On Wednesday October 2, 2002, the windows of Michael’s craft store in the wealthy town of Wheaton, Maryland were shot out at 5:20 PM. It would be the only shot fired that was a miss.
The Son of Sam saga began on July 29, 1976. Donna Lauria (18) and Jody Valenti (19) were sitting innocently in their car outside Lauria’s Bronx apartment when Donna noticed a man peering into the window. David Berkowitz pulled his .44 caliber Charter Arms Bulldog pistol out of a paper bag and fired five times […]
Belle Gunness, a homely Norwegian immigrant from Chicago, desired to be married. She also desired money. In an attempt to satisfy at least one of those wishes, Belle ran an advertisement in 1906 editions of area Chicago newspapers. And indeed the gentlemen arrived – in droves. To Andrew Hegelein, a farmer from South Dakota, she […]
The Grim Sleeper serial killer – illusive for three decades, at least a dozen women meet untimely deaths by his hand
They had his DNA. They had his fingerprints. They had a description from a survivor. Ballistics tests match the .25 caliber gun used in the crimes. But the elusive Grim Sleeper serial killer continued to claim victims on the streets of Los Angeles for over a quarter of a century before an arrest was made. […]
John Wayne Gacy, Jr. (March 17, 1942 – May 10, 1994) was an American serial killer. Between the years 1972 and 1978, before he was arrested, convicted, and later executed, Gacy raped and murdered thirty three young boys. He buried 29 of of his victims in the crawl space underneath the basement of his home. […]
Armin Meiwes, a computer technician living in the German town of Rotenburg, was born December 1, 1961. He was described by neighbors as being “very childlike”, friendly, and a sensitive person. He was also called The Master Butcher and the Rotenburg Cannibal after he achieved international notoriety for killing and eating a voluntary victim whom […]
The Long Island Serial Killer (also known as the Gilgo Killer or the Long Island Ripper) is a serial killer who is believed to have murdered at least ten people in the Long Island area. He targets prostitutes, who were often contacted from the online bulletin board Craigslist, and has been in operation for at […]