Serial Killer’s Anonymous: Chapter 4 ‒ The Mystery of the Hobo Jungles, 1950-51
Hobocidal Maniac Lloyd Gomez Killed Nine Men in 15 Months Tap or click on a thumbnail for pop-up image gallery. Hover mouse middle, right side for arrow. October 15, 1953 San Quentin Prison, California Six hundred and thirty days after he confessed to California authorities to murdering nine men between 1950 and 1951, Lloyd […]
Posted: May 5th, 2020 under Feature Stories, Serial Killers Anonymous.
Tags: 1950s, California, Execution, Murder, Serial Killer
The Knight Family Massacre, 1958
On Tuesday, April 22, 1958, twenty-nine year-old David F Early was freed from Fort Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary where he served time for aggravated robbery. In a pre-release letter to the parole board, Early stated he wanted to return to his home state of Colorado where his attorney and ‘uncle,’ Merrill A. Knight, had befriended him […]
Posted: March 20th, 2020 under Mug Shot Monday, Short Feature Story.
Tags: 1950s, Colorado, Execution, Mass Murders
New Book: Bobby BlueJacket, The Tribe, The Joint, The Tulsa Underworld
From HCD: The biography of Native American Bobby BlueJacket, a safecracker & killer who redeemed himself inside and out of prison, will go on sale in February, 2018. The book, Bobby BlueJacket: The Tribe, The Joint, The Tulsa Underworld, is available for preorder from the publisher, First to Knock. Author Michael P. Daley, was kind […]
Posted: December 15th, 2017 under New Books.
Tags: 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, Criminal Biography, Oklahoma
The Murder of Judge Chillingworth and his Wife, 1955, as Detailed in a New Book, Grim Justice
In the early morning hours of June 15, 1955, Judge Curtis Chillingworth and his wife Marjorie were snatched from their beachfront home in Palm Beach County, Florida and were never seen again. Curtis E. Chillingworth was born to an upper-class family in 1896. His grandfather had moved down from New York and served as sheriff. […]
Posted: November 23rd, 2017 under New Books.
Tags: 1950s, Florida, Murder, Workplace Violence
Rediscovered News: Grandpa’s Hammer, 1955
A sad, stupid, senseless crime. Horrible. Child is Slain by her Grandfather: Singing Kept him Awake August 25, 1955, TEXAS CITY , United Press— A preliminary hearing was scheduled Thursday for Robert J. Wallace, 78, who is charged with beating his blonde, nine-year-old granddaughter to death with a ball-peen hammer because her singing kept him […]
Posted: August 16th, 2016 under Rediscovered Crime News.
Tags: 1950s, Juvenile, Murder, Texas
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 […]
Posted: March 26th, 2016 under New Books.
Tags: 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, California
Triple-Slayer Curtis Shedd, 1950
On August 3, 1950, Curtis Shedd stopped by the Walhalla, South Carolina, home of his trade school pal, John Boyter, to pick-up Boyter’s two daughters for an afternoon of cruising around the countryside. Earlier that day, Boyter was seen in Shedd’s car as the two drove around town. He was never seen alive after that […]
Posted: June 4th, 2015 under Short Feature Story.
Tags: 1950s, Execution, Mass Murders, Sex Crimes, South Carolina
Mug Shot Monday! Isaie Beausoleil,
FBI Most Wanted, 1952-1953
Isaie Beausoleil was a fugitive who was placed on the FBI’s Most Wanted List in 1952 and was captured one year later dressed as a woman-a disguise he had been using to escape detection. The following article is from the FBI’s booklet, Ten Most Wanted 60th Anniversary, 1950-2010. Although investigators described “Top Ten Fugitive” Isaie […]
Posted: May 11th, 2015 under Mug Shot Monday.
Tags: 1950s, bizarre, FBI Most Wanted, Murder
Serial Killer James Turner, Active 1954-1975, New York & Florida
Serial Killer James Turner James Turner is an 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 […]
Posted: January 26th, 2015 under Serial Killers Anonymous, Short Feature Story.
Tags: 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, Florida, Murder, New York, Serial Killer
Mug Shot Monday: Nathan Jerry Ellis, 1956-1986
This unfortunate face belongs to Nathan Jerry Ellis, killer and rapist. In 1956, Ellis and another man were convicted for the murder of Victor Quick in Custer County, Oklahoma. He was sentenced to life in prison for first degree murder. He appealed, received a new trial, and was re-sentenced to serve sixty-years for manslaughter. […]
Posted: January 5th, 2015 under Mug Shot Monday.
Tags: 1950s, Murder, Oklahoma, Sex Crimes