Crime Scene Photography · New York

Carmine “The Cigar” Galante is assassinated at a restaurant

July 12, 1979 Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York Mob boss Carmine “The Cigar” Galante is gunned down as he eats at a restaurant Galante had recently brought the ire of other crime families following an attempt to usurp the narcotics market. Despite knowing the anger directed toward him, Galante reportedly stated “No one will ever kill… Continue reading Carmine “The Cigar” Galante is assassinated at a restaurant

Crime Scene Photography · New York

Photographer catches shot of suicidal woman mid-fall

May 8, 1942 Buffalo, New York A photographer captures Mary Miller (35) as falls to her death The photographer was Russell Sorgi, a journalist returning to the Buffalo Courier Express. Sorgi has taken a slightly different route from his normal routine when he was passed by police cars. Being a journalist, he followed them, suspecting… Continue reading Photographer catches shot of suicidal woman mid-fall

Crime Scene Photography · New York

Career Girls Murders

August 28, 1963 New York City, New York Emily Hoffert and Janice Wylie are stabbed to death in their apartment The women were stabbed and slashed over 60 times with knives from their own kitchen and their apartment ransacked. During the investigation, George Whitmore, Jr. was brought in for questioning as a suspect. He eventually… Continue reading Career Girls Murders

California · Crime Scene Photography

2 dead after mob hit

August 28, 1933 Los Angeles, California The only information accompanying this photo explains the murders were from a mob hit. Horrific history from today: 1926: Man dies of wounds following gun attack (2017) 1929: Explosion kills family (2017) 1955: Emmett Till, face of 1950s racism (2017) 1963: Career Girl Murders (2017) 1997: While he lived… Continue reading 2 dead after mob hit