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

Crime Scene Photography · Disasters · Georgia

Butane gas explosion kills 23, ignites house as far as a city block away (graphic)

June 28, 1959 Meldrim, Georgia A train carrying a butane tank derails; the resulting explosion kills 23 The train was traveling on a trestle bridge over the Ogeechee River when it derailed. It plunged into the river and exploded, killing and injuring swimmers and fishermen. According to the Associated Press, “A house a city block… Continue reading Butane gas explosion kills 23, ignites house as far as a city block away (graphic)