Body of robbery victim found floating in river

March 12, 1872 Sydney, New South Wales The body of John Bridger (pictured) is found floating in the Parramatta River As a laborer rowed down the river, he spotted something floating in the water. As he drew closer he discovered it was a decomposing body and notified the authorities. The corpse had been weighed down…

Man executed for murder of a family to steal their business

March 3, 1903 London, England Edgar Edwards is hanged for the murder and dismemberment of a married couple and their infant daughter Edgar Edwards, one of five assumed names, had acquired a fair amount of wealth by contacting those wanting to sell their businesses or other property, killing them, and taking the titles to their…