Tag: True crime

Jack The Ripper

Jack the Ripper terrorized London in 1888, killing at least five women and mutilating their bodies in an unusual manner, indicating that the killer had a substantial knowledge of human anatomy. The culprit was never captured—or even identified—and Jack the Ripper remains one of England’s, and the world’s, most infamous criminals. All five killings attributed to Jack the Ripper took place within a mile of each other, in or near the Whitechapel district of London’s […]

Green River Killer

Born Feb. 18, 1949, in Salt Lake City, Utah, Ridgway was the middle son of Mary Rita Steinman and Thomas Newton Ridgway. From an early age, Ridgway was sexually attracted to his domineering mother. When he was 11, the family moved from Utah to Washington State. First of all men obsessed with their mothers are crazy as shit.. cough cough Ed Gein Ridgway was a poor student, with a below average I.Q. of 82 and […]

Edmund Kemper

Edmund Kemper III, a psychopathic serial killer and necrophile who became known as “The Co-ed Killer,” was born December 18, 1948, in Burbank, California. He was arrested in April of 1973, at the age of twenty-four, after murdering six female students, his own mother, and her mother’s best friend. During childhood, Kemper was physically and emotionally abused by his alcoholic mother, Clarnell, who was divorced from his father. Clarnell frequently locked her son in a dark basement alone at […]

John Wayne Gacy

Notorious serial killer John Wayne Gacy was born on March 17, 1942, in Chicago, Illinois. The son of Danish and Polish parents, Gacy and his siblings grew up with a drunken father who would beat the children with a razor strap if they were perceived to have misbehaved; his father physically assaulted Gacy’s mother as well. Gacy’s sister Karen would later say that the siblings learned to toughen up against the beatings, and that Gacy would not cry. […]

Prison Escapee Carl Alfred Eder

In November of 1958, Thomas Pendergast was driving to El Cajon, California when he picked up a sixteen-year-old hitchhiker named Carl Alfred Eder. He felt sorry for the youth and let him stay with his family. On December 12, 1958, Thomas left for work, and during the day, Carl murdered his entire family. He claimed that he accidentally hurt four-year-old Diane because she was making a lot of noise. Thomas’ wife Lois told him to […]

Mommy Dead and Dearest

Self-defense or premeditated murder? That’s one of the major questions asked in this case. The story of daughter Gypsy Rose who murdered her mother Dee Dee Blancharde for forcing her to feign illness her entire life. Dee Dee Blancharde’s bizarre behavior is attributed to Munchausen’s syndrome by proxy — a controversial psychological condition in which a caretaker pretends that the person they are caring for is sick when, in fact, he/she is not. Often times […]

Possession of Michael Taylor

The quiet town of Osset, near West Yorkshire, England, wouldn’t strike most as the sort of place where a sensational bloody murder and talk of exorcism and rampaging malevolent demons would erupt, yet it is here in this sleepy town of 17,000 where our sinister story begins. In 1974, 31-year old Michael Taylor, his wife Christine, their five children, and their poodle called Osset home. Their family was considered mostly a cheerful and happy one […]