Lydia Sherman (born 1824) (The Derby Poisoner) was a notorious serial murderess, who poisoned her family and others in her care, in Burlington, New Jersey, United States, throughout the mid 19th century until being convicted in 1872. She died in prison on 16th May 1878.
Suzy Lamplugh -- The 25 year-old London estate agent was reported missing in July 1986. The only clue to her disappearance was an entry in her diary for an appointment with a "Mr Kipper" for a house viewing in Fulham, London. Her body has never been found and she was officially declared dead, presumed murdered, in 1994.
Jean and Katherine Odiscus died from gunshot wounds suffered during their attempted robbery of Theodore Apostalos Koukos at 809 9th St. NW, Washington D.C. on July 26th, 1920. Koukos, who also perished during the attack from hatchet wounds, was reported to have shot both Jean and Katherine Odiscus in the head with a .32 caliber revolver.
In 2009 15 year-old Alyssa Bustamante lured 9 year-old Elizabeth Olten into woods, where she used a knife to slash the girls throat and wrists, she then strangled her. Alyssa disposed of Elizabeth's body in a pre-dug grave. She told police she wanted to know what it felt like to kill. In her diary she wrote, "It was ahmazing. As soon as you get over the 'ohmygawd I can't do this' feeling, it's pretty enjoyable. I gotta go to church now...lol." She was sentenced to life in Feb 2012.
The disappearance of Claudia Lawrence is a missing person case concerning a then-35 year old British chef at the University of York. The last confirmed sighting of her was on 18 March 2009, in Melrosegate, Heworth, York. Nothing has been seen of Claudia since that day. Although police have said they are treating it as a murder investigation, Claudia's family and friends still live in hope of finding her alive.
On December 29, 1856, Martha Bacon of Lambeth, London, took a butcher’s knife and brutally murdered her two young children, slashing their throats almost to the point of decapitation. After being questioned by police, she claimed that the murders were committed by a crazed intruder. The evidence did not back up her claims, and she was found guilty of murder by reason of insanity. She spent the rest of her life in a high-security mental hospital, using her spare time to knit children’s…
Jake Evans, 17 from Texas has confessed to police that he shot his mother and sister after watching a horror film about a boy who kills without remorse. He calmly explained how he planned to kill several members of his family last October - inspired by the 2007 remake of the horror classic Halloween. “While watching it, I was amazed at how at ease the boy was during the murders and how little remorse he had. Afterward, I was thinking to myself it would be the same for me when I kill…
This is the mummified head of Peter Kurten, The Dusseldorf Vampire. He was tried for 68 crimes, sentenced to death and beheaded in 1931 in Cologne, Germany. Scientists wanted to study his brain because they believed it to be different from a “normal” brain.