Three students go missing, are ostensibly murdered and dissolved in acid by drug cartel

March 19, 2018Tonala, Jalisco, MexicoThree cinematography students — Javier Salomón Aceves Gastélum (25), Marco García Francisco Ávalos (20), and Jesús Daniel Díaz (20) — go missing The students attended the Universidad de Medios Audiovisuales in Guadalajara, and traveled to Tonala about 17 km (10.5 miles) away to film a college project. Unbeknownst to the men,…

Man kills and decapitates wife, dogs then mutilates himself

July 25, 2015 Phoenix, Arizona Kenneth Dale Wakefield is found naked and covered in blood after decapitating his wife and their dogs and mutilating himself Wakefield had a history of mental illness; he and his wife Trina Heisch had met while serving 10 year terms in a mental health facility, both for stabbing relatives. He…

Woman stabbed to death, supposedly because of marijuana (graphic)

May 16, 1939 Los Angeles, California A woman is examined following her death, stabbed repeatedly by her lover because of, according to this collection, marijuana. This murder happened during the height of the marijuana-scare; the infamous anti-marijuana propaganda film Reefer Madness had come out three years prior. Photo from Death Scenes: A Homicide Detective's Scrapbook