October True Crime Anniversaries
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10/1 is the day we lost Marie Manners to axe murderer Jake Bird. See http://murderpedia.org/male.B/b/bird-jake.htm
We lost Polly Klaas. See Who Killed Polly?
And Jean Jordan. We lost her too. See Somebody's Husband, Somebody's Son: The Story of the Yorkshire Ripper.
This is the approximate date that Willie Pickton killed Julie Young. See On the Farm: robert william Pickton by Stevie Cameron.
This is the very approximate date that Pee Wee Gaskins killed a girl we know only as Daisy (1969); poor, poor Jackie Freeman (1973); and, together, Dennis Bellamy and Johnny Knight (1975). See Pee Wee Gaskins America's No. 1 Serial Killer.
Jessica and Sara Stern escaped Brian X. Beat alive, but far from unscathed. See Denial: A Memoir of Terror.
Ditto a woman known in the papers as "the Longshore Drive victim" of Ervin Mitchell. I worked with her for a couple of years. See http://oldnews.aadl.org/node/249870
A Goleta, CA couple escaped the Original Night Stalker alive. See The Original Night Stalker: Portrait of A Killer by Justin Murphy.
Linda Grant, thought to have been killed by Willie Pickton more or less on this day in 1984, actually just walked away from her old life on the Downtown Eastside to start over in the USA. See http://www.missingpeople.net/woman_who_vanished_found_alive.htm
10/2 is the day Evelyn Wagler was doused in gasoline and set on fire by 3 men in Roxbury, who informed her they didn't want her kind in their neighborhood. They appear to have gotten the idea from a terrible TV-movie called FUZZ that had aired that week. See The Knave of Boston: & Other Ambiguous Massachusetts Characters.
6 Amish schoolgirls went through something nobody should ever have to deal with. Or their friends or families. See The Amish Schoolhouse Murders.
Wally Simineaux and Richard Hembree died terrible deaths. See The Man With The Candy: The Story of The Houston Mass Murders.
Dr. Susan Hellams lost her life to the Southside Rapist. See Confessions Of The South Side Rapist: 25 Years Of Terror In The Gateway City.
Jerry Schaefer killed Nancy Leichner and Pamela Ann Nater. See Silent Scream.
Dawn Jerome was murdered. She may be a victim of Coral Watts. See Evil Eyes.
Dana MacKay, considered by many to be the world's greatest Elvis impersonator, and his girlfriend Mary Huffman, were murdered by parties unknown. See https://www.lvmpd.com/en-us/Homicide/Pages/casesbyyear1990-1999.aspx and scroll down a bit to see the story.
We lost Nancy Wilcox to a drunken necrophile. See The Only Living Witness: The True Story of Serial Sex Killer Ted Bundy.
On a happier note, this is the day the Wineville Chicken Coop Murderer was hanged for his crimes. See Nothing Is Strange with You: The Life and Crimes of Gordon Stewart Northcott.
10/3 is the day Luna Wilson was pistol-whipped to death by a man robbing the convenience store where she worked. See Cosmic Trigger: Final Secret of the Illuminati.
John Hancock was shot, and his fiancée Kay Chatman was raped and murdered by a young married couple from Tennessee who had their twin babies in tow. See Early Graves.
We lost Masami Yoshizawa to an ordinary-looking young man who had some large secrets. See Murder Under the Rising Sun: 15 Japanese Serial Killers That Terrified a Nation.
Shirley Audette was killed by WAYNE Boden. See Blood Thirst: True Story of Rapist, Vampire and Serial Killer, Wayne Boden.
Willie Pickton killed Tanya Holyk. See That Lonely Section of Hell: The Botched Investigation of a Serial Killer Who Almost Got Away.
This is more or less the day Stephen Nash killed Floyd Barnett. See In the Company of Evil: Thirty Years of California Crime, 1950-1980.
Sandra Stubbs was killed by henry Lee Lucas and his trusty sidekick, Ottis Toole. See Talking with Serial Killers: The Most Evil People in the World Tell Their Own Stories.
This is the day they acquitted O.J. Simpson of murder. See Outrage: The Five Reasons Why O.J. Simpson Got Away with Murder.
10/4 is the day a wandering freak killed Josie Langmaid. See The Trial of Joseph LaPage, the French Monster, for the Murder of the Beautiful School Girl Miss Josie Langmaid.
Gerda Ditter fell afoul of the S-Bahn murderer. See A Serial Killer in Nazi Berlin: The Chilling True Story of the S-Bahn Murderer.
10/5 is the day we lost Nichole Collins and Lauren Barry. See Little Girls Lost: The Stories of Four of Australia's Most Horrific Child Murders, and Their Families' Fight for Justice.
Sylvia Gray died, maybe at the hands of the Connecticut Valley Killer. See The Shadow of Death: The Hunt for a Serial Killer.
10/6 is the day David Smith walked in on the axe murder of a boy exactly his own age, dressed as he was. He was so horrified that all he could do when he got home was barf up his socks, until his wife Maureen told him to call the police. See Witness: The Story of David Smith, Chief Prosecution Witness in the Moors Murders Case.
Gary Morris died a horrible death at the hands of a kid not much older than he was himself. See By Reason of Insanity: The David Michael Krueger Story.
Kelvin Kingston was killed by his physician. See Deep Sleep: Harry Bailey And The Scandal Of Chelmsford.
Mark Orach was shot in the head, gutted like a fish, and it got worse from there, believe me. See The Trash Bag Murderer.
A man we know only as John Doe was killed by axe murderer Jake Bird. See Rise of the Black Serial Killer: Documenting a Startling Trend.
Shannon Sherrill was killed. See Bogeyman - He Was Every Parent's Nightmare.
Anwar Sadat was gunned down. See Filmed Assassinations: Anwar Sadat, Lee Harvey Oswald, Benazir Bhutto, Zapruder Film, Assassination of Benigno Aquino, Jr., Luis Carlos Galan.
10/7 is the day two dumb kids killed Dan Sorensen just a few miles from here. The story they told the police would make a cat laugh. See https://mylifeofcrime.wordpress.com/2015/09/21/monsters-among-us-jean-pierre-orlewicz-killed-daniel-sorensen-and-then-decapitated-him-sentenced-to-lwop/...
Heidi Fye was killed along a highway known for that sort of thing. See Deliver Us: Three Decades of Murder and Redemption in the Infamous I-45/Texas Killing Fields.
Julian Carlson killed himself. It was probably just as well. See Death in a Prairie House: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Taliesin Murders.
Debra Jean Kennedy lost her life to serial killer Gerald Parker. See In the Company of Evil: Thirty Years of California Crime, 1950-1980.
10/8 is the day Betty Rembert was murdered. See http://murderpedia.org/male.M/m/murphy-donald.htm...
Peggy Pochmara lost her life in the same general area in the same general time frame. The police think they know who killed her. See Evil Eyes.
Michelle Mason lost her life very horribly indeed. See House of Horrors: The Shocking True Story of Anthony Sowell, The Cleveland Strangler.
We also lost Denise Bush. I hope it was quicker than what Michelle Mason got, but who can say for sure? See Gary Ridgway: The Green River Killer
10/9 is the day we lost Shawnda Summers, one day after her sister victim Denise Bush, & at the hands of the same little weasel. See Chasing the Devil: My Twenty-Year Quest to Capture the Green River Killer. As you all know I feel a little more for this poor creature because she's from the Motor City.
Charles Stephens lost his life to a similar type of a$$hat. See The List.
Johnnie Mae Williams died a terrible, terrible death. See Dismembered.
Martha Bryant lost her life very pointlessly. See Dead of Night: The True Story of a Serial Killer.
10/10 is the day Johnnie Knight and Dennis Bellamy lost their lives to the murdering tag team of Gaskins and Neelley. See Slaughter in Carolina.
James Willett lost his life, probably to the Mansons. He, in turn, may be the murderer of one of the Manson attorneys. See Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders.
Randall Moore lost his life horribly. See The Trash Bag Murderer.
Brenda Thompson lost her life to a serial killer. See Bad Boy: The True Story of Kenneth Allen McDuff, the Most Notorious Serial Killer in Texas History.
Emily Grieve lost her life, maybe to Jerry Stano. See I Would Find a Girl Walking.
Guard, Judy and Jean Young and Michael Saille died horribly, most of them with ice cream still smeared on their little faces. Sondra Young would survive, much against the odds. See A Massacre of Innocents.
10/11 is the day we lost Mary Bello. See Green River, Running Red: The Real Story of the Green River Killer--America's Deadliest Serial Murderer.
Carol Ann White was killed by a man named after a foul-smelling bulbous plant. See http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C3756344...
Yvonne Mysliewiec escaped an attack by a man with a hammer. It may well have been Peter Sutcliffe. See Yorkshire Ripper- The Secret Murders: The True Story of How Peter Sutcliffe's Terrible Reign of Terror Claimed at Least Twenty-Two More Lives.
Susan Geiger escaped a terrible fate at the hands of Richard Cottingham. See The Torso Killer.
10/12 is our unsolved-mysteries theme day, starting with the terrible moment we lost Nancy Spungen. Her boyfriend, waked out of a drug-induced stupor by the police at the scene, said "I did it because I'm a dirty dog." Later it started to look as if he were just talking through his hat as usual, and he was never even tried. See Sid Vicious: Rock 'n' Roll Star.
Mary Pinchot Meyer was gunned down pretty much out of nowhere in the wake of the gun killing of a married man she's had an affair with. Tongues have been wagging ever since about how the two must have been connected. See A Very Private Woman: The Life and Unsolved Murder of Presidential Mistress Mary Meyer.
Georgette Bauerdorf was killed by an unknown party for unclear reasons. Her name has been much bandied about in connection with a sister victim of an unsolved murder, Betty Short. See Corroborating Evidence: The Black Dahlia Murder.
Barbara Mayo was murdered, maybe by Peter Sutcliffe. Then again, maybe not. See Yorkshire Ripper - The Secret Murders: The True Story of How Peter Sutcliffe's Terrible Reign of Terror Claimed at Least Twenty-Two More Lives.
In other, clearer cases, Matt Shepard was severely beaten up and left to die tied to a fence in the freezing cold. See The Book of Matt: Hidden Truths About the Murder of Matthew Shepard.
Frank Kalimuzo was bumped off by the local loony dictator. See A State of Blood: The Inside Story of Idi Amin.
Frederick Echardt died of malpractice. See Deep Sleep: Harry Bailey And The Scandal Of Chelmsford.
Vanessa Buckner was killed after ingesting a very large quantity of alcohol, which very nearly prevented the authorities from realizing the true manner of death. See The Alcohol Murders: The True Story of Serial Killer Gilbert Paul Jordan.
In happier anniversaries, Joyce Wilson escaped an encounter with Michael Lockhart with her life. See A Perfect Gentleman.
10/13 is the day Windy Gallagher did not escape Michael Lockhart with her life. See, again, A Perfect Gentleman.
Herb Mullin killed Lawrence White for reasons that made sense only to himself. See The Die Song: A Journey into the Mind of a Mass Murderer.
Harry and Molly Schlesinger were taken from us by Henry Lee Lucas and his faithful sidekick, Ottis Toole. At least that's what they said they did. Someone sure did murder them, anyway. See Talking with Serial Killers: The Most Evil People in the World Tell Their Own Stories.
Sarafia Parker died, maybe at the experienced hands of Ken McDuff. See Bad Boy: The True Story of Kenneth Allen McDuff, the Most Notorious Serial Killer in Texas History.
Julie Johnson managed to escape Rodney Alcala alive. Not everyone did, that's for sure. See Rodney Alcala "The Dating Game Killer" (Famous Serial Killers) by Jim Lakowski
10/14 is the day Marvin Weinstein came home from his new job, 6 months after his wife had died of cancer, only to find his young daughter lying dead in a pool of blood in her bedroom. See Who Will Cry for Staci?: The True Story of a Grieving Father's Quest for Justice.
Susan Reeve died at the hands of Robert Nadler, aka Robert Reldan. See The Charmer: The True Story of Robert Reldan - Rapist, Murderer, and Millionaire - And the Women Who Fell Victim to His Allure.
Karen Dinsfriend was found after it was far too late to help her. See Bound To Die: The Shocking True Story of Bobby Joe Long, America's Most Savage Serial Killer.
This is the approximate day a woman died at the hands of WAYNE Adam Ford. We still know her only as "Torso Girl." See Body Parts.
10/15 is the day Ken McDuff killed Regenia Moore. See Bad Boy: The True Story of Kenneth Allen McDuff, the Most Notorious Serial Killer in Texas History.
Annette Ernest lost her life, probably because Chester Turner was having an off day. See Rise of the Black Serial Killer: Documenting a Startling Trend.
This is the approximate day Frances Brown, one of what seems like a small army of unlucky Frances Browns, lost her life -- this time to Art Shawcross. See The Misbegotten Son.
Clida Delaney and Nancy Warren were killed -- quite possibly by the Mansons. See Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders.
David Carpenter killed Anne Alderson. See The Sleeping Lady: The Trailside Murders Above the Golden Gate.
Harvey Carignan killed Laura Brock. See The Want-Ad Killer.
Mata Hari was executed. See Mata Hari, The True Story.
10/16 is the day John and Anton Schuessler and their friend Bobby Peterson were murdered. See Three Boys Missing: The Tragedy That Exposed the Pedophilia Underworld.
Christopher Townsend made the mistake of kissing someone else's girlfriend at a party, right in the town where I am sitting now. See http://www.livingstondaily.com/story/news/crime/2014/11/05/sentencing-murder-cas...
Vadim Gronov died a terrifying death. See Citizen X: Killer Department.
Dawn and Karen White were murdered and raped -- in what order I'm not sure -- by a burglar, or what we would nowadays call a "home invader." See The Casanova Killer: The Life of Serial Killer Paul John Knowles.
Elsie Sebastian disappeared, probably thanks to Willie Pickton, even though nothing of hers was found on his farm. See Butcher.
Alonzo Daniels died a death I wouldn't wish on anyone. See Mormon Murderer : The True Story of Arthur Gary Bishop.
Florence Broadhurst was taken before her time. The main suspect is John WAYNE Glover. See Granny Killer: The Story Of John Glover.
In a move that made Great Britain, South Africa and Egypt quite a bit safer for women, the Crown executed Neville Heath. It also made the bartenders of that country a little poorer. See Handsome Brute: The Story of a Ladykiller.
10/17 is the day the Snowtown gang got Barry Lane. The odd thing about this murder is that he was, in fact one of the Snowtown gang at an earlier juncture. When you watch the movie based on the case, THE SNOWTOWN MURDERS, he's the one who appears in scene after scene dressed as a woman. See Bodies in Barrels: The Snowtown Murders.
Russell Nelson, who had just moved out on his own and was planning to study architecture, died a hideous death. See Buried Dreams: Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer.
Patricia Barczak died unexpectedly. Her body would not be found for almost 6 years. See The Search for the Green River Killer.
Shirley Hubbard died in a way that makes you cringe just thinking about it. See The Corpse Garden.
A woman never identified by name in the press was waylaid by Community High School in Ann Arbor and raped, not to mention beaten within an inch of her life. See http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2014/12/rich_kinseyarrest_of_rapis...
10/18 is the day Yolanda Washington became the first of 10 victims of the Hillside Stranglers. See Two of a Kind: The Hillside Stranglers.
Olla McCoy was strangled, and then raped. See The Laughing Gorilla: A True Story of Police Corruption and Murder.
Melissa Toston was killed by an enormous man named Shelly. See Great Lakes Serial Killlers: True Accounts of the Great Lakes Most Gruesome Murders.
Gay Gibson died while having sex with one of the employees of the cruise ship she was travelling on. He shoved her out the porthole to protect his job. See Missing Bodies.
Maggie Wardle and Neenef Odah died together in Maggie's K College dorm room. See The Events of October: Murder-Suicide on a Small Campus.
Doris Hovey was murdered by a man who broke into her house. Burglary wasn't enough to keep him entertained, apparently. See Natural Born Killer: In Love and on the Road with a Serial Killer.
10/19 is the day Victor, his wife Virginia, and their sons Derek and Taggert Ohta, along with Victor's secretary Dorothy Cadwallader, were killed by a nutjob who thought he would be protecting the environment by burning their house down. See Urge To Kill.
Dianne Rock was "disappeared" from the Downtown Eastside neighborhood of Vancouver, B.C. See Butcher.
Beata Withers made the horrible mistake of inviting a man inside her home. He said he wanted to look at the room she had to rent. See The Laughing Gorilla: A True Story of Police Corruption and Murder.
Emmie May Anderson lost her life to John WAYNE Glover. See Granny Killer: The Story Of John Glover.
10/20 is the day the Weather Underground, working in conjunction with the Black Liberation Army, killed Waverly Brown, Ed O'Grady, and Peter Paige. See Diana: The Making of a Terrorist.
Earle Nelson killed Virginia Grant. See The Laughing Gorilla: A True Story of Police Corruption and Murder.
Marilyn Nevils died a terrible death. See Dismembered.
This is the approximate day Shirley Sherrill was killed for the stupidest reasons ever. See The Search for the Green River Killer.
This is the exact day that Pierre Riviere killed himself in his jail cell. See I, Pierre Rivière, having slaughtered my mother, my sister, and my brother...: A Case of Parricide in the 19th Century.
10/21 is the day Florence Johnston was murdered in a case that took quite a while to clear up. See The Laughing Gorilla: A True Story of Police Corruption and Murder.
Elizabeth Olten was killed by a kid hardly any older than she was herself. See https://usercontent2.hubstatic.com/4172141_f260.jpg
Yusef Bell was killed. His mother has maintained all this time that WAYNE Williams had nothing to do with it. See The List.
Mabel Fluke died exactly the way Beata Withers did, at the enormous hands of the same killer. See The Dark Fountain.
Wang Yue -- her family called her Yue Yue -- was run over in the road, not once, but twice, while passersby paid no mind at all. She's become China's answer to Kitty Genovese. See http://world.time.com/2011/10/20/a-small-incident-echoes-of-the-chinas-tragic-yu...
Mary Frances Bennett lost her life at the hands of David Carpenter. See The Sleeping Lady: The Trailside Murders Above the Golden Gate.
Debra Lynn Senior died a death similar to Mary's. See In the Company of Evil: Thirty Years of California Crime, 1950-1980.
Harold and Lela Miller died at the hands of their son John. See, again, In the Company of Evil: Thirty Years of California Crime, 1950-1980.
There are some happier anniversaries today:
Alvin Neeley croaked in his prison cell. See Early Graves.
Dan White's Twinkie habit finally caught up with him. See The Mayor of Castro Street: The Life and Times of Harvey Milk.
Colonel Khadaffy was chased into a sewer pipe and shot, like the rat he was. Hard to believe it's been 6 years already! Rants Raves and Thoughts of Moammer Khadafy: The Dictator in His Own Words and Those of Others.
10/22 is the day Carol Ann Dougherty was killed, maybe by her priest. See https://ididitforjodie.com/2015/01/24/suffer-the-little-children-of-cool-pope-rope-a-dope-and-the-murder-of-carol-ann-dougherty/
Lillian Galvin and Edna Sibliski were taken out by an axe murderer. See the Jake Bird section of Rise of the Black Serial Killer: Documenting a Startling Trend.
Lily Pearl Darty was killed, if you believe his confession, by Henry Lee Lucas. See Confessions of Henry Lee Lucas.
"Pretty Boy" Floyd died today. He hated his nickname and as he lay there, riddled with bullets, he made a point of identifying himself to onlookers as "Charles Arthur Floyd." See Public Enemy Number One, "Pretty Boy" Floyd.
10/23 is the day Jerry Schaefer killed Mary Briscolina and Elsie Farmer. See Silent Scream.
Basil, Avril and Richard Laitner were killed, and Nicola Laitner raped repeatedly at knifepoint, in what came to be known as the Wedding Day Massacre. See http://www.thestar.co.uk/retro/the-dore-murders-anniversary-of-sheffield-s-most-...
Carol Stuart was shot through the head. Her husband described a wild-eyed black assailant as they were wheeling him into surgery for his own injuries. See Deadly Greed: The Riveting True Story of the Stuart Murder Case That Rocked Boston and Shocked the Nation.
I keep TELLING you not to name your daughters Frances Brown. This one was killed by Jack the Stripper. See Found naked and dead.
Robin Stavinsky was killed. See http://www.clarkprosecutor.org/html/death/US/ross966.htm
Shelley Hilliard was killed for stupid reasons. See https://thechroniclesofefrem.blogspot.com/2011/12/transgender-woman-shelley-hilliards.html
Patricia Tamez was found dead. her family -- worried about her for some time -- were devastated. See Body Parts.
Jesse Martinez was killed by Bobby Joe Maxwell, known in the press as the Skid Row Stabber, to differentiate him from his colleague, the recently arrested Skid Row Slasher. The other difference is that this guy was doing ritual killings. See http://murderpedia.org/male.M/m/maxwell-bobby-joe.htm
On a much happier note, this is the day both Carl Denaro and Rosemary Keenan escaped the Son of Sam alive. See Son of Sam: The .44-Caliber Killer.
10/24 is the day Suzanne Reynolds was killed. See The Piano Teacher: The True Story of a Psychotic Killer.
Mary Guilfoyle died really, really, really horribly. See The Die Song: A Journey into the Mind of a Mass Murderer.
Claudius Beaupied died almost exactly the same way as Mary, but many years earlier and I don't think he was hung up in a tree the way she was. See The Killer of Little Shepherds: A True Crime Story and the Birth of Forensic Science.
Kenneth Parker and Michael Marino died hideously. They were found in a now-famous Des Plaines, IL crawlspace. See The Chicago Killer.
Catherine Millican lost her life to a man they are still looking for. See The Shadow of Death: The Hunt for a Serial Killer.
This is Keep the Baby At Home Day.
Paula Adams survived the Jonestown Massacre because she was visiting Georgetown, Guyana that day. But she didn't survive the jealous rage of the man she loved, Bonny Mann. Neither did her 18-month old son. See http://jonestown.sdsu.edu/?page_id=34286
Phoebe Hogg and her own 18-month-old baby were hideously murdered. For a minute there they thought it was the work of Jack the Ripper -- it was THAT bad. See The World's Greatest Crimes of Passion or https://www.jack-the-ripper-tour.com/generalnews/murder-of-phoebe-hogg/
10/25 is the day Danny Davis lost his life in a terrible way. See Mormon Murderer : The True Story of Arthur Gary Bishop.
On a more upbeat note, Lenore Knizacky escaped Coral Watts alive today. See Evil Eyes.
Maureen Lea escaped someone who may have been Peter Sutcliffe. See Yorkshire Ripper - The Secret Murders: The True Story of How Peter Sutcliffe's Terrible Reign of Terror Claimed at Least Twenty-Two More Lives.
In even more satisfying anniversaries, they offed Danny Rolling today. I'm sure he whined all the way to the electric chair. See Gainesville Ripper.
Gilles De Rais died with much more dignity, but ye gods, they can't even count how many little boys he killed. See The Real Bluebeard: The Life of Gilles de Rais.
10/26 is the day Sylvia Likens finally died, after a long, long struggle to survive. See House of Evil: The Indiana Torture Slaying.
William Bundy disappeared. He has only recently been identified as one of the boys dug up from John Gacy's crawlspace. See Buried Dreams: Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer.
Pammy Avent died in the middle of a routine workday. See Green River Killer.
This is the day Brunhilde Masser was murdered. See Entering Hades: The Double Life of a Serial Killer.
This is the approximate day we lost Gary O'Dwyer, who was thought by the Snowtown Gang to be a pedophile. See Bodies in Barrels: The Snowtown Murders.
Eric Edgar Cooke was executed. See The Night Caller: The Eric Edgar Cooke Story.
In far happier anniversaries, this is the day 2-month-old Bridgette Suff survived her father Bill's attempt on her life. See Cat and Mouse: Mind Games with a Serial Killer.
10/27 is the day Lorraine Vigil was rescued from Harvey Glatman by a passing police officer, ending Harv's murder series. See Rope: The Twisted Life and Crimes of Harvey Glatman.
Vera Shevkun was not nearly so lucky. See The Killer Department: Detective Viktor Burakov's Eight-Year Hunt for the Most Savage Serial Killer in Russian History.
10/28 is the day we lost Jose Cortez to a maniac. See the Bobby Joe Maxwell chapter of In the Company of Evil: Thirty Years of California Crime, 1950-1980.
Allen Schindler died an extremely brutal death. See here: http://www.washingtonblade.com/2015/11/10/new-details-surface-in-1992-murder-of-...
This is also the day Peter and Beell Stubbe and their accomplice, Katherine Trompin, were convicted of werewolvery. That's what I said! See The Damnable Life and Death of One Stubbe Peter.
10/29 isn't JUST National Oatmeal Day. It's also the day Jake Bird killed Bertha & Beverly Kludt. See Rise of the Black Serial Killer: Documenting a Startling Trend.
Lee Iseli was taken from his parents and not returned. See Westley Allan Dodd: The Victorian-Renaissance Evidence: A Review of the Motive to Murder Children.
Patrick WAYNE Kearney killed Larry Gene Walters. See The Trash Bag Murderer.
Clyde Barrow killed Ed Crowder. He really, really had it coming, though. See Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde.
In a very Halloweeny turn of events, this is the day in 1823 that Francois Bertrand was born. We owe him a great debt. Without him we would have had to wait years and years for someone to coin the term "necrophilia." See https://beyondoldentimes.wordpress.com/2015/04/24/francois-bertrand-1823-1878-the-vampire-of-montparnasse/
10/30 is the anniversary of the day Coral Eugene Watts killed Gloria Steele. See Hidden Brutality: Life of Serial Killer Carl Eugene Watts.
This is the day in 1986 that Bill Suff killed Michelle Gutierrez, and the day in 1991 that he killed Delilah Zamora. See Cat and Mouse: Mind Games with a Serial Killer.
The Hillside Stranglers killed Judy Miller. She was only 15. See Two of a Kind: The Hillside Stranglers.
Pete Sutcliffe killed Wilma McCann with a hammer and a knife. See Somebody's Husband, Somebody's Son: The Story of the Yorkshire Ripper.
The Green River Killer did away with Delise Plager. See Green River, Running Red: The Real Story of the Green River Killer--America's Deadliest Serial Murderer.
This, of course, is also the day we lost Martha Moxley. See Murder in Greenwich.
Ramon Novarro, a silent film star, was done to death by burglars. See The Hollywood Murder Casebook.
Cynthia Bouron was found dead. See In the Company of Evil: Thirty Years of California Crime, 1950-1980. This was not the only murder she had a connection to, as it turned out.
Bruce Drake lost his life to Bobby Joe Maxwell. See, again, In the Company of Evil: Thirty Years of California Crime, 1950-1980.
This is the day they found the 11th and last body in the house of Tony Sowell. See Nobody's Women: The Crimes and Victims of Anthony Sowell, the Cleveland Serial Killer.
In happier news, this is the day Mack Ray Edwards killed himself. The downside to this event is that he may have taken the locations of some of the children he killed to his grave. See http://www.robertkellerauthor.com/2015/02/serial-killers-mack-ray-edwards.html
Halloween is the day Coral Eugene Watts killed Jeanne Clyne, right across the street from a girl I went to high school with. See Evil Eyes.
This is the day they found "Orange Socks." Her true name is still unknown, which is really sad considering that she was completely recognizable when she was found. See Confessions of Henry Lee Lucas.
May Greineder was murdered while out walking her dogs with her husband. See Murder at Morses Pond.
Laura Aime was killed by a drunken necrophile, still wearing her Halloween costume. See The Only Living Witness: The True Story of Serial Sex Killer Ted Bundy.
Shirley Ledford died a horrible death. See the chapter on Larry Bittaker and Roy Norris in Whoever Fights Monsters: My Twenty Years Tracking Serial Killers for the FBI.
So did Kimberly Hopps. See Smoldering Embers.
Werner Boost killed Friedhelm Behre and Thea Kurmann. See The Killers Among Us 2: Sex Madness & Mass Murder.
We lost Lisa Martini. See Serial Killer: Henry Lee Lucas.
Maybe this is Dead Murderers' Day, rather than Sept 21st! We lost Stuart Knowlton, Vincent Groves and Peter Stubbe today, all in different years -- especially fitting in Pete's case because he was executed for being a werewolf. See, respectively, A Monster In The Church, Rise of the Black Serial Killer: Documenting a Startling Trend and The Damnable Life and Death of One Stubbe Peter.
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