Frederick Bailey Deeming (1853-1892) was an English murderer, conman, thief, and bigamist who was executed in Australia in 1892. Deeming was convicted of murdering his first wife Marie, and his four children, in England in July of 1891, as well… Read More ›
By all accounts, Elizabeth Browrigg (1720-1767) was a respected midwife who was married to a painter and led a normal middle-class life…until she went all American Horror Story. Because of her status in her community, The London Foundling Hospital gave… Read More ›
In the 19th century many artists forged relationships with surgeons and medical schools because cadavers were needed in anatomy classes, like those taught at the Royal Academy of Arts. However, the supply of cadavers was in very short supply because English medical schools could… Read More ›
Update #2: NBC is reporting that human remains found in California desert may belong to missing San Diego family
Update 3:32pm PT 11/24/2013 On Friday, investigators confirmed that the skeletal remains of two children found in a grave near Victorville, CA are those of Joseph and Gianni, sons of Joseph and Summer McStay who went missing in 2010. CBS Update:… Read More ›
Update #1: The bones of 4 people discovered in two shallow graves in Mojave Desert in Southern California.
The Ventura County Star reports that the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department confirmed they excavated skeletal remains of four people from 2 shallow graves in Victorville, CA, which is about 70 miles northeast of Los Angeles. The area is well… Read More ›
William Burke and William Hare were murderers who went on a 10 month killing spree in 1828, and sold the bodies of their 16 victims to Dr. Robert Knox, an anatomy lecturer, to be dissected at the medical school. Prior… Read More ›