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
July 17, 1942 Los Angeles, California Coy Townsend kills his friend George McNeal, critically wounds his estranged wife, and commits suicide Clipping: The Bakersfield Californian, July 18, 1942 Warning: the following images may be considered graphic . . . . . .
July 17, 1915 New York, New York Two are killed, either in a double murder or a murder suicide This murder scene has at least 2 backstories to it, one being a double homicide the other being a murder-suicide. The Evening World (article link provided below) states the husband found the pair dead from an… Continue reading Vintage crime scene: two dead on a bed
July 13, 1930 Los Angeles, California A policeman studies the body of an unidentified man