California

Disappearance of Elisa Lam

January 31, 2013 Los Angeles, California Elisa Lam disappears from the Stay on Main motel (previously called the Cecil Hotel) While investigating her disappearance, a video of Elisa acting strangely in the hotel's elevator was discovered, having been recorded February 1. She seems to be playfully hiding from someone as she enters and leaves the… Continue reading Disappearance of Elisa Lam

Crime Scene Photography · New York · Newspaper clippings

Mysterious phone call leads undertaker to dead body in wine cellar

From The Evening World (left article) and The New York Times (right) Published January 19, 1917 Dominick Mostropaolo had his throat slit and was dragged between wine caskets before a strange phone call instructed an undertaker, who ran his business over the wine cellar, to check on Mostropaolo. It appears as though the mystery caller… Continue reading Mysterious phone call leads undertaker to dead body in wine cellar

California · Crime Scene Photography

Black Dahlia’s body is found (graphic)

January 15, 1947 Los Angeles, California The nude and mutilated body of Elizabeth Short, aka Black Dahlia, is found by a woman walking with her 3-year-old daughter The murder created an immediate sensation, due in part to Short's body being mutilated so horrifically and the mystery of who would be so savage to another person.… Continue reading Black Dahlia’s body is found (graphic)

Newspaper clippings · Washington DC

“Whoopee Girl’s” mysterious death

From the Chicago Daily Tribune. Published Wednesday, January 14, 1931 "Whoopee Girl's Mystery Death Stirs Capital Beulah Limerick Case Has Echo in Senate" The rest is obscured and difficult to read. However, this article discusses Beulah Limerick's mysterious death, nicknamed the Whoopee Girl in reference to a club she and her brother had formed in… Continue reading “Whoopee Girl’s” mysterious death