Female Killers · Ohio

Woman kills son, sets body on fire to cover tracks

August 27, 2003 Lorain, Ohio Nicole Diar murders her 4-year-old son Jacob before setting his body on fire to hide evidence On August 27, firefighters responded to a call regarding a burning house. Once the fire was extinguished, they found the body of Jacob, charred to the point Assistant Fire Chief Anthony Cuevas remarked “At… Continue reading Woman kills son, sets body on fire to cover tracks

Ohio

Woman flags down motorist and names attackers after choked, beaten, set on fire

August 26, 2012 Madison Township, Muskingum County, Ohio Celeste Fronsman is found by a passing motorist after she crawls or walks nearly 1,500 feet with burns over 70% of her body According to prosecutor Mike Haddox, two female acquaintances, Katrina Culberson and Monica Washington, lured Fronsman into an SUV. They then picked up alleged drug… Continue reading Woman flags down motorist and names attackers after choked, beaten, set on fire

Massacres/Mass Murder · Sweden

Man obsessed with ex-fiancé kills 9, self

August 21, 1952 Scania, Sweden Tore Hedin kills 9 and himself after his fiancé left him Hedin, a 25-year-old police officer, had previously robbed and murdered a friend in November 1951 before setting the crime scene on fire. He was assigned to the case and, unsurprisingly, was unable to catch the killer. (Pictured, Hedin quizzically… Continue reading Man obsessed with ex-fiancé kills 9, self

Connecticut · Disasters

Circus tent catches fire, kills 168 and wounds 700

July 6, 1944 Hartford, Connecticut A fire ignites a circus tent, killing an estimated 168 and wounding over 700 The exact cause of the fire is unknown. One theory suspects a carelessly discarded cigarette, while another involves Robert Segee who admitted in 1950 to setting the blaze when he was 17. He later recanted this… Continue reading Circus tent catches fire, kills 168 and wounds 700

Political · Religion · Turkey

Religious mob sets fire to hotel, killing 37

July 2, 1993 Sivas, Turkey A mob sets fire to a hotel, killing 37 including 2 members of the mob and injuring at least 51 The mob, who were Sunni Muslims, set the hotel on fire for unspecified reasons after attending Friday prayers. The Turkish government believed the attack was directed at Aziz Nesin who… Continue reading Religious mob sets fire to hotel, killing 37