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

Female Killers · Illinois

Teenager beaten, strangled, burned, and dismembered

January 21, 2005 East Moline, Illinois Adrianne Leigh Reynolds (16) is beaten and strangled to death, set on fire, dismembered, and dumped by two fellow students Sarah Kolb (16 at the time of the murder) and Corey Gregory (also 16 at the time) befriended Reynolds after she moved to East Moline from Texas. On January… Continue reading Teenager beaten, strangled, burned, and dismembered

California · Crime Scene Photography

Black Dahlia’s body is found (graphic)

January 15, 1947 Los Angeles, California The nude and mutilated body of Elizabeth Short, aka Black Dahlia, is found by a woman walking with her 3-year-old daughter The murder created an immediate sensation, due in part to Short's body being mutilated so horrifically and the mystery of who would be so savage to another person.… Continue reading Black Dahlia’s body is found (graphic)

Indiana

Young girl murdered, dismembered by family friend

December 22, 2011 Fort Wayne, Indiana Michael Plumadore murders and dismembers 9-year-old Aliahna Maroney-Lemmon Plumadore had been a trusted friend of Aliahna's family; he had been living with Aliahna's grandfather, helping to care for the dying man. Aliahna's mother, Tarah Souders, had moved into her father's mobile park to help care for him as well.… Continue reading Young girl murdered, dismembered by family friend