Female Killers · Illinois

4-year-old dies after being stomped on by stepmother

August 11, 1961 Mascoutah, Illinois 4-year-old Michele LeAnn Morgan dies from injuries inflicted by her stepmother Michele had been beaten and stomped on by her stepmother, Mary Morgan, after Michele supposedly lied about something which the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Dec. 5, 1996) reported was “so trivial [Michele’s brother] doesn’t remember what it was.” As Michele’s… Continue reading 4-year-old dies after being stomped on by stepmother

Missouri

Woman found dead after violent message is left on her Facebook account

June 14, 2015 Springfield, Missouri The body of Dee Dee Blanchard (left) is found after a violent message is left on her Facebook Dee Dee and Gypsy Dee Dee Blanchard lived with her adult daughter, Gypsy Rose, who was confined to a wheelchair and was constantly being treated for a variety of ailments. On the… Continue reading Woman found dead after violent message is left on her Facebook account

Missouri

The murder of 3-year-old Erica Green, aka “Precious Doe”

April 28, 2001 Kansas City, Missouri The naked body of a headless 3-year-old girl is found, her injuries indicating she was beaten with an ashtray, kicked repeatedly, and decapitated while she was still alive Erica Green’s tiny headless body was found near the ashtray used to beat her, though no fingerprints or DNA was present… Continue reading The murder of 3-year-old Erica Green, aka “Precious Doe”

Female Killers · Minnesota

Toddler murdered by abusive adoptive mother

April 11, 1965 White Bear Lake, Minnesota Three-year-old Dennis Jurgens is murdered by his adoptive mother Adopted just after his first birthday, Dennis suffered years of abuse at the hands of his adoptive mother, Lois Jurgens. Lois had had a history of mental illnesses — including depression and psychosis — and was originally deemed unfit… Continue reading Toddler murdered by abusive adoptive mother