Crime Scene Photography · England · Newspaper clippings

Man robbed, murdered, and mutilated

January 1, 1911 London, England The body of Leon Beron, bludgeoned and stabbed during a robbery, is found Beron was a slumlord, owning several dilapidated houses he rented out. When his body was found, bludgeoned, stabbed 3 times, and 2 curious S shaped cuts ("like the f holes on a violin") carved into his cheeks,… Continue reading Man robbed, murdered, and mutilated

Delaware · Newspaper clippings

Man murders former employer with a metal ice scoop, knife, and concrete block

December 27, 1991 Delaware Willie G. Sullivan (pictured) murders his former employer, Maurice Dodd (78), by bludgeoning him with a metal ice scoop, stabbing him 10 times, then crushing him by throwing a concrete block on his chest The motive behind the murder was robbery, with Sullivan luring Dodd to his greenhouse where the killing… Continue reading Man murders former employer with a metal ice scoop, knife, and concrete block

England

Child murdered for costume jewelry

December 22, 1867 England John Mapp (35) kills 9-year-old Catherine Lewis by strangling her and cutting her throat to steal a brass and glass brooch belonging to her step-mother Before heading to church, Catherine fastened her shawl with her step-mother's brooch. After the service, Mapp, Catherine, a servant named Jane Richards, and another churchgoer named… Continue reading Child murdered for costume jewelry

Missouri

Man murders second son for money

December 13, 1984 Missouri Dr. John Dale Cavanes shoots and kills his 22-year-old son by shooting him twice in the head Dr. Cavanes was facing debt and murdered his son Sean for the $148,000 his life insurance claim would bring. During the investigation it was revealed another son, Mark (22), was killed during an "accident"… Continue reading Man murders second son for money

Arizona

Child murdered at request of mother to keep him from becoming like his father

December 2, 1989 Phoenix, Arizona Christopher Milke (4, pictured) is murdered at the request of his mother, Debra Milke, partially to collect a life insurance policy taken out on him and partially because she believed her son would be better off dead than grow up to be like his father Debra and Christopher moved in… Continue reading Child murdered at request of mother to keep him from becoming like his father