August 18, 1941 New York The bodies of 2 women are covered after a stampede caused by counterfeit ferry tickets The ferry meant to shuttle the patrons across the Hudson River was only capable of carrying 3,100 people. However, after admitting 1,400 on board it was discovered that nearly 5,000 awaited the journey. Thousands of… Continue reading Stampede caused by counterfeit ferry tickets leaves 3 dead and 60 injured
August 15, 1953 University Park, Los Angeles, California An unidentified man is found after appearing to have hanged himself
August 9, 1913 Saint-Ouen, Paris, France This vintage crime scene photograph offers little information about the victim or the crime aside from the date.
August 6, 1936 Manhattan, New York Gangster, gambler, and bookie Dominick Didato (alias Terry Burns) is shot outside a restaurant The investigators believed gangland vengeance was to blame for Didato's murder; Didato was one of 4 killings in 3 weeks to have some connection to the criminal underworld. According to the Daily News (Aug. 7,… Continue reading Vintage crime scene photography: gangster Dominick Didato murdered
July 23, 1932 Los Angeles, California A bystander is killed during a robbery The victim was William J. Kirkpatrick (76), who happened to look through the shop windows as Dallas Egan and his accomplices were busy holding up the jewelry store. Kirkpatrick, a tourist from Michigan, was looking at the clocks the store sold and… Continue reading Vintage crime scene: elderly victim shot during robbery