Crime Scene Photography · New York · Newspaper clippings

Woman stabbed, strangled by jealous man

June 19, 1939 Bronx, New York Virginia Bender (18) is stabbed and strangled by a former boarder in her family’s home Three weeks before, Bender had rejected Blazek’s affections. This resulted in an argument and Frank Blazek (29), a boarder, moving out of the Bender family’s home. On the day of the murder, Bender was… Continue reading Woman stabbed, strangled by jealous man

Missouri

Woman found dead after violent message is left on her Facebook account

June 14, 2015 Springfield, Missouri The body of Dee Dee Blanchard (left) is found after a violent message is left on her Facebook Dee Dee and Gypsy Dee Dee Blanchard lived with her adult daughter, Gypsy Rose, who was confined to a wheelchair and was constantly being treated for a variety of ailments. On the… Continue reading Woman found dead after violent message is left on her Facebook account

Japan · Massacres/Mass Murder · School Violence

Man attacks elementary school students with knife, killing 8

June 8, 2001 Osaka, Japan Mamoru Takuma (宅間 守) goes on a stabbing and slashing spree in an elementary school, killing 8 and injuring at least 15 Takuma had had a history of violence preceding the massacre, being arrested 11 times for various charges including rape, assault, and poisoning. Following a conviction in 1999, he… Continue reading Man attacks elementary school students with knife, killing 8

New Jersey · Newspaper clippings · Pennsylvania · School Violence

Failing student kills teacher, self (bonus: man has remnant of knife removed 4 years after being stabbed)

June 4, 1936 Bethlehem, Pennsylvania A student shoots his professor after failing an exam, then shoots himself Engineering student Wesley Clow had recently failed an exam and was asking his professor, Charles Phy, about taking a makeup exam. As Prof. Phy detailed the steps needed, Clow reportedly interrupted by saying “Well —“ then shot Phy.… Continue reading Failing student kills teacher, self (bonus: man has remnant of knife removed 4 years after being stabbed)

Arizona · Female Killers

Man murdered by girlfriend who was reportedly obsessed with him

June 4, 2008 Mesa, Arizona Travis Alexander is murdered by his obsessive, jealous ex-girlfriend Alexander was stabbed 27 times, his throat was slashed so violently he was almost decapitated, and he was shot in the head. His body was found five days after his murder. A bloody handprint left at the scene, containing the DNA… Continue reading Man murdered by girlfriend who was reportedly obsessed with him