Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Alleged Decapitation Killer Caught in Australia

Edward “Ned” Kelly lived in the small Australian town of Broadwater in New South Wales. Kelly was something of a hermit — an artist who loved birds. So neighbors were shocked and alarmed when Kelly’s decapitated body was discovered inside his home — a hat covering the stump where his head had been.

Man Beheads Daughter for ‘Indecent Behavior’

A Dengar Ka Guda man from India’s the northern province of Rajasthan took police by surprise on June 12, 2012, when he entered the station carrying his daughter’s severed head, which he had paraded through the streets.