Brown’s Chicken murders

January 8, 1993 Palatine, Illinois Two owners and 5 employees (two of whom were teenagers) of Brown's Chicken are killed, their bodies found in a walk-in refrigerator and a cooler The murders seemed to be motivated by money as less than $2,000 was taken from the restaurant. Seven of the victims were shot to death…

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,…

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…

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"…