California · Massacres/Mass Murder

Man kills pilots, crashes plane carrying 43 others in mass killing-suicide

May 7, 1964 Near Danville, California Francisco “Frank” Gonzales shoots two commercial airplane pilots and himself while in the air, leading to the deaths of all 44 on board Gonzales (27) was despondent over his substantial debt from a gambling habit, as well as being recently separated from his wife of two years. He took… Continue reading Man kills pilots, crashes plane carrying 43 others in mass killing-suicide

California · Newspaper clippings

Man kills 6 children in murder-suicide

December 19, 1968 Napa, California A man kills 6 of his 7 children, sets his house on fire, and kills himself The motive behind Charles Coatney Bray’s murder-suicide was marital discord, as his wife had recently filed for divorce. He left a suicide note addressed to his wife, though the contents were not released to… Continue reading Man kills 6 children in murder-suicide

Religion · South Korea

32 members of evangelical baptist church found dead following mass murder-suicide

August 29, 1987 Yongin, South Korea Thirty two members of the Evangelical Baptist Church of Korea (기독교복음침례회) are found dead following a mass murder-suicide The deceased were found stacked in two piles in the Odaeyang Trading Co.’s attic, bound and gagged. It was determined they had been poisoned or strangled without offering resistance. The victims,… Continue reading 32 members of evangelical baptist church found dead following mass murder-suicide

Canada · Female Killers

Toddler drugged, strapped to mother’s chest before she jumps into ocean

August 18, 2003 Conception Bay South, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada Zachary Turner (1) is drugged by his mother and strapped to her chest before she jumps into the Atlantic Ocean Zachary's mother, Shirley Jane Turner, was a suspect in the murder of Zachary's father, Andrew David Bagby, at the time of the murder-suicide. Bagby had… Continue reading Toddler drugged, strapped to mother’s chest before she jumps into ocean

California

Woman murdered and raped by estranged husband who then killed himself

August 14, 1980 West Los Angeles, California 20-year-old Dorothy Stratten is shot to death by her estranged husband Stratten's husband, Paul Snider, had met Stratten while she was working part time at Dairy Queen. He convinced her to submit photos to Playboy which led to her becoming Miss August 1979, two months after they married.… Continue reading Woman murdered and raped by estranged husband who then killed himself