Crime Scene Photography · New York · Newspaper clippings

Police officer beaten to death with own nightstick

July 3, 1917 New York, New York Patrolman John Flood is beaten to death with his own nightstick Flood had been nearing the end of his shift when Kittie Connors approached him, stating a man was in her apartment threatening to kill her. The man in question was Bronx prize fighter Milton Bleier. The Bridgeport… Continue reading Police officer beaten to death with own nightstick

California · Crime Scene Photography

Vintage crime scene: Man murders wife, stays with her body for several days (graphic)

June 27, 1942 Los Angeles, California The body of Mary Rickard is found several days after her death I could find little else on this case aside from what is provided in the caption. I checked alternate spellings of Mary and/or Rickards and searched newspapers.com, FindAGrave.com, and FamilySearch.org but unfortunately I could not find anything.… Continue reading Vintage crime scene: Man murders wife, stays with her body for several days (graphic)

Executions · Ohio

Man hanged for the murder and dismemberment of his wife (includes graphic details from his confession)

June 12, 1857 Toledo, Ohio Return Jonathan Meigs Ward is hanged for the murder of his wife Ward had been abusing his wife Olive for some time before the murder. Olive sent her children from a previous marriage to other homes, and attempted to flee on a train. In an effort to detain her, Ward… Continue reading Man hanged for the murder and dismemberment of his wife (includes graphic details from his confession)

Crime Scene Photography · France

Man murders, rapes, cannibalizes classmate (graphic)

June 11, 1981 Paris, France Issei Sagawa (佐川 一政) murders a classmate, rapes her corpse, and cannibalizes parts of her body Sagawa (32) had described himself as short (he was 4’9”), weak, and ugly. He believed if he ate the body of someone beautiful and tall, he would gain these characteristics. To this end, he… Continue reading Man murders, rapes, cannibalizes classmate (graphic)