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Tag: 1960s

Mug Shot Monday! Luis Monge, 1963, Executed 1967

  In the summer of 1963, Denver residents Luis J. Monge and his spouse, Leonarda, 43, had nine children and his wife was pregnant with their tenth child. Also pregnant with Luis’s child was his sixteen-year-old daughter, Gloria.[1] Although Gloria was keeping her incestuous affair a secret from her mother, Luis knew it was only […]

New Book: Terror in Ypsilanti : John Norman Collins Unmasked

Terror in Ypsilanti:John Norman Collins Unmasked (TIY) is a true crime account of the sex-slayings of seven young women in Washtenaw County, Michigan. Between the summers of 1967 through 1969, a predatory killer stalked the campuses of Eastern Michigan University and the University of Michigan looking for prey, until he made the arrogant mistake of […]

New Book: In the Company of Evil:
Thirty Years of California Crime, 1950-1980

Inside Look at Serial Killers, Assassins, Bank Robbers, and More Crime Overviews, Evidence Gathered, and Theories for Solutions California’s picturesque shores have always been a magnet for outcasts and criminals. Read about 64 of the most horrifying crimes ever committed in The Golden State, from the early 1950s into the 1980s. These accounts tell of […]

Mug Shot Monday! Richard Lee Tingler Jr., 1968

Richard Lee Tingler Jr was a six time murderer who was placed on the FBI’s Most Wanted List on December 20, 1968. He was arrested in Dill City, Oklahoma, on May 19, 1969. The following article is from the FBI’s booklet, Ten Most Wanted 60th Anniversary, 1950-2010.   On the morning of September 16, 1968, […]

Mug Shot Monday! Clyde Edward Laws, 1967

Clyde Edward Laws Clyde Edward Laws was placed on the FBI’s Most Wanted List on February 28, 1967, and was captured on May 20, 1967. The following article is from the FBI’s booklet, Ten Most Wanted 60th Anniversary, 1950-2010. Clyde Edward Laws and an associate, while escaping from the armed robbery of a supermarket in […]

The Acid Doctor: The Most Horrendous Murder in American History, 1962

On the left, Hungarian born Dr. Geza de Kaplany during his trial in January 1963 One of the most painful and horrific murders in American history was committed by Hungarian born Dr. Geza de Kaplany, whose jealousy and insecurities led him to torture his young wife to death by pouring acid on her as she […]

Serial Killer James Turner, Active 1954-1975, New York & Florida

Serial Killer James Turner James Turner is a almost entirely unknown suspected serial killer linked to the murders and accidental deaths of seven friends, coworkers, and family members in which he was the beneficiary of their life insurance policies. He was active for a twelve-year period between 1963 and 1975, when he was arrested on […]

Mug Shot Monday! Ruth Eisemann-Schier, 1968

On December 28, 1968, Ruth Eisemann-Schier became the first woman to claim a spot on the notorious FBI Most Wanted list when she and her then boyfriend, Gary Stephen Krist, kidnapped the daughter of a millionaire and demanded a $500,000 ransom. The 26-year-old and her boyfriend buried Barbara Mackle outside of Atlanta in a coffin […]

Mug Shot Monday! William Hutton Coble, 1964

William Hutton Coble was an escaped fugitive who got into a running gun battle with police after robbing a bank in Charlotte, North Carolina. While fleeing police, he dropped the stolen loot, shot a woman in the leg to steal her car, then turned down a dead end street where he surrendered after a shoot-out […]

Mug Shot Monday! Kenneth “Screwdriver” Cindle

Kenneth Eugene Cindle, 48, aka “Screwdriver,” was named to the FBI’s Most Wanted List on Dec. 23, 1960 after the shotgun hold-up of a Wichita, Kansas restaurant that got him and a partner, $236. The partner was quickly captured in Amarillo, Texas. The FBI circular said he was an avid gambler, heavy smoker, and heavy […]