Archive for 'Feature Stories'
Story by Tracy B (anonymous), aka “Racy Tracy” Writing from some unknown women’s prison in New Jersey or New York Article originally appeared in Expose Detective, January 1959 Editor’s Note: Although I don’t know all the laws and statutes of that era, the production, distribution, and presentation of pornographic material in the 1950s […]
By Mary Ruth Rombalski Bakersfield, California, February 4, 1955 Originally appeared in Front Page Detective, May 1955 Editor’s Note: In 1954, Mary Ruth Rombalski was a nineteen-year-old girl from Kentucky who, like many young girls from that era, dreamed of moving to Hollywood where she would become a movie star. After leaving her husband […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. Kindle Price Only $2.99 —###—
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 […]