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  • 6520 N. Charles St trending_up

    Baltimore, MD, US

    Back Story: Site of grisly 1956 murder is demolished The house was the scene of one of the most brutal murders ever to have taken place in Baltimore County. A 21-year-old West Baltimore drifter and ex-convict on parole from the Maryland State Reformatory for Males entered this house, on a bend of what was then called Charles Street Avenue, about 3:30 p.m. She had just returned from a shopping trip to Towson and was sitting in the second-floor den, eating a late-afternoon snack of a bowl of ice …

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  • 2 Roseangle trending_up

    Dundee, Scotland, GB

    Clergyman murdered: In 1980 the house was home to an elderly doctor and his wife. One terrible day a man named Henry John Gallagher happened on the house. Gallagher had a history of attacking clergymen, and presumed that the poor doctor was a priest, most likely because it was close to the local church. Gallagher broke into the house and bludgeoned the doctor and his wife to death with a hammer. The murderer, unfortunately, was never tried for the crime and went on to murder a priest and his ho…

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    334 Cumberland Ave trending_up

    Hamilton, ON, CA

    Wife and Two Children Murdered: The bodies of Doris Pentilchuk, 32; son Wayne, 11; and daughter Linda, 5; were found in their beds. All three were bludgeoned to death. The body of husband and father, John P. Pentilchuk, who was wanted in connection with the murders, was found floating in Lake Ontario near Bronte. His wrists had been slashed.

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    108 Ryde Rd trending_up

    Pymble, NSW, AU

    Four girls killed by shotgun wounds to the head: On Friday night the house at number 108 was the scene of the brutal murder of four girls, one of whom merely answered a knock unaware that death awaited on the other side of the front door. The murder of Lexie Mac-Gregor, 16, her twin sisters Kirsty and Jennifer, 19, and friend Lisa Chatterton, 19, occurred between 9.30 pm and 9.40 pm. Each was shot in the head by a 12-gauge shotgun. Richard Henry Lawson Maddrell, 27, unemployed, was arrested at …

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  • 51 Middle Hwy trending_up

    Barrington, RI, US

    On September 20, 1991, Christopher Hightower murdered his former friend, Ernest Brendel, his wife Alice and their 8 year old daughter, Emily, inside the Brendel home located at 51 Middle Highway in Barrington, RI.

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  • 275 Bleecker St trending_up

    Toronto, ON, CA

    Man shot to death in stairwell: Selvakumar Sellaiah, 26, was shot to death in the 17th floor stairwell. Double stabbing: Two men were stabbed in one of the apartments. One of the victims later died of his injuries. Hundreds of rodents and pigeons found: Police went to a 15th-floor apartment after complaints by tenants in the building. They found hundreds of pigeons flying loose, rats, mice, excrement from the animals. Man found dead in lobby: Wayne Christopher Hutchinson, 31, was found shot to …

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  • 511 Foreland St trending_up

    Pittsburgh, PA, US

    Stiles "Lobster Boy" murdered his brother-in-law Jack Layne. || Murder and a circus sideshow performer || He started performing as a child and as an adult brought his two youngest children into the “Lobster Family” act. The life of the real-life lobster family was grim. By 1978, Stiles and Mary Teresa had divorced, and he had married a woman named Barbara. Described as pretty and petite, the ninth-grader had fallen for Jack Layne, 18, a high school dropout who lived at nearby 1041 Peralta St…

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  • 18241 Paseo Victoria trending_up

    Rancho Santa Fe, California, US

    This address was once 18241 Colina Norte, the location of the 1997 mass suicide by the Heaven's Gate cult, where 39 people committed suicide. The house was sold in 1999, with plans to remove the seven bedroom home. The cult members overdosed on vodka and barbiturates at the house, claiming they were going to catch a ride on a spaceship trailing the Hale-Bopp Comet. A fallen cult member, who left the group a month before the suicides, found the bodies. He had received a videotape from the group …

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  • 3850 E. New York St trending_up

    Indianapolis, IN, US

    The murder of Sylvia Likens took place in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States in October 1965. The 16-year-old Likens was held captive, abused and tortured to death over three months by Gertrude Baniszewski, Baniszewski's children, and other neighborhood children. Likens' parents, who were carnival workers, had initially left her and her sister, Jenny, in the care of the Baniszewski family, paying Gertrude $20 a week to care for the sisters. Baniszewski, her daughter Paula, her son John, and …

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    62 Cosy Cove Ln trending_up

    Tweed, ON, CA

    An Officer and a Serial Killer: Russell Williams, Commander of Trenton Airforce Base, was convicted of two counts of First Degree Murder, sexual assault, breaking and entering, forcible confinement, and 82 counts of theft. These crimes occured between November 25, 2009-January 28, 2010. He was sentenced to two concurrent terms of life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years, This house is the location of the forcible confinement, rape and murder of his second victim Jessica.

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  • 1111 E. 156th St trending_up

    Carmel, IN, US

    Herb Baumeister Murdered and Buried 11 Gay Men on His Indiana Country Estate In the interest of privacy, and because I have not personally spoken to some of them for many years, I have also changed the names of my own friends mentioned in the story. In the flatlands of the Midwest, it was unnecessary. I remember seeing it parked in front of Marlow’s Cafe most Saturday mornings during the mid 1990s, back when I was in high school. Marlow’s was just around the corner from my father’s hardware sto…

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    5708 S. California Ave trending_up

    Chicago, IL, US

    Mass Murder/Familicide. The bodies of Noe Martinez, his wife Rosaura, their son Noe Jr., their daughter Maria, and Maria's sons, Leonardo and Alexi, were discovered in the house. On May 19, 2016, police arrested Diego Uribe, a relative of the family, and his girlfriend, Jafeth Ramos, in connection to the murders, saying that the massacre was a robbery gone wrong.

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  • 1099 Pulley Dr trending_up

    Clifton, TN, US

    Grandparents murder and try to hide remains on farm: Rose Goggins age 21 01/2010 partial remains found in burn pit. (Killers- Sylvia and Steven Beersdorf- victims future in laws and grandparents to her son.) Grandparents were very controlling and while their son was on military training they killed Rose and slowly destroyed her remains in the grounds of their property.

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  • 33 Coatsworth Cres trending_up

    Toronto, ON, CA

    Body of 6-year-old found in rooftop boiler room: An Ontario Court jury yesterday heard a pathologist describe injuries to the body of six-year-old Andrea Atkinson indicating she was brutally raped and may have been strangled. John Carlos Terceira, 20, has pleaded not guilty to a charge of first-degree murder. The girl's body was found in a rooftop boiler room of her apartment building on Oct. 23, 1990, nine days after she was last seen alive. Dr. McAuliffe also blamed decomposition, rather than…

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  • 33 Del Rio Dr trending_up

    Rochester, NY, US

    In 1982, Brighton housewife Cathleen Krauseneck was killed by an ax blow to her head while her 3 year-old daughter was home. The grisly murder rocked the community and remains unsolved.The hardwood floors have been refinished, the roof is newer and the windows have been replaced. She was found by her husband, James, when he arrived home from work a little before 5 P.M., the police said. An ax with a two-and-a-half-foot handle was in her skull. The ax had been taken from the couple's garage, the…

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  • 95 Larkin Ave trending_up

    Markham, ON, CA

    Chris Little was convicted on two counts of first-degree murder in 2009 for slashing his estranged wife Julie Crocker, 33, to death in their home, and then strangling physiotherapist Paula Menendez, 34, and posing her body to make it look like she was Crocker’s killer. Two children, aged three and four, were in the home at the time.Little and Crocker had been married for 10 years, but she had been having an affair with Rick Ralph, a Toronto radio sports announcer, for several months before her …

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  • 843 S. Pershing St trending_up

    Wichita, KS, US

    Nancy Fox, 25, was strangled to death by Dennis Rader, the serial killer known as BTK. A pair of her own stockings were twisted around her neck. She was found in a bedroom of the duplex.

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  • 15407 Yonge Street trending_up

    Aurora, ON, CA

    Man murders his wife and children: After bludgeoning his estranged wife with a baseball bat for dating another man, John Lafleche decided the only way to control the destiny of his seven-year-old daughter, Victoria, and three-year-old son, Jesse, was to kill them as they slept.

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  • 803 N. Edgemoor St trending_up

    Wichita, KS, US

    Police found four bodies inside the one-story wood-frame home: Joseph Otero, 38; Julie Otero, 34; Josephine Otero, 11; and Joseph Otero Jr., 9. Each was strangled with the type of cord used in venetian blinds. When police arrived at the little house on Edgemoor, they found three of the Oteros in bedrooms. Josephine was hanging from a sewer pipe in the basement wearing only socks and a sweater. The serial killer known as 'BTK' would later take credit for these murders in one of his letters to th…

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  • 2519 South Pennington trending_up

    Mesa, Arizona, US

    Double murder-suicide. A mother fatally shot her two sons before turning the gun on herself. Police identified the boys as Ryan Mullaly, 15, and Nicholas Mullaly, 12. The mother was Susan Mullaly, 50. The boys were students at Rhodes Junior High School.

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  • 4480 West Bath Rd trending_up

    Bath, OH, US

    Jeffrey Dahmers childhood home and first murder: In 1978 Jeffery just graduated high school and he was home alone for the summer. He picked up a hitchhiker Steven Mark Hicks and killed him with a 10 lbs weight and buried him under the back porch. Jeffery Dahmer (serial killer) lived here.

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  • 12205 Imperial Ave trending_up

    Cleveland, OH, US

    10 bodies discovered in the home of serial killer Anthony Sowell, AKA the Cleveland Strangler. Sowell invited a woman he knew to his home for a drink. On September 22, 2009 she reported to police that after a few drinks, he became angry, hit her, choked her and raped her as she passed out. On October 29, police arrived at his home with a warrant to arrest him for the alleged rape. He was not there, but they found two bodies on the floor in the living room. He was located and arrested two days l…

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  • 3370 Bent Twig Ln trending_up

    Diamond Bar, CA, US

    About 9 a.m. on Oct. 20, 2016, a family friend discovered Mei “Marian” Chu Chung, 57, and Cheng “David” Long Wang, 60, inside their home in the 3300 block of Bent Twig Lane in Diamond Bar, authorities said. The couple had been stabbed to death after an apparent struggle, and more than $10,000 in cash was missing from the home, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Capt. Steve Katz. The case remains unsolved. Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau at (323)…

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  • 32 Carrick Ave trending_up

    Hamilton, ON, CA

    Mummified baby found in attic. Was home to convicted murderer, Evelyn Dick. During her trial for the murder of her husband, John Dick, the mummified remains of a baby boy were found in the attic of this home. Evelyn Dick (Murderer) lived here. Evelyn Dick is my great aunt, This was her residents when married. I lived at 20 Carrick, and I knew the lady who lived across the street from 32 Carrick. They tore down their ole dilapidated garage and redid the whole back yard. They showed me a bone th…

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  • 3217 East 13th Street North trending_up

    Wichita, KS, US

    The serial killer Dennis Rader, known as BTK, walked into Kathryn Bright's house at 3217 E. 13th St. There, Rader ran into Bright's brother, Kevin. Rader had the 19-year-old tie up his sister. After a struggle, Rader shot Kevin in the head. But Kevin escaped the home and lived. When Rader failed in strangling 21-year-old Bright, he said, he stabbed her. She later died in hospital.

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