On November 6, 2003, police in Hong Kong entered a storage room where they found just what they’d expected — the decomposing corpse of Robert Kissel wrapped tightly in a rug. Wife Nancy Kissel was accused of disabling her husband with a drugged milkshake before bludgeoning him to death and hiding his body.
On November 1, 1955, United Flight 629 exploded in the air outside Denver, killing 39 people. Intensive investigation determined that the plane was sabotaged.
On the night of Sunday, October 30, 1966, long before anyone was to hear of the Zodiac, an 18-year-old student named Cheri Jo Bates was brutally murdered near the parking lot of Riverside City College’s library annex. Neither rape nor robbery seemed to have been a motive, as her clothes were undisturbed and her purse was present and intact.
Dominick Dunne, born October 29, 1925, was a society and crime writer and investigative journalist. When his daughter Dominique was killed by a jealous boyfriend, Dunne became deeply involved in reporting on topics of crime and justice. A photographic overview of Dunne’s life and the notorious crimes he’s covered.
In October of 2002, the Washington D.C. area was terrorized by a series of sniper shootings that claimed ten lives. On October 24, the perpetrators, John Allen Muhhamad and Lee Boyd Malvo, were found sleeping in their car and arrested on federal weapons charges. A look at the case in photos.
On October 23, 1935, “Beer Baron of the Bronx” Dutch Shultz and his crew sat at the Palace Chophouse at 12 East Park Street in Newark, New Jersey, which Shultz used as his home base. Two hitmen working for Murder Inc. entered and opened fire, wounding Shultz and killing two of his bodyguards and an accountant. Shultz died the next day.
Some say you can still hear the souls of the murdered creeping listlessly about these famous crime scenes, some even claim to have seen them.
On October 20, 1981, two homegrown American terrorist groups, one white and one black, joined brutal forces to fund their anti-American causes with the robbery of an armored Brinks truck, and the cold-blooded murder of two New York cops and a guard.
Young psychopathic genius Joe Hunt and his prep school buddies started the Billionaire Boys Club, an investment and social club run as a Ponzi scheme that made them a fortune. They squandered it and finally turned to murder.
At about 11 a.m. on October 12, 1978, the desk clerk at the Chelsea Hotel in New York City received a call from outside the hotel: “There’s trouble in Room 100.” A bellboy entered the room and found the scantily clad, blood-smeared body of 20-year-old Nancy Spungen in the bathroom. Her boyfriend, punk rocker Sid Vicious, was pacing the halls, high on heroin, his face smeared with tears.