Ohio · Serial Killers

The final Cleveland Torso Killer victims found

August 16, 1938 Cleveland, Ohio The bodies of the final 2 victims of the Cleveland Torso Killer are found During a three-year span, the Torso Killer killed, decapitated, sometimes castrated, and occasionally dismembered at least 12 victims. However, as the bodies of the victims were found months or years after their deaths, it's probable there… Continue reading The final Cleveland Torso Killer victims found

England · Executions · Serial Killers

“Brides in the Bath” killer executed

August 13, 1915 Maidstone, Kent, England Serial bigamist and murderer George Joseph Smith is hanged Smith had found a career in marrying women bigamously, clearing out their savings, then skipping town only to assume a new name and begin the process anew. Somewhere along the line, Smith realized he could make even more money from… Continue reading “Brides in the Bath” killer executed

England · Executions · Serial Killers

Execution of Acid Bath Murder John George Haigh

August 10, 1949 Wandsworth, London, England Serial killer and “Acid Bath Murderer” John George Haigh is executed Haigh had been a career criminal, specializing in fraud. After many stints in prison for fraud, Haigh determined the reason he was caught often was because he left his victims alive. While serving time, he experimented with dissolving… Continue reading Execution of Acid Bath Murder John George Haigh

Maryland · Serial Killers

Suspected serial killer Joe Roy Metheny dies

August 5, 2017 Cumberland, Maryland Suspected serial killer Joseph Roy Metheny dies in prison During an alleged and unconfirmed jailhouse confession, Metheny claimed to have killed 10 people and cooked parts of their bodies to serve to customers at his barbecue stand. (The “confession” has been reported by several news outlets, most of whom reference… Continue reading Suspected serial killer Joe Roy Metheny dies

Female Killers · Russia · Serial Killers

Suspected Russian serial killer dubbed the “Granny Ripper” arrested

July 28, 2015 St. Petersburg, Russia Tamara Samsonova (68), nicknamed the “Granny Ripper” by the media, is arrested Samsonova was arrested after a closed circuit television camera captured her suspicious behavior. She was recorded carrying heavy bags later determined to be holding the dismembered corpse of Valentina Ulanova (79), who had lived with and was… Continue reading Suspected Russian serial killer dubbed the “Granny Ripper” arrested