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

Florida

Woman shoots self during live broadcast

July 15, 1974 Sarasota, Florida News reporter Christine Chubbuck shoots herself on live TV Chubbuck’s suicide came just over a month before her 30th birthday, and was allegedly the result of depression exacerbated by a lack of meaningful relationships. Her brother Greg mentioned in an interview, after her suicide, that Christine had been in two… Continue reading Woman shoots self during live broadcast