Executions · Newspaper clippings · Pennsylvania

“Man of Mystery” executed for murder

July 10, 1917 Pennsylvania A man cloaked in mystery and calling himself John Nelson is executed for murder The man gave several false names after his apprehension, beginning with Peter Jackson and ending with John Nelson. On October 30, 1915, he fatally stabbed a man named J. M. Stickler. According to The Scranton Republican (Nov.… Continue reading “Man of Mystery” executed for murder

International/Multi-national

Amelia Earhart’s disappearance

July 2, 1937 Pacific Ocean Amelia Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, disappear Due to neither person nor their plane being found, the disappearance has become a mystery with new evidence and hypotheses coming forward every so often. This includes a forensic anthropology report published in 2018 which claims with 99% certainty the skeletal remains… Continue reading Amelia Earhart’s disappearance

Missouri

Man found dead; two cryptic notes in his pocket are the only clues

June 30, 1999 West Alton, Missouri The body of Ricky McCormick is found with two strange notes McCormick’s body was decomposed by the time he was found, to the point medical examiners could not determine a cause of death. They were, however, able to identify his remains by his fingerprints, and determined he had died… Continue reading Man found dead; two cryptic notes in his pocket are the only clues