L.A. Cold Cases: Elizabeth Short ¨The Black Dahlia’s killer was never found, making her murder one of the oldest cold case files in L.A. to date, and the city’s most famous¨ (Black Dahlia Biography). The ¨Black Dahlia¨ is a nickname given to Elizabeth Short for her preference of black clothing. At age 23, she was murdered and her assailant was never found. For over 71 years now, her murder has been a mystery and her death hasn’t failed to bring speculation, as to who did what, among the people who come across her tragic life story.
He signed his letters with his symbol, which was a circle with a plus sign over it. Although several suspects have been identified, the cases involving the zodiac killer have never been solved. The Zodiac killer claims to have murdered more than 37 victims, but only seven have been identified two of who survived the attacks. Five murders have been directly linked to the zodiac killer. The first murder involved a 17-year-old male and his 16-year-old girlfriend who were shot dead near their car at a secluded location on Lake Herman port.
The bullets were just not enough to pin Al Capones henchman or himself for the murder. Capone was never tried in court, but in response of the massacre Moran’s North Side gang fell apart while Capone monopolized his businesses in gambling, prostitution and liquor during the prohibition era. There were no more rivals in the way of his business. Capones long time rival was
In the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, San Francisco and parts of the Bay Area faced one of the most mass unknown murders that is still unsolved until this day. The murder, who exemplified himself as the “Zodiac,” kept in contact with the police and area newspapers using notes, confirming that he has murdered yet another citizen. Although the police were never able to identify the zodiac, they were able to gather information about him through letters he was sending to the police and newspapers. The zodiac killed up to about 40 people, but the police is estimating about 50, therefore the amount of killings still remains unknown. The zodiac was very creative at his killings, so everytime the police thought they had gained knowledge on his strategies, Zodiac would change his ways and leave the police speechless.
The first person she killed was a man named Richard Mallory; he was found in a junkyard with five more men’s bodies (College). Aileen Wuornos was found out and convicted with the death sentence; even if her sanity was questioned she was executed by lethal injection in 2002. On the psychological side of the scale, both Nature and Nurture are present in this case. Aileen had a very bad upbringing being abused, and abandoned which in tow would seem as if the nurture of her past drove her over the edge to commit those murders, but on the biological side of things her dad had some sort of problems as well, her father being a child molester that it could be argued that he gave her traits of being a molester, through heredity. This being said, in this case both nature and nurture had some play in part to why Aileen Wuornos became a serial
Black Americans have made up approximately half of the United States’s homicide victims every year since 2010, according to U.S. News, and the US population is only thirteen percent black, suggesting that people of color are disportionately involved in fatal encounters. This trend is actualized in the fictional murder of Tod Clifton in Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison and the real-life murder of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida in 2012. Both Martin and Clifton are young black men who are killed by a white man in a position of authority. Neither of the perpetrators face serious legal consequences for their actions, but the community response of both cases demonstrates the incredible influence that can be generated through a tragic event. Trayvon
As written above, JTR was not even the first case of a serial murder just 16 years before the rippers first appearance, Mary Ann Cotton was hanged for the poising and killing of twenty people. (Tilstra) Yet, Jack the Ripper is more known than all those killers combined. Jack The Ripper is more than just a killer. JTR stands for London during the Victorian era, with all its perks but also catastrophes. This Essay aims at drawing a connection between him and the Victorian London thus reviling JTR as Victorian
It was hard for the police to catch him in his act. This well known serial killer has still not been discovered. He took the lives of 5 women in the Whitechapel area. Because of his horrific way of killing, Whitechapel was on edge during this time. Detectives are still trying to make discoveries to this day as to who the actual killer is.
She seemed to have been only dead about a half hour, meaning that her killer was probably still in the area. This was the start of a series of murders that would remain unsolved until today. This killer would confuse the minds of the local authorities and would claim the lives of 11 women. He would be one of the most infamous killers of all
Kurt Cobain: Murder or Suicide? For decades, the death of Kurt Cobain has cast a shadow over the world of rock music. Kurt Cobain 's untimely suicide transformed him into a martyr who has come to represent much more than he might have ever intended or thought he could. Kurt Cobain is legally recognized to have committed suicide; however, several conspiracy theories have surfaced suggesting that the frontman of Nirvana was murdered.On April 8, Cobain 's body was discovered at his Lake Washington Boulevard home by electrician Gary Smith who had arrived to install a security system. Apart from a minor amount of blood coming out of Cobain 's ear, the electrician reported seeing no visible signs of trauma, and originally believed that Kurt Cobain
Adnan Syed Innocent or Guilty? If asked 12 weeks ago, it would have been so simple, but now a question that once seemed straight forward, is so complex. Sarah Koenig reports on the mystery, that all started on January 13, 1999, when an 18-year-old girl by the name of Hae Min Lee went missing. One month later, on February 9th, her body was found in Leakin Park, in Baltimore, Maryland. After an extensive autopsy, it was found that Hae was strangled to her death.
Sunday, an Avondale, Arizona mother confessed to the drowning murder of her two year-old twin sons. The 22 year-old Mireya Alejandra Lopez, admitted to trying to drown a third child before a relative stopped her. Family members removed the third child and the unresponsive babies from the bathtub and called 911. Around noon authorities found the toddlers barely alive. About an hour later, local hospitals pronounced the boys dead.
Belleville Illinois, Teacher and coach Robert Flake who is from Freeburg Illinois, has been found dead at Belleville West High School. A custodian found Robert Flake laying on the ground in the performance arts center with stab wounds all over his body. Robert Flake 35 years old, 5”10, and 270 pounds, was taken to Memorial Hospital located at 4500 Memorial Dr, Belleville, IL 62226. Robert Flake was reported dead Monday night October 3rd, time was not given. Robert Flake died of his stab wounds.
The police think you did it. That’s what happens to Adnan Syed. Adnan was convicted of the murder of Hae Min Lee 6 weeks after she went missing. On January 13, 1999, Hae Min Lee went missing, and on February 9, 1999, her body was found in Leakin Park in Baltimore. Adnan Syed is guilty of killing Hae Min Lee, but there isn’t enough evidence to convict him of murder.
The murder of Caylee Anthony was a highly publicized murder. The body of Caylee Anthony was found dumped in a swampy wooded area not far from her home. All that was left of her body was the skeleton remains. When a body is dumped outside and left lifeless like that it will start to decay. The weather and how long the body has been there effects the condition the police find it in.