ax; 500 women lynch a man for murder of young woman

Newspaper clippings · North Carolina

Father murders 6 children then commits suicide

October 2, 1956 Clinton, North Carolina A 35-year-old father shoots his 6 children, bashes the in their heads with either the butt of a gun or an ax, then shoots himself between the eyes with a shotgun The children were Alice (10), Joseph (9), Melvin (7), Ruth (5), Jerry (4), and Sue (2). The children's… Continue reading Father murders 6 children then commits suicide