Massacres/Mass Murder · Mexico

49 headless, mutilated bodies found dumped on highway

May 13, 2012 Between Monterrey and Reynosa, Nuevo León, Mexico 49 decapitated, mutilated bodies are found dumped on Mexican Federal Highway 40 The victims, 43 men and 6 women, were tortured, decapitated, had their hands and feet removed, and were stuffed in plastic bags. There were signs of decomposition, and were likely dead for some… Continue reading 49 headless, mutilated bodies found dumped on highway

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”

Nevada · Newspaper clippings

Sonja McCaskie’s murder and dismemberment by high school student

April 5, 1963 Reno, Nevada Olympic skier Sonja McCaskie is strangled, raped, mutilated, and dismembered by an 18-year-old A babysitter caring for McCaskie’s 10-month-old son called police when she failed to come by for the infant. Officers were greeted by McCaskie's heart near the front door before they found her nude, headless body crammed in… Continue reading Sonja McCaskie’s murder and dismemberment by high school student

New Mexico

New Mexico State Penitentiary Riot

February 3, 1980 Santa Fe, New Mexico The New Mexico State Penitentiary Riot ends on the second day The riot was sparked by guards encouraging inmates to turn into informants leading to the "snitches" being targeted in the prison, inadequate conditions -- including overpopulation (at the time of the incident 1,136 prisoners were housed in… Continue reading New Mexico State Penitentiary Riot

Crime Scene Photography · Ohio · Serial Killers

Cleveland Torso Murderer’s third victim

January 26, 1936 Cleveland, Ohio The body of Florence Polillo, the third victim of the Cleveland Torso Murderer, is found The Cleveland Torso Murderer was a serial killer with 12 known victims and another 8 suspected victims between 1935-1938. Polillo was the second and last victim to be positively identified and the third known victim.… Continue reading Cleveland Torso Murderer’s third victim