February 17, 1943 St. Louis, Missouri Politician, plumber, and gangster William “Dinty” Colbeck is killed by machine gun fire Colbeck led a group of gangsters called “Egan’s Rats,” specializing in robberies, bootlegging, and pin-ball (at the time, pinball was illegal and used as a form of gambling). The group was founded by Constable William T.… Continue reading Unsolved: Gangster killed in car by machine gun
December 21, 1920 Lindfield, New South Wales, Australia Dorothy Mort (32, pictured) shoots her paramour and doctor Claude Tozer (30) after he informs her he intends to marry another Tozer had been treating Mort for years for hysteria and nerves, and the pair eventually began an affair. Mort was married with two children while Tozer… Continue reading Woman kills lover when he tells her his plan to marry another woman
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.