Australia · Newspaper clippings

Teen accidentally drowns after argument with man

February 2, 1946 A 17-year-old is "accidentally" drowned following an altercation with a 32-year-old man According to the man, the young lady asked him for a drink and he replied he had none. He then claimed she scratched him, he shoved her, and the two toppled into the water. He asked if she was alright… Continue reading Teen accidentally drowns after argument with man

Arkansas · Massacres/Mass Murder

A 6-day, 16-deaths murder spree ends

December 28, 1987 Russellville, Arkansas Ronald Gene Simmons ends a murder spree which began 6 days before and ended with the deaths of 16 including 14 of his family members as young as a year old Simmons, who had retired from a 20-year service in the Navy and Air Force, began his killing spree on… Continue reading A 6-day, 16-deaths murder spree ends

Disasters · Graves · New Jersey

5 children drown during sledding accident

December 13, 1874 Wayne, New Jersey Five of the nine Dotterweich children died while sledding on an icy pond According to Preakness and the Preakness Reformed Church, Passaic County, New Jersey: A History by George Warne Labaw, 6 of the children (Caroline, 16; Augusta, 14; Maggie, 13; John, 11; Philip, 9; and Barbara, 6) decided… Continue reading 5 children drown during sledding accident

England · Executions

Man hanged for murdering his grandson

December 5, 1900 Manchester, England Joseph Holden is executed for the murder of his grandson Holden took his grandson, John Dawes (8), from school, claiming the boy's mother required him to run an errand for her. He instead lead John to a quarry (the lane to which is pictured, from "Bury Murders" by Sean Frain)… Continue reading Man hanged for murdering his grandson

Canada · Female Killers

Grandmother inexplicably drowns her grandchildren and attempts to drown her daughter

December 3, 2009 Wallaceburg, Ontario, Canada Jane LeMarsh, driving a car with her daughter (12) and grandchildren (Tyler Bernard, 10; Taiya Talbot, 6; pictured), steers into river in Wallaceburg, Ontario, killing her grandchildren LeMarsh had picked up her grandchildren from her daughter's house to get Christmas presents. For reasons unknown, she made a sudden U-turn… Continue reading Grandmother inexplicably drowns her grandchildren and attempts to drown her daughter