California · Disasters

One adult and two children killed during accident while filming Twilight Zone: The Movie

July 23, 1982 Indian Dunes, California Actor Vic Morrow and two children — 7-year-old Myca Dinh Le, and 6-year-old Renee Shin-Yi Chen — are killed during a stunt while filming Twilight Zone: The Movie The incident happened as the three were performing a scene set during the Vietnam War, running from an American helicopter. A… Continue reading One adult and two children killed during accident while filming Twilight Zone: The Movie

England

Man cuts off own head with chainsaw in protest to being forced to move

July 5, 2008 Eastleigh, Hampshire, England David Phyall is found after decapitating himself with a chainsaw in protest to being forced to leave his home Phyall’s apartment complex (pictured) was scheduled to be cleared to make room for redevelopment. Although his housing association attempted to relocate Phyall to new accommodations on eleven occasions, he refused… Continue reading Man cuts off own head with chainsaw in protest to being forced to move

Japan

Teen arrested for murdering, decapitating elementary school student

June 28, 1997 Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan A 14-year-old boy using the pseudonym Seito Sakakibara (酒鬼薔薇 聖斗) is attested for the murders of two children On May 27, 1997, the severed head of Jun Hase (11) was found at the gates of his elementary school before students arrived. In the boy’s mouth was a letter… Continue reading Teen arrested for murdering, decapitating elementary school student

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”