El Salvador · Religion

Missionaries murdered by soldiers

December 2, 1980 El Salvador Four missionaries are kidnapped, beaten, raped, and murdered by El Salvador National Guard soldiers The victims were Maura Clarke (49, New York), Ita Ford (40, New York), Dorothy Kazel (40, Cleveland), and Jean Donovan (27, Cleveland). Originally, the Salvadoran government claimed the women were victims of a robbery. However, in… Continue reading Missionaries murdered by soldiers

Australia

The murder of Sian Kingi

November 27, 1987 Tinbeerwah, Queensland, Australia Sian Kingi (12, pictured) is kidnapped, raped, strangled, and stabbed to death Kingi was abducted when Barrie Watts and then-wife Valmae Beck persuaded her into their van under the false pretense of looking for a lost poodle. She was driven 12km (approximately 7.5 miles) to a remote area where… Continue reading The murder of Sian Kingi

Japan

The torture and murder of Junko Furuta

November 25, 1988 Misato, Saitama, Japan Junko Furuta (17) is kidnapped, beginning her 44-day-long ordeal of rape and torture before her eventual murder Furuta was riding her bicycle home from work when Nobuharu Minato, acting as an accomplice for Hiroshi Miyano, kicked her from her bike. Minato ran away and Miyano acted as a Good… Continue reading The torture and murder of Junko Furuta

Female Killers · Michigan

Toddler beaten and raped by stepmother for behaving like a toddler

November 20, 2010 Macomb County, Michigan Lily Furneaux-Wolfenbarger (2, pictured) is beaten to death by her stepmother for spiking her pants Lily's parents shared custody of the toddler and she was in the care of her stepmother, Renee King, the day she was killed. Allegedly, King became upset with Lily after the 2-year-old threw a… Continue reading Toddler beaten and raped by stepmother for behaving like a toddler

Ohio

Man obsessed with trees and leaves murders and dismembers 3 and kidnaps teen

November 10, 2010 Mount Vernon, Ohio Matthew Hoffman kills a woman, her 11-year-old-son, her friend, and kidnaps and sexually assaults the her 13-year-old daughter Hoffman had a seeming obsession with trees and leaves, stockpiling leaves in plastic bags neatly stacked floor to ceiling in his bathroom and keeping a tarp with leaves three feet deep… Continue reading Man obsessed with trees and leaves murders and dismembers 3 and kidnaps teen