Arizona

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… Continue reading Man kills and decapitates wife, dogs then mutilates himself

California · Crime Scene Photography

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

Crime Scene Photography · Pennsylvania

Vintage police photography: breaking in to a drug trafficking ring

April 22, 1955 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Detective Thomas Murray uses a sledgehammer to break down a door The event was part of a city-wide dope bust, attempting to end drug trafficking in the city. According to the caption accompanying the photo, it was the “biggest mass raid in Philadelphia”. Source: New York Journal American Photographic Morgue

Arizona

Man murders ex with heroin overdose for being an informant

October 20, 1976 Tucson, Arizona Jimmie Wayne Jeffers murders his former girlfriend with an overdose of heroin Jeffers discovered his ex-girlfriend, Penelope Cheney, was giving police information about Jeffers' heroin transactions while he was incarcerated. Angry, he attempted to enlist a fellow inmate to perform a hit on Cheney, but the communication was intercepted by… Continue reading Man murders ex with heroin overdose for being an informant