Texas

Man kills self by tearing off head in while driving

December 5, 2014 Dallas, Texas A man kills himself by decapitation during a public suicide Witnesses saw the man write the phrases “no codigo” (“no code” in Spanish) and “CODBO” on the side of his van in what is considered to be a suicide note before typing a rope around a fire hydrant and his… Continue reading Man kills self by tearing off head in while driving

Maine · Newspaper clippings

Brothers who remained inseparable in life hang themselves to die inseparable as well

September 26, 1922 Gorham, Maine The bodies of two men are found hanging in a tree in a suspected double suicide The men, Charles and James Westervelt, were identified the day following their discovery, after initials were found on their clothing and traced back to a clothing store and laundry service. The men were from… Continue reading Brothers who remained inseparable in life hang themselves to die inseparable as well

Disasters · Florida · Newspaper clippings · Pennsylvania · Vermont

Several cases of misfortune, including a hornet-assisted suicide and two babies burned after brother plays with matches

August 27, 1934 The Evening News (Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania) runs several stories of misfortune The stories (clippings below) are: Two girls under the age of three died in a barn fire after their older brother (4) ignited hay while playing with matches. A boy (6) watching a steam shovel excavate was killed when the scoop accidentally… Continue reading Several cases of misfortune, including a hornet-assisted suicide and two babies burned after brother plays with matches

Brazil · Crime Scene Photography

Two men found dead wearing eye masks made of lead

August 17, 1966 Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Electrical technicians Miguel José Viana and Manoel Pereira da Cruz die under mysterious circumstances Viana and Cruz were last seen on August 17 by a bar waitress who later stated Viana appeared nervous and often glanced at his watch. Their bodies were found on August 20, dressed… Continue reading Two men found dead wearing eye masks made of lead

Massachusetts

Man accused of robbing or killing women he met on Craigslist kills self in prison

August 15, 2010 Boston, Massachusetts Philip Hayes Markoff, known as the “Craigslist Killer,” kills himself in prison Markoff had been arrested for the armed robberies of two women and the murder of a third, all of whom he came in contact with through Craigslist. The women offered services of a personal nature: one offered escort… Continue reading Man accused of robbing or killing women he met on Craigslist kills self in prison