Tag: New York
The Chinatown Trunk Murder: Christian Missionary’s Love Triangle has Fatal Consequence, 1909
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Posted: June 16th, 2017 under Short Feature Story.
Tags: 1900-1919, Love and Jealousy, Love Triangle, Murder, New York, unsolved, Women
Photo Gallery of NYC Murder Victims, 1915-1920
Warning: Gallery contains very graphic photos. The New York City Department of Records has a great collection of photographs related to all things early 20th Century New York City. Among their different categories are photographs related to crime, criminals, criminal identification, and most interesting of all, Murder—as in dead bodies. During the early 20th Century, […]
Posted: July 1st, 2016 under Rediscovered Crime News.
Tags: 1900-1919, Love and Jealousy, Murder, New York
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
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
The Cupcake Killer, 1942, Queens, New York
This story was written by NYPD detective Captain Henry Flattery, Retired, for Front Page Detective magazine, November, 1955. It was part of a collection of stories called, “Dumbells I have Known.” which poked fun at some stupid criminals. He was with the NYPD for thirty years and worked on many important cases from that […]
Posted: October 16th, 2014 under Short Feature Story.
Tags: 1940s, Cuckold, Love Triangle, Murder, New York
The Famous Harry Thaw & Stanford White Case of 1906
. The Harry Thaw & Stanford White case of 1906 is perhaps one of the most famous cases of the 20th Century in terms of newspaper coverage and books written. The case had all the elements a lasting true crime story requires: high society, famous people, sex, jealousy, and cocaine. The following story was published […]
Posted: July 16th, 2014 under Short Feature Story.
Tags: 1900-1919, Love and Jealousy, Murder, New York, Women
Mug Shot Monday! Armando Cossentino, 1962
In 1962, Queens County, New Yorker Armando Cossentino, 19, and his 36 year-old lover, Jean Difede, murdered her physician husband, Dr. Joseph Difede in order to collect on his $72,000 life insurance policy. They were arrested not long after and went on trial early that summer. Armando was sentenced to die in the electric chair […]
Posted: May 27th, 2014 under Mug Shot Monday.
Tags: 1960s, Love Triangle, Murder, New York
1907 Med Students use Fresh Grave for Anatomy Lab
Like many of the stories I run across, I cringe when I read them because they just seem too ghoulish or graphic. But then I think, ‘well, this is the way it was and it’s better to be honest with this history than hide it.’ That’s how I came to decide to post this story. […]
Posted: August 14th, 2013 under Rediscovered Crime News.
Tags: 1900-1919, bizarre, New York
The Confessions of Serial-Killer “Texas Jim”
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Posted: July 10th, 2013 under Feature Stories.
Tags: New York, Poison, Serial Killer