Scotland

Young boys found two years after being tied together, thrown into quarry to drown by father

June 8, 1913 Winchburg, West Lothian, Scotland The bodies of two boys tied together are retrieved from a rock quarry, later found to be two brothers aged 4 and 6 The bodies were not immediately recognizable as they were covered in adipocere, a waxy substance created by decomposing fat which encases the body, sometimes called… Continue reading Young boys found two years after being tied together, thrown into quarry to drown by father

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