California · Crime Scene Photography

Vintage crime scene: Man murders wife, stays with her body for several days (graphic)

June 27, 1942 Los Angeles, California The body of Mary Rickard is found several days after her death I could find little else on this case aside from what is provided in the caption. I checked alternate spellings of Mary and/or Rickards and searched newspapers.com, FindAGrave.com, and FamilySearch.org but unfortunately I could not find anything.… Continue reading Vintage crime scene: Man murders wife, stays with her body for several days (graphic)

Crime Scene Photography · New York · Newspaper clippings

Woman stabbed, strangled by jealous man

June 19, 1939 Bronx, New York Virginia Bender (18) is stabbed and strangled by a former boarder in her family’s home Three weeks before, Bender had rejected Blazek’s affections. This resulted in an argument and Frank Blazek (29), a boarder, moving out of the Bender family’s home. On the day of the murder, Bender was… Continue reading Woman stabbed, strangled by jealous man

Crime Scene Photography · Illinois

Mobster Salvatore Giancana murdered

June 19, 1975 Oak Park, Illinois Mobster Salvatore “Sam” Giancana is shot and killed in his home Giancana was scheduled to appear at a committee meeting involving an alleged collusion between the CIA and Cosa Nostra, the Sicilian mafia. Shortly before this meeting, the police detail assigned to guard his house was recalled. The same… Continue reading Mobster Salvatore Giancana murdered

Australia · Crime Scene Photography

Boxer shot in cabaret, possibly because of “underground gang warfare”

May 22, 1951 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Former light-weight boxer William John "Bobby" Lee is shot at a cabaret, later dying at the hospital Lee's shooter, John Frederick "Chow" Hayes, allegedly planned to shoot Lee outside the club but was taunted by Lee who said "you wouldn't do it here, with all the lights… Continue reading Boxer shot in cabaret, possibly because of “underground gang warfare”