Archive for 'Feature Stories'
The Seaside Murders: 4 Females from 3 Generations in 1 Family, 1977
UPDATE TO THIS STORY: An important update to this story announced on August 5, 2020, is posted at the end of the article. – – – # # # – – – Four Females Slaughtered to Protect Underage ‘Love’ Affair On the morning of August 11, 1977, a Seaside, California, police officer kicked down […]
Posted: July 7th, 2016 under Feature Stories, Short Feature Story.
Tags: 1970s, California, Family, Mass Murders, Women
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. Kindle Price Only $2.99 —###—
Posted: January 27th, 2016 under Feature Stories.
Tags: 1920s, Washington State, Women
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 […]
Posted: January 13th, 2016 under Feature Stories, Rediscovered Crime News.
Tags: 1800s, lynching
Five Separate Cases of Young Women who Disappeared in the 1970s
Click Here to Read 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 —>
Posted: December 2nd, 2015 under Feature Stories.
Tags: 1970s, Missing Persons, unsolved, Women
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 […]
Posted: October 28th, 2015 under Feature Stories, Rediscovered Crime News.
Tags: Execution, Oklahoma
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 and […]
Posted: July 8th, 2015 under Feature Stories.
Tags: 1920s, Illinois, Murder
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 […]
Posted: November 13th, 2014 under Feature Stories.
Tags: 1920s, New York, Serial Killer
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 […]
Posted: November 7th, 2014 under Feature Stories.
Tags: 1920s, New York, Poison, Serial Killer
Savage Killer Timothy McCorquodale, 1974
In Memoriam. Donna Marie Dixon, 1956 to 1974 Although it has been more than forty-years now, the memory of Donna Marie Dixon has not been erased by time. Her existence, her time with us in this world, lives on in the memory of four of her friends who wish to honor her, remember her, and […]
Posted: August 27th, 2014 under Feature Stories.
Tags: 1970s, Execution, Georgia, Murder, Psychopath
The Marian Baker Murder of 1950
. Originally Published: “I Had To Kill,” by George Beltz, Front Page Detective, May, 1950. Editor’s Note: Articles written for detective magazines during the 1940s, 50s and 60s often incorporated “recreated dialogue” in order to both tell the story and to advance the storyline. For readers today, this dialogue will feel contrived and trite. In […]
Posted: August 15th, 2014 under Feature Stories.
Tags: 1950s, Murder, Pennsylvania