Driven into isolation by other children because of his deformed hands, this Japanese necrophile would eventually grow up to act out his vengeance on little girls, strangling them with his hands, drinking their blood, and in one case, eating his victims hands.
On January 5, 1993, child rapist and killer Dodd became the first inmate legally executed by hanging in the U.S. since 1965. His last words were, "I was once asked by somebody, I don’t remember who, if there was any way sex offenders could be stopped. I said, ‘No.’ I was wrong."
Polly was born January 1, 1981, and abducted from her bedroom, at the age of 12, during an October 1, 1993, slumber party by Richard Allen Davis, with promises that he would not hurt her. He raped and murdered her. This infamous case inspired hundreds of people, most prominently her father Marc Klaas, to work on behalf of America’s children.
During the peak of the Jazz Age a series of child murders rocked the Los Angeles area—not just for their brutality, but for the web of lies that surrounded them, and for what was revealed about power and justice in the City of Angels.
On June 11, 1993, Andrea Parsons, 10, left her home in Port Salerno, Florida, for Bucky’s grocery store two blocks away to buy chips and candy. She never returned, and her body was never found. Now the 20-year-old mystery may finally be solved.
Sadly police have identified the body of an African-American female found on November 6, 2012, as that of Alicia Moore, 16, who has been missing since November 2 from Greenville, Texas.
Mary Bell was convicted of strangling toddler Martin Brown on May 25, 1968, the day before her 11th birthday. She later left notes that claimed responsibility for the murder, but police dismissed the incident as a prank. After all, who could look at the angelic face of this child and ever imagine her to be one of the youngest serial killers ever discovered.
At about 1:15 p.m. Mountain Time, October 24, 2012, police formally announced an arrest in the Jessica Ridgway abduction murder case: Austin Reed Sigg, 17, a minor, of Westminster, Colorado.
Investigators in the Jessica Ridgeway case have confirmed a that the murder case of the abducted ten year old, and an attempted abduction at Ketner Lake in May 2012 are linked, but have not yet released details of the investigation.
The Westminster Police Department has announced that it is exploring the possibility of a connection between the abduction and murder of Colorado girl Jessica Ridgeway, 10, and an attempted abduction of a woman, 22, at Ketner Lake in May 2012.