Tag: killer

Killer Doctor Marcel Petiot

Marcel André Henri Félix Petiot (17 January 1897 – 25 May 1946) was a French doctor and serial killer. He was convicted of multiple murders after the discovery of the remains of 23 people in the basement of his home in Paris during World War II. He is suspected of the murder of around 60 victims during his lifetime, although the true number remains unknown. Early life Petiot was born on 17 January 1897 in Auxerre, France. At the age of 11, Petiot […]

The I-70 Killer

Between April 8th and May 7th 1992 six store clerks were shot to death in broad daylight across the Midwestern states of Indiana, Missouri, and Kansas. Each incident occurred only a few miles away from Interstate 70. Ballistics evidence conclusively determined the murders were the act of a single shooter, but investigators were never able to zero in on a suspect. A similar unsolved killing spree in Texas several later is believed to be the […]

The I-45 Killer(s)

Since the 1970s over 30 bodies have been recovered in and around a small section of land close to Interstate 45, several miles north of Houston, Texas. Many of these bodies were those of murdered young women, leading investigators to believe an unidentified serial killer remains at large. The proximity to the interstate and relative remoteness of the “Texas Killing Fields” has police convinced the murderer makes frequent use of the freeway. Fortunately, it’s been […]

Mary Flora Bell, Killer Child

Bell’s mother Betty (née McCrickett) was a prostitute who was often absent from the family home, travelling to Glasgow to work. Mary (nicknamed May) was her first child, born when Betty was 17 years old. It is not known who Mary’s biological father was. For most of her life she believed it to be Billy Bell, a habitual criminal who was later arrested for armed robbery, but Bell married McCrickett when Mary was a baby. Independent accounts […]

Burning Son’s

Edward Graf Jr., 62, was first convicted in 1988 of burning 9-year-old Joby Graf and 8-year-old Jason Graf to death in a shed behind their Hewitt home in 1986, but after nearly a quarter of a century in jail, he was granted a new trial in 2013 after expert testimony refuted the arson evidence used in his first trial. After years of maintaining that the 1986 fire that killed his two stepsons in a suburban […]

The Cecil Hotel

The Cecil hotel has been the site of several murders and notable deaths in years prior. By the 1960’s so many people had committed suicide or been murdered at the Cecil that it was being called “The Suicide” in lieu of its proper name. The Australian serial killer, Jack Unterweger was a resident for a while in 1991. In 1985 the Nightstalker, serial killer Richard Ramirez also lived at The Cecil. The hotel is widely […]

Moundsville Penitentiary

During its more than 100 years in operation, the Moundsville Penitentiary in West Virginia was one of America’s most violent correctional facilities and the final stop for almost 1,000 criminals. The prisoners lived in cramped quarters, which led to riots. Many men were hanged or killed in the electric chair, while others were murdered by other prisoners. The prison closed in 1995, but according to some, the tortured spirits are still behind bars and in […]