Massacres/Mass Murder · New Jersey

Man kills 5, self in rampage attack

April 9, 2002 Dover, New Jersey Edward Lutes, Jr. kills 5 of his neighbors and wounds his boss before killing himself with a self-inflicted gunshot wound Lutes, a former police officer, had reportedly had issues with his neighbors in the past, and neighborhood teenagers claimed he had requested they egg the neighbors' houses. On April… Continue reading Man kills 5, self in rampage attack

California · Crime Scene Photography

An apparent murder-suicide (graphic)

January 19, 1947 Los Angeles, California This crime scene is from the book Death Scenes: A Homicide Detective's Scrapbook, a sort of macabre scrapbook of crime scenes, mug shots, and other grizzly photographs collected by Detective Jack Huddleston, text by Katherine Dunn, and edited/designed by Sean Tejaratchi. This particular scene did not include an explanation… Continue reading An apparent murder-suicide (graphic)

Indiana · New York · Newspaper clippings

Clippings: murder-suicide in front of young grandchildren, woman strangled

From the Chicago Daily Tribune Published January 6, 1955 A man shot and killed his wife after their recent divorce then fatally shot himself. The shootings occurred while the couple's grandchildren, ages 9 months and 3 1/2 years, were in the apartment. A choir singer, who suffered a crippling injury to her arm from childhood… Continue reading Clippings: murder-suicide in front of young grandchildren, woman strangled