Crime Scene Photography · France

Man murders, rapes, cannibalizes classmate (graphic)

June 11, 1981 Paris, France Issei Sagawa (佐川 一政) murders a classmate, rapes her corpse, and cannibalizes parts of her body Sagawa (32) had described himself as short (he was 4’9”), weak, and ugly. He believed if he ate the body of someone beautiful and tall, he would gain these characteristics. To this end, he… Continue reading Man murders, rapes, cannibalizes classmate (graphic)

Italy · Political

Roman emperor killed by his citizens after his decisions to keep his family in high standings results in angering the Vandals

May 31, 455 Rome, Italy Emperor Petronius Maximus is assassinated two and a half months after assuming the throne It was speculated that Petronius had a hand in the murder of the previous emperor, Valentinian III. One of those who suspected his involvement in the assassination was his widow, Licinia Eudoxia, whom Petronius married to… Continue reading Roman emperor killed by his citizens after his decisions to keep his family in high standings results in angering the Vandals

Congo

Man given the foot and hand of his young daughter, killed as punishment for not fulfilling a rubber quota

May 15, 1904 Baringa, Congo Free State (present day Democratic Republic of the Congo) A man named Nsala looks at the hand and foot of his murdered 5-year-old daughter, killed when Nsala failed to meet his rubber quota An excerpt from Don't Call Me Lady: The Journey of Lady Alice Seeley Harris: He hadn’t made… Continue reading Man given the foot and hand of his young daughter, killed as punishment for not fulfilling a rubber quota

Massacres/Mass Murder · Mexico

49 headless, mutilated bodies found dumped on highway

May 13, 2012 Between Monterrey and Reynosa, Nuevo León, Mexico 49 decapitated, mutilated bodies are found dumped on Mexican Federal Highway 40 The victims, 43 men and 6 women, were tortured, decapitated, had their hands and feet removed, and were stuffed in plastic bags. There were signs of decomposition, and were likely dead for some… Continue reading 49 headless, mutilated bodies found dumped on highway

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