Ohio · Serial Killers

The final Cleveland Torso Killer victims found

August 16, 1938 Cleveland, Ohio The bodies of the final 2 victims of the Cleveland Torso Killer are found During a three-year span, the Torso Killer killed, decapitated, sometimes castrated, and occasionally dismembered at least 12 victims. However, as the bodies of the victims were found months or years after their deaths, it's probable there… Continue reading The final Cleveland Torso Killer victims found

Alabama · Female Killers

Woman kills son to receive $175,000 from multiple life insurance policies

August 16, 2008 Russellville, Alabama Christine Scott kills her 6-year-old son Mason in a house fire The fire started in the Scott house on or near the bed of Mason’s brother, Noah (4). Christine told investigators Noah had been sleeping in her room when the fire started. She also claimed an outlet in the boys’… Continue reading Woman kills son to receive $175,000 from multiple life insurance policies

Massachusetts

Man accused of robbing or killing women he met on Craigslist kills self in prison

August 15, 2010 Boston, Massachusetts Philip Hayes Markoff, known as the “Craigslist Killer,” kills himself in prison Markoff had been arrested for the armed robberies of two women and the murder of a third, all of whom he came in contact with through Craigslist. The women offered services of a personal nature: one offered escort… Continue reading Man accused of robbing or killing women he met on Craigslist kills self in prison

Canada · Massacres/Mass Murder

Man murders nine members of family, sparing a single child

August 15, 1967 Shell Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada Victor Ernest Hoffman murders nine members of the Peterson family in a random attack Hoffman had been diagnosed with schizophrenia and was released from a mental health facility — where he was given electric shock therapy and medication — a few weeks before the murders. Hoffman claimed during… Continue reading Man murders nine members of family, sparing a single child

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