Nevada · Newspaper clippings

Sonja McCaskie’s murder and dismemberment by high school student

April 5, 1963 Reno, Nevada Olympic skier Sonja McCaskie is strangled, raped, mutilated, and dismembered by an 18-year-old A babysitter caring for McCaskie’s 10-month-old son called police when she failed to come by for the infant. Officers were greeted by McCaskie's heart near the front door before they found her nude, headless body crammed in… Continue reading Sonja McCaskie’s murder and dismemberment by high school student

Executions · Famous Last Words · Serial Killers · Texas

Would-be serial killer executed for murder of 2 teens

April 3, 2001 Huntsville, Texas Jason Massey is executed by lethal injection for the murders of 2 teens Massey had been obsessed with becoming a famous serial killer, writing in a journal “[m]y goal is to kill 700 people in 20 years.” He also was known to kill and dismember animals, claiming in another journal… Continue reading Would-be serial killer executed for murder of 2 teens

California · Crime Scene Photography

Two women found mutilated on the same day (graphic)

November 15, 1944 Los Angeles, California Virginia Lee Griffin is found by a hotel maid after being murdered and mutilated by Otto Stephen Wilson Warning: graphic images On November 14, Griffin and Wilson went to a hotel room with the intention of sex. As soon as she was undressed, Wilson struck Griffin then choked her… Continue reading Two women found mutilated on the same day (graphic)

California · Newspaper clippings · Serial Killers

Serial killer turns self in while holding severed breast in plastic bag

November 4, 1998 Eureka, California Wayne Adam Ford turns himself in to police while holding a woman's severed breast sealed in a Ziploc bag Ford presented the severed breast to authorities and confessed to the sexual assault and murder of 4 women, 2 of whom were also mutilated. Although Ford confessed to 4 murders, the… Continue reading Serial killer turns self in while holding severed breast in plastic bag

New Hampshire · Serial Killers

Teen raped, murdered by grand-uncle

October 25, 1872 Northwood, New Hampshire 13-year-old Georgianna Lovering is raped and murdered by her great-uncle Franklin Evans was staying with his sister and her husband in Northwood at the same time the couple's granddaughter was visiting. During this time, Evans made "improper advances" on his teenaged grandniece. He also set up traps in the… Continue reading Teen raped, murdered by grand-uncle