Pennsylvania · unsolved

Unsolved: the body of The Boy In The Box is found

February 25, 1957 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The nude body of an unidentified boy is found wrapped in a blanket and discarded in a cardboard box The boy was approximated to be between 4 to 6 years old, had blond hair (that had been cut unprofessionally) and blue eyes, and did not fit the description of any… Continue reading Unsolved: the body of The Boy In The Box is found

Executions · Illinois · Newspaper clippings

Man hanged for assault and murder of 4-year-old

February 13, 1915 Chicago, Illinois Roswell Smith (27) is hanged for the murder of 4-year-old Hazel Weinstein On July 7, 1914, Smith lured Weinstein into a vacant building where he sexually assaulted her and either smothered or strangled her to silence her cries. Smith then carried Weinstein’s body into a house “with the pose of… Continue reading Man hanged for assault and murder of 4-year-old

Ohio

Girl goes missing while walking dog; her body remains missing

February 7, 1999 Kettering, Ohio Erica Baker (9, pictured) disappears while walking a dog Baker took a dog for a walk around 4 p.m. on February 7, 1999, though the dog later returned alone. Thorough searches were performed but Baker, alive or dead, was never found. The case received its first lead in 5 years… Continue reading Girl goes missing while walking dog; her body remains missing

Arizona

“Pied Piper of Tucson” dies from wounds inflicted in prison

March 30, 1975 Arizona “The Pied Piper of Tucson” Charles Schmid dies of wounds sustained 10 days before Schmid (pictured, left) had killed his occasional-girlfriend Alleen Rowe (15) on May 31, 1964, after deciding to kill someone just to know how it felt. Shortly after the killing, he told another occasional-girlfriend, Gretchen Fritz, of the… Continue reading “Pied Piper of Tucson” dies from wounds inflicted in prison

Massachusetts

Man kills 2 sisters, wounds third before being shot by police

March 29, 2009 Milton, Massachusetts Kerby Revelus (23) kills two of his sisters and wounds a third before being fatally shot by police The day before the murders, Kerby had been involved in a fistfight with a person not related to the family. Investigators believed this altercation may have triggered the attacks on Kerby’s sisters,… Continue reading Man kills 2 sisters, wounds third before being shot by police