India · Religion

Girl murdered and mutilated, allegedly to please goddess for good harvest

October 21, 2011 Jailwara, Bijapur district, Chhattisgarh, India 7-year-old Lalita Tati (pictured) is kidnapped, murdered, and mutilated, allegedly by two desperate farmers who sacrificed her for a better harvest Lalita was abducted as she walked home after leaving a neighbor's house. It is suspected that Lalita was targeted because her alleged killers, Ignesh Kujur and… Continue reading Girl murdered and mutilated, allegedly to please goddess for good harvest

New Jersey · Religion

Teenager killed, believed by some to have been “sacrificed”

August 7, 1972 Springfield Township, New Jersey Jeannette DePalma (16) goes missing; her body is found a month later DePalma left her home, telling her mother she was going to visit a friend. When she did not arrive at the friend’s house or back home, a missing person report was filed. On September 19, a… Continue reading Teenager killed, believed by some to have been “sacrificed”

California

Teenager murdered by three others who wanted to sacrifice her to help their band become successful

July 22, 1995 Arroyo Grande, California 15-year-old Elyse Pahler is killed and raped by three teenaged boys who claimed she was sacrificed to help their band go “professional” The boys, Jacob Delashmutt, Joseph Fiorella, and Royce Casey, were between 14 and 16 years old and were acquainted with Pahler. At trial, Casey testified for the… Continue reading Teenager murdered by three others who wanted to sacrifice her to help their band become successful

Denmark

The remarkably well preserved of a 2300 mummy is found

May 6, 1950 Tollund, Denmark Two brothers find the body of a 2300 year old mummy The mummy, later dubbed the Tollund Man, was discovered in a peat bog as the brothers were cutting peat. Because the mummy was so well preserved, they initially believed the corpse to be a recently murdered person and informed… Continue reading The remarkably well preserved of a 2300 mummy is found

International/Multi-national · Religion

The discovery of 3 mummified, sacrificed children

March 16, 1999 Llullaillaco (on the border between Chile and Argentina) Three child mummies are discovered and dubbed “The Children of of Llullaillaco” The children were Incan human sacrifices, killed around 1500 AD. Extensive analysis of the bodies were able to track the food and other substances of the mummies for two years prior to… Continue reading The discovery of 3 mummified, sacrificed children