Short - January 15, 1947, 22 year-old Elizabeth Short's naked
body was found in a lot. Her nude, mutilated body was severed in
half at the waist, drained of blood and washed clean. Elizabeth
came to Hollywood from Massachusetts to be a star. Because her hair
and clothes were always jet black, she was known as "The Black Dahlia."
- Fall River,
accused of killing her father and her stepmother with an ax on Aug. 4, 1892.
the Ripper stalked the streets of London 31st
August 1888 and 9th November 1888.
The killer was tied to the deaths of at least 5 prostitutes, but
was never brought to justice.
Master Jay: The Heart of Hip-Hop by David E. Thigpen Jam Master Jay gained worldwide acclaim in the early days of rap.
As 1/3rd of Run DMC, Jay worked the turntables into a sound that
combined hard-rock with slamming street rhythms. Respected both
as an artist and as a devoted family man, until a murderer's bullet
stopped the music forever. An urban cultural icon whose popularity
introduced a new sound that would soon grow into a movement unmatched
in the history of American music. Featuring interviews with Jay's
surviving Run DMC bandmates, friends at Def Jam Records and those
who knew him from the neighborhood when he was Jason Mizell while
exploring the act of violence that took his life.
January 16, 1987 Atlanta socialite Lita
Sullivan<, 36, estranged wife of millionaire James Sullivan,
opened the door to accept a delivery of roses. A gun emerged from
behind the flowers and Lita was dead, the victim of a gunshot wound
to the head. In the middle of nasty divorce proceedings to end an
11 year marriage, Lita, was scheduled to testify in court that day.
Police suspected James Sullivan of arranging the murder.
1986, Olof Palme, Swedish Prime Minister
and leader of the Social Democratic Party was gunned down on a Stockholm
street. While there are theories about who could have been behind
the murder, the identity of the culprit remains a mystery.
The Death of Mary
Pinchot Meyer -- October 12, 1964, Mary Pinchot Meyer, 43, a
Washington, DC area artist was gunned down on a towpath in Georgetown.
The death brought much criticism towards Washington's Metropolitan
Police Department for its inability to protect the public, but it
was the events before and after her murder which have kept Mary's
death a concern. Jim Marrs's book, Crossfire:
The Plot That Killed Kennedy, lists Mary Pinchot
Meyer's death as one of the mysterious deaths associated with the
John F. Kennedy Assassination.
Dr. Sam Sheppard was convicted
of his wife's murder in 1954. -- Famous New Jersey unsolved murder: Hall-Mills
1922 -- Eleanor Mills, 34, was in a red polka-dotted blue dress,
with a blood soaked, brown silk scarf around her neck as she lay
at her lovers side. Reverend Edward W. Hall, 41, hat covered his
face had his arm under Eleanors shoulder. Scattered between them
were torn up letters and cards. He was the the pastor of the Episcopal
Church of St. John the Evangelist in New Brunswick, New Jersey;
his wife was Frances Noel Stevens, heiress of Johnson & Johnson.
Eleanor Mills was a singer in the church choir, her husband the
sexton at St. Johns.
The World's Most Mysterious Murders by Lionel Fanthrope, Patricia Fanthorpe -- Most unsolved murders have no apparent motives -- or too many motives.
The murders of Sir Harry Oakes in 1943, one of the richest men in
Canada, and Christine Demeter, found dead in a blood-soaked garage
in Mississauga in 1973 -- remain unsolved. In fact, history is full
of unsolved murders. Who killed King William Rufus, Edward II, and
the Princes in the Tower? Who was Jack the Ripper? Was James Hanratty
really guilty of killing Michael Gregson? These mysteries and more
are contained in The World's Most Mysterious Murders.
Murder Mysteries: Famous Unsolved Homicides by Marilyn Morgan A collection of murders involving popular celebrities,
famous investigators, or serial killers. Morgan provides commentaries
as to why these crimes were committed and how the perpetrators got
away with it -- famous homicide cases involving Teamster President
Jimmy Hoffa, George "Superman" Reeves, and Bob "Hogan's Heroes"
by the Spirit by Raffaele J. Bibbo, Diane M. Marobella -- This is about an
unsolved murder committed on August 16, 1967, in the City of Waltham,
MA . The partially clad body of Doris A. Johnson, 48-year-old woman
was found with no shoes on with her silk stockings wrapped around
her neck, strangling he. As the story unfolds it will hold you in
suspense as it leads up to the murder. According to police, this
case is considered a "cold case" (unsolved to date). You be the
judge. Is this case still unsolved or has it been resolved 33 years
later? The authors received their information in 1984 through a
sance in which an unknown entity shouted, "This body murdered me!"
At a later date, the voice was identified to be Doris Johnson. Did
the deceased control the killer into a confession 33 years later,
or was the killers guilt overcome by its own spirit into revealing