England · Newspaper clippings

Man’s body found weeks after his murder, hidden at his place of employment

January 10, 1929 Southampton, England The body of Vivian Messiter (pictured) is found 10 weeks after his murder Messiter had been the manager of the Wolfe Oil Company when he suddenly disappeared on October 30, 1928. When it became clear he would not be returning to work, the company hired a new manager. The new… Continue reading Man’s body found weeks after his murder, hidden at his place of employment

Executions · Ohio

Man executed for the murder of his teenage robbery accomplice

January 10, 1936 Eddyville, Kentucky Neal Bowman is executed for murdering his 17-year-old robbery accomplice Bowman had been involved in a robbery gang in Kentucky after escaping from an Ohio “prison for the criminal insane.” One of his gang mates was Comer Franklin, a 17-year-old who apparently wanted to leave his criminal life behind. Fearing… Continue reading Man executed for the murder of his teenage robbery accomplice