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The Mysterious Murder of 15 year-old Nora Fuller, 1902

Introduction: On January 11, 1902, fifteen-year-old Nora Fuller disappeared after she left her home. She told her single mother of three that she was going to meet with a man about a job as a nanny after she found his advertisement in the local newspaper. She didn’t come home that night or the next, and […]

Guest Feature Story: Murder and Masonry, 1890, by Dr. Barry Morton

Special Guest Feature Story by: Dr. Barry Morton: At few times in its history has the small town of Crawfordsville, Indiana ever been more regularly in the spotlight than it was between the autumn of 1889 through November 1890. The Pettit murder trial, “the most publicized case in this period,” began with published rumors of […]

The Seaside Murders: 4 Females from 3 Generations in 1 Family, 1977

Four females slaughtered to protect underage love affair.   On the morning of August 11, 1977, a Seaside, California, police officer kicked down the door to a small duplex and found four females spanning three generations of the Smith family dead from too many stab wounds to count. Looking into the kitchen, he could see […]

Feature Story: The Love Song of Archie Moock, 1928

   by Jason Lucky Morrow   This story is no longer available on this blog. Please look for it in my soon to be published book, Famous Crimes the World Forgot, Volume II. —###—

The 1898 Lynching Report

While conducting research for a story about a double-homicide in 1898, I came across an account of all known lynchings for that year. The statistics were interesting and confirmed what you might suspect, but also revealed some surprising information. Out of 127 lynchings in 1898, five of them were women. As expected, African-Americans represent the […]

Five Separate Cases of Young Women who Disappeared in the 1970s

Feature Story   Learn how Lynne Schulze, Eileen Hynson, Judy Sylvester, Judy Martins, and Cheryl Ann Scherer Disappeared in the 1970s in separate incidents. You’ll be shocked to learn who the chief suspect is in the disappearance of Lynne Schulze! Read Article —>

Oklahoma Executioner Rich Owens Discusses His Long Career in 1948 Article

Rich Owens was the executioner for the state of Oklahoma from 1915 to 1947. In addition to being a guard, his took the position as executioner because the state paid him $100-150 for every man he executed. During his life, he killed a total of 75 men: sixty-six of those were by execution, and the […]

Car thief Martin Durkin’s 1925 Murder of the FBI’s first special agent killed in the line of duty

  The following story was written and provided by the History Section of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. A link to a photo gallery of high quality black and white images from the Chicago Tribune taken during Martin Durkin’s trial can be found at the end of this article. These images are amazing to view […]

Serial Killer ‘Texas Jim’ Baker, Part Two

. Click Here to Read Part One — Or Click Here to Read All in One with Bibliography The Investigation After Baker left, the two men loosened their ropes and discovered Gaw’s body while searching for a telephone to call police. Detectives and lab supervisors were able to piece together that Gaw’s killer must be […]

Serial Killer “Texas Jim” Baker, Part One

  This is part one of a two part story that is 9,500 words long.  A all-in-one post is available here.   Author’s Note: “Texas Jim” Baker was a serial killer who used poison and pistols to murder nine men around the world between 1924 and 1929. After he was captured in February, 1930, for […]