Vintage Detective Story: Mrs. Evelyn Romadka’s Scandalous Downfall, 1907
Story Summary: The high-society wife of a millionaire trunk manufacturer undergoes an unspecified operation, which alters her personality (or so it is claimed). In 1907 she runs away to Chicago where she falls in love with a black man. To keep him happy, she works as a maid for a string of wealthy Chicago families. […]
Posted: September 22nd, 2017 under Short Feature Story.
Tags: 1900-1919, Love Triangle, Petty Crimes, Vintage Detective Stories, Women
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
Mug Shot Monday! Emma LeDoux, Housewife, Prostitute, Bigamist, Murderer
Emma Head was born near Jackson, Amador County, California, where her parents were in comfortable circumstances. While quite young, she married a man named Barrett, but after living with him a short time in Fresno, Cal., a divorce was granted, and she then married a man named Williams, with whom she went to Arizona. […]
Posted: April 24th, 2017 under Mug Shot Monday.
Tags: 1900-1919, California, Love Triangle, Murder, Women
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
The Golden State Killer: FBI Hunts Serial-Killer in 40 Year-Old Cold Case: 12 Killed, 45 Rapes, 120 Burglaries
Do You Recognize this Face as it Looked in the late 1970s? Listen to the Killer’s Voice on Recording (Audio Recording of Victim Statements at Bottom of Post). Press Release: 06/15/16 Although four decades have passed since a prolific serial rapist and murderer terrorized California communities from Sacramento to Orange County, the FBI and […]
Posted: June 16th, 2016 under Recent News.
Tags: California, Psychopath, Serial Killer, unsolved, Women
Mug Shot Monday! Nannie Hutchinson & son, Charles, 1903
On November 1, 1903, Eli Feasel disappeared from his farm south west of Bostwick, Nebraska, about 15 miles east of Red Cloud. His housekeeper, Nannie Hutchinson, said he went to visit his son in Kansas City. Feasel’s brother, Thomas, grew suspicious when inquiries found no trace of Eli. Investigation led to the arrest of the […]
Posted: May 23rd, 2016 under Mug Shot Monday.
Tags: 1900-1919, Murder, Nebraska, Women
Mug Shot Monday! Bert Martin, Horse Thief, 1900
Bert Martin, Horse thief, 1900/01 In October 1900, ranch hand Bert Martin went on trial for stealing horses in Springview, Nebraska, the county seat of Keya Paha County. During his trial, he was supported by his wife and step-child, as well as his widowed-mother. On October 13, he was found guilty and sentenced to serve […]
Posted: March 28th, 2016 under Mug Shot Monday.
Tags: 1900-1919, Nebraska, Petty Crimes, Women
The Saga of Mona Wilson: Innocent Woman Serves Ten Years for Murder
Mona Wilson’s 1927 Mug Shot for the women’s prison in York, Nebraska In 1927, thirty-one-year-old Mona Wilson lived with her husband of two years on her parents’ farm in rural Sheridan County, Nebraska. She was a loyal daughter who helped them on their rented farm and had little interest in the outside world. Mona […]
Posted: February 24th, 2016 under Short Feature Story.
Tags: 1920s, Injustice, Nebraska, 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 1935 Delaware Execution of a Mother & Son
Story by Jason Lucky Morrow Posted: December 9, 2015 On November 9, 1927, twenty-year-old Howard Hitchens of Georgetown, Delaware, was growing concerned for his uncle, Robert, whom he had not seen in several days. When he went to the man’s home in nearby Frankford, he found him “beaten to death in a blood splattered room,” […]
Posted: December 9th, 2015 under Short Feature Story.
Tags: 1920s, 1930s, Delaware, Execution, Murder, Women