Texas

Cousins kill boy, sever his limbs, and drink his blood

April 18, 1998 Donna, Texas Pablo Lucio Vasquez and his cousin kill a 12-year-old boy, dismember his body, and drink his blood The boy was David Cardenas and had met Vasquez (20) at a party. Vasquez and his cousin Andy Chapa (15) were walking with Cardenas away from the party and to another house when… Continue reading Cousins kill boy, sever his limbs, and drink his blood

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

Female Killers · Japan · Serial Killers

The arrest of two of Japan’s most infamous serial killers

March 6, 2002 Japan Serial killers Futoshi Matsunaga (松永 太) and Junko Ogata (緒方 純子) are apprehended Matsunaga has previously been married (and had 10 known mistresses) before he and former schoolmate Ogata became romantically involved. He allegedly wished to marry Ogata but her mother objected due to Ogata suffering abuse at the hands of… Continue reading The arrest of two of Japan’s most infamous serial killers

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