Mary Bell: Killer at 11

In 1968, an 11-year old girl named Mary Bell made news after killing two young boys in her hometown, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Four-year old Martin Brown was found in an abandoned house on St. Margaret’s Road, on May 25, 1968. Investigators initially believed he had accidentally swallowed some pills due to a bottle found near him. Eerily,Continue reading “Mary Bell: Killer at 11”

The Isles of Shoals Murders

The Hontvets moved to the United States in 1866, originally settling in Boston, Massachusetts before moving further north to the Isles of Shoals off Maine. There, they began a fishing company that would become fairly successful (“The Smuttynose Murders”). On Smuttynose Island, where they had settled, they met their neighbor Louis Wagner, who was apparentlyContinue reading “The Isles of Shoals Murders”

The Murders of Herb Baumeister

His downfall began with a phone call to retired officer and private investigator Vergil Vandagriff. The caller, referred to as Tony, was a friend of a missing person Vandagriff was looking for. Robert Goodlet, 32, had been reported missing by his mother when he hadn’t returned home after a night out at a downtown gayContinue reading “The Murders of Herb Baumeister”